Miami’s dynamic rap duo, City Girls, makes a triumphant return with their latest single, “I Need A Thug.” Released through Quality Control / Motown, this highly anticipated track marks the group’s first lead artist release of the year and sets the stage for their upcoming third album. Following their recent inclusion in Billboard’s esteemed list of the 50 greatest rap groups of all time, Yung Miami and JT are ready to turn up the heat and make this summer one for the books.
“I Need A Thug” exudes the unapologetic energy that City Girls are known for, combining explicit lyrics with bombastic beats. The song pays homage to LL Cool J’s classic “I Need Love” while the duo shares their own perspectives on their ideal man. JT raps, “I need a thug with swag, like a rock star. Bonnie and Clyde sh*t, tongue kissin’ in cop cars.” The track’s infectious vibe and assertive verses are a testament to the City Girls’ unwavering confidence and strong sense of self.
This latest release follows their recent collaboration with Diddy and Fabolous on “Act Bad.” Prior to that, City Girls left an indelible mark on 2022 with “Top Notch,” featuring Fivio Foreign, and “Good Love,” a high-energy collaboration with R&B icon Usher. These tracks continue the duo’s streak of delivering chart-topping hits, starting with their breakout single, “Fuck Dat N***a,” in 2017. Subsequent platinum records include the viral sensation “Act Up” and the Cardi B-assisted anthem “Twerk.”
With over 15 billion cumulative streams and the support of industry heavyweights like Missy Elliott and Lil Wayne, City Girls have become a force to be reckoned with in the hip-hop scene. Their ability to continually redefine the boundaries of their craft is evident in their trailblazing music videos, including the iconic “Twerkulator” directed by Missy Elliott herself. With each new release, City Girls captivate audiences and prove their status as trendsetters in the industry.
As fans eagerly await the release of City Girls’ third album, “I Need A Thug” solidifies their position as fearless and empowered women who refuse to conform to societal norms. Their unique perspective and unwavering authenticity continue to resonate with listeners worldwide. Stay tuned for more electrifying music and groundbreaking performances from this unstoppable duo.