Given this a few more spins in the past fortnight (slight understatement; i’ve barely listened to anything else). It’s really, really good; so far ahead of Culture II, which I actually like, in terms of the formula for a group rap album. imo Migos’ problem on CII is that they can’t structure songs to get the best out of each individual’s voice - it’s just verse, Quavo hook, verse, Quavo hook etc. SOBxRBE have equally distinct voices, they’ve just structured the songs better. They also have 4 solo songs back-to-back towards the end which are amongst the album highlights.
It’s clearly Yhung T.O. who’s the star though. He uses autotune really well but more importantly, as demonstrated on Anti last year, has a Nate Dogg-esque ear for a hook that morphs into a verse. He steals it on Anti Social and Always, maybe my early album highlights.
Anyway, Yhung had an EP out with Mozzy last year that I missed, it’s pretty good:
Have also got obsessed with this SOBxRBE tune with Drakeo the Ruler from last year. Cali really dominating atm: