On his second album, the Brooklyn rapper’s heart still lies with hip-hop’s golden age. While trading verses with ScHoolboy Q and Styles P on “ROCKABYE BABY” and “SUPER PREDATOR,” his deft lyricism is as evocative of East Coast rap’s early-’90s glory days as his buttery boom-bap. His thoughts, however, focus firmly on contemporary America, and he riffs on government, racism, and freedom with absorbing frankness. “DEVASTATED” is entirely forward-facing, saluting his personal triumph over hard times on top of sparkling trap beats.
So kids don’t like political hip hop>
One of the top review says, “I hope it’s not political, people don’t want to hear that”???? Really? So if you listened to Public Enemy or KRS1 you’d hate it? Wow so i was wrong, nothing happened to hip hop. It’s listeners just got simple minded & all they care about is molly & booty!
by johnny foodstamps
dang i was hoping devasted wouldnt be on here.