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  • Summary: The debut full-length studio release for the Atlanta rapper features guest appearances from Birdman, Boosie BadAzz, Duke, Jacquees, T.I., Yak Gotti, and Young Dolph.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Apr 24, 2015
    84
    Thug’s rapping itself, known for its unpredictability, is sharper than ever; his voice feels clarified, strengthened.
  2. Apr 20, 2015
    80
    On it’s own merit; Barter 6 is the definitive mainstream strip club album of the modern era.
  3. Apr 30, 2015
    80
    Barter 6 is an obvious, tight application of Thug’s lawless style brought into the space of a linear album, letting his flow drip and collect in horizontal spaces, as opposed to being sharply crafted like in his iconic hits, “Stoner,” “Danny Glover,” and “Lifestyle.”
  4. Apr 20, 2015
    70
    On Barter 6, a rapper frequently dismissed as a druggie dance trapper inverts himself, yielding a passionate and personal record that's as insular as Earl's latest, but with charisma and color.
  5. Jul 14, 2015
    60
    It's cotton candy hip-hop that's enjoyable to consume but has no real substance.
  6. Jun 24, 2015
    60
    The rapping isn’t the problem, it’s his singing and eccentric sounds that leaves me with Van Gogh thoughts.
  7. Apr 20, 2015
    58
    Barter 6 feels like a step in the right direction rather than a destination, proof that Thugger can put together a complete package even if it’s less than adventurous.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 39
  2. Negative: 10 out of 39
  1. Apr 24, 2015
    10
    Amazing album, 10/10 pretty much everything was great and overall a perfect eve a classic that will be remembered and cherished for years toAmazing album, 10/10 pretty much everything was great and overall a perfect eve a classic that will be remembered and cherished for years to come. Young Thug is a genius and amazing rapper and lyricist. Expand
  2. Apr 24, 2015
    10
    Barter 6 is the album of the **** year alright. **** tpab, **** kanye, young thug is better than all of them. Wit dem DICKS. Album of aBarter 6 is the album of the **** year alright. **** tpab, **** kanye, young thug is better than all of them. Wit dem DICKS. Album of a lifetime. If you haven't listened u lost Expand
  3. Apr 24, 2015
    10
    Young Thug represents the pinnacle of just not rap music, but all music. In 2015 he has progressed into becoming an artist who deserves to beYoung Thug represents the pinnacle of just not rap music, but all music. In 2015 he has progressed into becoming an artist who deserves to be mentioned with the likes of The Beatles, Kanye West, and Miles Davis. By the end of the year, after his album HiTunes releases, there is a very good chance he will surpass all those named above. The Barter 6 is an instant classic and will be remembered for all time, even your great great grand children will be listening to this as they scooter through the neighborhood in the future. If there is one thing you do in life, listen to the Barter 6. Expand
  4. Apr 24, 2015
    8
    This is the most ignorant music on the planet. He croons, "N***, I'm a crack addict" is one of the the most honest lines on any record. PointThis is the most ignorant music on the planet. He croons, "N***, I'm a crack addict" is one of the the most honest lines on any record. Point blank, if you love straight rhymes and ignant music this is one of the best releases out right now. Young Thug is not for everyone. He is strange and has his own style that is on its own designed for its target group. There are no tracks with catchy hooks but simply a display of concepts Young Thug has thrown in pass releases sprinkled with shots at Wayne. In "Can't Tell ft. TI & Lil Boosie" he displays some of the most interesting rap-sung verses heard in a while. It's hard to fathom that Young Thug is from Atlanta. His rapid delivery are sprinkled in songs like "Halftime" and show how technical he is. The thing about this mixtape is it shows how much potential Young Thug has. This is a good release for Atlanta rap fans or just fans of real fun dumb rap music. Young Thug is a genre on its own. Expand
  5. Feb 9, 2021
    7
    The decisive rapper with a flair for vocal experiments is back with his greatest return to form yet. He doesn't try to change up his styleThe decisive rapper with a flair for vocal experiments is back with his greatest return to form yet. He doesn't try to change up his style (how could you when you are this unique already)instead he hones it in producing a streamlined impressive release. It was enjoyable without being annoying,generic and forgettable unlike his singles(see:lifestyle)favourites:halftime, barter 6 Expand
  6. Jun 6, 2016
    5
    I'll admit that Young Thug tried his best with his unusual style of rapping on the Barter 6. A few songs on this mixtape had great potential.I'll admit that Young Thug tried his best with his unusual style of rapping on the Barter 6. A few songs on this mixtape had great potential. Young Thug's mentor Birdman actually tried to get somewhere with his bars on "Constantly Hating" and "Knocked Off".

    Despite the efforts put into this mixtape, the rivalry with legendary rapper Lil Wayne is the pet peeve that I still have with Thugga. Thugga was pretty insensitive about at-first naming his project "Tha Carter VI" when Birdman (for some unnecessary and stupid reason) has not even released Lil Wayne's long-awaited and hopefully to-die-for album "Tha Carter V".
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  7. Apr 24, 2015
    0
    This **** aint nothing than samesy. Memerap.

    0 score for spamming the music industry. young Thugs sucks. This **** aint nothing than
    This **** aint nothing than samesy. Memerap.

    0 score for spamming the music industry.

    young Thugs sucks.

    This **** aint nothing than samesy. Memerap.

    0 score for spamming the music industry.

    young Thugs sucks.
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