A step forward for Cupcakke in terms of tight production and being succinct but a step backwards when it comes to hooks and the flow of an album as a whole when compared to Ephorize. This comparison is fair as Eden feels like an extension and a slight evolution from the style Cupcakke displayed in her first 2018 release; it is fresh enough where it doesn't feel like B-sides. The best thing about Eden is there is probably a 1:1 ratio of serious rap tracks to the playful, intensly sexual rap CupcakKe is known for. Quiz and Blackjack are the best tracks here showing off Cupcakkes ferocious flows and both don't rely on sexual rap to allow Cupcakke to show off her skills. The downside to Eden is a lot of the hooks (ex. 'Prenup', 'Typo', 'Don't Post Me' and the worst of all 'Starbucks') are 100% mailed in and don't compare to the infectious hooks she produced for Ephorize. The other thing is Cupcakke continues to make some questionable decisions with lyrics. She closes the album with a wholesome track 'A.U.T.I.S.M' just a few tracks after dissing someone as being 'fucking retarded'... bleh. PetSmart, Dangled, Quiz and Blackjack rule and for the most part Cupcakke once again shows she can flat out rap with ease.
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