With Move To L.A. ft. Ty Dolla $ign serving as the teaser single, T-Rawww releases the sequel to his popular project.
Considered as another chance to reignite his musical prominence, there is some pressure, but he is no stranger to a hit song, so it’s fair to give it a chance. Off the first listen, I have to admit, Tyga might be one of the most slept on, as an A&R, his ability to put certain songs together, plus the features, really makes for good listening.
I was not expecting anything special from the Kanye West featured Feel Me, though it ‘Ye’s verse is appreciated, “Flew in for the fight, that’s that Thug Life, Pac sittin’ shotgun..next to Suge Knight”, it does not really have too much playback value, maybe a couple more listens might feel different. The second track might be better, Teterboro Flow is braggadocios Tyga at his finest, and as hard as the beat is, the raps just ain’t my thing, further justifying my A&R statement is the Ski On The Slope, because again, the beat is good, Tyga flossing over the beat, and the flow’s cool, but it’s overshadowed by Pusha T’s verse (which might be the best verse on the whole album). Some of the tracks on the album have been heard before, like Eyes Closed, which ain’t too bad, it’s shaping up to be a dope mixtape, you have Move To L.A., shortly followed by Bel Air featuring man of the moment Quavo, and he does not disappoint, which is cool to listen to but again it’s Tyga being overshadowed by a feature, I’ll give Tyga credit for the flow, as it’s catchy, and off the first listen I knew I’ll be listening to this more for sure, but throw some heavy-autotune and it’s very Travis Scott-ish, which only sounds good when it’s Travis (If I’m being honest), I do hope he pushes it as a second single, which will definitely help establish it better.
I’m enjoying the mixtape, it does lack the bigger solid sure fire hits like Hookah, though he links back up with Thugger, for Bring It Back, and it’s a cool song, but it’s merely highlighting a lack of his own sound, while Playboy is closer to being a sound synonymous to Tyga, Vince Staples steals the show which his feature. As much as media will create rumours regarding Tyga and his ex’s new flame, Travis Scott, Chandeliers features Travis’ adlibs throughout, so that’s something. The Zaytoven produced Cash Splash NASA is one of the better solo cuts, sitting before 1 of 1 (criticised for it’s likeness to Controlla) which finds it’s way on the project, but I prefer Gone Too Far. The other tracks are fillers really, but Bitch I’m The Shit 2 shows that Tyga is far from washed, there are plenty dope points and the project will grow on people over time, but for me, I see potential in the tracks created and I’ll definitely be listening out for an album.