After nearly two years without a real project to speak of, Desiigner has finally returned with L.O.D (Life of Desiigner), which was supposed to originally be the title of his major debut but instead it’s been turned into an EP of sorts (a good decision in my book). He’s had a weird introduction as an artist, after an absolutely MASSIVE start, new music of his has been hard to come by and he’s done very little to shake off the claims of him simply being a Future rip-off. But on L.O.D I think this has been his best attempt at differentiating himself from ‘that guy’ and he displays a sound that while not entirely different from what’s out there, feels more genuine and tailored specifically to him. The best example of which being “LA to NY” that while another trap song, feels uniquely NY. Although it’s titled Life of Desiigner, we don’t learn much about him as a person but we do get a much better feel for who he is as his own musical entity. None of the seven songs here are as good as even the loosies he’s released over the past year but their even to keep me interested in a proper debut.
Rae Sremmurd has proven that they sound fine as solo artists but "Sr3mm", while not musically as good as "Swaecation" and a bit better than "Jxmtro", shows that they still sound at their best when feeding off of each other's energy and what they both respectively bring to the table.
Post Malone's latest doesn't do much in the way of evolving his craft, as the entire album just feels like a long collection of homogeneous 'moods' with songs that sound like every other song on the album that sound like every other song on his previous album. But "beerbongs & bentleys" is an easy (if not mindless) listen and there are a good number of stand out moments, it's just that none of them feel as innovative or exciting as when he first burst onto the scene.
While I do think Flatbush Zombies still sound too much like A$AP, they do come with their own flavor on "Vacation In Hell" and display amazing chemistry as they trade verses with an energy level that's always on a thousand.
“I don’t know how to get to you, oh (trrra) She said “Please send that destination” I don’t know how to… (yeah) You looking for me And I’m too, too gone”
Have you heard L.O.D? What’d you think of it? Do you think he’s started to find his own musical identity? Let me know in the comments below and be sure to leave your own ratings and reactions for the album.
Desiigner – L.O.D (Life of Desiigner) Reaction
Although it's titled Life of Desiigner, we don't learn much about him as a person but we do get a much better feel for who he is as his own musical entity. None of the seven songs here are as good as even the loosies he's released over the past year but their even to keep me interested in a proper debut.