Brockhampton – Saturation II (Empire, 2017)
Earlier this year, rap collective Brockhampton dropped, in my opinion, one of the best hip-hop projects of the year, Saturation. A few months later, the group, led by Kevin Abstract, is back with another set of songs that range from grimey bangers to R&B slow jams. Songs like “SUMMER” offer a softer side to the tracklist, with beautiful vocals and smooth production. All the while, songs like “JUNKY” show off a more braggadocious side to the group’s members. The beat is strong and heavy, while the lyrics hit you like a sledgehammer. Compared to Saturation, Saturation II has better R&B tunes, but the bangers don’t hit as hard as I would have hoped. Nonetheless, Saturation II just goes to show how much range this group has. With these two albums, Brockhampton have established themselves as the best rap collective out right now.
Trial Track: “JUNKY”