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Yeat – LYFË (Album Review)

Yeat lives “LYFË” on the edge in his latest offering.


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TOP 5

 

5. Systëm

Yeat’s “Systëm” cannot be replicated.

“Systëm” is one of the few songs on this album that is multi-layered in a good way. Production-wise, you get a mash-up of a bunch of different sounds. Rapping-wise, you get a mashup of bizarre adlibs, both consistent and oft-kilter flows, and all kinds of jitty lyrics. While I won’t call the song the best thing I’ve ever heard, I will call it fascinating to listen to.

 

 

4. Holy 1

Yeat did?

Believe it or not, “Holy 1” gives me Bone Thugs-N-Harmony vibes. The way Yeat dashes between a subdued, slightly incoherent, and shifty sound reminds me of the s**t Bizzy Bone was doing back in the day. All in all, “Holy 1” is a complex banger that knocks for sure.



3. Out thë way

In “Out thë way,” Yeat actually uses his inside voice throughout.

The sluggish but hard-hitting beat attached to “Out thë way” sort of frolics along without a care in the world. The way Yeat hurls everything from fast to slow to incoherent flows at it is actually entertaining. I also think that when he has a good handle of the beat, he sounds elite.

 

 

2. Talk

“Talk” feels like Yeat’s theme song.

The beat attached to “Talk” is both hard and creepy. I can picture it playing while a snowman melts. As for Yeat, he switches between fast flows and slow flows throughout, refusing to be sped up like James Harden. I’m not going to lie, I think this song is very catchy and addictive.

 

 

1. Flawless

Yeat and Lil Uzi Vert has built up quite the rapport. I really like their chemistry in “Flawless.”

“Flawlëss” sounds like some straight-up horror s**t. The song boasts a beat that would make Jason do the Antonio Brown dance, a terrorizing hook, and raps that feature just the right amount of flexing, heartbreaking, and threatening. While I think YEAT does his thing in the song, it’s Uzi’s monster verse that you need to pay very close attention to.


SONG BY SONG RATING

1. Flawlëss (3.5/5)

2. Up Off X (2.5/5)

3. Out thë way (3/5)

4. Wat it feel likë (3/5)

5. Got it all (2.5/5)

6. Can’t stop it (2/5)

7. Krank (2.5/5)

8. Talk (3/5)

9. Comë on (2/5)

10. System (3.5/5)

11. Holy 1 (3/5)

12. Killin ëm (3/5)


RGM RATING

(D+)

 

It’s very fun figuring out how to decode YEAT’s music. Nothing about the rap styles that he toys with or the beats that he does his work over is normal. With that being said, LYFË will f**k with your mind in crazy ways. As much as I want to say that this muthaf**ka is bizarre, I also want to say that he is innovative. Maybe (Just maybe) Yeat’s fearlessness when it comes to hurling a bunch of sounds onto records will become the norm. Maybe Tonka trucks will sell out in a couple of months because of him. Maybe artists will start adjusting to his style. What I will tell you is this: I don’t think YEAT’s lyrics will never not be basic, but I do think that the beats he raps over are elite. I’ve learned to not critique him; I just put up with the rollercoaster ride that he puts us on in his music.

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