Autumn! – “##B4GC2” review

This is the surprise 17th EP from Louisiana rapper/producer Autumn!. Making a name himself in the plugg scene, he got his start by dropping 16 EPs & a full-length debut on SoundCloud since 2018 prior to signing to Victor Victor Worldwide & Republic Recordsright after his last EP Not Much Left last fall. He just put out his sophomore album albeit major label debut Antagonist! few months back to positive reception & now surprise-dropping ##B4GC2 ahead of Golden Child 2.

“My Collection!” is a spacious opener talking about letting Keisha think that he’s the one that needs her while the self-produced “I’m Doin’ Fine!” takes a pluggier route assuring everyone that it’s all good on his end. The penultimate track “Know You Hear Me!” has a more psychedelic edge to it delivering a message to the higher power & “Wait Yeah!” closes out the EP with a fun trap banger confessing that he doesn’t know who he’d be without the power of music.

Golden Child is still a favorite of mine throughout Autumn!’s catalog due to how personal he got on there & this prelude has me anticipating the sequel highly. The production is a lot more plugg-influenced than Antagonist! was & the introspection that made the first Golden Child so special happens to carry it’s way over here.

Score: 4/5