but i will say that people think they are on some upper level of music because they like this cd are talking sideways and no better than an underground fan saying that about underground music.
i listen to different stuff and think the album is ok. there is one song beat wise i skip(on sight) one of my other friends listen to everything(including screamo which i have no idea why personally) but didn't like it. knew 2 dudes that are in a rap group that i know, grew up together basically playing the same music which is mostly texas rap. one likes it ones doesn't so it goes from person to person.
i also don't see whats to understand with this album. its him rapping on non traditional rap beats. that is it to me. its like somebody from the east coast not liking trap beats. its basically a preference
If you listen to how he's getting these different genres to speak to each other on these songs, it's something that we rarely see. This album is an experience.
You go from a track like "Black Skinhead"
which infuses early 70's Glam/Stadium Rock with early 80's Punk
(two genres that are polar opposites) and they are blended so well together on this track..
Then you cut to a track like "New Slaves"
which goes from Industrial rock with Metal
influences into 70's progressive rock sample from Hungary
, with a Peter Frampton
style autotune layer on top. Yet it flows together seamlessly.
One last example
Go to a track like "I'm In It"
it goes from Trent Reznor/Nine Inch Nails
style Industrial Metal
into a Jamaican Dancehall
vibe and those are two genres which almost never touch, yet Ye got them conversing fluently..
There's things you just gotta be familiar with to see whats going on from track to track with this album
It's not anybody trying to be a music snob or belittle anybody else, but it just is what it is..
For example.. I keep hearing people who dont know any better call this album "EDM"
there is very little EDM
on this album at all..
But people are using that term, for lack of a better understanding of what they're actually listening to.. And its okay. Once again. It just is what it is