Album Rating

Kodak Black – Project Baby 2: All Grown Up (Album Review)

Our favorite hooligan of all time (Kodak Black) decided to release a deluxe version of his most recent release, ‘Project Baby 2’. the re-release features eight new tracks, and features Wayne, Birdman, and a song called ‘Rugrats’! I’ve heard enough, I’m amped up!


TOP 5

 

5. NOW TIME

Throughout Kodak’s ‘Project Baby 2’ album, he will frustrate you with all the demons he continues to fight in his life. On ‘Now Time’, he pretty much confirms to the people that he isn’t changing his ways anytime soon, as he sorta glamorizes all the reckless s–t that he does on a daily basis.

Kodak pretty much nails each line he drops on this song. On top of that, I feel like he rides the ‘weird’ beat pretty well. While I like Kodak when his content is on some real s–t, Unfortunately, I think he sounds his most comfortable when he raps about being a bad boy.

 

4. COGNITIVE

On the original version of ‘Project Baby 2’, a good chunk of the album had songs that sounded like ‘Cognitive’. These were my favorite songs, because it allowed listeners to sorta empathize with the stupid s–t he was doing in his personal life. While majority of this track has Kodak pretty incoherent sounding, I think the main take away from this song is the dope ass vibe that the track gives off.

This n—a sounds like someone’s southern grandma that ain’t got no more teeth in her mouth.

 

3. NO MEDS

Silly Kodak, you know you will be nothing without your meds!

This song sounds like some sentimental s–t, as Kodak raps/sings over this soothing instrumental. I’m not sure his content matches the tone of the track, but hey, I’m OK with tuning his lyrics out in favor of a track that gives you the feels.

I guess the song is deep, right? On it, Kodak raps about the effects that drugs/the lack of drugs has had on his current lifestyle. While the hook sorta makes sense, he’s all over the place on his verses.

In all honesty, the message of the song is not what makes it good — I think it’s the smooth tone of the instrumental combined with Kodak’s catchy melodizing that’s the key.

 

2. PROJECTS

Doesn’t it feel like Kodak Black could’ve been apart of Birdman’s ‘Rich Gang’ crew? He sorta has this character to him that fits what the rest of the crew was doing at the time. Well, it never happened, but as a bit of a make up for that, we get a collaboration between the boss and the hooligan here.

This song has this gritty sound to it, which I think is where both Kodak and Birdman shine the brightest. As usual, Kodak approaches the track with this infectious melody, discussing how he came up from the projects to being rich now.

I haven’t heard Birdman in a while, and as expected, he has not improved in any type of way rapping-wise. I will say this though: His part definitely gives the song that hood stamp of approval that it needs.

You think Kodak got both Wayne and Birdman on the same album for a reason?

 

1. CODEINE DREAMING

Remember when Kodak Black dissed Wayne a few years back? It looks like Wayne didn’t take it too personally, because he puts up a pretty good feature on this track.

Kodak is a competitive dude, so you can tell he came with some of his toughest lyrics for this particular song. I personally think his verse is pretty good, as he raps with this pep to his step that makes the song feel like a lyrical exercise for him.

With the beat sorta having this outer space feel to it, Wayne takes the track to another level, rapping in this animated way that will catch his old fans attention. While I think it’s a good verse from him, I still think Kodak probably beat him on this song.

I love this game!


SONG BY SONG BREAKDOWN

1. CODEINE DREAMING (4.5/5)

2. NO MEDS (4/5)

3. VERSATILE (3.2/5)

4. COGNITIVE (4/5)

5. PROJECTS (4/5)

6. RUGRATS (3.1/5)

7. NOW TIME (4/5)

8. ABOUT YOU WITHOUT YOU (4/5)


OVERALL RATING

(7/10)

 

If you followed Kodak Black since he released ‘Project Baby 2’, you would already know that he released some pretty horrible music these last couple of months. On this deluxe edition of the ‘Project Baby 2’ album, he reminds the listeners that when he’s actually being serious he has huge potential, as he drops a few cuts that feature some pretty good rhyming from him. Aside from that, Kodak continues to create these real ass cuts that speak directly to the young adults in the hood. When he follows those two approaches, I feel like I’m a huge fan of his; when he drops funky ass s–t like ‘Rugrats’, I want nothing to do with his career…

The most important aspect of this deluxe album is the two endorsements that Kodak Black received from Birdman and Lil Wayne. Both Southern legends share a track with the young rapper, and they each sound like their vintage selves on their respective tracks. In all honesty, I feel like Kodak could be that next Weezy, so I found it pretty interesting that he was able to get these two Cash Money legends to feature on this album.

Kodak Black’s legend continues to grow month to month, which is something that I can say I didn’t see coming. By releasing this deluxe album, he continues to put pressure on all the young MC’s coming up, which I think is in his master plan to emerge as the top young rapper in the game.

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