On their sophomore album, Long Term Effects of SUFFERING $uicideboy$, show how torment can result in twisted art. Embodying 90s Memphis and Lousina southern hip hop and modern trap and cloud rap, the New Orleans-based duo creates one of the better-sounding records of the entire year. Their beat selection is so versatile, and through track after track, the instrumentals provided represent everything that comes with the chaos and self-torment their music represents. From the distorted cloud rap anthems to haunting fast-paced beats, which sounds like something Three 6 Mafia would rap over, the album’s production team nails this record in terms of its sound. On the flip side of this, the project does fall flat vocally a lot of the time, mainly due to odd voices both $crim and Ruby da Cherry decide to rap and extend their hooks out through. Even in the writing department, the duo occasionally forgets to bridge their ideas together, which certainly works to the demise of the record a lot of the time, especially during its rocky closing leg. Besides these flaws, $uicideboy$ do a solid job at sucking you into their horrifying world, and with their bipolar tone switches and thrilling score, this record is a one-of-a-kind piece in today’s day and age in hip hop.
Top 5 Songs:
- Degeneration in the Key of A Minor
- If Self-Destruction Was an Olympic Event
- 5 Grand at 8 to 1
Written By: Mr. Fantastic