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Big Money Review
Making cents of things

(Disclaimer: I am just an average consumer. I don’t know all the technical terms and such and such. I just enjoy music like everyone else does. The point to this is that I rate on enjoyment. Did I enjoy this LP or Ep? This is here to help you decide if you will be able to enjoy it too.)

Lil Yachty – Teenage Emotions
Released on May 26, 2017

Is this a genuine outlook on young adults and what they go through or is this just a pile of poo.

Lil Yachty is a southern rapper signed with Quality Control Music, Capitol Records, and Motown Records. Before the deal though, he had blown up with his singles like One Night and Minnesota. His EP, Summer Songs, pushed him to the next level. Besides the fact, you can do an entire article on his rise. For better or worse, he is here and at this moment he is here to stay. You could write another article if you think he will last or not but I digress, we aren’t here for all that. We are here to discuss his debut studio album, Teenage Emotions. Oh boy, was there some emotions I felt. I was confused, scared and disturbed at some moments. From this project, I realize ONE MAJOR point, Lil Yachty can’t make an album. These songs would be better individually but all together it is a mess. This is not saying that I didn’t enjoy some songs. For me, I can take a person for what they are. It’s like with movies, you know with some movies you have to turn off your brain and just enjoy it. The hope is that the overall project isn’t so bad that even your turned off brain is like "mmhmm, that doesn’t work at all." There is no structure to this. Ironically enough maybe that’s on purpose because there is no real structure to being a teen, everyone has their own path to take but we can all agree on that. He starts off more as his other persona, Lil Boat. Oh, if you didn’t know this Mutha$#&@@& has two personas. One is for singing and the another is for rapping. Lil boat, his rapping side goes first. DN Freestyle is a cluster nut of just cringe. That’s a freestyle you keep to yourself. After that, he does come in with some solid hits like Peek-a-Boo and Dirty Mouth. He then switches it up to Lil Yachty. Admittedly he does come up with some catchy songs. Of course, that could just be because he just repeats himself a lot with hooks. I’m more so disappointed in this album. In an episode of the "Everyday Struggle" morning show for Complex featuring Lil Yachty, I remember He talked about the cover and the concept of his album. He talks about being an outcast and being the voice for the outcasts. A good example of this is Childish Gambino’s freshmen album: CAMP. He talks about his struggle of fitting in, being black in an all-white school, being black but not fitting into their norm of black because of media and society, and things of that nature. They can reach someone and remind them that they are not alone. I am 25 turning 26. I can still feel what it is like to be a teenager, I can remember that time vividly. So, I thought there wouldn’t be a disconnect, I would still be able to relate. The problem is that there is nothing to relate to. Made of Glass, is the closest thing to it. I realize that I expected too much from him. He can make a hit song, there is no doubt, but an album with an actual concept done well, I think not.

Spare Change:

This album is a cluster nut and more like a playlist on shuffle. It was a pain to get through. You could write an article on why titles and album covers are important. It’s a strange era for hip hop where you don’t have to have actual talent to be hit. You just need to be different. He needs to grow more as an artist, and be able to convey his emotions better. An album is like a film for our ears, a few good actions scene would save a bad film. He needs a new director for his next album. Here is hoping for a better sequel.

2 pennies out of a dime.

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Big Money Review

Making cents of things

(Disclaimer: I am just an average consumer. I don’t know all the technical terms and such and such. I just enjoy music like everyone else does. The point to this is that I rate on enjoyment. Did I enjoy this LP or Ep? This is here to help you decide if you will be able to enjoy it too.)

PartyNextDoor – Colours 2

Released on June, 1, 2017

Is it an array of colors or just a bland stain?

PND is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer. He is with OVO sound label. He has 2 LP's aka Studio Albums and 3 EP's aka mixtapes. This is his 3rd EP, Colours 2. This EP was out of nowhere. Scrolling through my Spotify new releases, there it was. I have listened to this on repeat for a large amount of time since then. What seemed to be a throw away playlist packaged into a bow turned out to be a decent surprise. I saw it as more of an appetizer. If you aren’t used to just listening to PND. This is the time to check him out. He has written for the likes of Rihanna and Queen B herself. So, there is at least some substance to his lyrics. The first track Peace of Mind is my favorite of the 4 song on the EP. I’m a hopeful romantic and a sucker for 90s RNB. This song hits it for me. It’s a simple and modern song with a cuddle in bed with someone vibe. Now the next song Freak In You might spice it up for you. The name of song speaks for itself really. Is there a freak in you? The third track, Low Battery, is the weakest for me. Not that I don’t like the production but the hook tends to get annoying for me. The song does tell a story about being upfront and honest. Rendezvous is the last song. It’s not a standout song but nothing is wrong with at all. Like I said earlier, I listened to this on repeat. This ep goes into full circle and comes back around again. Rendezvous transitions to peace of mind with ease. This Ep would be best for “chillin”. Either you with a girl or guy, taking in the peaceful atmosphere. Kids doing the 420 thing as the kids do or easy background music.

Spare Change:

Each track is different but all around the same color. Each track is more like a different shade of one color than an assortment of colors. If you haven’t given PartyNextDoor a real listen too. This is the perfect ep to do so. It’s like a trial period, you don’t have to invest with a contract.

I give this 6 and half pennies out of a dime.

- BMK