Travis Scott and Quavo
Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho


3.0
good

Review

by Jordan M. STAFF
December 27th, 2017 | 21 replies


Release Date: 2017 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Basic, basic, basic, basic.

Denizens of Rodeo and the hype surrounding the ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy of trap’ will likely remember “Oh My Dis Side” as Travis Scott’s crowning, collaborative achievement; a track driven by a subtle, prolonged beat switch and a rap dynamic with Quavo, each exchanging ad-libs and quotables with ease similar to the whole of Migos. As each played the other’s hype man, emphasing their own best qualities and cutting dead lines for efficiency and listenability, an outline was paved for Quavo to seek a solo career, and for Travis Scott to write his so-called ‘trapsterpieces.’ And so the promise has fizzled, where a handful of connections has led the two to Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho, a competent collobarative tape that nevertheless proves that Quavo should stick to Migos and Travis to curating his own albums.

If the above missive hasn’t convinced you or clued you in, I’ll spell it out succinctly: nothing on this album is as good as “Oh My Dis Side.” In fact, few of these verses rise above memorable, and are often awash in ‘Straight Up’s,’ ‘Huncho’s,’ and an array of ‘Yah’s’ and ‘Woah’s’ you’ll have already heard on “Kelly Price,” “Pick Up the Phone,” “Strip it Down,” “Know No Better,” and just about any song either appear on. With minor exceptions, the production is a flood of feedback and washed-out vocals that make headphone listening a minor chore to perform. And the billed guests, who are literally just everyone else in Migos, don’t really add much, which is as much an indictment of Offset, whose 2017 has far surpassed Quavo’s in quantity and quality. But (and this is a pretty considerable aside), none of that is reason not to listen to Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho, which is probably one of the more listenable toss-off’s this side of Watch the Throne. Compare it to Super Slimey, which exhibited Future and Young Thug cruising on auto-pilot whilst Offset schooled them on the virtues of his Patek, and Travis and Quavo at least sound like they’re having fun, each ‘It’s Lit’ earned because, honestly, it’s lit. And honestly, though nothing really rises above the generic joy of “Motorcycle Patches,” songs like “Dubai Shi” at least go some ways towards exhibiting a modicum of effort put into this. It’s not much, but it gives Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho that smidgen of replayablity that 2017’s literal landfill of Datpiff-quality collaborative mixtapes do not.

Look, on a very basic level, Huncho Jack isn’t bad, and any criticisms of it are essentially nitpicks. For one, I doubt Quavo gives a fuck, and I sincerely doubt Scott is going to be discussing the narrative arc behind the collaboration for longer than a minute. That’s pretty much the basis of these collaborations. They’re fun for the moment and disposable after the fact. Any criticisms of the compositions or the ambitions of the tape thereonin are pointless, because honestly, nobody cares. Huncho Jack sounds good in the clubs, Huncho Jack sounds good in your ears; however unfortunate, it’s of no particular consequence or explanation that there’s nothing comparable to “3500” (or “Bad and Boujee,” for that matter”) to be found.



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sixdegrees
December 27th 2017


3185 Comments


this isn't too hyped on sput is it, ive been seeing it around

ChoccyPhilly
December 27th 2017


11765 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

Disappointing to say the least. Quavo is becoming extremely stale

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Feather
December 27th 2017


4464 Comments


The art has to be done by the same artist who does the label of "Flying Dog" brand beer. I love it. Glad to see that artist getting massive exposure. Not gunna bother with the album though.

Botch101
December 27th 2017


2 Comments


The cover artist is the already well established Ralph Steadman. Definitely doesn't need the exposure, but I suppose it will get him known amongst the millenials.

http://www.ralphsteadman.com/

Conmaniac
Contributing Reviewer
December 27th 2017


21834 Comments


does Quavo rly just sing on this one?

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JWT155
December 27th 2017


14037 Comments


And while he's recognized for Flying Dog he really came to prominence as the Gonzo artist who brought to life Hunter S Thompson's ideas and written work.

Feather
December 27th 2017


4464 Comments


Botch and JWT Thanks! learn something new everyday. I just recognized the style from the beer bottles instantly

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
December 28th 2017


55813 Comments


so many hip hop collabs lately

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TheMrAlexK
December 28th 2017


9846 Comments


Offset/21>>

sixdegrees
December 28th 2017


3185 Comments


tourettes rapper duo

HalfManHalfAmazing
December 28th 2017


1966 Comments


wow, my school is going to host Ralph Steadman in a year awesome

alienobserver
December 28th 2017


4469 Comments


did he have anything 2 do w fear and loathing in las vegas?

Botch101
December 28th 2017


2 Comments


He certainly did. He collaborated with Hunter by producing the illustrations for that book.

He was actually a good friend of Hunters and first worked with him on this short story which is well worth hunting down:

https://www.npr.org/2013/05/04/180907071/a-decadent-and-depraved-derby-with-hunter-s-thompson

minimus123
December 28th 2017


94 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

So average man. I love Rodeo but Travis has yet again failed to live up to it. Yet again are these guys sounding like generic versions of themselves.



Such a shame as when they came together on "Oh My" it was unbelievably perfect

minimus123
December 28th 2017


94 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Artwork is incredible though lol

amchec
December 28th 2017


10 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

The review is good and fair, but the comment on production is totally off. The one real thing this project has going for it is a more complex, melodic breed of trap production. Don’t get me wrong though, it’s stull trap production.

JeetJeet
December 28th 2017


5130 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Motorcyle patches is such a fuckin tune lol. Its so basic and catchy and Quavos flow switches/Trav's hook are just too enjoyable. Wish I could say the same for the rest of this tho.

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Conmaniac
Contributing Reviewer
December 28th 2017


21834 Comments


wait he was responsible for some fear n loathing shit? ok im sold

nolerthebowler
December 29th 2017


1519 Comments


I’m legit currently reading that, dope. Trap is getting old tho

jun
February 18th 2018


1 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

it’s a tone poem...

will probably go down as an archetype



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