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Rich The Kid – The World Is Yours 2 (Album Review)

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Rich The Kid looks to follow-up a very impressive debut album with “The World is Yours 2,” confirming his claim as the best rapper in the world! (These were his exact words, folks)


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HONORABLE MENTION. RACKS OUT

If I were to guess, “Racks Out” is going to be one of the main singles off of this album. For starters, it sounds very similar to “Plug Walk” when it comes to its tempo and Rich’s rapping style on it. Content-wise, Rich touches on every one of his usual topics, and hook-wise, he was able to give us something extremely catchy. Yep, this exact formula is dude’s bread and butter.

 

 

5. WRONG THING

“Wrong Thing” is tough as hell! On it, both Rich The Kid and Nav talk nothing but boss s**t, dismissing their competition and threatening their foes with shootouts. Personally, I love how both rappers plow their way through the song, never stressing a single bar or holding back their reckless thoughts.

This song will be slept on by listeners, but please pay attention to it.

 

 

4. TWO CUPS

“Two Cups” is mean! It features this ghoulish instrumental that has a tempo to it that literally forces you to get out of your seat and twerk with or without a fluffy ass. Over this instrumental, Rich The Kid and featured guests Big Sean and Offset indulge in ballin’ on n***as, while also allowing both our chicks and unclaimed ones to enamor in their many different luxurious items. While Offset and Big Sean provide competitive/tongue-twisting contributions on their verses, Rich the Kid swags his way to the finish line on his, never stressing a single bar. Good, because that n***a doesn’t need to even try to compete with ‘Set or Sean.

 

 

3. SPLASHIN

Rich The Kid is splashin’ on us! (Wait, ewwww)

In my humbling opinion, “Splashin” is hotter than Grandma’s fried chicken. The explosive track features this bass boomin’ instrumental that does a great job of f**king up housing foundations, while also encouraging n***as to be sly. Over this instrumental, Rich The Kid brags and boasts nonstop, promoting his Gucci flip flops and bigging up his plug for the 100th consecutive song on both his verses and the hook. Overall, I f**k with the song for its catchiness, club potential and bouncy nature; I can do without Rich’s lyrics on it, though.

 

 

2. WORLD IS YOURS 2 – INTRO

Who would’ve thunk a soothing instrumental that has a splash of bass boomin’ elements attached to it (Kudos to D.A. Doman) would end up bringing out the best of Rich The Kid? I feel like in “World Is Yours 2 – Intro,” that is exactly what happens, as the ATL rapper sounds comfortable, motivated, real and authentically boss-like on this short, but sweet track.

What a great song to start the album with!

 

 

1. TIC TOC

I think Tory Lanez and Rich The Kid just went 2/2 making songs together!

“Tic Toc” is a vibrant banger that features a colorful/fast tempo instrumental, a version of Rich The Kid that’s horny, erratic and gassed up, plus a hook and second verse by Tory Lanez that is just as raw as it is melodic. Doesn’t the combination I just mentioned let you know that this song is going to be a hit?

Doesn’t this song sound like it would fit in nicely on Tory Lanez’s last album (Love Me Now)? Matter of fact, I am convinced Tory let Rich have this song as a Birthday present.


SONG BY SONG BREAKDOWN

1. WORLD IS YOURS 2 – INTRO (4.5/5)

2. SLIDE (3.5/5)

3. SPLASHIN’ (4/5)

4. FALL THREW (3/5)

5. SAVE THAT (3/5)

6. TWO CUPS (4/5)

7. RACKS TODAY (4/5)

8. WOAH (4/5)

9. TIC TOC (5/5)

10. WRONG THING (4/5)

11. 4 PHONES (4/5)

12. ROCKETS (3/5)

13. LIKE MIKE (3.5/5)

14. RACKS OUT (4/5)

15. RING RING (3.5/5)

16. FOR KEEPS (4/5)


OVERALL RATING

(B-)

 

WHAT I LOVE ABOUT “THE WORLD IS YOURS 2”

  • I love the instrumentals you get on this album! Lots of them gave off trap vibes, but at the same time,  jazzy and soothing feels, too. The combination of the three sounds was very enjoyable to listen to.
  • I f**king love when Rich The Kid talks about being a boss! On this album, he legit sounds like he owns a couple of big-time companies. Do I think those companies are running ethical business practices? F**k no! But I do admire the CEO-like characteristics Rich gives off when he raps.
  • Rapping-wise, I like how Rich The Kid stays in his lane. Throughout “The World Is Yours 2,” the “Plug Walk” rapper doesn’t try to experiment with different styles, instead, he takes command of every single hook or verse he drops by staying true to himself. Staying true to yourself is single-handedly the most important thing for a rapper to do.
  • There were a lot of artists featured on this album, but in all honesty, it didn’t feel like there was. This is because Rich put artists in places to succeed, as opposed to throwing them into s**t that they didn’t fit on. I also feel like Rich made n***as adjust to his style, and when he didn’t make n***as adjust, he adjusted to their styles.
  • How dope was it to hear Big Sean on “Two Cups?” In my opinion, he once again showed the world that he is easily one of the most intelligent, clever, talented and versatile rappers in the game.
  • There were some serious club hits on this album. Songs like “Racks Today,” “4 Phones” “Wrong Thing,” “Splashin'” and “Two Cups” all have excellent chances at being played extensively at The Park at 14th this weekend.
  • I don’t know about you, but I loved the hooks Rich The Kid gave us on this album! They were unorthodox, erratic and annoying, but also hella infectious!
  • Rich The Kid surely knows how to talk s**t. Literally from start to finish, he makes you want to punch him in the face with his childish taunting. However, I have always believed that rappers are at their best when you want to punch them in the face.
  • Though you probably don’t care, Rich The Kid does drop a few productive lyrics on this album. Secretly, he talks about grinding, investing and dreaming big, but those words get overshadowed by his braggadocios lyrics.
  • A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and Jay Critch are two of New York’s most slept on rappers (Well, Boogie sorta made it now). I thought they shined bright on “Like Mike.”
  • The chemistry between Young Boy Never Broke Again and Rich The Kid on “For Keeps” was the best on this album! I love both of their passion on the track.
  • Rich The Kid has the pizazz of a superstar rapper. In my opinion, his lyrics aren’t all that great, but he makes his words come alive with this level of confidence that is glaring. On the real, he brings the phrase “Fake It ’til you make it” to the forefront.

 

 

WHAT I HATED ABOUT THE WORLD IS YOURS 2

  • Rich The Kid still wastes plenty of bars in his music. I feel like he finds several different ways to say he has bad chicks, money and haters on this album. Rich, you can’t fool me, I know that you talk about the  same s**t a good chunk of the time.
  • Is it me, or does Rich The Kid have trouble flowing on beats? It’s almost like he has that s**t on a leash, and for some odd reason, it keeps straying away from him, trying to chase squirrels and s**t.
  • Why did Young Thug sound like a bad ass 9 year old on “Fall Threw?”
  • Did Rich The Kid mean to use the word ‘Through’ instead of ‘Threw’ in “Fall Threw?”
  • Gunna is starting to bore me. I thought his verse on “Fall Threw” was very forgettable.
  • “Woah” was one of the only songs on this album that sounded watered down. The chemistry between Rich The Kid, Ty Dolla $ign and Miguel was completely off, which tells me n***as emailed their contributions to one another, as opposed to being in the studio together.
  • Can this theory that Takeoff is the best rapper on the Migos be put to bed? His last couple of songs have been awful, with his contributions on “Rockets” being his latest atrocity (OK, maybe I am a Takeoff hater).
  • Vory is the latest n***a in the game to sound like everyone else (SMH).

 

In my eyes, Rich The Kid has gone 2/2 with “The World Is Yours 2.” I really enjoyed this album!

 

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3 replies »

  1. Fire af album IMO.
    Here’s my top 5 and bottom 5

    Top 5:
    1. Fall Threw
    2. Wrong Thing
    3. Tic Toc
    4. 4 Phones
    5. Two Cups

    Bottom 5:
    12. Rockets
    13. Woah
    14. For keeps
    15. Ring Ring
    16. Splashin

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