Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

Jackboys – Gang Gang

Not the supergroup with Skrillex, Diplo, and umlauts, but the supergroup with Travis Scott, Sheck Wes, Don Toliver, and no umlauts…


Jibril Yassin: A$AP Mob will be relieved to know they are no longer the worst rap group attached to a superstar.

Joshua Minsoo Kim: More Travis Scott goop. As with almost everything he does, it’s familiarly sedated and nocturnal, leaving little to latch onto: it’s not catchy enough, dark enough, exciting enough, hypnotic enough. It’s a problem when posse cuts remove the individuality of every participant.

Ian Mathers: Like a group project where everybody actually does the work and shows up for the presentation, even the guy who won’t shut up in class that you’d started to get tired of, and that one kid you’d never actually met before and knew nothing about. Like one of those comic books where a bunch of unrelated heroes beat up some chump supervillain so well they decide maybe they should just form a super team. I still like Sheck Wes the best though.

Ryo Miyauchi: Sheck Wes and Travis Scott don’t rap as much as fill space and coast on the boring fact that they are indeed Sheck Wes and Travis Scott. But Don Toliver makes his chorus shine by putting some fresh energy into his label boss’s Auto-Tune formula.

Brad Shoup: Scott’s big enough that when his collaborator talks about giving cash to the troops, he could have been talking the Army. Too bad he wasn’t. It would’ve been the most memorable thing here. Instead, it’s Don Toliver himself, switching speeds and jumping to the ceiling. 

Alfred Soto: Up and down it goes, skittering and gliding, the parties involved warding off narcolepsy. 

Reader average: [10] (1 vote)

Vote: 0   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10

Leave a Reply