YBN Nahmir tries to reenter his prime with his debut album “VISIONLAND.”
5. STILL (FAMILY)
I’m not going to lie, I am a sucker for introspective rap songs like “Still (Family).”
If you only know the savage side of YBN Nahmir, “Still (Family)” will surprise you. The song features verses by YBN Nahmir in which he talks about his lost friends, his family woes, his rough come-up, and his unbreakable mentality. While I am not the biggest fan of his rapping style on the song (He sounds a little too amateur for me), I do f**k with how vulnerable that he comes across.
Ty Dolla $ign is featured on “Still (Family).” What he provides the track with is a hook that is soulful and churchy.
I can respect a man that puts family first!
YBN Nahmir, DaBoii & G-Herbo sound ready for war in “Politics.”
You’re going to want to hunt down your ops after you are finished listening to “Politics.” The track features violent, vengeful, and competitive lyrics by Nahmir, DaBoii, and G-Herbo (There are also a few bars about smashing chicks, but we won’t talk about them).
What I find interesting about “Politics” is that it sounds like Nahmir, DaBoii, and Herbo all blacked out when they laid their verses down on the song.
3. OPP STOPPA (REMIX)
Back in 2019, when YBN Nahmir was poppin, he released the simple-sounding “Opp Stoppa.” Two years later, Nahmir decided to drop a remix to the song that features the one and only 21 Savage.
I’m not going to lie, I don’t love the flows, the swagger, or the basic-ass lyrics that YBN Nahmir hits us with on “Opp Stoppa.” Thankfully, 21 Savage saves the song by gifting us with a verse that is the perfect amount of quirky, reckless, humourous, and violent.
This “Opp Stoppa” song sounds so f**king undone…
2. FAST CAR MUSIC (STAIN)
YBN Nahmir brings out his demon side in “Fast Car Music.”
“Fast Car Music” isn’t for the weak. Over a menacing beat, YBN Nahmir raps ferociously about doing some freaky things to a few chicks, about pulling up on his ops, about smoking blunts, and about kicking it with Drake. While you might not be blown away by the way the song sounds, it should at least make you want to buy a Super Soaker.
1. 2 SEATER
YBN Nahmir, G-Eazy, and Offset definitely have a club banger in “2 Seater.”
On the real, “2 Seater” and Yo Gotti’s “Pose” hit sound very similar: Both feature a smelley-ass instrumental, creepy hooks, and beyond reckless lyrics. The major difference between the two tracks is that “2 Seater” features tons of WBS (White boy slyness) courtesy of G-Eazy, bad grammar courtesy of YBN Nahmir, and tongue-twisting flows courtesy of Offset.
2-Seaters are very uncomfortable couches (The trio is talking about couches, right?)
𝕊𝕆ℕ𝔾 𝔹𝕐 𝕊𝕆ℕ𝔾 𝔹ℝ𝔼𝔸𝕂𝔻𝕆𝕎ℕ
1. STILL (FAMILY) (3/5)
2. REGARDLESS (3/5)
3. POLITICS (3/5)
4. OPP STOPPA (3/5)
5. GET IT CRACKIN (2/5)
6. FAST CAR MUSIC (STAIN) (3/5)
7. PRISON (3/5)
8. LAMB TRUCK (3/5)
9. FAST CAR ENDING (3/5)
10. WAKE UP (3/5)
11. BELGIUM (3/5)
12. MAKE A WISH (2/5)
13. HOMEWORK (2/5)
14. STREETS (2/5)
15. WOOWAM (2/5)
16. SOUL TRAIN (1/5)
17. 2 SEATER (3/5)
18. CA$HLAND (3/5)
19. OVER NOW (2/5)
20. OPP STOPPA (2/5)
While there are some bright moments on this album (I somewhat like the songs in which YBN comes across as humble), there are too many moments that are atrocious. To be more specific, there are moments in which YBN flows awfully, moments in which YBN tries to sing but crashes and burns, moments in which YBN sounds like a complete rookie, and moments in which YBN sounds like a dude that is trying a little too hard to come across as a legitimate gangsta. When you package all of my criticisms together, what you end up with is a very amateur-sounding hip-hop album.
I’m officially jumping off the YBN Nahmir bandwagon. When he first came out, I thought that he showed glimpses of being a beyond solid rapper. In VISIONLAND, he does absolutely nothing that makes me a satisfied rap customer (Mind you, I paid nothing to listen to this album).
Quincy is the creator of Ratings Game Music. He loves writing about music, taking long walks on beaches, and spaghetti that fights him back.