YoungBoy Never Broke Again holds absolutely nothing back on “TOP.”
HONORABLE MENTION. CALLIN
I bet YoungBoy Never Broke Again doesn’t know that Snoop Dogg’s full name is Snoop Doggy Dogg. Throughout “Callin,” YoungBoy Never Broke Again lets the world know how he’s living, what irritates him, and what motivates him using both a subdued and ferocious style of rapping. As for Snoop Dogg, he hits us with one of his best verses in a while! Not only does he talk big s**t, but he also hits us with some pretty impressive rap flows.
5. TO MY LOWEST
YoungBoy Never Broke Again lets his heart bleed on “To My Lowest.”
YoungBoy Never Broke Again sounds heartbroken on “To My Lowest.” Throughout the song, he sings passionately about a woman he was messing with that did him beyond dirty. While it’s kind-of awkward listening to the 20-year-old rapper talk about some s**t a 36-year-old would talk about when it comes to relationships, at the end of the day, pain is pain.
There are moments on “To My Lowest” in which NBA YoungBoy sounds almost identical to Polo G.
4. ALL IN
I absolutely love the hook that you hear on “All In” (It is beyond hypnotizing).
I also like how YoungBoy Never Broke Again dishes out deep-ass lyrics about his kids, his lean addiction, and his violent thoughts in “All In.” YoungBoy’s fearless singing/rapping on the song is the icing on the cake.
I almost drowned in All In’s water.
3. I’M UP
“I’m Up” is a smooth banger that has a little bit of a crazy side.
“I’m Up” is powered by a soothing trap beat, impeccable flows, memorable melodies, and trill-ass lyrics. If DaBaby was added to the song, I would love it!
2. KACEY TALK
“Kacey Talk” is a braggadocios banger that features NBA Youngboy and his son.
I absolutely love the vibes that “Kacey Talk” boasts! Not only is the song powered by this colorful trap beat, but you also get a style of singing/rapping by YoungBoy Never Broke Again that straddles the line between gentle and grungy. The song also features an extremely catchy hook and a few whines from Kacey (His son) towards the end.
Don’t you love it when musicians put kids on their songs?
1. MY WINDOW
YoungBoy Never Broke Again and Lil Wayne drop serious bars on “My Window.”
Growing up, I never understood why Cash Money didn’t do songs with No Limit. I don’t know if New Orleans and Baton Rouge had a beef with one another back then, but that s**t never made sense, to me. Anywho, NBA YoungBoy (A dude from Baton Rouge) and Lil Wayne (A dude from New Orleans) decided to join forces for “My Window.”
“My Window” features nothing but passionate bars by both NBA Youngboy and Lil Wayne. While the former hurls his bars out like a rogue gospel singer, the latter hurls his bars out like an auctioneer. All in all, I love the chemistry that YoungBoy and Lil Wayne show on this song a lot!
SONG BY SONG BREAKDOWN
1. DRUG ADDICTION (3/5)
2. CROSS ROADS (3/5)
3. THE LAST BACKYARD… (3/5)
4. RIGHT FOOT CREEP (3/5)
5. DIRTY STICK (3/5)
6. KACEY TALK (4/5)
7. MY WINDOW (3/5)
8. I’M UP (3/5)
9. OFF SEASON (3/5)
10. ALL IN (4/5)
11. DEAD TROLLZ (2/5)
12. FUCK YA (2/5)
13. BIG BANKROLL (2/5)
14. BOOM (2/5)
15. REAPER’S CHILD (3/5)
16. MURDER BUSINESS (2/5)
17. STICKS ON ME (3/5)
18. HOUSE ARREST TINGZ (2/5)
19. TO MY LOWEST (3/5)
20. PEACE HARDLY (3/5)
21. CALLIN (3/5)
YoungBoy Never Broke Again’s music keeps getting more and more erratic…
Throughout TOP, you get moments in which YoungBoy Never Broke Again sounds drunk, severely high, deranged, troubled, depressed, and confused. You can tell that he tried his hardest to give the world his raw emotions on the album. At times, that strategy works; other times, it backfires.
I’ll be lying to you if I told you that NBA YoungBoy’s music sounds well-crafted. While listening to TOP, your eardrums will be bombarded by zany melodies, lyrics that sound like they were written by a bipolar person, and some of the most outlandish rap deliveries known to man. With that being said, every single song on the album sounds action-packed, riveting, and dramatic. If you are someone that grew up enjoying Demolition Derbys, I have good news for you: TOP is the music version of a Demolition Derby! (FYI, I am not a fan of Demolition Derbys)
What Grade Would You Give #TOP by Youngboy Never Broke Again (aka NBA Youngboy) 🤔?
— Ratings Game Music (@RatingsGame) September 11, 2020
Quincy is the creator of Ratings Game Music. He loves writing about music, taking long walks on beaches, and spaghetti that fights him back.