“Substitute Everything” –> “Codeine Crazy”
“T-Shirt” –> “2Pac”
Just some observations.
I love this tape, my favorite rapper of the last ~3 years dropped a themed-tape for my favorite holiday and it’s a very solid effort - and though it’s very clearly a mish-mash of old tracks from the Honest sessions (he initially said this tape was going to be his “Honest B-sides” under the name “Evol”, but switched up his plan with the release of the title track and re-aligned it for some campy holiday-coordinated fun), it shines like any of his previous classics. This playful, sorta-flippant, very confident move is actually pretty refreshing in the wake of Thug and Quan's duo-tape under the guise of The Bird Man, which, diverse and enjoyable as it was, at times felt a little saturated on the lush-luxury imagery. Blame it on London’s beautiful key patterns - he uses this part of his palette very well throughout the project however it feels at times like he leans too much on those dramatic keystrokes (where are those steely drums from “Chickens”??? I loved those drums). I was surprised not to see “Break the Rules”, a song released a few weeks ago to build some hype, on the final tracklist - in classic Future fashion, he smashes the second verse on that track. Definitely throwaway material at the end of the day…but I just wanted to point out Fewtch has throwaway material that sounds beyond the strongest efforts of some of his current sons in the game…