"Stoner," the Auto-Tune-heavy song from rap newcomer Young Thug, is smoking its way up the charts. The song rises 59-58 in its third week on the Billboard Hot 100, and has sold 116,000 downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
The track has made Young Thug, 22, one of rap's hottest new commodities. In an interview at Akon's Music Room Studios in Atlanta in February, the rapper, born Jeffrey Williams, was thinking big. "It's February, right?" he asked with a laugh. "I'ma definitely have $5 million by next February."