Young Thug Set To Perform For The First Time On Saturday Night Live

The Atlanta rapper’s new album ‘Punk’ drops the day before his ‘SNL’ performance.

NBC’s long-running comedy series Saturday Night Live kicks off its 47th season on Oct. 2.

The Emmy Award-winning show starts the new season with four consecutive live shows with a lineup of A-list celebrities including Young Thug, making his debut music performance on Oct. 16.

The Atlanta rapper, whose birth name is Jeffery Lamar Williams, is expected to drop his new album, Punk, one day before his SNL performance.

Thug’s star has been rising. “Slime Language 2,” the compilation from his Young Stoner Life label, debuted in April at the top of Rolling Stone’s Top 200 Albums chart.

Meanwhile, the Grammy Award-winning artist has been teasing the release of Punk. He dropped a song, “Tick Tock,” from the album that excited his fans in August.

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Thug, 30, first introduced “Tick Tock” in July during his NPR Tiny Desk concert. The rapper infused punk rock into his new songs for that event at the Houdini Estate in Los Angeles.

Owen Wilson is slated to host the season premiere, with Kacey Musgraves making her second appearance as a musical guest. On Oct. 9, Kim Kardashian West will host SNL for the first time, joined by musical guest Halsey, who recently released her fourth album, If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power, that debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Current Albums chart.

Rami Malek, making his debut, will headline as the host on Oct. 16, with Young Thug as the musical guest. SNL alum Jason Sudeikis returns to the show on Oct. 23 for the first time as a host, with musical guest Brandi Carlile, a six-time Grammy Award-winner, making her debut.

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