E-Balla wrote: Mecca wrote:
E-Balla wrote:I'd give Gibbs the edge over Benny listening more just because he had way more music but I'd rank the top projects of the year (rap/hip-hop only because my list would maybe have 1 rap album on it otherwise):
2. The Plugs I Met
5. The WIZRD
HMs to Crash Talk (it wasn't up to his standards with a lot of trash songs as filler but Tales, Numb Numb Juice, CrasH, Dangerous, Attention, and Black Folk are better than the best songs many others have ever made), Everything's For Sale (the best song being only 2 minutes long kinda made it fall on the list), Wap Konn Joj! (Mach needs to stop with these 20 minute tapes!), and Rap Or Go To The League (can we talk about how strong 2 Chainz's discography is? Dude has to be the most slept on rapper ever he's got so many hits and his projects are always good but not great outside of Freebase).
I thought Q’s album stunk tbh.
It's up and down. All the songs other than the ones I named just aren't good but those songs are way better than most people's best. Like you gonna tell me this ain't better than most people's best song (it ain't even top 3 on the album IMO either)?
Maybe it's a bad project as a whole with all those skips, but more than a few of his songs have been in rotation nonstop since they came out.
I've always thought the process behind Q's album was largely impacted by Mac's death. That definitely impacted the trajectory of the album in my eyes. Made him change the way he thought about life as a whole.
I thought the album was alright. Def not better than Blank Face. But there's a misconception that Q has gone "commercial" which I don't think is true. TDE artists change their sound all the time and have no label pressure to conform.
As for other albums, I thought the YG album wasn't bad. Something about the album just made it a fun listen (outside of Loko of course). SP The Goat was another solid one for me. Paak, Benny The Butcher too.
The Mustard album is in my rotation because I think the production is solid.
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