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I can’t stand albums with a fuckton of features. After a certain point it doesn’t even feel like the albums artists project anymore. Obviously I don’t think everything should be “Platinum with no features”, but it always looks super weak to have an album full of other people. 
 

I listen to new albums from artists I’m not familiar so I can broaden my horizons and maybe get put on to something new. Today I’m listening to “La Bella Medusa” by Ill Bill and I swear over half the album he isn’t in even the first person you hear on the song. Half way in I could barely tell you what he sounds like because 10/12 songs have a feature and 5/12 have multiple features. 

 

I actually enjoyed the album for the most part, so no big deal ig. But I would’ve enjoyed it more if I could hear more of the main artist. 

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4 hours ago, Vhozite said:

I can’t stand albums with a fuckton of features. After a certain point it doesn’t even feel like the albums artists project anymore. Obviously I don’t think everything should be “Platinum with no features”, but it always looks super weak to have an album full of other people. 
 

I listen to new albums from artists I’m not familiar so I can broaden my horizons and maybe get put on to something new. Today I’m listening to “La Bella Medusa” by Ill Bill and I swear over half the album he isn’t in even the first person you hear on the song. Half way in I could barely tell you what he sounds like because 10/12 songs have a feature and 5/12 have multiple features. 

 

I actually enjoyed the album for the most part, so no big deal ig. But I would’ve enjoyed it more if I could hear more of the main artist. 

I feel you on albums that are feature rich. It feels to me that the artist can't carry an album on their own and needs a shit ton of assistance to make it through. 

 

Though there are some instances where I can excuse it. For instance, I don't mind that a Westside Gunn album is full of features as goal seems to be a showcase for the features and Gunn is using himself to get those artists out there. Being the head of a label, that's the best thing he can do with his projects. Guys like Dr. Dre did same thing with their albums. 

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New Meek, Jeezy, and Da Baby

 

Meek

 

Jeezy

 

Baby

Edit: I am listening to the album Von dropped right before he died.

 

Its really good...until you get 8-10 songs in and it really isn’t anymore. It’s  one of those albums where every song starts to sound really similar after a while. It’s a good thing if you really like it, because then the whole album goes in, but if you don’t you definitely won’t like it. I put this on while for something to listen while I applied for jobs and there were a few points where I didn’t notice the song changed or a song ended and I realized it basically never grabbed my attention. 
 

I give it a 5/10. You could randomly axe half the album and it’d be much better without being 45 mins. Lyrically the subject matter is also hyper repetitive. Typical thug life/gun shit. 

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I’m listening to “God’s Son” by Nas and while I’m not his biggest fan he has a good amount of songs I really like. But this album is falling kind of flat for me. The technical ability is there but the music is not really enjoyable to listen to? The 2nd half of the album picks up a bit but this mans music would be so much better with half decent beats and hooks. Like how can dudes with not even 1/4 of his ability get better beats than him?

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55 minutes ago, Hawkingbird said:

It's a criticism I never understood when it comes to Nas. I think the production of his discography is largely fine. Nas obviously chooses beats that won't overshadow the content of his songs.  

So he picks trash beats on purpose? It’s not gonna overshadow the lyrics but I also get distracted from his lyrics when he is rapping over fart noises. There are a few songs on this album that would be better if he just spit with no beat. I can listen to him rap with no background because the focus is all on his words, but with bad beats it just makes it seem like he sucks at making balanced music. 

 

Its not just his beats...his hooks are also 90% trash. Just don’t have one for all that. 

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19 minutes ago, Hawkingbird said:

Apple music is doing something similar if you use that. 

Bro I’ve been pirating music for like 10 years. It’s free and I don’t trust streaming services.
 

Funny enough I actually bought 3 physical albums since I started by holiday job like 2 weeks ago. Think I’ll start collecting physicals.

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Been to long since this thread got traffic. 
 

Just got done listening to The Saga of Wiz Khalifa and Trippie’s Pegasus. 
 

Wiz’s album is actually better than I expected from someone who’s fallen off a bit. Nothing mind blowing, but the album was enjoyable when I was paying attention and even grabbed my attention when I had it on in the background. Kinda feature-heavy at a glance but it’s not as bad as it looks, and Wiz never get out shined by the other artist. Only keeping like 3 songs, but I also think it’s one of those albums that sound good if you’re going through and listening to the whole thing. 7/10

 

Trippie’s album was not something I enjoyed, though it’d be more accurate to say I probably just don’t like his music. Trippie sounds like Drake if he was a SoundCloud rapper with tats on his face. I was told beforehand by a friend that likes his music that this album was garbage so i might give him another try in the future. But this album I couldn’t even finish. Too many songs, too many features, generic bars/lyrics, Audacity-tier beats. The only half decent song is carried by Chris Brown...everything else sounds like generic sad boi trap throwaways.  🗑/10

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34 minutes ago, Vhozite said:

Trippie’s album was not something I enjoyed, though it’d be more accurate to say I probably just don’t like his music. Trippie sounds like Drake if he was a SoundCloud rapper with tats on his face. I was told beforehand by a friend that likes his music that this album was garbage so i might give him another try in the future. But this album I couldn’t even finish. Too many songs, too many features, generic bars/lyrics, Audacity-tier beats. The only half decent song is carried by Chris Brown...everything else sounds like generic sad boi trap throwaways.  🗑/10

How was Busta's feature? Seeing him on there made me do a double take since he isn't on Trippie's wheelhouse. 

 

I listened to the B side of Music to be Murdered By. The beginning of the album rough. Em was putting on Encore level material on the first few tracks. It picked up once it got to Book of Rhymes though. I'm disappointed he had DJ Premiere on the track and didn't have him produce it. Much like the base album the best tracks were the ones with features. Book of Rhymes, Zeus, and Favorite Bitch were the highlights for me. Overall it was ok. 

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On 12/20/2020 at 10:46 PM, Hawkingbird said:

How was Busta's feature? Seeing him on there made me do a double take since he isn't on Trippie's wheelhouse. 

 

Don’t remember that song but I don’t like Busta anyway  so idk. 
 

I finally listened to Meek’s Quarantine Pack and this is the worst music he’s put out in a while. Four songs all with a feature, and when Meek raps there is often this weird filter over his voice that makes it sound like he took a hit of helium before hopping on the mic. It’s so bad that on the first song I wasn’t even sure it was him rapping. The last song is decent but it’s slow and like half the song is Vory. EP seems more like a expo of mediocre rappers than a real Meek drop. Not the worst thing I’ve ever heard but disappointing for someone who’s last major release was in 2018. 

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Statement by Herb is fire. Dude is my favorite “new” rapper after 21. 
 

I love lots of old rap but it was homophobic af back in the day and it bothers me more than all the bars about murder and crime.

 

My brother’s keeper by DaBaby is one of the best releases of the year. 
 

Edit: lol mfs love talking shit about Derrick Rose knees 😂

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1 hour ago, Hawkingbird said:

Wu Tang's Cappadonna is getting clowned for having this as album art

 

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This isn’t real is it? It can’t be lol...that has got to be the worst album cover I’ve ever seen in my life. Shit looks like he got an intern at world wildlife fund to make it. 

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Lil Wayne is undefeated on another persons beat. No Ceilings 3 has some misses but the good songs are really fucking good outside of DJ Khalid screaming at the beginning/end. He rips all of Lil Baby’s beats.

 

Ive said it 100 times...trap beats combined with someone who can really spit is the GOAT combo. No idea why every lyric rapper gets fart sounds for beats. 

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