I’m not really familiar with Trouble outside of seeing his name popping up on a few songs here and there, and I’m guessing I’m in the majority with that sentiment which is why Mike WiLL Made-It’s name is boldly emblazoned right along his. Which is honestly a smart move, because if it wasn’t there I probably wouldn’t have given this a listen. Getting right to it, Mike WiLL Made-It was the real draw for this album and his production was pretty much the only thing that kept me pushing on through Edgewood. That’s not to say that I think Trouble is a particularly bad rapper. It’s just that I don’t think much of anything about Trouble in general. There’s a considerable lack of charisma or even energy with everything he does here that left me walking away from songs feeling largely indifferent. A problem that’s only compounded by the fact that everything he’s rapping about it already well worn territory. Edgewood is just your average neighborhood rapper with one of the best producers in the game. I came for the beats and stayed for the beats.
Quality Control's first compilation is essentially Migos and friends. A smart move on their parts but it did very little to convince that their other acts are worth my attention. There are some real highlights here but you have to dig through a lot of trash to get to a "Pop Sh*t."
Big name collaborations are supposed to elevate each other's craft and this falls well short of doing that. Just another project that'll get lost in the current. I thinks it's time we start rethinking this whole 'collaboration' thing and only reserve it for truly special moments (Kendrick, J. Cole I'm looking at y'all).
I Still Am felt like a check list of song types lacking a lot of Yo Gotti's blunt charisma that elevated his past music above generic street fare. By far his weakest project in recent memory and not even a strip club anthem of the year like "Rack It Up" can spice up this bland assortment of music.
“Like a freak hoe, it’s just sum bout her make me go beast mode I’ma knock down this bih like sum free throw Got the look, got the swag, that the cheat code Got the look, got the cash, on the G Code ‘Fore you open that door check the peephole”
Have you heard Edgewood? What’d you think about it? Did Trouble leave an impact on you? Let me know in the comments below and be sure to leave your own ratings and reactions to the album.
Mike WiLL Made-It was the real draw for this album and his production was pretty much the only thing that kept me pushing on through Edgewood. That's not to say that I think Trouble is a particularly bad rapper, it's just that I don't think much of anything about Trouble in general. There's a considerable lack of charisma or even energy with everything he does that left me feeling indifferent.