Skip to main content

Featured Post

2020 Kia Telluride Preview

Chiseled looksStandard safety gearLots of tech availableDecent towing abilityDISLIKES
Do we need another three-row crossover SUV?Might be down on powerStiff competitionThe 2020 Kia Telluride looks good, but it may need more than that to lure buyers from more established three-row crossover SUVs.
With the 2020 Telluride, Kia dealers now have a full-size, three-row crossover SUV capable of hauling a family of eight while tugging a 5,000-pound trailer.



Young Thug - Slime Language Music Album Reviews

Thug offers up a nice summertime party record, his most cheerful, undemanding project since his early mixtapes.

Nothing kills the excitement around a new rap record like learning it’s actually a label compilation. From Eminem’s grim Shady Records showcases to Lil Wayne’s sadistically Gudda Gudda-heavy We Are Young Money comp and JAY-Z’s forgotten Roc-A-Fella Records Presents: The Roc Files, Vol. 1 (there was never a Vol. 2), rappers have a long tradition of burying second-tier material on promotional efforts created to lift their imprint’s lesser talents. Even Young Thug’s team seemed to telegraph that his new release, Slime Language, should be graded on a curve. Its overcrowded tracklist is heavy on unknowns like Lil Keed, Tracy T, and Nechie, and speckled with verses from guys like Duke, who has never generated any real heat of his own despite wing-manning on Thug tracks for years. That it also features not only Thug’s sisters HiDoraah and Dolly but also his on-again, off-again partner Karlae furthers the impression the project was born of little more than blatant cronyism.

And yet any skepticism goes out the window from the first track, when Thug euphorically cowabungas his way across a tropical breeze of a beat on “Tsunami,” setting a precedent for good vibes that the record consistently lives up to. Label compilation or not, Slime Language is so generous with its star attraction that the distinction barely matters, and Thug digs in with his usual rubber-jawed zeal. He’s the kind of rapper who commits so fully that even a disposable quip like, “I’m not 2 Chainz/I got 40” feels like method acting: It’s a mere two bars, yet he inhabits the aggrieved sense so fully, selling the umbrage in the notion that somebody’s count could be so off.

From the streamlined elegance of Barter 6 to the lunatic modernism of JEFFREY and the horndog strum-and-croon of Beautiful Thugger Girls, Thug’s strongest projects have introduced completely new avenues of expression. In part because of its label obligations, Slime Language isn’t as indelible as any of those records, nor as revelatory, yet it carves out a niche in Thug’s discography: It’s a summertime party record, his most cheerful, undemanding project since the I Came From Nothing mixtapes of his less adventurous early years, before stylistic gambits took hold over simple pleasures.

For their part, Thug’s labelmates largely try their best to mirror his exuberance, and most of them hold their own. Gunna makes his mark on four solid tracks, reaffirming why he’s Thug’s buzziest protege, even though he’s upstaged by non-YSL signee Lil Baby on the crisp standout “Chanel.” The women in Thug’s life all prove they deserve the spotlight on their own merits, too, especially Dolly, whose stern, no-nonsense flow stands in cold contrast to her Animaniac brother. It’s a shame Slime Language doesn’t explore that dynamic; she appears on the one track Thug sits out entirely.

It’s only in Slime Language’s final stretch that the sheer weight of the guest features takes its toll, and by then it barely matters, since the highs have already left a lasting buzz. Among those thrills: Thug racing against drums modeled after a street busker’s plastic tub on the kinetic treat “Gain Clout”; Thug outlining his philosophy that if you’ve paid for it you might as well enjoy it on “Dirty Shoes” (“Came through Bleveland swerving/I just wiped my dick off with the Rolls Royce curtains”); and a hyped-up, hallucinatory beat from newcomer Keyyz on “Audemar.”

And so Slime Language isn’t as disposable as its somewhat muted early reception would make it seem. Young Thug has been on such a hot streak for so long, dependably mining new muses year after year, that listeners can begin to assume that he’ll always continue at this stride, but that’s not a given. Past performance is no guarantee of future success. Inspiration dries up and moments end. For now, though, Slime Language captures one of the most boundless rappers of his era operating near his peak. That it has a bill of goods to sell does little to diminish its accomplishments.

View the original article here


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Popular posts from this blog

Apple iPad Pro 2018 vs Microsoft Surface Pro 6

Apple’s latest iPad Pros are a very tempting purchase, but should you stick with the tried-and-tested Surface Pro from Microsoft? We help you decide which tablet to buy.
Should I Buy The Microsoft Surface Pro 6 Or Apple iPad Pro 11in (2018)? Two very competent 2-in-1s, one running Windows 10, the other iOS 12. For many this difference alone will inform the final choice, but both are top-notch tablets. 

Huawei P Smart 2019 Review

Huawei has updated its budget Android phone for 2019. It’s faster and better than before, but should you buy it? Read our review to find out.
Should I Buy The Huawei P Smart 2019?
The P Smart 2019 is a great upgrade from the 2018 model with a bigger screen and better performance. However, as with the original P Smart, Honor's version is better value.

Oppo RX17 Pro Review

Though similar to the OnePlus 6T the Oppo RX17 Pro is very different thanks to the software. Here’s our full review
Should I Buy The Oppo RX17 Pro?
The RX17 Pro is a great looking phone with good performance and a lush display. But with a Snapdragon 710 rather than the better 845 it’s just impossible not to compare it to the OnePlus 6T which looks the same, has better software for the western market and, importantly, costs less.
If you like the look of Oppo’s interface though then there’s a lot to like. The two colour options are premium as is the build quality and the cameras are above average if not great.

Synology Mesh Router MR2200ac Review

You probably know Synology for making NAS drives but the firm has also turned its hand to mesh networks. Here we review the MR2200ac.
Should I Buy The Synology Mesh Router MR2200ac?
Synology could do a little more to explain the many features of the MR2200ac for first-time users, but the strong performance of this mesh system, and the fine-control provided by its web browser interface make it a good option for business users or home users who have a little more experience of networking technology.

2019 BMW 6-Series Review

Good standard equipmentPractical shapeSpacious rear seat (GT models)Handsome interior...DISLIKES
... but it’s a little boringExpensive Gran Coupe lacks automatic brakingCoupe and convertible are now goneThe 2019 BMW 6-Series is a tale of two luxury four- or five-doors: one achingly pretty coupe and a well-equipped practical hatchback.
Relieved of its two-door configurations, the 2019 BMW 6-Series is pared down this year to a low-slung four-door, or tall-riding hatchback with different provenances.

Like Fan Page