• Matt Brown

#11 - Best New Hip-Hop / Rap Songs of September 4th (feat. Big Sean, 6ix9ine, Lil Durk)


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Detroit 2 - Album by Big Sean

Easily one of the better albums of 2020. Detroit 2 reminds us that Big Sean is one of the better artists in the game, despite being deemed “corny” by some. Big Sean might be considered corny because of his tone of voice, or certain lyrics, but in all honesty, I personally think he’s intelligent in the regard of finding a working formula. He always seems to make hits and quality music, and that should speak for itself.

With the addition of little excerpts/skits by people he looks up to (ex: Dave Chappelle, Eryka Badu, Stevie Wonder) in between songs, it adds a heavy atmosphere into the album that serves to envelop the listener into the setting that Big Sean creates.

With clever lines, stellar production, and fresh song construction, it all comes together to make a very solid album.

Some of my favorite songs are :


Wolves (feat. Post Malone)

Lithuania (feat. Travis Scott)

ZTFO

Harder Than My Demons


Gonna give this album a nice 8.3/10.



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Tattle Tales - Album by 6ix9ine

Fuck 6ix9ine. 6ix9ine really trolled, memed, and beefed his way to the top, fell hard, and took other people down with him. I never really enjoyed any of his music, and if I ever said I did, I lied.

You really can’t tell me that 6ix9ine makes good music either. The only song I truly like by him is “Gotti”, but every other song that performed well, performed well because he marketed the shit out of them, and that everyone plays his songs as jokes. This album is the same thing, but he’s starting to lose traction because the jokes are starting to get old.

I must say that he manages to make a half decent remix to Akon’s “Locked Up”, despite desecrating a hood classic. Other than that, I have nothing good to say about this album.

Rat /10.



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The Voice - Single by Lil Durk

I like Lil Durk. But this song is painfully average. Nothing is yelling at me to play this again. But at the same time nothing is yelling at me to roast this track. It’s simply an average song with average production and average rapping.

6.5/10.



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Callin - Single by YoungBoy Never Broke Again

A really good beat with poor execution by the artist. The chorus is the biggest example of “mumble rap” with absolutely no flow at all. On the positive side, Snoop Dogg delivers a smooth verse that could debatably save the song. Nonetheless, the chorus is very hard to get through. Personally I’m very mixed on this song.

Gonna give it a 6.8/10.