On Wax: Attack of the Sequels & More
Logic drops Bobby Tarantino II, and the Joyner Lucas “beef” intensifies
After a week of tracks, Logic surprise drops Bobby Tarantino II. The sequel to his last mixtape dropped in 2016, thus Logic continues his consistency of dropping a project a year. Although, the project is kind of all over the place, with some tracks giving us some bars and others just feeling like throwaway tracks. Nonetheless, there are some diamonds in the rough if you can get past the dorky Rick and Morty sketch the album opens with. (i.e. most notably the resurrection of his Young Sinatra persona on the track, “Warm It Up.”)
Logic also responds to Joyner Lucas on the track, “Yuck.” While more of a sub diss, Logic states that he won’t pay attention to any haters since he’ll just be giving them publicity. Joyner being mad because he didn’t get the attention, he went on Twitter to express his distaste:
Say some names next time. scary ass
— Joyner Lucas (@JoynerLucas) March 10, 2018
Whether Joyner will fully come at Logic, time will tell. Regardless, Logic has made it clear… he’s above the haters.
Lil Yatchy drops Lil Boat II
Ready to strike back, Lil Yachty released his second album, Lil Boat 2, on March 9th, with sales expected to sell somewhere in the 60,000 to 70,000 range. What’s interesting about this project is more of how Lil Yachty felt about his last album, Teenage Emotions. Meeting mostly mixed reviews, the album was most categorized as a flop, leaving even Yachty disappointed. Having gained more experience, the hope is that this will change the view of Boat’s pending longevity in hip-hop. Delivering features from the likes of Quavo, Offset, Lil Pump, Lil Baby, 2 Chainz and Ugly God, the project looks nothing short of a potential masterpiece with all the right ingredients to make it a memorable album.
Please get off Vince Staples’ dick
Full-time rapper, part-time comedian Vince Staples dropped a new single this week. In one of the greatest marketing ploys ever, the Long Beach native started a GoFundMe. What for? Early retirement, of course. In response to recent critics of his stage performance and production choice, Vince gives haters the option to donate to the cause of 2 million. If he reaches it, he will leave music forever, move to Palmdale, and get a puppy. A couple days later he dropped “Get The Fuck Off My Dick.” More in tune with Vince’s earlier trap style, he raps about how he feels towards critics. The track is perfect for when you’re done with someone’s shit.
Tay-K fucks himself
In a bad case of irony, the same track that has brought fame to Tay-K’s name has condemned him after a judge denied his bail. The release of “The Race” and Tay-K’s past actions of removing his ankle bracelet are the main reasons to why he was denied. Whether or not Tay-K will actually be able to be free will be left in the hands of the judicial system, but at this rate Bobby Shmurda might be released before Tay-K.
Rob Bank$ drops Molly World
Florida rapper Robb Bank$ released his fifth mixtape, Molly World, where you can find artists Chief Keef, Birdman, and Famous Dex ready to add to this project. Given that the XXL freshman list is not as far away as it may seem, this may be what Robb Bank$ needs to push himself (not just onto the list, but passed it).
KYLE Goes “To The Moon”
A speaking of XXL freshmen, Ventura’s KYLE dropped a new song this week titled “To The Moon.” The “iSpy” rapper delivers a trap banger about… you guessed it, going to the moon. The hook is rather infectious with powerful synths and strings under KYLE’s soothing voice. The rest of the song isn’t that exciting, unfortunately, feeling a dime a dozen. Although KYLE is still young and has yet to drop his debut album, therefore, we can expect more from him soon as he continues to evolve.
Until next time, it’s On Wax.
-Dyllan E. & Hiram