Lil Pump – Lil Pump 2 (Album Review)
NBA YoungBoy, G4 Boyz, Ty Dolla $ign, SmokePurpp & more make guest appearances on this album.
Lil Pump sounds rejuvenated in “Lil Pump 2.”
5. I Don’t Mind (Ft. NBA YoungBoy)
I didn’t want a Lil Pump and NBA YoungBoy collaboration to be a slow jam…
Do I love “I Don’t Mind?” No, I do not. I feel like Lil Pump sounds a little too out of it on the track. Also, his vocals are pretty awful. With that being said, I do think the hook Pump blesses us with will get stuck in your head pretty easily and NBA YoungBoy’s lone verse is pretty dope. All in all, if you decided you wanted to listen to this album today, you should want to listen to this song.
“Splurgin” might be Lil Pump’s slickest track of all time.
Can you believe that Lil Pump sounds poised in this song? Throughout “Splurgin,” a track that features a slick trap beat that will make you want to tip-toe your ass off, he uses his inside voice to speak on the outrageous amount of money he spends and the fancy cars he drives. I like how the song flows and how Pump actually sticks to the subject at hand (You get no ADD s**t here).
3. All The Sudden
I think Lil Pump meant to call this song “All Of A Sudden.”
So, the energy attached to “All The Sudden” is pretty low. However, who needs energy when you get to be fed lyrics about guns, orgies, drugs, and splurging?! Aside from the spicy lyrics, I also like the catchy hook and the consistent flow that Pump hits us with. Don’t sleep on this song at all; even though it sounds like the Florida rapper made it while he was dozing off.
2. She Know (Ft. Ty Dolla $ign)
I wonder why Ty Dolla $ign agreed to do this feature…
In “She Know,” Lil Pump plays a smooth crooner. Here’s the kicker: He doesn’t sound that bad! I f**k with his gentle vocals and the way he comes across as both a gentleman and a savage lyrically. Ty Dolla $ign helps solidify the song’s R&B vibe with some smooth vocals.
Y’all adding this song to your slow jam playlist?
1. Pump Rock x Heavy Metal
“Pump Rock” is GOD-awful. Once “Heavy Metal” comes on, s**t gets lit!
In “Heavy Metal,” Lil Pump uses his outside voice to prove to the world that he’s a top-notch rockstar. Everything from the song’s explosive energy to the edgy beat to the catchy hook will definitely strike a chord with you (I’m not trolling either).
Yep, I am all for Lil Pump transitioning to rock music.
SONG BY SONG BREAKDOWN
1. Tesla (Ft. Smokepurpp) (3.5/5)
2. Pull Up (3/5)
3. Ain’t With That (2.5/5)
4. All The Sudden (3.5/5)
5. I Don’t Mind (Ft. NBA YoungBoy) (3/5)
6. No Hook (Ft. Rio Da Yung Og) (3.5/5)
7. Pump Rock x Heavy Metal (4/5)
8. Till I See You (Ft. Smokepurpp) (3/5)
9. She Know (Ft. Ty Dolla $ign) (3.5/5)
10. Don’t Like Me (3.5/5)
11. Fendi On Fendi (3/5)
12. Mosh Pit (3.5/5)
13. Move It (3/5)
14. Wok (3/5)
15. Splurgin (3.5/5)
16. Swipe (Ft. G4 Boyz) (3.5/5)
Stupid lyrics aside, this album is not bad at all!
One thing that every single music fan should appreciate about Lil Pump is how much of a risk-taker he is. In Lil Pump 2, he makes everything from heavy metal songs to slow jams to certified jit bangers. He even tries to do an African accent in “Swipe.” Pump fans, don’t worry, he still gifts us with the kind of music he was making before. Though I believe most of the verses he drops on the album are pretty bad lyrically (He mainly talks about him and his grandma doing drugs, getting into fist fights, and getting top in the songs), the beats he does his work over are damn good and the hooks he gifts us with are pretty catchy. In a world where we don’t want our artists to change, Lil Pump managed to stay the same person but grow slightly as an artist. With that being said, I’m not prepared to call this album the next Illmatic, and that’s mainly because Pump’s content is way too immature to enjoy. At the end of the day, Pump appeases his fanbase with 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.