Lil Wayne & Rich the Kid – “Trust Fund Babies” review

This is a brand new collaborative album between Lil Wayne & Rich the Kid. One is a icon from New Orleans who had the rap game in a chokehold during the mid/late 2000’s & the latter being a 1-hit wonder from Atlanta who most people remember for “New Freezer”. Only reason being because of Kendrick Lamar’s odd yet show-stealing feature on there. We’ve only heard the 2 on a couple songs together within the last couple years but with the 1-year anniversary of the Nobody’s Safe joint album with YoungBoy Never Broke Again coming next month, he & Weezy are uniting for Trust Fund Babies

“Feelin’ Like Tunechi” has a bit of a jangly instrumental to it with both of them talking about being GOATed (which only Wayne has the bragging rights for in my opinion) whereas the orchestral “Headlock” doesn’t even sound focused lyrically. Tay Keith’s hazy production on “Trust Fund” is a breath of fresh air as is the concept about going from rags to riches leading into “Admit It” works in some uptempo synths admitting being wrong & being done wrong.

Meanwhile on “Shh”, we get the reminder that money talks on top of a reversed loop just before the spacious “Big Boss” declares themselves as such. Murda Beatz’ nocturnal instrumental on “Still” is another relief as they talk about being the same reckless dudes while the song “Bleedin’” serves as a boring ode to being fucked up with the penultimate track “Buzzin’” with YG taking another jab at it albeit being slightly better. As for “Yeah Yeah”, it closes the album with annoying cadences & a spacious beat.

Beyond that, what else can I really say about this album other than the fact that it just sucks? Wayne’s verses are just ok by his standards, but I can’t say the same for Rich’s at all & there’s no real chemistry between them on here. On top of that, the production is astoundingly cut-rate.

Score: 1.5/5

Rich the Kid – “Lucky 7” review

This is the debut EP from Queens rapper Rich the Kid. Coming to my attention in 2018 off the viral single “New Freezer”, his popularity would eventually peak with his first 2 full-length albums The World is Yours & The World is Yours 2. He would leave Interscope Records shortly after & team up with Republic Records for his previous album Boss Man but since he’s completely independent as of this year, Rich the Kid is celebrating by dropping Lucky 7.

The EP kicks off with “Split”, where Rich gets materialistic over a bland instrumental. The next song “Laughin’” with DaBaby sees the 2 talks about getting hoes over a Medieval-sounding beat while the track “Money Machine” talks about not going broke again over a generic beat. The song “Boom Boom” with Lil Mosey finds the 2 talking about having shooters over an intoxicating instrumental with some heavy bass while the track “Right” rambles about nothing sex over an ethereal instrumental from DJ Spinz. The penultimate song “Nasty” with Flo Milli, Mulatto & Rubi Rose sees the 4 getting raunchy over a vibrant Buddah Bless beat then the closer “Too Blessed” with Quavo & Takeoff of the Migos finds the trio talking about their gratefulness over an woodwind-infused instrumental from DJ Durel.

I wasn’t expecting much from this new EP & unsuprisingly, I didn’t get a whole lot out of it at all. It’s overloaded with features, Rich the Kid’s lyrics are shallow as Hell & the production ranges from being mediocre to forgettable.

Score: 2/5