Complicated. Smooth Funny. The rare example of a “concept” album in the modern rap genre. “To the believers, I bring you tidings of joy. But if you want beef, I’ll filet mignon ya.” Unbilled collaboration with Jay-Z. Billed writing credits to Allah. Studio debut, after 13 years. There’s already controversy that Hova crushed Electronica on his own debut, but Buddens is wrong. Buy Jay-Z is in top form. “Why would I sell out? I’m already rich, don’t make no sense/ Got more money than Goodell, a whole NFL bench.”
And: ““When I die please don’t tweet about my death, trying to get mentions, bringing attention to yourself. Please don’t post some pic from in the club, with some quote you stole like we was tighter than what we was…”
10 songs. Well-edited. Quality over quantity.