6ix9ine
TattleTales


1.0
awful

Review

by resident shit music stan USER (56 Reviews)
September 4th, 2020 | 36 replies


Release Date: 09/04/2020 | Tracklist

Review Summary: i'm duh baaad guy

The 6ix9ine story is one hell of a trip. The man's laundry list of legal issues are all but a secret at this point, and even his old gang-mates have turned their backs and ran far away from him because of his prison sentence (which also caused him to nearly fade away completely from any relevance at all) and cooperation with authorities. Taking the past three years of Tekashi's life into account, it's only natural that something like TattleTales would manifest itself from the Dahvie Vanity of the SoundCloud rap bandwagon—and it's a wild ride for virtually all the wrong reasons.

While many would be understandably be content to write 6ix9ine off as a meme and nothing more, the sad truth is that the man is completely genuine—especially here. That actually ends up being a major problem for TattleTales; he's so invested in trying to maintain his whole tough guy act despite the public knowledge that he is indeed a coward. Additionally, there is a staggering lack of any flow or cohesion anywhere; he rambles on without any aim or any effort, almost as if he's half-assing it all. The guest features are phoned in too; Akon drops in on the title track and does his damdest to ensure that you forget he was there in the first place, and Nicki Minaj sounds like she'd rather be absolutely anywhere else. And with 6ix9ine's desperation to act like he's still hot stuff set to full throttle, the writing on this album is completely devoid of anything narmy that caused guilty pleasures to arise from past songs like "Gummo" ("Gooba" being the sole exception); he tries to introspect, atone, the whole drill on exactly one song (opener "Locked Up 2"); leading said opener lyrics to resemble a scene kid's disturbing mutation into half scene kid, middle school rap fanboy stereotype:

Havin' dreams about livin' my life
I've been havin' dreams about bein' outside
I've been, little baby girl, please don't cry, no
Please don't, no, no
No, no, no, no (No)

-"Locked Up 2"

Once he's done feigning regret, he dips right back into his tough guy attitude, dissing his ex-associates and haters as well as giving us poetry such as "Don't talk to me, I'll talk to you / If it's f**k me, then it's f**k you / Yeah, it's middle finger, f**k you" and "Your bestie is a d**k sucker, I big dub her / As-salama-lama alaykum, you big hater / You nothin' but a hater, hater, clout chaser". The reader might ponder, but he delivers these with a critical lack of irony.

The instrumentals are arguably the least disturbing part of this album—generic trap beats without any substance are still the order of the day, and they're all over TattleTales; combined with the generic trap beats, the production and mastering of the album is still standard, overcompressed modern-day fare. When it comes down to it, there's nothing really positive that can be said about TattleTales. It may be a quaint curiosity considering the insanity that rap game Dahvie has been through, but in order to successfully listen to the entire album you have to be some sort of masochist. In short, it's a soon-to-start-dying career's last roar before plummeting towards the bottom of the "forgotten crap" barrel with the likes of Silento and iLoveMemphis—and it's for the best to let this roar fall on deaf ears.



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Valzentia
September 4th 2020


1102 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Album stream: https://open.spotify.com/album/6dQ5jKDz664ctPbDDSF7Ua

i bit the bullet and dove into this horseshit and it is a decision i very much regret. constructive criticism appreciated.

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Supercoolguy64
September 4th 2020


9755 Comments


wait this dude is still alive

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Valzentia
September 4th 2020


1102 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

to my amazement, yes he is. I genuinely thought he would have been shot by a gang or something by now.

Supercoolguy64
September 4th 2020


9755 Comments


the amount of pride he has in being a snitch is what shocks me the most, like dude has zero shame in selling out the guys who made him just about

HalfManHalfAmazing
September 4th 2020


2481 Comments


Sounds like absolute trash. What a surprise.

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BlitzPhoenix98
September 4th 2020


60 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0 | Sound Off

Spoilers: It's trash

BlitzPhoenix98
September 4th 2020


60 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0 | Sound Off

Great review, BTW. Wish he stayed in prison but oh well. Also comparing himself to 2Pac is LMAO

Th1nker
September 4th 2020


1 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Music for under 10s. I give him 12 months max before someone ends him for good.

Colton
September 4th 2020


4153 Comments


This guy sucks but he’s better than a lot of modern artists honestly. I’d rather listen to this than the new Eminem, Katy Perry, Dance Gavin Dance or Green Day

StickFeit
September 4th 2020


1252 Comments


Welp. Not gonna bother with this shite.

Ryus
September 4th 2020


20727 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

gotta agree w colton tbh

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Sinternet
September 4th 2020


23186 Comments


i mean def over the green day or eminem

good review but i wish you would review stuff that wasn't just the lowest common denominator, i might not share much taste with you but whenever there's a controversial release out i nearly always see you do a review of it, i don't see how this ties into your tastes really

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CaliggyJack
September 4th 2020


3589 Comments


Lmao this pedo still making music

Storm In A Teacup
September 4th 2020


30743 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Here I am

Rocking like a hurricane

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Storm In A Teacup
September 4th 2020


30743 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

IM LOCKED UP THEY WONT LET ME OUT



I been



I been



I been



My momma



I know



I know



I know

Hopelust
September 4th 2020


3526 Comments


"As-salama-lama alaykum, you big hater"

Sorry, WHAT?

Storm In A Teacup
September 4th 2020


30743 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

He threw the extra lama in there just for you babe. When he talks you listen just like he said you better do.

veninblazer
September 4th 2020


11755 Comments


jesus stop torturing yourself

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parksungjoon
September 5th 2020


22191 Comments


why did u change ur name ree

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bigguytoo9
September 5th 2020


848 Comments


Fuck this RAT.



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