Is there anyone in the industry cooler than Tiller? I remember becoming a huge fan of his when he did his BET performance in 2015: He had no background singers, no dancers, just him and a mic – this made the performance feel like such an authentic experience. Judging by this album cover, you can tell Tiller will put more of his deep down thoughts into each song, granting fans an opportunity to know a little more about the Louisville kid.
TOP 5 SONGS
This song is Tiller kicking ass and taking names, as he raps over this charged up beat.
Tiller aims at his naysayers on this song, rapping with this arrogance that will make you want to square up with him.
While I prefer Tiller singing, I do think his rap swag on this song is the real deal.
Does Gucci even get that type of recognition anymore? Tiller bragging about a brand that I don’t even want bruh.
4. RUN ME DRY
Doesn’t this song sound all nice and sunny? He’s actually talking about a girl that took all his money, but you will never know because you’re too busy shaking your ass.
I had no clue that Tiller could do a Riddim joint like this, let alone do it well. He really knows how to create that herky jerky sound that is simply gold for club-goers.
So is Tiller talking about his ex-girl or a stripper? Or is she a stripper ex-girlfriend? Here is why i ask that: In one sense he complains about how this girl took all his money, but then in another sense he talks about her swinging around and s–t…. Either he’s talking about a stripper, or him and his girl like going to the damn playground for their dates.
This s–t is dope, and can easily be a number 1 selection for me.
3. DON’T GET TOO HIGH
Bryson is really good at going from singing to rapping fluently right? On this song, both the club Tiller and the passionate Tiller go back and forth, making sure they don’t step on each others toes.
When Tiller sings, it sounds like he’s trying to give this special girl advice (in a nice way); when he starts to rap, he sounds agitated, coming across like the girls father; when he sing-raps, he plays self-endorser…. This girl is getting someone with about three personalities!
This is another one of those tracks that are super unique.
2. SOMETHIN TELLS ME
‘Somethin Tells Me’ is a sensual track by Tiller that will resonate with commercial R&B fans all over.
On the verses, Bryson pours his heart out about some things that has made him feel a bit paranoid about his current relationship. He knows he messed up, and is curious to know if she is ready to give up on him by now.
I absolutely love the lyrics on this song, as it is some real n—a s–t us dudes think about when we know we messed up in a relationship.
1. YOU GOT IT
This is signature Tiller: Something really catchy, but meaningful at the same time.
Tiller really gets into his emotions on this song, pouring out every style he has in his arsenal. It almost seems like his different versions of vocals is passing the baton to each other, allowing each to have a chance to say something good about this female that he’s scouting (how good do you have to be musically to pull that off?)
Tiller definitely sounds like he got hit with cupid’s arrow on this song.
SONG BY SONG BREAKDOWN
1. RAIN ON ME (INTRO) (4/5)
2. NO LONGER FRIENDS (4/5)
3. DON’T GET TOO HIGH (5/5)
4. BLOWING SMOKE (4.5/5)
5. WE BOTH KNOW (4.3/5)
6. YOU GOT IT (5/5)
7. IN-CHECK (4.5/5)
8. SELF-MADE (4.9/5)
9. RUN ME DRY (5/5)
10. HIGH STAKES (4.2/5)
11. RAIN (INTRO) (N/A)
12. TEACH ME A LESSON (4/5)
13. STAY TRUE (4/5)
14. STAY BLESSED (4.7/5)
15. MONEY PROBLEMS/BENZ TRUCK (4.7/5)
16. SET IT OFF (4.8/5)
17. NEVERMIND THIS INTERLUDE (4/5)
17. BEFORE YOU JUDGE (4.8/5)
18. SOMETHIN TELLS ME (5/5)
19. ALWAYS (OUTRO) (N/A)
OVERALL RATING (8.3/10)
My homie brought up an astounding point about Tillers last album ‘Trapsoul’: He said the album literally gets better every time you hear it, and I agree with him completely. I think this album will have that same effect on you, as each song feels like it will take some time to fully be comprehended.
As a whole, this album flows very well to me: You can definitely listen to it without shuffling, but if you are easily annoyed by moping, it can be a bit much for you if you listen to it straight through. If you are a real one, there is a special song on this album that will relate to you; that special song would probably differentiate depending on who you talk to. With that being said, everyone will love the big hits on the album.
The one thing I really like about this album is the subject matters he decided to talk about: You can tell the man understands the nuances of love, cause he is able to get very distinctive about the many different episodes he’s had with his past lover(s). Never have I heard an artist talk about some of the more private relationship issues like Tiller did on this album.
Here is my one knock: I love my mans Tiller, but too many songs sound Drake-like on this album to me. There is a certain format Drake uses when he sings, and Tiller uses that format on multiple songs (Lets keep it real with ourselves folks). I know Drake’s style is hot, but I also think it’s obvious when it is stolen.
Overall, this is a very solid album that truly embodies the character of Bryson. I feel like we got to know a little more about the kid, as he let his guard down a bit.
Quincy is the creator of Ratings Game Music. He loves writing about music, taking long walks on beaches, and spaghetti that fights him back.