Has NBA YoungBoy fallen off?

Started by SHUDEYE, Jan 28, 2021, in Music Add to Reading List

  1. SHUDEYE
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    SHUDEYE Kerser is the sickest.

    Jan 28, 2021
    Legitimately asking. Used to love him then I sort of dropped off because it felt like he was dropping a tape every month which annoys me and I've just started listening to the last three albums (all 2020) and they're f---ing garbage, I actually thought I bumped the repeat button because one song sounded exactly the same. Am I missing something? He seemed promising. As mentioned, I haven't kept up with him for a while but these albums I've just bumped reek of one of those annoying artists who drops dope loosies and s--- projects.

    Also, I'm two tracks into the Rich the Kid collab album (which I didn't even know existed until now) and this Rich the Kid guy is one of the biggest Thug biters I've ever heard.
     
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  2. Jay Zeus
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    Jay Zeus I am the god-favored weed strain

    Jan 28, 2021
    Rich The Kid is slow. Like, mentally-challenged. Amazing that someone saw him and said, 'Yeah, he's ready for a deal." Lmfao. How? When? "Plug" and "Trap House Jumpin' Like Jordan" are his only good songs. *Drops Mic and Tiptoes Away Slow In My JORRRR-DANS!* Oh, and I barely followed NBA Youngboy's career. He seems the same as when he came out. 2018 material seemed more promising and prefacing of a prospective future for his music career. Perhaps, he started becoming complacent and resting on his own laurels, unbeknownst to him, and much to the chagrin of his aficionado demographic. *Shrugs Shoulders* Beats me, brah.
     
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  3. DKC
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    DKC hank trill

    Jan 28, 2021
    I think Top was a return to form for him—definitely my favorite of his since the original AI Youngboy and Until Death Call My Name.

    But generally I agree he's been pretty dull for a couple years aside from some great songs here and there. It's not that the projects are necessarily bad just that none of them really bring anything new to the table.

    this song from Top is amazing:
     
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    RetiredAccount Big Time Stuntin Like My Daddy

    Jan 28, 2021
    Last song I really enjoyed was Dirty Iyana I'd say
     
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    Jan 28, 2021
    I thought Al youngboy 2 was quite good. Everything else, not good.
     
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    DKC hank trill

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    I liked Top more than AI Youngboy 2 but AIYB2 was aight.
     
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    Thought Top was the same song on repeat, with Snoop Dogg in one of the loops
     
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    SHUDEYE Kerser is the sickest.

    Jan 28, 2021
    I did actually hear that song last night (it's the first track for memory so hard not to I guess ha) I thought it was pretty good - I think I've given Top a few goes now though and never been able to finish it. He looked really promising a few years ago but he's really plateaued, I also get really annoyed by artists that start dropping tapes every few months with no more than like two replayable songs on each one. It just makes me lose interest in keeping up with them, especially when they drop like actual "mixtapes" that aren't on streaming so you have to download them off Datpiff or something as well. Just drop one project a year instead of just putting out tapes of throwaways.
     
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    SHUDEYE Kerser is the sickest.

    Jan 28, 2021
    I f---ing loved Untouchable when it dropped. Played the s--- out of that b----.
     
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    Jan 29, 2021
    I havent really been following him after Until Death Calls My Name but he still drops some amazing s--- once in a while.



    Still need to check out the Top album, seen only positive things.
     
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    DKC hank trill

    Jan 29, 2021
    I think Youngboy is also an artist that, aside from his obviously classic ones like AI Youngboy, kind of has a primacy effect with his music where you get attached to the first ones you've heard because a lot of it sounds the same. Big KRIT is an artist like that for me too (though I did like some of his more recent stuff).

    I've heard a few people champion AI Youngboy 2 rather than Top as his best work since the 2017-early 2018 run (including my man Narsh), so I may need to revisit that.
     
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    DKC hank trill

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    I think Youngboy is someone who needs a Mack Maine to comb through his music and make a single 20 track record a year rather than dropping four 15 song projects.
     
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    Jan 30, 2021
    It totally is his best work since like... Decided imo
     
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