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  • Summary: The fourth full-length release for the rapper features guest appearances from Jhené Aiko, Drake, Gucci Mane, Swae Lee, Migos, Nicki Minaj, Monica, Pharrell, Quavo, Travis Scott, Trey Songz, and Ty Dolla Sign.
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Good Drank
Yeah, used to treat my mattress like the ATM yeah Bond number 9 that's my favorite scent, yeah Can't forget the kush I'm talking OG, oh yeah Rest in... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Jun 23, 2017
    82
    Despite the lack of range, Pretty Girls Like Trap Music goes down as 2 Chainz’ strongest LP to date and will become a reference point for anyone curious about how the towering rap star can service their turn-up needs.
  2. Jun 22, 2017
    80
    Inconspicuousness notwithstanding, Pretty Girls Like Trap Music is among Epps' most significant and enjoyable work.
  3. Jun 22, 2017
    80
    If Pretty Girls Like Trap Music doesn't make the rapper an immediate king of the South, it undoubtedly puts him in line for the title.
  4. Jun 22, 2017
    80
    Pretty Girls Like Trap Music, his third solo full-length, feels like a cousin to Migos’ Culture, another highlight of 2017—a bit more sinewy but still overflowing with seven-figure absurdism.
  5. Jul 5, 2017
    80
    Pretty Girls Like Trap Music is an explosive collection of songs that showcases the colorful rhyme animal at the top of his game.
  6. The Wire
    Sep 1, 2017
    80
    Every beat is a slow motion epic, every hook aches with promethazine exhaustion transcended through force of will. [Sep 2017, p.62]
  7. Jun 22, 2017
    70
    While it doesn’t quite have the same urgency as ‘Based on a T.R.U. Story’ or ’T.R.U. REALigion', Pretty Girls Like Trap Music is perfectly positioned to be a 2017 favourite catering to both fans of this generation’s trap music and those that were knee deep in trap during its late ‘90s/early ‘00s inception.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Jun 30, 2017
    10
    2 Chainz has spent the last 2 years developing his lyrical and technical skills and it shows in Pretty Girls Like Trap Music. In previous2 Chainz has spent the last 2 years developing his lyrical and technical skills and it shows in Pretty Girls Like Trap Music. In previous albums he could deliver a cute one liner or two but failed to be really engaging, but in this and other projects he's released since Collegrove, his lyrics are consistently great and he is able to switch up flows to make sure things don't get stale. The sales are well deserved. Expand
  2. Jun 22, 2017
    10
    I used to think 2 Chainz was just silly. I didn't dislike him, but I wasn't a fan either. His previous albums were OK at best but nothingI used to think 2 Chainz was just silly. I didn't dislike him, but I wasn't a fan either. His previous albums were OK at best but nothing that would hold a legacy for him years from now. That however changed with PGLTM. The entire album is consistent like a concept album. It is almost like a trap opera album. 2 Chainz uses much more vocabulary in his verses than youd expect but he does maintain his silly sometimes nonsense rhymes in a good way. I never thought I'd say this, but it is definitely a hip hop classic. Sure its not Kendrick Lamar level, but its a classic no doubt. This might be the most 2017 sounding album of 2017 alongside Gorillaz 'Humanz'. I never really loved the trap genre, but this album is without a doubt the best album within it. Whether 2 Chainz keeps going in this upward spiral or not, this will be the album he will be remembered for. Oh and I know this will produce mega hits for the club. Play it loud and feel the vibes.

    Here is a quick track by track rating:

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    Saturday Night 9/10
    Riverdale Rd 8/10 weakest link but still good
    Good Drank 10/10 Essential
    4 AM 10/10 Essential
    Door Swangin 8.5/10
    Realize 9.5/10 Essential
    Poor Fool 10/10 Essential
    Its A Vibe 10/10 Essential
    Rolls Royce 9.5/10 Essential
    Sleep When U Die 9/10
    Trap Check 8.5/10
    Blue Cheese 10/10 Essential
    OG Kush Diet 9/10
    Burglar Bars 10/10 Essential (channels young Jay Z and might be his classiest song to date)
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  3. Jun 25, 2017
    10
    this is definetly his best album easily he is starting to show maturity and go more into darker tone than his previous keep it up tauheed uthis is definetly his best album easily he is starting to show maturity and go more into darker tone than his previous keep it up tauheed u need this **** Expand
  4. Jun 22, 2017
    8
    2Chainz is one of the most polarizing names in the current hip hop scene. His first two albums are generally considered to be2Chainz is one of the most polarizing names in the current hip hop scene. His first two albums are generally considered to be straight-forward, fun but shallow trap projects. Considering that, with 'Pretty Girls Like Trap Music", 2Chainz has with little doubt dropped his best project yet. While singles like "Good Drank" and "4 AM" signaled this album would take a darker and more psychedelic approach to trap, it still contains a sense of variety throughout. Songs such as "Bailan" and "OG Kush Diet" contain very sunny, upbeat beats, while others like "Blue Cheese" and "Sleep When U Die" continue the dark and moody atmosphere set by the singles. "Saturday Night" is a guitar-led ballad with lyrics concerning his history of drug-dealing, and it kicks the album off on a high note, while ending on another high note with "Burglar Bars", a very soulful closer that's probably the most emotionally complex track 2Chainz has ever recorded. There are a few low points, like "Realize" with Nicki Minaj, but even considering them, this is a colorfully moody trap album that stands as one of my personal favorite hip hop albums this year.
    Favorites: "Saturday Night", "Good Drank", "4 AM", "Big Amount", "It's A Vibe", "Sleep When U Die", "Trap Check", "OG Kush Diet", "Bailan", "Burglar Bars"
    Least Favorites: "Door Swangin", "Realize"
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  5. May 13, 2018
    8
    A really good and underrated hip hop album. The production is fantastic throughout, there are plenty of enjoyable features, and 2 Chainz holdsA really good and underrated hip hop album. The production is fantastic throughout, there are plenty of enjoyable features, and 2 Chainz holds his own, rhyming and flowing better than never and bringing a lot of humour, but also some serious topics to the table. Expand
  6. Jun 22, 2017
    6
    Like most recent trap music 2 Chainz's latest album meanders with little focus or ingenuity for a tediously long number of tracks. While manyLike most recent trap music 2 Chainz's latest album meanders with little focus or ingenuity for a tediously long number of tracks. While many songs are fun to listen to it does not keep you captured or interested for long. I found myself often putting it on as background music, which it is very good for. There are a few standout tracks like "good drank" which fit well in a party playlist however most of the album just plays it safe with pretty repetitive 2 Chainz verses. Expand
  7. Aug 15, 2017
    5
    Aside from the strong beats and some interesting texture changes, this was quite an underwhelming work, with 2 Chainz’s lethargic pacing andAside from the strong beats and some interesting texture changes, this was quite an underwhelming work, with 2 Chainz’s lethargic pacing and lack of rhythmic intrigue sounding void of substantial talent. My Score: 96/180 (Deficient) = 5.3/10 Expand

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