Blueface
Famous Cryp


3.5
great

Review

by Get Low USER (34 Reviews)
December 22nd, 2020 | 9 replies


Release Date: 2018 | Tracklist

Review Summary: quality trap

Blueface is a rapper from Los Angeles, California, who rose to fame with his music on the internet in 2018 due to his rushed delivery style. His first mixtape, Famous Cryp, was released just before his rise to stardom, and contains three of the songs he became known for, which are Dead Locs, Respect My Cryppin, and Thotiana. He would eventually garner the attention of major label Cash Money Records, and begin developing more expensively produced music with well-known names in the trap scene on the tracklists. But Famous Cryp shows Blueface at his most authentic; that is, Blueface and no one else spitting his *** over Soundcloud trap beats.

Blueface became known for what seems to the untrained ear as "rushing the beat". To explain this more thoroughly, when Blueface is delivering a line intended for eight beats, he likes to finish the line on beat seven, then spend the entire last beat delivering an ad lib or a hook. For example, on the track Dead Locs, Blueface will expend every eighth beat to saying "on the Dead Locs" while making sure he's fitting eight beats worth of lyrics into the first seven beats. This rather unorthodox style, accompanied with his relatively higher-pitched and oftentimes throaty vocals (his voice has often been compared to Courage the Cowardly Dog), makes for a very unique sounding flow.

All eight songs follow a short and simple chorus-verse-chorus structure, with no tracks exceeding two minutes and thirty seconds. These short track lengths prevent any one beat from growing stale, and likely appeal to the younger audience the music is intended for who undoubtedly suffer from shortened attention spans. Although the beats used are dark, spacey, and minimalistic, the lyrics are cocky, witty, and sometimes downright hilarious, which creates an enjoyable contrast. A personal favorite couplet of mine comes from the title track: "I tell her when to shut the *** up and lick testicles (Yeah aight) / Yeah aight, bitch, don't forget the vegetables (lick them balls)".

Trap music is at its best when it's trying to be funny and isn't taking itself too seriously. Unfortunately, the more famous a trap artist becomes, the more seriously they take their music, which in turn diminishes the quality. Blueface's recent debut album Find the Beat showcases the artist doing just that – finding the beat – which means losing a big chunk of what made him special in the first place. Although OG Blueface fans will always have Famous Cryp, I'm sure that many of us wish he would have rushed the beat a little longer before rushing into stardom.



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Get Low
December 22nd 2020


8977 Comments


bust down Thotiana

Ryus
December 22nd 2020


22082 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

blueface baby

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Jots
Staff Reviewer
December 22nd 2020


7311 Comments


mop the floor hide the wet sign just to catch em slippin

Fort23
December 22nd 2020


3763 Comments


PUSSY PICS IN THE DM IAN EVEN ASK FOR THOSE

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Drifter
December 22nd 2020


17006 Comments


These aren’t even SoundCloud trap beats that’s just what the west sounds like rn

Also “Las Angeles” should be “Los Angeles”

Colton
December 22nd 2020


7043 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

really hard to imagine this being good given how bad Find The Beat is

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Get Low
December 23rd 2020


8977 Comments


Also “Las Angeles” should be “Los Angeles"

I kept looking at it and couldn't figure out why it looked fucked up lol. Edited

"really hard to imagine this being good given how bad Find The Beat is"

This kinda shits on Find the Beat, but if you don't like this style of music in general then you won't like this.

Drifter
December 23rd 2020


17006 Comments


It’s pretty fun and has some highlights but can be tiresome even with the short length

Mort.
December 24th 2020


15540 Comments


'Diddy bop! I just came for that bop-bop-bop'

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