When it comes to loud, visceral trap rap, there are plenty of songs worth recommending on this new Migos mixtape. The problem is it’s so packed with filler that finding the cartoony, eccentric, and occasionally hilarious gems on this thing can be a bit of a chore.
Ross, what’s ur Skype? I need some1 2 count money 4 me, bb. ;_____;
Schoolboy Q might not be an amazing lyricist, and his new album might have a handful of filler hooks, but Oxymoron also shows him riding a variety of beats with an impressive level of precision. Not only that, but a number of tracks here bring back the grit and vulgarity of 90s gangsta rap, and give it a progressive instrumental backdrop.
It’s actually not that bad…
Pusha T, Virginia rapper and one half of the famed hip hop duo Clipse, released some pretty potent singles before the drop of his new album here; however, the final product seems to be cut with a handful of weak tracks.
Toronto rapper Drake is back with his 3rd commercial release, Nothing Was The Same. Here, Drake continues with his lyrical obsession with the tattered relationships of his past, which is fine, but he hops on a gauntlet of nutty trap beats on this LP that are less than flattering to his clean-cut persona.
A$AP Ferg’s commercial debut takes the trap-flavored tough talking to a new level of absurdism that’s just too fun to deny.
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Tech N9ne’s Something Else might see the Kansas City rapper collaborating with a wider array of artists, but all of this networking hasn’t done much for Tech’s gaudy instrumentals and spotty lyrics.
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Jay-Z returns to putting out rap albums with Maga Carta… Holy Grail, and raps about as well as you’d expect at this point in his career over some pretty fresh production.