Megan Thee Stallion – SUGA
Released: 6 March 2020
1) Ain’t Equal – 1:17
2) Savage – 3:32
3) Captain Hook – 6:49
4) Hit My Phone Ft Kehlani – 12:14
5) B.I.T.C.H – 15:35
6) Rich – 21:21
7) Stop Playing Ft Gunna – 25:04
8) Crying in the Car – 26:57
9) What I Need – 30:57
Our favorite, Megan Thee Stallion, has been granted rights to release this new EP for us. We wish her the best in her legal battles!
Musically, this is Megan‘s best project since Tina Snow! Listeners are treated to a variety of songs & styles, and Megan proves herself more than capable of steering a project solo, with little help from other Rap features. Megan takes a couple of small risks vocally, singing in high pitches on “Stop Playing ft Gunna” and “Crying in the Car” but, for the most part, it works out favorably.
I want to take a moment to highlight the massive amount of humor found in this project. Megan, for all the props she receives for her fashion, hair, body, raps, etc, she almost never seems to get credit for being genuinely hilarious on songs!
I’m not sure if it’s intentional or not, but the sweet spot between exaggeration and down-to-earth humor that Megan finds between in 9 songs is artful, and something to be spoken about. I think Meg‘s humor is best displayed on “Captain Hook” – a legitimately funny song where Meg sounds like she’s having the time of her life in the studio. Not only is it entertaining, there is legit technical skill at display.
★★★★: Great; a few bland songs or minor flaws throughout.
All in all, SUGA is a very good project that shows yet another side of Meg (humor) that was previously concealed. It seems that with each project we learn a little bit more about Megan. Looking forward to the next drop!
Fav songs: “Captain Hook“, “What I Need”
★★★★★: Best in show; pinnacle release from an all-time great artist.
★★★★1/2: Stellar example of genre; peak potential.
★★★★: Excellent; recommended to all fans of artist or genre.
★★★1/2: Very good; a few bland songs or minor flaws throughout.
★★★: Good; fans of the artist will find value here.
★★1/2: Average; does little to establish the artist or maintain quality.
★★: Unexceptional; a few highlights but otherwise bland.
★1/2: Weak; unrecommended for anyone but major fans of the style and/or artist.
★: Seriously flawed; very poor work but relatively listenable.
1/2: Terrible; a true embarrassment and akin to audio masochism.