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NAV & Wheezy – Emergency Tsunami (Album Review)

NAV makes his unexpected return to the music scene with “Emergency Tsunami.”


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TOP 5

 

5. MODEST

Making a song called “Modest” is NOT a modest thing to do, NAV.

NAV sounds like the ultimate boss on “Modest.” Throughout the song, he talks about how cold his neck is, his ties to Haitians, his relationship with bankers, and his rough come-up. What I love about the song is that NAV simply swags his way through it. I also love how the song is called “Modest,” yet NAV is everything but that on it.

 

 

4. TURN & TWIST

I absolutely love the dramatic trap beat that powers “Turn & Twist.” As for NAV, I feel like he puts up a performance that is so-so on the song.

While I f**k with how competitive, confrontational, and arrogant NAV’s lyrics are on “Turn & Twist,” I feel like his semi-dull rap deliveries on his verses throws me off.

I’m pretty sure I’m on NAV’s list of people that he thinks s**ted on him…

 

 

3. MAKE IT RIGHT BACK

NAV sounds like a trap surfer on “Make It Right Back.”

Every single NAV album has an infectious/catchy/vibrant banger like “Make It Right Back.” The reason these songs tend to make my top 5 lists is that they are the type of joints that the Canadian rapper opens up about his life on. I also feel like they are the type of joints that separate him from your average trap rapper.

 

 

2. REPERCUSSIONS

NAV & Young Thug try to outshine each other on “Repercussions.”

If I just got into my car after I finished robbing a bank, I would want to listen to “Repercussions” as I quickly flee the scene. The song has these kick-ass/gripping/smooth-ass vibes attached to it. As for both NAV and Young Thug, I like the way that they ride the song’s beat and come across as two dudes that are cooler than mail-in-ballots.

 

 

1. FRIENDS & FAMILY

NAV lets us know how rich, cool, successful, and ruthless he is on “Friends & Family” (Of course, a song called “Friends and Family” is all about NAV).

“Friends & Family” starts off Emergency Tsunami fantastically. The song features a beat by Wheezy that is both cinematic and hard as hell, plus robotic flows and bossy lyrics by NAV. All in all, I think that the Toronto rapper is in his bag on this joint!


SONG BY SONG BREAKDOWN

1. BREAKING NEWS INTRO (N/A)

2. FRIENDS & FAMILY (4/5)

3. YOUNG WHEEZY (3/5)

4. NASTY (3/5)

5. REPERCUSSIONS (3/5)

6. VETEMENT SOCKS (3/5)

7. DON’T NEED FRIENDS (3/5)

8. MAKE IT RIGHT BACK (3/5)

9. TRAINS (3/5)

10. DO YA DEED (2/5)

11. DROPPIN TEARS (3/5)

12. MODEST (3/5)

13. TURN & TWIST (3/5)

14. BREAKING NEWS OUTRO (N/A)


OVERALL RATING

(C)

 

I’ve heard about three NAV projects in less than a year (That’s too much NAV for me).

I personally think that NAV is a bad rapper. His flows are predictable, his lyrics are predictable, the beats he chooses to rap over are predictable, and his voice sounds like a malfunctioning answering machine. I get it, NAV’s music slaps, but at the end of the day, he’s way too unoriginal to take seriously. With that being said, Emergency Tsunami is very frustrating to listen to. Throughout the album, NAV yaps about being trill, having money, and smashing chicks over and over again, but does hit us with decent flows. As for Wheezy, he does bless us with all kinds of dope-ass trap beats that will at least keep you awake on the album (He actually puts up a Metro Boomin-like performance). All in all, I feel like Emergency Tsunami is a respectable but lazy project.

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9 thoughts on “NAV & Wheezy – Emergency Tsunami (Album Review)

  1. (D)cent album
    Album rating: (D)/10
    Favorite tracks: Don’t need friends (best track), Make it right back, Repercussions
    Least favorite track: Trains

    1. Interesting best track (I thought it was a blah Lil Baby-assisted song). I definitely agree with you that “Trains” is not great!

  2. lmao we have completely different opinions on this album. i thought nav’s flows were better than ever and there wasn’t a single track that i disliked. one of my fav albums this year and the only things i can complain about are the sahbabii feature and the beat on droppin tears

    1. Lol. Bro, I literally feel like it is not humanly possible to think that this “Emergency Tsunami” album is good. Like, I am going to burn the album even though I listened to it through Spotify. Maybe I’ll buy a cd version of the album so I can burn it 😩

      1. i can see where ur coming from tho, nav’s flows don’t really change throughout the album but they still work for me. what really made this album great is the FIRE production by wheezy. the guest tracks also added a lot to the songs (especially thug and keed)

      2. Yea I do admit, I mess with the flows and how he rides the Wheezy beats. And yea, Wheezy definitely showed out on the album!

  3. This was a BAD album. The track “Don’t need friends” is a recycled version of Nav’s song “Hit”. Only good track imo was “Make it right back”.

    1. Yea I thought “Don’t Need Friends” was blah. Even Lil Baby couldn’t save the song for me, and he usually saves songs. Here we go, our guy Nav is polluting folks again 🙄 lol

  4. Easily my favourite NAV project, the first NAV album I’ve liked and had on repeat. The beats and features are the standouts but NAV sounds better than ever imo and actually sounds decent on this album even though I would prefer to listen to another rapper over these beats, NAV is still enjoyable. It also helps that it is short, so I don’t get bored listening to it.
    Favourite Tracks: Friends & Family, Young Wheezy, Repercussions, Vetement Socks, Don’t Need Friends, Make It Right Back
    Least Favourites: Do Ya Deed, Turn & Twist
    7/10

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