photos by P Squared

The crazy prolific Atlanta rapper Young Thug has already released two mixtapes this year -- Slime Season 3 and I'm Up -- and earlier this week he brought his tour to NYC for a big sold-out show at Playstation Theater (5/3). Billboard caught the show, and wrote:

“Purple lights for Prince,” said Young Thug, who paid homage to the late icon at the start of his sold-out New York City show on the Hy!£UN35 (pronounced "Hi-Tunes") tour Monday night (May 2). Dressed in a white blouse and skinny jeans while rocking a microphone with the signature love symbol in black, the Atlanta rapper was also flanked by two large cardboard cut-outs of Michael Jackson and the Purple One. Images of Prince, one with a guitar and another with purple lighting shooting out of his finger, were also projected onstage. If you looked closely, Prince’s face transformed into Thug’s, a possible sign of the Atlanta rhymer's aspirations to attain icon status one day.

Lil Yachty and Rich the Kid opened. Pictures are in this post.

Thug has more dates coming up, and he'll be back near NYC for two festivals in June: Summer Jam and Mysteryland.

Rich the Kid

Lil Yachty

Young Thug