Friday, September 28th, 2018

Lil Duval ft. Snoop Dogg & Ball Greezy – Smile (Living My Best Life)

Life, it ain’t easy. It’s so tough.


Joshua Minsoo Kim: I’d hate to see Lil Duval living his worst life.

Micha Cavaseno: Lil Duval remains the unfunniest motherfucker to ever get a career. Always good when a rap song reminds you of the time Snoop took a bunch of pictures asking fans to turn him into a meme, and now he gets to do songs with guys who are too unfunny to even become real memes.

Crystal Leww: Wow, I love to be dragged by my elders. 

Nortey Dowuona: Pedestrian bass drums, blank anonymous synths and a shrug Snoop Dogg verse. Why does this transphobic dude make music? Also Ball Greezy shows up to waste more time to get his check and leave. The Lonely Island made better music with Snoop then this.

Julian Axelrod: This mostly brings to mind Lil Rob’s “Summer Nights” — an indisputable classic, but an odd reference point in 2018. It’s an achingly earnest ode to good times and gratitude in an era clouded by nihilism, delivered with full-throated vigor by a semi-anonymous hook slinger over chunky lowrider 808s. Ball Greezy has the name and voice of a guy signed to Bad Boy in 2003, and even Snoop’s verse could have been recorded anytime in the last decade. If there’s anything modern about it, it’s the empty Wiz Khalifa good life platitudes; you can almost hear the ennui soaking into the edges of their voices. But in a year dominated by glassy-eyed wet blankets, I’ll take sincerity over solemnity every time.

Jacob Sujin Kuppermann: Joke rap without the jokes or the rap.

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3 Responses to “Lil Duval ft. Snoop Dogg & Ball Greezy – Smile (Living My Best Life)”

  1. note to self: google “artist + transphobic” before every blurb. fuck this dude.

  2. To be fair “artist” is being generous to Duval even as a formality (and even before he outed himself as a transphobe).

  3. before i reviewed this i had no idea who duval was and i hope to revert to that state within a week or so