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As Rich the Kid’s second studio album and the sequel to his debut album The World Is Yours, The World Is Yours 2 brings out the big guns in terms of collaborations. The VIP guest list on this album makes a big splash with features from Big Sean, Young Thug, Gunna, Offset, Takeoff, Lil Pump, Ty Dolla $ign, Nav, Miguel, and more.
In an interview with Beats 1’s Zane Lowe, the Atlanta rapper said this album is straight “hit records back to back.” Whether or not that’s true is up to your discretion, but one thing is certain: this album as a whole slaps, and the features are premier.
I started listening to Mormor back in 2018 when I heard his single “Whatever Comes to Mind,” which was a laid back alternative song with a dreamy melody and beautiful lyrics. Since then he has put out several singles, one being his newest 2019 single “Outside,” released last week. It keeps the same feathery bedroom pop sound with an added alternative layer similar to Dev Hynes in his work as Blood Orange. His writing is fresh, and he holds himself to a certain aesthetic. “Outside” really shows that perspective, and I have a feeling he has a great career ahead of him.
This is an iconic turn in this psychedelic rock song sculptor, with its radiant opening strings and piano strays away from the band’s infamous guitar riffs. The song increases in complexity as the drum fluctuates and the melody solidifies a type of utopia. “Patience,” tells a coming-of-age story in its own right. Lyrics like “all my days are shapeless,” speak to the process of growing up and stepping into the unknown, which is exactly what this song says about the band’s next steps.
Lizzo teams up with legend Missy Elliot in this upbeat body-positive (Lizzo’s M.O) track. The beat is fun, and you can most definitely “fuck it up to the tempo,” with this one.