The eccentric Southern rapper 2 Chainz drops a mixed attempt at a mature album.
FM!'s fun concept begs for a longer runtime, but even at 22 minutes the project has plenty to offer with its quality beats, flows, hooks, and lyrics.
Logic is, as always, well-intentioned and likable on YSIV, but his music remains middle-of-the-road.
YG tries to Stay Dangerous by going the generic trap route.
Despite the bouncy production, good feature spots, and Logic's technical ability, Bobby Tarantino II is just as inconsequential as its predecessor.
Earlier this week Vince Staples launched a GoFundMe campaign called “GTFOMD” with a goal of two million dollars to fund his early retirement. In the campaign's video, Staples himself responded to fans complaining about his energy at shows and the production choices on his latest album, Big Fish Theory, by saying he’ll go away forever if the campaign reaches its goal. “Get off my dick, or fund my lifestyle,” he concluded.
The other day, Staples took the joke/statement a step further by releasing a song titled after his crowdfunding campaign. In the song, Staples reaffirms that he isn’t out to please anyone and goes into more detail about his issues with the hip hop industry. The song’s instrumental is of the same electronic sound that fans have taken issue with, but it is not nearly as high energy as cuts from Staples’ last album like “BagBak” or “Yeah Right.”
Big Fish Theory came out in 2017 and it doesn't seem as though this single indicates that a follow up is imminent. However, Staples has featured on a few projects since then, including Billie Eilish’s debut EP don’t smile at me and the Black Panther OST.
Logic's new album puts the "mess" in "message."
With I Decided, Big Sean releases an album that gives me more to say than just "no."