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been processing the debut bad bunny LP. at first i was mostly unimpressed, but a good few tracks and the overall aesthetic have really started seeping in. dynamic star of latin trap, or overhyped atlanta diluter?

austinb, Friday, 28 December 2018 04:12 (two months ago) Permalink

i adore him tbh. i like his voice & he seems sort of weird.. ❤️ the album is the best thing i've heard in a long time.

also his fashion sense is super fun

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Friday, 28 December 2018 05:52 (two months ago) Permalink

yes i love his nails

i've listened to the album once and enjoyed it! my thoughts will hopefully solidify into something more concrete than 'oooh ~beat switches~' over time

dyl, Saturday, 29 December 2018 04:02 (two months ago) Permalink

the album is the best thing i've heard in a long time.

― ¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Thursday, December 27, 2018 11:52 PM (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Pretty much sums up my skepticism ... unless I’m missing it lyrically (totally fair critique) I don’t get what makes this any better/worse than gunna, lil baby, Travis Scott album cuts, latter period future — all of which is “good” but hardly exciting

Except that it’s in Spanish and the descendants of “rap is just about hoes and bling” love anything that’s like rap but slightly different

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Saturday, 29 December 2018 06:33 (two months ago) Permalink

If you’re not Spanish-fluent and you love this and hate post malone idgi

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Saturday, 29 December 2018 06:33 (two months ago) Permalink

i could not get into this at all. that said he's hot and looks good in expensive streetwear so i get it

J0rdan S., Saturday, 29 December 2018 06:40 (two months ago) Permalink

This might be the best trap-album I've heard since Culture. Yeah, it's a lot like Travis Scott, but more rhythmically varied. The way the drums are mixed in a track like 200MPH is almost psychedelic. Love it!

If Post Malone has the same thing, I should listen to more Post Malone :) I do kinda like his singles, but they're not as good as this.

Frederik B, Saturday, 29 December 2018 11:40 (two months ago) Permalink

he's hot and looks good in expensive streetwear

v true!

dyl, Saturday, 29 December 2018 16:58 (two months ago) Permalink

d-40, confused - was your skepticism summed up by a woman saying she liked a record?

If you’re not Spanish-fluent and you love this and hate post malone idgi

i don't really try to listen to post malone, not my cup of tea. i love future in general (except juice wlrd album - no) but.. he sounds so unhappy all the time. totally different feeling.

do speak a little spanish, understand better than i speak. actively working on it - but to understand song lyrics I def have to look up translations, which helps fill in what i didn't catch. but translations of lyrics are awful, they're just plugged in from google translate. flat and far less creative and funny than the original, so i compare back and forth. suppose i can learn to swear fluently while i'm at it.

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Saturday, 29 December 2018 18:37 (two months ago) Permalink

I can help you translate a couple of his songs if you want me to

✖✖✖ (Moka), Saturday, 29 December 2018 20:01 (two months ago) Permalink

d-40, confused - was your skepticism summed up by a woman saying she liked a record?

Yes, the only possible objection I could have to “best thing I heard in a long time” is that you’re a woman, exactly

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Saturday, 29 December 2018 23:42 (two months ago) Permalink

So what I’m hearing is a bunch of people who don’t listen to current rap and don’t know what post malone sounds like have decided this is great. Got it

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Saturday, 29 December 2018 23:42 (two months ago) Permalink

This might be the best trap-album I've heard since Culture.

I’m not the world’s biggest Travis Scott fan but this is not better than his album. Lol

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Saturday, 29 December 2018 23:43 (two months ago) Permalink

it seemed weird to me to have said little more than i like this album & someone drops in pointing at me like this is exactly why i'm skeptical. por que?

I can help you translate a couple of his songs if you want me to

heh. nah i'm good. not everything translates. spanish would be my third language & ime even if i didn't have to look up some words, it isn't the same as being a native speaker of a language & really getting cultural references - to puerto rico in particular, to musical genres that were popular at a specific time and place.

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Sunday, 30 December 2018 02:09 (two months ago) Permalink

only like 5 ppl have posted in this thread so far, all of whom seem to be familiar-to-fanatical re: current rap music and are well aware of what post malone sounds like? where is the overwhelming and undeserved enthusiasm for this record that you're referring to coming from?

dyl, Sunday, 30 December 2018 07:13 (two months ago) Permalink

I also prefer it to Damn ¯\_('^')_/¯ 

Frederik B, Sunday, 30 December 2018 07:58 (two months ago) Permalink

I just really like the drums, maaaaan

Frederik B, Sunday, 30 December 2018 07:59 (two months ago) Permalink

This argument would be both tedious and predictable even if the Travis Scott album were somehow critically underappreciated which it clearly is not.

Matt DC, Sunday, 30 December 2018 14:30 (two months ago) Permalink

Critically underappreciated has nothing to do with it in responding to the claim this is somehow the best trap album since “culture”.

But for that matter What makes this better than Lil baby’s “harder than ever”? Gunna’s “drip season 3”? can someone even evaluate if they are vaguely making out lyrical content in a genre built around elaborate lyrical interplay that’s intertextual & working between local & broader cultural lingo?

Multiple ppl on this thread said they haven’t even heard post malone (somehow) that doesn’t sound very familiar w rap music

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Sunday, 30 December 2018 19:00 (two months ago) Permalink

I’m not even opposed to the idea that this album is as good as everyone is saying (though compostionally this feels several steps down from the Travis Scott at least) based on some especially great writing that’s going over my head as an English speaker but I’m not going to listen to ppl who aren’t appreciating it on that level either tell me this is the best trap album in two years .. how could you even know?

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Sunday, 30 December 2018 19:03 (two months ago) Permalink

I'm Danish. All the rap I hear is in a second language (except Malk de Koijn. Sigh...) And honestly, I don't give a fuck if you listen to me or not, I'm just writing my opinions on a message board. Who cares what you think?

Frederik B, Sunday, 30 December 2018 19:18 (two months ago) Permalink

xpost re: post malone, i've heard him, but i don't listen to him. why not try listening to more than anglophone artists

album still 🔥🔥🔥

caro
la romera
estamos bien

Дарья (daria-g), Sunday, 30 December 2018 19:58 (two months ago) Permalink

better than damn would certainly be pushing it for me... to say the least, lol. about on the level of a lil baby full-length seems about right. which is good imo!

Multiple ppl on this thread said they haven’t even heard post malone (somehow)

i reread the thread to see if perhaps i had misread but nope, this is not actually what was said at all lol, and am finding it hard to believe that this is what you actually believe was meant by those users who mentioned him.

going back to your initial posts, since that's where post malone first came up here...

Except that it’s in Spanish and the descendants of “rap is just about hoes and bling” love anything that’s like rap but slightly different

is this what's really going on here? i won't be obtuse enough to deny the latter part of this sentence refers to a v real phenomenon but you really think being in spanish helps to gain acceptance among those types? latin trap is generally pretty inseparable from a pretty narrow brand of machismo and the types you are referring to are not exactly known for their affinity for hypermasculine music/images from members of racialized groups.

so if this phenom is actually in play, what's helping assuage the typical hesitation? is it his shorts? the nails? his clumsy but '''endearing''' gesturing toward a contemporary feminist cause? i have trouble believing it's the language/barrier, as most rap-anxious whites do not even listen to the lyrics of english-language rap music before deciding it's offputting. (it could even be the drake collab, or perhaps even a feature of the music not related to image-production.)

like, idk. afaict most of the ppl who are enthusiastically discussing this album (not here, b/c little discussion of the album itself is going on) are already pretty familiar with latin trap and spanish-language music more broadly and still consider it to be a noteworthy release. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

dyl, Monday, 31 December 2018 00:37 (two months ago) Permalink

i don't really try to listen to post malone

If Post Malone has the same thing, I should listen to more Post Malone :)

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Monday, 31 December 2018 03:20 (two months ago) Permalink

I’m not saying it’s not noteworthy even I’m just questioning absurd hyperbole like “best trap album since culture” (culture isn’t even the best trap album since culture)

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Monday, 31 December 2018 03:23 (two months ago) Permalink

fuck deej you like Travis Scott now? thought i was still safe hating/mostly ignoring him

flopson, Monday, 31 December 2018 03:32 (two months ago) Permalink

ILX's bad boy upset by the use of casual hyperbole to describe an encounter with music on I Love Music.

Snark aside, what is the best trap album since Culture?

xp

pomenitul, Monday, 31 December 2018 03:33 (two months ago) Permalink

woahwoah we calling TS albums “compositionally good” now??

flopson, Monday, 31 December 2018 03:34 (two months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Article in the wake of the killing of openly gay trapero Kevin Fret in Puerto Rico last week:

https://noisey.vice.com/en_uk/article/ev3yjm/kevin-frets-death-highlights-latin-traps-homophobia-problem

Posting it here because Bad Bunny is mentioned in the article (Anuel AA plays a part in this story too).

breastcrawl, Thursday, 17 January 2019 12:27 (two months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

this video is quite old news now but i still like it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bg64AFnRnkc

dyl, Thursday, 14 March 2019 05:15 (one week ago) Permalink

huh i didnt know thats what he looked like

flopson, Thursday, 14 March 2019 07:06 (one week ago) Permalink

nobody:#BadBunny: pic.twitter.com/TSeWhqsvwV

— chaaa 🍒 (@charis_edian) March 8, 2019

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Thursday, 14 March 2019 09:51 (one week ago) Permalink

There’s also a video w/ a little kid as Bad Bunny

curmudgeon, Thursday, 14 March 2019 12:53 (one week ago) Permalink

Don’t tell me he makes out with him at the end as well.

breastcrawl, Thursday, 14 March 2019 16:15 (one week ago) Permalink


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