Megan Thee Stallion – “Good News” review

This is the full-length debut from Houston superstar Megan Thee Stallion. Rising to prominence last May with the release of her debut mixtape Fever, I myself was very impressed with how it displayed Megan’s knack for catchy songwriting, dirty south/Memphis inspired production & a unique personality. She just dropped an EP at the beginning of 2020 called SUGA but almost 9 months later, were finally being treated to Good News.

The album kicks off with “Shots Fired”, where Megan puts the final nail in the coffin in regards to Tory Lanez shooting her in the foot earlier this year over a Buddah Bless instrumental sampling “Who Shot Ya?” by Biggie. The next song “Circles” talks about her haters over a chipmunked-soul sample provided by Cool & Dre while the track “Cry Baby” with DaBaby sees the 2 getting on some Bonnie & Clyde shit over a spooky beat. The song “Do It on the Tip” with the City Girls finds the trio of course talking about sex over a knocking instrumental from Lil Ju while the track “Sugar Baby” talks about being just that over a Helluva beat clearly inspired by Mannie Fresh.

The song “Movie” with Lil Durk finds the 2 getting together for a strip club anthem backed by a nocturnal Tay Keith instrumental while the track “Freaky Girls” talks about being kinky over a glossy beat from juicy J. The song “Body” talks about being thick over some moaning & heavy bass and even though the track “What’s New?” talks about giving the middle finger to her haters, the instrumental on here might be my least favorite on the entire album.

The song “Work That” talks about riding it like a rodeo over a playful beat while the track “Intercourse” with Popcaan needs no further explanation over a moody DJ Mustard instrumental. The song “Go Crazy” with Big Sean & 2 Chainz sees the 3 talking about wilding out over a hyphy instrumental from J.R. Rotem of all people while the track “Don’t Rock Me to Sleep” talks about wanting her man to tell her what he really means over a funky ass beat.

The song “Outside” talks about she ain’t for the streets over an instrumental perfect to cruise down too while the next track with Beyoncé is a sequel to “Savage” that’s just as hard as the original. The penultimate song “Girls in the Hood” talks about being a hit girl over a Scott Storch instrumental sampling the Eazy-E classic “Boyz-N-the-Hood” & then the closer “Don’t Stop” with Young Thug finds the 2 getting braggadocious over an industrial beat.

I’ve been saying for quite a while now that Megan Thee Stallion is the illest female spitter in the mainstream right now (with Rapsody being the illest female spitter right now PERIOD) & if this album doesn’t further prove my point, I don’t know what will. On all fronts from the catchy songwriting to the versatile production, it’s pretty much her equivalent to So Much Fun.

Score: 4/5

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