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The Ratings Game Presents: The Best of The Best, and The Worst of The Worst (2018)

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Today, I tackle “Worst Verse Of 2018.”


TOP SONG WE UNDERRATED (DEC. 1)

POST MALONE – BETTER NOW

 

I didn’t give “Better Now” a bad rating, but I also didn’t give it a great one when I should have. I can argue with you that this soothing Post Malone gem is one of the best pop songs this year, and definitely one of the best on beerbongs and bentleys. Me being the idiot that I am, I thought it was the fourth worst song on the album in my review back in April. Trust me, every time I hear the song in Target, the Doctor’s office, the radio and bathroom these days (Yes, some venues play soothing radio music in bathrooms nowadays), I am reminded of how dumb I am. Sorry guys, I dropped the ball on this one. I’ll be better in 2019!


TOP SONG WE OVERRATED (DEC. 2)

TRAVIS SCOTT & THE WEEKND – WAKE UP

 

Personally, I love “Wake Up” by The Weeknd and Travis Scott. The chemistry between the two megastars on it is astute, it has great energy, and I absolutely love the melodies behind it. At the time of rating AstroWorld, I was for sure it would be one of Travis’ biggest hits to-date — bigger than “Sicko Mode,” “Stargazing” and “Butterfly Effect.” Boy oh boy was I wrong.

Why doesn’t songs featuring The Weeknd get enough shine? Am I missing something?


TOP ALBUM I UNDERRATED (DEC. 3)

XXXTENTACION – ?

 

I am one of those people that absolutely loved XXXTENTACION’s “17” album. Though short, I felt like it pushed the envelope when it came to creativity, and was beyond riveting as a whole.  On his follow-up effort, “?,” I thought the Floridian regressed a bit, not quite catching my attention like he did on his debut. Maybe I was suffering from concussion-like symptoms or simply thought the music I heard on “?” was over my head at the time, cause after several additonal listens, I began to think it was way better than the 6.7/10 rating I gave it on my review.


TOP ALBUM I OVERRATED (DEC. 4)

MACHINE GUN KELLY – BINGE

This was a very easy choice for me. Maybe it was the fact that I was in Vegas at the time and I had way too many Vodka shots the night before, or perhaps it was my lack of sleep, whatever the case may be, I thought this EP was really good when I first heard it. I didn’t think Machine Gun Kelly was amazing on it, but I thought he stuck to a sound that was electrifying enough to keep my interest. But let’s be real, there were some major stinkers on this joint, and aside from “Rap Devil,” no other song on that project made it to my iTunes library. Sorry guys, I will be better in 2019!

BTW, if you want a quick laugh, read the ass-kicking I received in the comments section of the review I did on BINGE.


TOP COMMENT ON THE SITE (DEC. 5)

THEFIRSTJEDI – BOBBY TARANTINO 2

 

First and foremost, I want to say that I am truly thankful for literally every view, comment, like, repost and spam that I receive on this site. You readers keep me going, and I am so honored to even have the attention of each and every one of you for a second. With that being said, I’ve heard some good and some bad comments from you guys, and I can honestly say that I soaked each in like a sponge. One that really stood out to me was something @ThefirstJedi said, see it below:

Overnight was the biggest disappointment on this album. I love the beat, but that second verse is god awful. It is straight garbage and ruins the whole song for me. “Maybe you was bullied in high school”, who is this geared to? like what?

LMAO! Nowadays, when I hear “Overnight,” I literally can’t stop laughing at that line.The reason I loved this comment is because it was so raw. Sometimes you don’t have to go far into your PHD level English to make a point, you just say how you feel and keep it moving! That’s sorta how I approach my writing. BTW, I actually f**ked with “Overnight!”


WORST SONG (DEC. 6)

LIL B – I GOT TO MANY B**CHES

 

This song was putrid. Matter of fact, legally, I am not obligated to call this a song. We all know Lil B to troll, but what he did here was just plain ol’ cruel. Not only does he f**k up the title by using the wrong ‘To’ (Should be “too’), but his singing is so bad that my computer virus caught a virus playing this s**t back. Jesus, it’s that bad! Kudos to him for getting the one and only 0/5 this site has ever dished out.


WORST ALBUM (DEC. 7)

LIL XAN – TOTAL XANARCHY

 

In all honesty, I didn’t expect an album by a n***a named after a drug to be good.

Total Xanarchy featured deranged beats, raps that sounded like they were laid down while Lil Xan was recovering from an anesthesia attack, and lyrics so useless,  I couldn’t help but shake my head in disgust. In my opinion, the album was the biggest mockery of music I’ve heard in a while. Do I think Xan has a spot in the hip hop game? Yes, however, if he puts out two more efforts like this piss-poor album, he may need to be sued.


MOST SLEPT ON ALBUM (DEC. 10)

NIPSEY HUSSLE – VICTORY LAP

 

I thought “Victory Lap” by Nipsey Hussle was a very f**king good album! It was passionate, had some excellent beats, great raps, and most importantly, served as a training manual for up and coming bosses on how to move in the streets once you see some success. It also had some great features such as Kendrick Lamar, YG, Belly and Buddy. For whatever reason, the album never got the credit it deserved, and still til’ this day, that s**t bothers me.


WORST VERSE (DEC. 11)

TEKASHI 6IX9INE – GET THE STRAP

 

Let’s call it how it is: Tekashi 6ix9ine is an awful rapper. I love his energy, but when it comes to laying down a solid verse, he is horrible. With his piss-poor feature on 50 Cent’s explosive “Get The Strap” record, I felt like the Brooklyn rapper reached rock bottom. Not only does he have trouble rhyming half the time, but lyrically, his content sounds like a four year old bully wrote it. Yes, I know that he’s rapped like this in the past, but in a song that really could’ve served as a chance to prove to the world that he’s more than a troll, he decided to crash and burn.


BEST VERSE (DEC. 12)


BEST ADLIB (DEC. 13)


BEST HOOK (DEC. 14)


BEST FEATURE (DEC. 15)


BEST BEAT (DEC. 16)


CHEESIEST SONG (DEC. 17)


BEST INTERNATIONAL SONG (DEC. 18)


BEST INDIE SONG (DEC. 19)


BEST INDIE ALBUM (DEC. 20)


BEST SONG WE’RE AFRAID TO ADMIT WE LIKE (DEC. 21)


QD’S PERSONAL FAVORITE ALBUM (DEC. 24)


QD’S PERSONAL FAVORITE SONG (DEC. 25)


TOP MIXTAPE (DEC. 26)


TOP SONG (DEC. 27)


TOP ALBUM (DEC. 28)

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