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I did not see this coming. When these two are in the studio, the sky is the limit. Due to a public beef, we missed out on elite Atlanta rap music. As recent as last year, Super and Thugger traded shots on Twitter. Luckily, as 2016 progressed, the nemeses squashed their beef. “Who,” a standout on DJ Esco’s Esco Terrestrial tape, is a favorite Future track of mine. Hearing them finally link up was exciting. I love both of these artists on their own. Thug’s last project was highly experimental. It was just zany enough to work. Future’s previous two albums were soso. Did we really need two albums? Probably not. However, receiving these two heavyweights on a joint project is a gift. I’m all for it. With some sick mixtape art, SUPER SLIMEY is sure to catch the ear of the masses. And for good reason.

The tape’s intro sets the wave right away. “No Cap” is arguably this project’s best song. From “Family Don’t Matter” to “Rent Money,” these Atlanta crooners know how to start off strong. Production from 808 Mafia, Wheezy, and London on da Track supports the rappers’ unpredictable deliveries. Both Future and Young Thug have a variable sound from track to track. Thug is more likely to experiment, although Future switches up his voice quite a bit. As well-known and high-quality as these two typically are, their chemistry is out of sync. Early on, SUPER SLIMEY suffers from minimal zest. “All da Smoke” definitely grew on me. “Every nigga out my city became a boss / Know she rollin’, holy moly, no days off / Pyrex, cook it up, like Kyrie trade you off”. There are quotable lines all over the place here. Unfortunately, “200” and “Three” reek of filler.

There are no “bad” songs here, though. I enjoy all of these tracks. Some of them simply grow old after a multitude of listens. While the combination of Future and Thug can be lethal, they sound better apart. Each artist has two solo tracks on SUPER SLIMEY. Thugger’s tracks beat out Future’s collectively, in my opinion. “Killed Me Before” is hilarious. The hook is downright infectious. It follows a similar blueprint from JEFFERY and Beautiful Thugger Girls. London on da Track makes heat with Thug. Facts. “Cruise Ship,” on the other hand, is a decent cut. It didn’t wow me, but it does its job. Future’s “4 da Gang” was underwhelming to say the least. It’s easily one of the most skippable tracks. However, “Feed Me Dope” is in my top three. Will-A-Fool’s instrumental knocks harder than a S.W.A.T. team. And Future’s contribution has his signature grit that I love.

SUPER SLIMEY‘s lone guest is Offset from Migos. His verse is a highlight on this project. “Patek Water” is a unique, club-ready jam that instantly permeated the Twitter-sphere. Many deem it as this tape’s best overall offering. I am torn. My favorite track might be “Drip on Me”. To me, this is the project’s most cohesive collaboration. Their verses spill into and out of the chorus, making Future and Young Thug a match made in Atlanta heaven. Throughout most of the tape, they seem slightly out of place rapping side by side. Furthermore, some of the vocal mixing here is shaky. As a result, tracks can feel like an unfinished demo. Despite minor hiccups, no song is a failure by any stretch of the imagination. They just could’ve been more polished. All in all, SUPER SLIMEY was a pleasant surprise. If the rumors are true, this isn’t the end.

 

Review: Future & Young Thug - Super Slimey
Memorable One-LinersTrendy, Complementary ProductionSonic Versatility
Recycled Lyrical ThemesMinor Mixing HiccupsHit-or-Miss Chemistry
6MIXED
Production7.5
Songwriting5.5
Substance5

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