XXXTentacion – ? (Capitol)
The infamous Florida rapper is back with his second full-length album, a follow-up to August’s 17. Unlike 17, which was only 27 minutes long, ? nearly doubles that with a plethora of tracks ranging in various music styles. XXXTentacion’s talent is his ability to operate within many different genres. Songs like “Moonlight” and “SAD!” are a mix between hip hop and sad emo rock, while the hilariously titled “I don’t even speak Spanish lol” is a reggaeton track that is not only rhythmic but catchy as hell. Other highlights on the album are “$$$” featuring pre-teen rap sensation Matt Ox and “SMASH!” with PnB Rock. Warning though, like all XXX albums, there are a lot of cringy emo rap tracks that will leave you with a bad taste in your mouth. ? is a huge improvement on 17, but the recent domestic violence case against XXX is definitely a turnoff. If you really want to listen to this, I suggest pirating it rather than buying it.
Trial Track: “SAD!”