still digesting KIRK, which is up-and-down imo, but the baby man deserves his own thread
― flopsy bird (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 15:17 (two weeks ago) link
Still digesting Kirk too, but I love Baby on Baby
― TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 15:19 (two weeks ago) link
crap, can a mod move this to ILM?
― flopsy bird (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 15:20 (two weeks ago) link
anyway, listened to KIRK a second time and it has moments of both dullness and exhilaration. the album suffers from dreams & nightmares syndrome where the first song is such a creative peak that everything else can't help but pale in comparison. there's a push/pull between dababy's effort to make another bars-first record in the mold of baby on baby or blank blank and some a&r booking a few too many guest stars in desperate search for a radio single (does nicki minaj really bring anything worthwhile to a song in 2019?. the songs with kevin gates and stunna 4 times are good, but the best songs are the ones where baby gets to be baby and just lay down 2 mins worth of bars without taking a breath. it's a blessing that baby came of age in the time of 35 minute rap albums, instead of the age of 78 minute rap albums--since his intensity is always turned up to 11, his schtick can turn from exciting to groan-inducing pretty quickly.
still, dude is a very welcome presence in rap and he keeps killing guest verses. gonna do what i've done for his other albums and put the best moments on my rap playlist and say goodbye to the rest.
― flopsy bird (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 20:59 (two weeks ago) link
lol that VIBEZ video rules
― billstevejim, Thursday, 3 October 2019 03:29 (two weeks ago) link
just shot through KIRK; i think you're dead on, voodoo - definite girl with the curl syndrome.
― Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 3 October 2019 18:18 (two weeks ago) link