Young Thug
Hear No Evil


3.0
good

Review

by Jordan M. STAFF
April 14th, 2018 | 28 replies


Release Date: 2018 | Tracklist

Review Summary: I forgot about superstardom.

It’s a shame that Thugger isn’t using Hear No Evil to do anything particularly special or different. He doesn’t sing, and then gloriously snap, like he did on “Heatstroke,” and he isn’t growling and grunting, like he did on “Homie” or “Ride wit Me.” Instead, he’s resting on his usual rhythmic yelping, cruising through the same beats everyone else is rapping on. Which is disappointing, considering Young Thug has always delighted in doing everything a little weirder than everyone else; rather, Hear No Evil embodies the simple pleasure of hearing Thug spitting enigmatic non-sequiturs for a few songs more.

It’s perfect for fans of No, My Name is JEFFREY, because it’s not as indebted to Thug’s weirder instincts as much as his melodic impulses; the drawback, however, being that these songs are hardly as memorable or as plainspoken as anything on that album. “Anybody” is probably the only song that is, wherein Nicki Minaj and Thug get into back-and-forth mimicking flows and contorting voices just to prove that they can. The other two songs— the overlong and repetitious “Up” with Lil Uzi Vert, the deadened thump of “Now” with 21 Savage— wouldn’t sound out of place as a highlight on their respective features’ albums, in turn sounding fairly weak under Thug’s name. He’s the dominating presence on all three songs here, but the reason for that isn’t so much because he is actually dominating the song, but because everything else— the beats, the features— are so reductive that he has no choice other than to shine. And, much like JEFFREY, the supposed inspiration of family doesn’t carry much influence over what is actually on record. In total, it’s little more than a chance for Thug to flex on his contemporaries and meet market demand between tapes. That makes sense— the bills don’t pay themselves— but one can’t help but be cautiously optimistic that this was made for spontaneity’s sake, and is not indicative of any further creative rut.



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Darius the Great
April 13th 2018


18534 Comments


Young Thug is fucking that nigga man

Raust
April 13th 2018


32 Comments


This guy's claim to fame was a failed meme right?

Darius the Great
April 13th 2018


18534 Comments


Good writeup Arcade bro

DamnVanne
April 14th 2018


2742 Comments


Show boobs

MyShadow
April 14th 2018


773 Comments


quite easily the worst thing he’s ever released

betray
April 14th 2018


9379 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

the song with nicki is really good

ianblxdsoe
April 14th 2018


1895 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

yeah but like i don’t see jesus in a wheelchair eating nilla wafers, do you??



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ShitsofRain
April 15th 2018


8097 Comments


first track good
rest forgettable

fromtheinside
April 16th 2018


348 Comments


Who is this Jordan? I just wanna meet him and his balls

ONEPUNCHMAN
April 16th 2018


398 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

WE COULD GO UP, LET’S GO UP



Another revelation from Thugger.

Beautiful
April 16th 2018


417 Comments


this can't be good

Beautiful
April 16th 2018


417 Comments


you got that right

Presence
April 18th 2018


92 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

A decent release. He needs a joint tape with Uzi. More songs like Big Racks

travadram
April 18th 2018


22 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

thug ain't releasing anything like ss2 ever again dummy

StarlessCore
April 18th 2018


5849 Comments


Ss2 is the BEST

MyShadow
April 18th 2018


773 Comments


ss2 is too inconsistent tho

StarlessCore
April 18th 2018


5849 Comments


Wrong

hal1ax
April 18th 2018


11764 Comments


ss2 > 1017 > barter 6

MyShadow
April 18th 2018


773 Comments


1017 thug is near unlistenable in places tho

hal1ax
April 18th 2018


11764 Comments


which places



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