YoungBoy Never Broke Again decided to drop off a four-track EP tonight called “4 Respect,” and much to my surprise, every song features Kevin Gates!
2. HEAD ON
“Head On” is a short but sweet banger.
“Head On” features an uptempo trap beat. Over it, YoungBoy Never Broke Again blesses us with braggadocios bars about his overstuffed pockets and thirsty-ass girlfriends. He also utilizes a style of rapping that is Migos-Esque on the song.
Initially, Kevin Gates raps with a style that is similar to YoungBoy’s on “Head On,” but he eventually switches to this passionate style of rapping that will give you goosebumps. As for lyrically, Gates talks about all of the wise moves he has made these last couple of years.
1. I AM WHO THEY SAY I AM
“I Am Who They Say I Am” has “In My Feelings/Nice For What” vibes attached to it.
The production attached to “I Am Who They Say I Am” contains an Ashanti sample from “Rain On Me.” The production is also influenced by New Orleans bounce music. Content-wise, each rapper on the song (Kevin Gates, YoungBoy Never Broke Again, and Quando Rondo) talks about finding a down-ass chick that is capable of handling their reckless ways on their verses. They also talk about their luxurious s**t, brandishing weapons, and strong-arming the weak.
SONG BY SONG BREAKDOWN
1. 2 HANDS (5/5)
2. HEAD ON (5/5)
3. I AM WHO THEY SAY I AM (5/5)
4. TTG (4/5)
I know that four tracks are a small sample size, but in all honesty, what I hear on this EP is near flawless music!
Every song on 4 Respect is passionate, explosive, and infectious. Much how Dr. Dre brings out the brilliance in Eminem, Gates brings out the brilliance in YoungBoy Never Broke Again.
Quincy is the creator of Ratings Game Music. He loves writing about music, taking long walks on beaches, and spaghetti that fights him back.