YFN Lucci shows serious growth on “Wish Me Well 3.”
5. DOPE GAME
I’ve never lost anyone to the “Dope Game;” however, I have lost my wallet after leaving a shaky club before.
You can argue that “Dope Game” is the most emotional track on Wish Me Well 3. Not only does it feature a dramatic instrumental, but it also features deep-ass verses about drug abuse from YFN Lucci, Jeezy, and Yo Gotti.
There aren’t any special melodies, special punchlines, or special flows on “Dope Game;” the song simply features three real ones talking about their own experiences growing up in the hood.
4. BOTH OF US
YFN Lucci, Layton Green & Rick Ross recreate Bow Wow and Ciara’s “Like You” hit.
“Both Of Us” is powered by a slightly revamped version of Bow Wow and Ciara’s classic “Like You” beat. Over it, YFN Lucci and Rick Ross slyly rap about their big pockets and how much they love loyal women. As for Layton Green, she provides the song with a vocal performance that is passionate, soulful, and stirring.
I want to see YFN Lucci and Reginae Carter remake the “Like You” video (I don’t care if they are not together anymore, they need to remake that s**t!)
3. MAN DOWN
YFN Lucci plays no games on “Man Down.”
If you like eloquent horror music, you will absolutely love “Man Down.” The song features an instrumental that will make you shed a tear and a vocal performance that you would hear at a church in the hood. The song also features some violent-ass lyrics (Lucci talks about shooting anyone that looks at him the wrong way in the song).
YFN Lucci should enlist in the army if he has this much anger in him.
“Tragedy” opens up “Wish Me Well 3” very strongly.
I can confirm that every one of YFN Lucci’s intros are hotter than fish grease. “Tragedy,” his latest, is an emotional banger that almost plays like a hood acceptance speech.
You should definitely feel “Tragedy” in your soul. The song boasts a soulful beat and powerful melodies. It also boasts lyrics that will make hood babies tear up.
1. ROLLED ON
Surprisingly, YFN Lucci and Mozzy sound like one on “Rolled On”
As much as I like it when YFN Lucci sounds like a trap preacher, I think I like it when he’s on some violent s**t even more. With that being said, on “Rolled On,” both Lucci and featured guest Mozzy sound like two dudes that would happily give Osama Bin Laden a run for his money.
“Rolled On” is powered by one of the greatest beats of all time (Tupac’s “Picture Me Rollin'” beat). It’s also powered by a very catchy hook and solid flows.
SONG BY SONG BREAKDOWN
1. TRAGEDY (4/5)
2. HATE’S REAL (3/5)
3. MAN DOWN (4/5)
4. WISH ME WELL COMING 3 (4/5)
5. BOTH OF US (4/5)
6. PART 2 (4/5)
7. ON CAMERA (4/5)
8. DOPE GAME (4/5)
9. BACK & FORTH (3/5)
10. NO LOVE (INTERLUDE) (3/5)
11. SEPTEMBER 7TH (4/5)
12. ROLLED ON (4/5)
13. F**K IT (3/5)
14. WET (SHE GOT THAT…) (3/5)
15. CHANGE (4/5)
16. 6 YEARS LATER (INTERLUDE) (4/5)
`17. MONEY TO GET (3/5)
18. LEGENDARY (3/5)
19. LUCCI 1DA (4/5)
20. LOVE ME OR HATE ME (4/5)
21. WET (REMIX)
YFN Lucci is the definition of an underdog trap rapper that knows how to merge soulful vocal performances with hood-certified lyrics. On Wish Me Well 3, I truly believe that he puts up a fantastic performance.
If I were to guess, YFN Lucci lives what he raps. On Wish Me Well 3, he doesn’t come across as the flashiest, most talented, or most dynamic rapper on this planet; however, he does come across as someone who knows how to authentically talk about his rough come-up, his violent thoughts, and his romantic life. He also knows how to stay in his lane, too, as, throughout the album, he only links up with artists that share his same energy, he only raps over beats that can feel the pain in his soul, and he only toys with styles of rapping/melodies that he is comfortable with.
YFN Lucci should be much bigger than he actually is…
Quincy is the creator of Ratings Game Music. He loves writing about music, taking long walks on beaches, and spaghetti that fights him back.