I Want It
Editor Rating:VERY HOTTTTT
Herbo closes his new album as it starts: with raw confession.
Every song on Sessions reflects this assertion. The closing track, “I Want It, is certainly no exception. The parallel between a therapy session and a studio session has been made before and Herbo shows how cathartic it can be to unload all your troubles on wax. Many rappers have done this before, but Herbo raps with a growl that makes his purging feel incredibly powerful. When he falls off beat, it’s as if there’s an urgency to his confessions that don’t allow him to be solely concerned with musicality.
We in Timbs and shit, drippin’ butter on ’em
Put my verse back twice, thought I stuttered on ’em
Smack the fuck out it twice, yeah, I stunted on ’em
See, that forty flash light full of thunder on ’em
I Want It
Travis Scott & Don Toliver Lead A Drug Rap Symphony On “WHAT TO DO?”
Now, Travis Scott has released the first Cactus Jack Records compilation tape, JACKBOYS, and it’s finally Don Toliver’s time to shine. He knocks all three of his performances on there out of the park. “WHAT TO DO?” is a dramatic duet between him and Travis. They both effusively sing about still being fucked up the morning after. It’s the kind of grandiose ode to banal events that Travis thrives at making and Don Toliver proves to be a perfect companion for that endeavour. There’s an ominous synth breakdown and washed-out guitar solo that takes a page out of the Mike Dean playbook (unless he’s responsible for it) to render “WHAT TO DO?” a drug rap masterpiece.
I woke up on the seventeenth
Drunk as hell, you tellin’ me
I was in the club, full of jealousy
Damn near caught a felony
– Don Toliver