The era of Young Thug is upon us. The newest ATLien mumble-rapper to enter the game has been gaining tons of buzz steadily since the end of 2013, with his mixtape 1017 Thug appearing on several year-end lists and his hits like "Stoner" and "Danny Glover" receiving the remix treatment countless times, even by artists like Nicki Minaj. Not to mention, both Drake and Kanye West have been spotting turning up to Thug's music.

As his takeover is imminent, The Fader decided to put the 22-year old rapper on their Spring issue cover. You can take a look at his cover shot in the gallery above, and read the full story from Fader here.

Let us know your thoughts on Young Thug. Is he here to stay? Two-hit wonder? 

Check out "Danny Glover" and footage from the photo shoot with The Fader below.