YoungBoy Never Broke Again has been an artist that’s been talked about several times on this blog and is an artist who I’ve gotten to like over the last year or two. At first I didn’t like his music and the type of music he made because it was harder for me to relate because I don’t come from the same background and don’t share the same lifestyles but as time went on and I listened to him more I gained an appreciation for him and his music and slowly became a fan. When AI YoungBoy 2 released I did a review on it and enjoyed the album a lot, now we’re here with another album and I am curious as of what he will bring to the table this time around.
We are back with a new YoungBoy album and I personally didn’t have many expectations because all his albums sound the same in one way or another in my opinion. When I pressed play and “Knocked Off” started I felt like it was going to be high energy and that new Louisiana sound he has and brings to the table but after a few tracks I knew that it was going to be a majority of this album which wasn’t a bad thing in my opinion but still showed a bit of repetition. This will be a shorter post because I don’t have much to say that’s positive or negative, I was given something that was given to me before.
I really like the sound of the whole album, it has that good Louisiana sound, that good southern sound which makes him one of the best out the south right now no debate. YoungBoy is super consistent which is always positive but when consistency is done wrong it can hurt the artist more than help them, look at Chief Keef for an example, he was super popular but never stopped releasing music which hurt him because now he isn’t as populars as he was in 2013. But I think YoungBoy knows what he is doing when he releases music as frequent as he does but AI YoungBoy 2 was a really good album and I think he should have sat on it and waited much longer instead of releasing something that doesn’t come close to how good it was. Some things that are always in common with his projects is the production style, he has a really southern style of production and if you can’t hear it just listen to his music then someone like NLE Choppa who’s from Memphis or someone like Quando Rondo who is featured on this album but is from Georgia, they all have such different styles of production which reflects where they are from but YoungBoy’s production on this screams Louisiana. I do believe that Birdman, the owner and CEO of the music label Cash Money which signed Drake, Lil Wayne, and Nicki Minaj all at the same time actual said that he thinks YoungBoy will be as big a Lil Wayne in the future or something along those lines but I 100% agree with that because he only gets bigger each time he puts out a project, good or bad. He has a great sound, a great way of rapping, good producers making his music, a good team behind him, and longevity on his belt which all play to his future success but all he needs to do is stay out of trouble and he will reach that level. The subject matter on this album isn’t anything I haven’t heard before from YoungBoy before, he talks about his past, women, money, drugs, at times he talks about a potential PTSD affecting him, etc. When he want’s to he can deliver a very passionate message but I understand that a lot of the time he has fun which is always good to do, there is a time and a place for everything.
I don’t have much to say that’s negative, it sounds good, its entertaining, conveys a message on certain songs, but as a whole its alright. I did say that it isn’t anything I haven’t already heard form him before. I will say this “How You Want It” is hands down one of the worst songs I have heard in a while, the production has a really weird style. The background starts off nice but the drums and 808s sneak their way onto the track almost like they turned them up from being muted instead of it turning on automatically, now I’m not sure if this was on purpose but whoever thought this sounded good was wrong and his vocals sound really weird on this track, I can’t put my finger on it but the track isn’t good. This is the only track that I can say I didn’t like but besides that the whole thing sounds decent to really good, I don’t have many bad things to say. After listening to it numerous time’s I would have to give it a final rating of 6/10.
Sorry for the dry post but my post’s reflect what I am posting about, now if I am reviewing an album with a theme, an underlying message, clear concept, etc. then it is much easier for me to write because the content that I am receiving is top tier and easy to talk about. But when I get something that is alright like this album then I will give you alright content, I wont try and give you false opinions and feelings just to use up space, that’s not how I do things over here, I have the best reviews’ because they are dedicated to one singular album and how I feel personally about it, not an excerpt, not a description of what the album is about but an in depth breakdown of what is going on with the album I’m reviewing, sometimes it is different because not every album is enjoyable and able to be broken down because a lack of content but I definitely do my best to get the entire album. Albums are something many people put a lot of work into making so I will always do my best to respect it by giving my truth to you all with these posts and nothing but honesty.
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