Believe it or not, Good News is Megan Thee Stallion’s debut album.
5. SUGAR BABY
“Sugar Baby” should make generation Z’ers appreciate Webbie’s “Bad B*tch” song.
“Sugar Baby” will make you miss the club so f**king much! The song is powered by a beat that starts and stops more than a Nevada ballot counter, lyrics that will make dudes spend money that they don’t have on strippers that want nothing to do with them, and flows that cannot be damaged with the strongest hammer on this planet.
The songs people are sampling these days are songs that came out when I was in college (Jesus, I am such an old-ass)…
4. WHAT’S NEW
I’m pretty sure that Megan Thee Stallion was possessed when she made “What’s New.”
“What’s New” features an action-packed beat, a random-ass whistler, explosive rap deliveries, and tons of trash talk. I wouldn’t be surprised if Megan The Stallion made the song after whooping some ass and before taking her Ritalin medicine.
3. SHOTS FIRED
What’s beef? Whatever is going on between Megan Thee Stallion and Tory Lanez.
In “Shots Fired,” Megan Thee Stallion talks about the day Tory Lanez supposedly shot her. She also goes after her ex-friends, her competition,
Mike Pence, and anyone that treats black women poorly.
Since “Shots Fired” features a flipped version of Notorious B.I.G.’s “Who Shot Ya” beat, you get a version of Megan that is beyond aggressive on the song. (Nobody wants smoke with Megan when she’s being extra aggressive)
2. GIRLS IN THE HOOD
Megan Thee Stallion channels her inner Eazy-E on “Girls In The Hood.”
“Girls In The Hood” is powered by one of the greatest rap beats ever created (Eazy-E’s “Boyz-N-The-Hood” beat). Over it, Megan Thee Stallion ferociously raps about jealous b*tches, her expensive outfits, and her playa ways. As expected, you’re going to love how Megan shows no fear in coming across like the Draymond Green of bad b*tches on the song.
In the bedroom, Megan Thee Stallion will make me look like Nathan Peterman.
1. SAVAGE (REMIX)
I’m not going to lie, Beyoncé made me realize that “Savage” even existed…
On the original version of “Savage,” Megan Thee Stallion does a good job of blending old school and new school hip-hop vibes. In other words, the song features bars that Millenials like myself can relate to and a hook that 80s babies will f**k with. What Beyoncé adds to this remix of “Savage” is rich n***a swag, sweet vocals, and additional trash talk.
While remixes are rarely better than original versions, “Savage (Remix)” is clearly an anomaly.
SONG BY SONG BREAKDOWN
1. SHOTS FIRED (4/5)
2. CIRCLES (4/5)
3. CRY BABY (3/5)
4. DO IT ON THE TIP (3/5)
5. SUGAR BABY (3/5)
6. MOVIE (4/5)
7. FREAKY GIRLS (4/5)
8. BODY (3/5)
9. WHAT’S NEW (4/5)
10. WORK THAT (4/5)
11. INTERCOURSE (3/5)
12. GO CRAZY (4/5)
13. DON’T ROCK ME TO SLEEP (2/5)
14. OUTSIDE (3/5)
15. SAVAGE (REMIX) (5/5)
16. GIRLS IN THE HOOD (4/5)
17. DON’T STOP (4/5)
So many people felt like Megan Thee Stallion shouldn’t have won artist of the year at the BET awards; I disagree. While other artists like Lil Baby and DaBaby have had great years, I personally believe Megan’s impact on women, little girls, and hip-hop in general has been too huge to ignore. With that being said, Good News caps off Megan’s amazing 2020 explosively.
So why is Megan Thee Stallion such an appealing artist?
- For starters, she welcomes controversy into her world like that s**t was her first cousin. Throughout Good News, Megan tackles topics such as racism, her label issues, and her own shooting fearlessly.
- She knows how to make unique club bangers. Good News features quirky club bangers like “Savage (Remix),” nostalgic club bangers like “Sugar Baby,” rebellious club bangers like “Girls In The Hood,” and “strip club-inspired club bangers like “Movie.” Your average rapper only knows how to make one kind of club banger.
- She is hella raw. On Good News, Megan shows no fear in talking about sex, her bangin body, and her horrible temper. While listening to the album, I legitimately believed her hand was going to come out of my speakers and slap the hell out of me at times.
All in all, Good News is the type of album that promotes individualism, rebelliousness, and women empowerment. Kudos must go to Megan for understanding the importance of her voice in today’s world.
— Ratings Game Music (@RatingsGame) November 20, 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.