Album Ratings (2/17/2023): Tony Yayo, Big Scarr & More
These three albums from this past weekend caught my attention.
These four albums from this past weekend caught my attention.
Tony Yayo – The Loyal
Walahi, Tony Yayo was my favorite G-Unit member back in the day. No, I didn’t think that he was a better rapper than Lloyd Banks, 50 Cent, or Young Buck; I just loved his energy on tracks. Eighteen years after his biggest release, Thoughts of a Predicate Felon, Yayo has returned to the music scene with The Loyal.
The Loyal sounds like a prime G-Unit album. In it, Tony Yayo tells us rugged street tales using his signature animated style of rapping. While I don’t think he does enough on this project to keep the attention of non-G-Unit fans, if you do happen to be a major G-Unit fan, you’ll love the nostalgia this mixtape brings.
Jay Critch – Jugg Season
When it comes to Rich The Kid’s Rich Forever group, Jay Critch is the star, to me. In my opinion, Critch is a highly skilled rapper that has ‘it.’ With that being said, I don’t think we’ve seen the best of him just yet. Perhaps, Jugg Season is the beginning of major things for the New York MC.
I believe that Jugg Season is Jay Critch’s best work. I feel like he raps with a good pep to his step throughout the project. I also feel like he relies on the exact kind of beats that I would prefer to hear him spit bars over. All in all, I think this project is a very good listen.
Skrillex – Don’t Get Too Close & Quest For Fire
Skrillex didn’t release just one album this past weekend; he released two! While the first one, Quest For Fire, is super techno, the second one, Don’t Get Too Close, is a little more balanced musically. I prefer the latter, and that’s mainly because it has some good guest appearances (Trippie Redd, BEAM, PinkPantheress, Yung Lean, Chief Keef, Kid Cudi, Swae Lee, Justin Bieber, Don Toliver, and Bibi Bourelly are all featured on the album) and commercial records that are literally impossible to hate. Nonetheless, both projects are full of good vibes, energetic beats, and unique vocal performances.
Quincy is the creator of Ratings Game Music. He loves writing about music, taking long walks on beaches, and spaghetti that fights him back.