Lil yachty fell off hard.
To give a brief history of lil yachty’s come up; Lil yachty first starting turning heads with his breakout tape “Lil boat”. This tape got decent to good critical reception, but is known for starting a whole new wave of trap music, one with auto-crooners and letting the silliness of the music shine through instead of the music. Many people credit him to starting to popularize mumble rap, and undoubtodly he started his own wave. LIl yachty released 2 projects afterwards, which were some of the worst each year. Both “Summer Songs 2” and especially “Teenage Emotions” felt overblown, lazy, underwritten, and over polished. The charisma of lil yachty’s tape “Lil Boat” was gone and what was replaced was a label driven pop rap fiasco. Luckely, lil boat mostly made a return to form on lil boat 2, but instead of auto crooning, dark spacey beats allowed him to again, carve his own lane.
But what lil yachty did on his latest project “Nuthing 2 Prove” sounds like he fell behind on his own wave he started.
The main flaws with this project is that he sits in the backseat of each song and lets his features do most of the work. If it is your project, you should be the main focus of the project, not letting your adversaries outshine you.
Another huge flaw is that nothing sounds unique on this album. He sounds lazy and like hes not even trying, on the wave he started himself. A pioneer of the subgenre fell behind while other artists went ahead of him, and that’s what is happening on this album.
Theneedledrop noted that he also thinks hes not trying at all.
Pitchfork noted that the only thing that is good about this album is his singing, and his rapping sucks. I disagree and think the overuse of autotune on this particular record was was more obnoxious than his previous albums.
What labels are doing to the recently passed is cruel and people don’t realise it.
If you don’t already know, rappers xxxtentacion and lil peep have passed in the past year, xxxtentacion being shot and lil peep from a drug overdose. These are very unfortunate and sad things to happen. But both artists, statistically, have gotten a lot of attention from those events.
Labels are trying to capitalize from the attention that they are getting by releasing these two songs for xxx, and both artists are posthumously releasing an album in 2018.
The reason why these labels releasing these tracks and albums is disrespectful and greedy is because the tracks are clearly unfinished, unmastered, and are purely snippets. On the latest track “Bad” you can literally hear the microphone popping because it was probably recorded as an idea or freestyle.
Xxxtentacion and lil peep piggybackers that go crazy for him and think he is the goat will gobble this music up even though the tracks are pure trash, and the labels know it.
I cant wait to listen how bad the next albums from them will be considering the emo folk music they both put out in the past were awful and now the labels are releasing unpolished emo folk.
Way to end the year with a bang!
Zoo by Russ is probably one of the worst hip hop albums of the year.
This album is bland in almost everything, from his beat selection, which he annoyingly praises that he makes his own beats, which no one really cares; to his self centered lyrics and boring flows. Russ album sounds like a zoo of bad music.
Theneedledrop reviews noted that Russ ironically raps about other people being self centered, and how he thinks beefing with people is petty, as if Russ had the right to talk because he has beef with literally everybody. He also pointed out that Russ tries to act like he is tough in the street life that he was never a part of, and he even had goons beat up smokepurpp for only saying that his music is trash as a joke.
The daily debraskan noted that his staccato flows grow tiresome the for the whole album.
The musical hight says that the album starts and ends with boring
Theneedledrop – 3/10
Musical Hight 2.5/5 stars
AntLaB – 2/10