Review Summary: Gang shit we got everyone saying gang now
There's been a lot of big releases in the last 3 months. I'm talking about in rap because that's about 80% of the music I listen to and another higher arbitrary percentage of the music I read/think about. So excuse me if I adopt a tone that makes it seem like I digest media and information in an "echo chamber" except don't excuse me because no *** and you are as responsible as I for the truth.
But whatever so its been a busy season so far and I'm Sosa is eager to swim with the sharks, as he's always been. Except the sharks never turnt out to be sharks and when they met he found his own bite to be sharper. So now he just swims in the pool in his mansion.
As an artist and perhaps a person idk I don't know him, that 's where I feel his narrative's at. And obviously I'm ***ing with it you saw the rating. It's the same theme that has me hooked on the the new Sweatpants album, that isolation. When Sosa and Feddi Sweaty first popped up their music's attitude was already jaded. At 15/16, they were "prematurely jaded" if you will. But what happens when you identify as this and then all of a sudden you're 20" Are you enlightened now"
In doing so I'd say you'd have to be more sure of yourself and Oh so no definitely not that the rap character of Almighty Chief Keef Sosa has always presented himself as someone who is sure of himself, even if no one echoing in your respective chamber agreed. Relaxed is what he sounds. The abrupt shift in the style of his music that alienated many of his"fans" was attributed, quite predictably mostly to his drug use and perhaps his run-ins with the law. I'm not ruling out that as a variable but I'm also not trying to write a qualitative research paper. But I am trying to say that a lot of it was just a dude who was getting older and learning to use and having fun playing with his changing voice. I mean he's a rapper, he listens to his voice all day. That doesn't have to do with anything but just thinking about it damn
Alright is this boring enough" This tape is heat. Do you like beats" This *** has good ones and the best ones don't sound like a lot of other things*. "WWYD" sounds squelchy, which is one excellent way I like beats to sounds. An early high if you can appreciate #Sosaemotion or actually its #Sosamotion (damn how fire is this review tho that's literally a phrase you can say and use in your thoughts too) is the 'SO WHAT NIGGA GET MO BUCKS GLO BUCKS NO SLOW BUCKS' part. At that point on first listen I started writing a review in my head because I'm misguided but also because I was tweaking out over the music and kind of knew I would like this mix tape quite a lot.
He does a lot of other cool weird ***. Chief Keef is a 'colorful' lyricist if you would. I *** with his imagery. Here I go again on my comparative analysis but he reminds me of Cam'ron who I, predictably, am a big fan of. If 'eccentric gangsta' is a trope Keef and Can are part of that if I'm writing the book. And so is Gucci Mane who is the more direct influence on Sosastyle. But you already know Gucci Mane fathered the rappers this ain't even about that. On "Himalayas", the second song, he does two verses rapping about his swag and really his life in general riffing every line off of " I put the BLANK in BLANK". I'll just copy and paste some lyrics 'Yo bitch put the E in the freak, she say you put the E in the creep, Njgga I don't the put the E in the sleep, Because I put the E in Work All Week". And it's over a beat that I can only be describe as 'carnivalesque'. Sosa beats and the ones he collaborates on can usually be identified for their fun-house, hall of mirroresque vibes. This does not stifle but I'm fact facilitate and help color up the overarching trap march that drives this type of music (Sosa Style).
There's two main entities responsible for the beats on S4TW (s/o Dolan Beats for 'He Don't Know' and the Brain for 'WWYD'). There's GGP, Glo Gang productions, which for this project I believe means Keef and DP beats. Then there's Chopsquaddj, Young Chop's in house protege. (Free Mansion Musick) On the heaters In which the latter is responsible which include 'Get Money', 'Send it Up', and 'That's What' we get some straight auto-tune wailing action scene type songs. There's a good chance you'll like those ones right away.
But unlike earlier Sosa opuses like "Almighty So" and "Back From The Dead 2", the gems hidden as clunky, strange earsores don't weeks or months to reveal themselves. The queasy, jolting rhythms of 'What Up' and 'Please', come on man stop it. Sosa drops game on them man. Do I really need to show you" From the jump Sosa drops quotable which if you like words you have no excuse not to *** with. As a way of proving this i'ma just go in on all the lyrics I remember off top
If they was making big moves in the cut behimd you, what would you do" Sosa wilt Chamberlain blunts just flamimg ima no belt rocking so sock rocking kush in my pocket you know I'm rocking DONE JUMPED OUT THE PORCH ON MY MOMMA (MY mOOMMA) *** yo mama *** yo papa what the *** you doing if you ain't getting money, if he hating then he probably look up to me, I like bleu cheese stuntin with chicken and onions.
A bunch of those lyrics are wrong but still if you ain't looking at that paragraph above and thinking those are def sentences I would like to hear in music then I'm just not seeing you on this music ***. And I still didn't tall about like 8 undisputable classic songs but I'm for sure beating this album review to death and back again. If you've read this far and can't tell from my words this album is cash, then we have a different opinion.*
*I'm trying to write about music and thus life in terms of how it makes me feel rather than what it sounds like but to write you have to think so let's pray.
* And you're probs a bitch