This 12 months has had many low factors with a number of headlines riddled with COVID-19 statistics and ideal examples of mediocre management. It’s no surprise individuals are sure to fall underneath a melancholic spell.
However because of 25-year-old rapper Megan Thee Stallion, her Nov. 20 album launch may simply break the curse of 2020.
With singles such because the “Savage Remix,” “Women within the Hood” and “Don’t Cease” releasing earlier than their respective album announcement, hotties and rap lovers alike had a style of what was in retailer for her newest album “Good Information.”
Contemplating the recognition surrounding the 4 EPs she launched within the final three years, the album’s visitor appearances ought to include no shock. The 17-track album showcased among the most notable Black artists the music trade has to supply: 2 Chainz, Beyoncé, Huge Sean, Metropolis Women, DaBaby, Lil Durk, Mustard, Popcaan, SZA and Younger Thug.
Cutthroat vibes are masterfully launched within the album’s first music, “Pictures Fired.” Listeners are immediately invited into what actually went down between her and Canadian rapper Tory Lanez on July 12. Based on Megan Thee Stallion’s Instagram Stay video, Lanez fired photographs at her after making an attempt to keep away from an argument. Megan Thee Stallion had exited the SUV that each rappers have been in on the time, leaving her left foot injured with two gunshots.
Megan Thee Stallion exhibits she’s extra than simply an entertainer with empowering bars by how arduous the viewers can take her lyrics to coronary heart. The monitor samples The Infamous B.I.G.’s “Who Shot Ya?” which holds similarities that put their adversaries to disgrace.
The album’s second monitor, “Circles,” carries on the assured, sexual prowess Megan Thee Stallion launched in her debut, but in addition begs the questions resembling: “Look, why you wanna do the unhealthy b—- flawed?/ ‘Bout to make this each unhealthy b—- music?”
These questions, nonetheless, are usually not new to the dialog that she is making an attempt to develop all through the album. There are quite a few songs on the market which have identified the identical concepts. But as a substitute of begging for the solutions, Scorching Woman Meg wastes no time ready for the opposite shoe to drop.
Her expectations on the way to be handled are laid out for us in “Sugar Child,” the fifth monitor that samples American rapper Webbie’s “Unhealthy B—-,” which paradoxically imposes outdated gender roles upon ladies.
The music calls consideration to how a lot ladies need to be pampered, creating the sensation of feminine empowerment when her lyrics as a response to Webbie’s overtly sexist lyrics, that are commonplace in most male rappers’ songs.
Stallion’s first verse, “Oh, you wanna see my nails once they’re executed? S—, pay for ’em/ You’ll be able to’t have opinions on no s— that you simply ain’t payin’ for/ All them highschool mindgames solely work on needy b——/ Name your self not talkin’ to me, I am already callin’ my different n—-, ayy,” serves as an amazing response to Webbie’s second verse within the 2005 music, “Unhealthy B—-,” “Now see I can impress a nasty b—- the lady gon smile/ Caress the unhealthy b—- now the lady gon’ wild/ I will feed it and deal with it like that is my youngster/ Then freakin it up and beat it up that is my type.”
In its entirety, “Good Information” transcends the unhealthy information of at the moment; it hypes us up for what comes subsequent. Regardless of these twisted instances, Megan Thee Stallion’s debut album did what it was made to do.