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Review: Blac Youngsta diverges from typical message, but fortifies his originative abilities on ‘Fuck Everybody 2’


I think it’s safe to say that it’s difficult to find a reason not to like Blac Youngsta. Whether it be his naturally boisterous persona, his hysterical promotional videos, or his lit Instagram live broadcast, he is undoubtedly a beacon of genuine entertainment.

After releasing his debut album ‘223’ in February, the rapper is back with his new tape ‘Fuck Everybody 2’ which is a sequel to his 2016 mixtape ‘Fuck Everybody.’ Youngsta’s frank and uncomplicated lyricality along with unrivalled production from Tay Keith, CMO, TNT, Hitman PG, Rasta Rebels and more ensure the essence of the tapes replay value.

Although this project is only half an hour, it is jam-packed with back to back heat. Every track averages in duration at about less than four minutes each, giving us a good time in a short time. The ten tracks comprise the unconventional flows and sporadic themes of the rapper’s music. If you know anything about Blac Youngsta, it is known that he reps Memphis to the fullest, so starting the tape off with track ‘901’ (referencing his area code) was only right.

After this video previewed the track on Youngsta’s social media some months back, the anticipation for his new music was high. Bestowing seething bass and the rapper’s familiar outlandish wordplay on the track sets the ambience for the records ahead.

With the subject matter varying on each song, Youngsta explores the subjects of partying, women, money, drug distribution, and other vices and virtues of his life on tracks like ‘Uh Uh’, ‘Pull Up’, and ‘1 on 1’. The only feature on the tape is from rapper Lil Pump is on track ‘Ight’.

While the whole tape is on a caliber that guarantees every song to be a club banger, having no filter especially works for Youngsta on tracks like ‘Bullshit’, ‘Run Down’, and ‘Drive Thru’, where the twenty-eight-year old’s crass words match the intensity of the beat. On the ending selection ‘Breathe’, Youngsta has a more earnest approach as he entails on the contenders of street life. Taking a real turn with singing on the song’s hook, he speaks about telling young boys to stop resorting to gun violence and more.

Tracks like this diverge from Youngsta’s typical message in his songs but help fortify his originative abilities as an artist. ‘Fuck Everybody 2’ is a lucid, high energy project that is surely getting played in rotation. If you weren’t already a fan on Blac Youngsta, now is the time to be.

Written by Bree Ellis

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