Pop Smoke’s “Meet The Woo Vol. 2” looks to take Brooklyn drill music to the next level.
“Sweetheart” is probably the most unique track on Meet The Woo Vol. 2.
On “Sweetheart,” you get both a forgettable verse and an extremely melodic hook by Pop Smoke. You also get a ferocious verse from featured guest Fivio Foreign in which he comes across as deranged and ruthless. To make a long story short, “Sweetheart” sounds like a serial killer anthem.
4. ARMED N DANGEROUS
“Armed N Dangerous” is one of the few songs on Meet The Woo Vol. 2 that truly stands out, to me.
Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing special about the instrumental attached to “Armed N Dangerous;” however, there is something special about the energy Pop Smoke raps with on the song (He comes across as a little darker, a little more heinous, a little more definitive, and a little more creative on this song compared to the others on the album).
Right now, Brooklyn is being run by youngins; two of those youngins are Pop Smoke (20-years old) and Lil Tjay (18-years old). On “Mannequin,” the two rappers join forces.
On “Mannequin,” Pop Smoke and Lil Tjay gift us with bars that are motivational, braggadocios, and violent. While Smoke delivers his bars grungily on the track, Tjay delivers his with a style that will make you realize that drill music doesn’t have to always sound so grungy.
Opening up Meet The Woo Vol. 2 with “Invincible” was such a great idea!
“Invincible” features this cinematic instrumental that practically lets you know that you’re about to hear some serious street s**t. As for Pop Smoke, in his verses on the song, he talks about separating himself from the fake, he reiterates that he is running Brooklyn, and he informs us that he’s open to putting some dusty-ass d**k in our women.
1. CHRISTOPHER WALKING
“Christopher Walking” is a dark-ass track that revolves around warning shots, violence, and levels of raspiness that Theraflu won’t be able to clear. Below are some of the threats you will hear in the song:
Niggas sayin’ they outside (Ooh, haha)
Niggas sayin’ they outside (Woo, come outside)
Send the addy, we gon’ slide (Slide, slide, slide)
Air it out when we arrive (Doo-doo-doo-doo)
Poppin’ that shit but they don’t want the smoke (Nah, niggas don’t want no smoke)
Why can’t we all just get along, Brooklyn? There are enough quarter waters in the hood for everyone.
SONG BY SONG BREAKDOWN
1. INVINCIBLE (4/5)
2. SHAKE THE ROOM (3/5)
3. GET BACK (3/5)
4. CHRISTOPHER WALKING (4/5)
5. FOREIGNER (3/5)
6. SWEETHEART (4/5)
7. ELEMENT (3/5)
8. ARMED N DANGEROUS (4/5)
9. MANNEQUIN (4/5)
10. DREAMING (3/5)
11. SHE GOT A THING (3/5)
12. DIOR (3/5)
13. WAR (4/5)
Let’s be honest, every single track on this Meet The Woo Vol. 2 album sounds like a remix to “Welcome To The Party.” With that being said, I tried my hardest to find a bunch of unique things to say in this review, and I failed miserably…
So how are the beats on Meet The Woo Vol. 2? To me, every single one of them sounds like some Brooklyn drill s**t. Every once in awhile, Pop may turn up the soulfulness on a beat, but that rarely changes its tempo and dark vibes.
So how is the rapping on Meet The Woo Vol. 2? I thought it was pretty decent! Don’t get me wrong, Pop Smoke and his buddies don’t quite talk about meaningful s**t on the album, but they do bless us with flows that are pretty unique, punchlines that are solid, and lyrics that do everything in its power to make you want to join a gang. Additionally, I think the hooks on the album are above average, as, most of them straddled the line between catchy and snappy pretty amazingly!
So why bother listening to Meet The Woo Vol. 2? Well, believe it or not, despite having a raspy-ass voice and a fear of rapping over beats that aren’t on some Brooklyn drill s**t, Pop Smoke has some star qualities to him! Whenever he speaks, you hang onto his every word, even though the words that come out of his mouth aren’t anything you haven’t heard before. It’s almost like he has found a method of music-making that hypnotizes you… If you are lucky enough to evade Pop’s spellbinding ways, you will realize that Meet The Woo Vol. 2 is average at best.
Quincy is the creator of Ratings Game Music. He loves writing about music, taking long walks on beaches, and spaghetti that fights him back.