Mixtape Review | Young Thug – The Barter VI

The first time I really paid any attention to Young Thug was when he was featured on Gucci Mane’s remix of Miley by DJ Holiday, Virgin. That shit… was soooooooo bad. It was so fucking terrible. I know I had heard features from Young Thug before and I always thought he was terrible, but it was never THAT bad. If you look up the song, you will know exactly what I am talking about. He sounded like a baby… with, like… I don’t know. He just sounded bad. So, I hear the song and say to myself, “Holy fuck this is terrible. Young Thug is awful. He sounds like… a baby… with… I don’t know. He sounds bad tho. And what the fuck? Young Thug? That’s the most generic name I ever heard. Thank God he will never blow up. His music is too bad. There is no way that anyone could possibly think that Young Thug is good.” Around that same time, I was obsessed with a song called Bring Them Things by Gucci Mane. There was a guy named Yung Fresh on the hook. I was like, “Damn, this Yung Fresh guy is kinda nice. This hook is dope af. His verse kinda sucked, but I’m glad he was on this track.” I was sure that if anyone were to blow up, it would be Yung Fresh. I have no idea what happened to him. Anyway, fast forward about one year, and my sister is driving me to school. She turns on the radio and I hear, “Thugger Thugger, you / I want Michael Jackson land, ohh / Aww I’ma cash out.” I’m like, “What the fuck is this shit???” I check the title of the song and the name of the artist. I see Stoner – Young Thug. I say out loud, “OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH FFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCKKKKKKKK.” That song was terrible to me when I first heard it. I can’t front tho… Young Thug is nice. Nah. I’m just playin’. But he do got some songs that I like. That song Stoner has definitely grown on me. I still haven’t downloaded it, but I won’t change the station if it comes on the radio. Danny Glover isn’t that bad. The hook on About The Money is dope af. Hookah is alright I guess. He did his thing on Low. He wasn’t terrible on Trapper Girl. He was kinda wack on Try Me, but the beat was so fuckin’ crazy that I gave him a pass. Jack Tripper was dope. He didn’t ruin Put Your Hands Up. He didn’t ruin Disfuntion. He was cool on Dresser. Lakers was dope. Old English was fucking crazy. Old English is the song that made me say, “Okay… Maybe he ain’t THAT bad.” Then I heard OMG. I’ve mentioned this song multiple times on this website. OMG has got to be one of the worst songs that I have ever heard in my entire life. What the fuck is that shit? How could you put that shit out? How could you make something like that and be like, “…Yeah… Yeah, this is good. Release it.” It’s so fucking bad. Please listen to it. I want you to hear how bad it is. That is the worst song I have heard from Young Thug. I don’t want that to change. So he’s famous now. I’m okay with that. It doesn’t really make sense, but I’m fine with it. I go to HotNewHipHop one day and see an article titled “Young Thug Is Naming His Next Project ‘Carter VI.’” I say out loud, “OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH FFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCKKKKKKKK.” Basically, his reasoning was “I just feel like I’m that big.” Really? That is just… Stupid. For real. That’s stupid. That’s so fucking stupid. The Carter was a legendary series of albums (until the Carter IV…), so I thought Young Thug’s decision was stupid, disrespectful and really fucking weird. Really, Young Thug? You really feelin’ yourself that much? Keep in mind that his only big songs at this point were Stoner, Danny Glover and I think About The Money. I’m not sure if About The Money was out at this point. Either way, it was weird as hell. Lil Wayne didn’t really give any thoughts on the whole situation, so I just assumed that everyone was okay with it. Except the Weezy fans. That article has 10 likes and 269 dislikes. I wish it was 270. It really bothers me that is isn’t. So, I walk into the bathroom one morning and my sister is putting on makeup while playing some shit from her phone. “LLIIIIIIIFESTYYYYYYYYYYYYYYLE!” Oh fuck no. That song is bad. That song is really bad. The beat… The beat is fucking crazy. Yeah. I like the beat. London On Tha Track is good at his job. Everything else is bad tho. Maybe the melody. The melody wasn’t horrible. Young Thug just didn’t do a very good job. His voice is so fucking annoying. He can sound good sometimes, but most of the time it’s like listening to a chicken. That’s it. He just sounds like a chicken. So, Lil Wayne gets mad because Birdman is cheating on him with Young Thug. I saw one comment that said something like, “Lil Wayne decided to sue when he called Birdman’s phone and Young Thug answered.” So then a whole bunch of shit goes down. Basically, Lil Wayne is like “Fuck Cash Money. Fuck Birdman. Fuck Rich Gang. Fuck Young Thug. Ain’t no motherfuckin’ such thing as no Carter VI.” From what I understand, Lil Wayne threatened to sue Young Thug and Young Thug was like “Fuck that. I gotta change the title. Barter VI bomin’ soon.” He did the one thing that could’ve made the title even worse. The Barter VI? Fuck that shit. That is such a terrible name. It was supposed to be an album, but I guess they’re just callin’ it a mixtape now. I don’t think it’s selling very well. None of the big singles like Stoner, Old English or Danny Glover are on here. This isn’t gonna be good. I don’t think it’s gonna be THAT bad. It’s not gonna be like every song is OMG. But it also isn’t gonna be like every song is Old English. It’s probably gonna be some dope beats, maybe a few good hooks, and an ass load of terrible bars. I’m really curious about this project tho. I hope there’s at least 3 decent songs on here.

Track 1: Constantly Hating Feat. Birdman (Prod. Wheezy)

Of course the producer’s name is Wheezy. It’s kinda weird how hard Young Thug is bitin’ Wayne. Anyway, Birdman is one of the few rappers that I think is even worse than Young Thug. He’s so fucking bad. Nobody wants to hear him. Why the fuck do you rap? You can’t do it. I’m getting pissed off thinking about this. You don’t need to rap, Birdman. Nobody wants you to rap. You’re rich. Just stop. Please. For the love of God. Just stop. I know you want the fame part of this shit too, but people are just gonna hate you more if you keep givin’ us these catastrophic verses. Fuckin’ asshole. This beat is actually kinda dope. It’s not as good as the Old English or Lifestyle beats, but it’s cool. Young Thug’s delivery just sounds fuckin’ ridiculous. He’s doin’ that half assed singin’ shit that Drake does all the time. It doesn’t sound too bad, but the fucking ad-libs just make it hard to take seriously. I mean, it would still be hard to take seriously without the ad-libs, but they really just make it worse. I’m kinda glad they’re there tho. It’s funny. When he does that yellin’ shit he just sounds like a nose. I don’t know what the fuck that means, but it’s the first thing I thought when he started screamin’. “But really what is it to do / When the whole world constantly hatin’ on you? / Pussy niggas hold their nuts, masturbatin’ on you.” Do I even have to say anything about that? That line is from the hook, so if you decide to listen to this song, you’re gonna hear it multiple times. Birdman is rapping. “Bitches know that I am Birdman, that’s OG.” No. Don’t. Don’t do that. Stop. This is honestly… horrible. I didn’t think it was that bad at first because the beat’s kinda cool, but after hearing that Birdman verse and then the hook… This is a song by Young Thug & Birdman. Why would I ever want to hear some shit like that again? This is awful. It’s not the typical trap beat. That’s cool I guess. Basically, it’s a wack ass song with an alright beat. “Nigga I’m a crack addict.” That actually makes a lot of sense. Not feelin’ the poop song at all. This shit’s wack af. 1/5

Track 2: With That Feat. MPA Duke (Prod. London On Tha Track)

I know I’ve heard MPA Duke before, but he never really stands out enough for me to remember what he sounds like. MPA stands for Money Pounds Ammunition. Money Pounds Ammunition is a Hip Hop group led by PeeWee Longway. Damn… This beat is fucking crazy… The hook is too. This is actually one of those good Young Thug songs. Like the ones you hear on the radio. His voice sounds a lot less squeaky on the hook. I thought it was MPA Duke at first. “I’m so fresh like dish detergent, if you not fresh she so through with that.” The bars are still pretty fucking ridiculous. The shit sounds good tho. This is an entertaining song. This sounds great tbh. Sonically, this song is dope af. Lyrically… I guess it’s funny. If you aren’t taking it too seriously the lyrics are really entertaining. MPA Duke’s flow is pretty wack. It’s not bad enough to ruin the song since his verse is so short, but it’s still wack. I fuck with this song tho. This is dope. It would be dope af without MPA Duke. It’s dope tho. 4/5

Track 3: Can’t Tell Feat. T.I. & Lil Boosie (Prod. London On Tha Track)

T.I. is dope. His last album Paperwork: The Motion Picture was nowhere near as good as Trouble Man, but it was a lot better than I thought it would be. I’m not a Lil Boosie fan. Most of the time his voice just irritates the fuck outta me. Most of his music is pretty generic too. He’s not terrible, but he does spit some wack ass bars occasionally. I’m not calling him Boosie Badazz. It’s not gonna happen. The hook’s nothing special. His voice gets a little irritating. There’s a Lil Wayne diss on there. “Pussy boy I’ll leave you dead and call it dead-ication.” That’s… I honestly don’t care. I’m not really choosin’ sides with this battle. I like both of they music. I think they’re bad at rapping, but they make entertaining music. They can also make some really fuckin’ terrible music. T.I. has the first verse. His flow was kinda wack at first, but it’s dope af after the first 4 bars. “She let me put it everywhere but the butt.” His verse was nothing special, but I won’t be surprised if it ends up being the best verse on here. Fuck. I accidentally restarted the song. The beat’s nothing special. It’s not wack or anything, but it really ain’t that good. Young Thug’s verse was fucking awful. His voice is just so annoying. Sometimes it sounds good, but when he’s just yellin’ like this it’s horrible. Lil Boosie’s voice actually sounds good over this beat. It doesn’t sound annoying at all. It definitely sounds a fuck of a lot better than Young Thug’s did. Boosie’s verse wasn’t terrible, but it was pretty generic. This isn’t a good song. I’m not feelin’ it. This shit is wack. 2/5

Track 4: Check (Prod. London On Tha Track)

Check

This beat is dope. I fuck with the hook. Sound like the hits he been makin’ on the radio. “If cops pull up, I put that crack in my crack / Or I put that brack in my brack” As if the line weren’t wack enough already, he had to repeat it with the dumb ass blood rule. I’m sorry, but that shit where the replace Cs with Bs is just fucking stupid. Fuck the bloods. Fuck all gangs. If you’re in a gang, fuck you. Please don’t kill me tho. This song is good sonically, but the lyrics are just so fucking stupid. I know that music like this is usually fucked up like that, but even Gucci Mane’s bars don’t reach this level. This song is alright I guess. Anytime he says anything I just want him to shut the fuck up. His verses are wack. The melody of the hook is cool tho. It’s not… Nah. It’s alright. 3/5

Track 5: Never Had It Feat. Young Dolph (Prod. Wheezy)

I think this song might end up being dope. Young Dolph is dope af. I fuck with Young Dolph. The beat is nothing special. Neither is the hook. “Suck that dick good, I’m the mothafuckin’ warden / She runnin’ away from my weed like it farted / She don’t wanna swallow so I put it on her neck” He then goes on to rhyme “Neck” with “Parade.” Young Thug’s verse was terrible. Fucking terrible. The hook isn’t that good. Young Dolph’s about to come in. Maybe he can save it from being a 1. Fuck. His flow is dope af. Why couldn’t he have been on a different song? He should’ve been on Check. The only thing I like about this song is Young Dolph. This is wack. Not feelin’ it. 2/5

Track 6: Dream Feat. Yak Gotti (Prod. Wheezy)

This beat is actually dope af. Young Thug’s hook is alright I guess. His bars are just so fucking stupid. “Fuck the beach, I got sand.” “Versace white, Ku Klux Klan.” “This that rich shit, I eat fish and grits.” WHAT THE FUCK? YAK GOTTI IS FUCKING TERRIBLE. HIS VOICE SOUNDS LIKE YOUNG THUG EXCEPT… IT’S WORSE! HOW THE FUCK DOES HE SOUND WORSE THAN YOUNG THUG? His verse was fucking terrible. It was only like 8 bars too. It was so bad tho. This is terrible. The beat’s cool, but everything about this song is fucking awful. The beat couldn’t save this shit. This is wack af. This is horrible. 1/5

Track 7: Dome Feat. MPA Duke (Prod. Wheezy)

Young Thug just opened the song up with one of the dumbest things he could possibly say. “I got like 5 million and 12 hundred thousand hoes.” Oh my God. “She’s sucking, puttin’ me in a coma / I nut on that fish on my sofa” I guess this is just gonna be about Young Thug gettin’ his dick sucked. This is so bad. This isn’t even good sonically. This beat isn’t that good. Young Thug is just singin’ and it’s bad and MPA Duke is kinda tradin’ bars with him and it’s bad and the song is just bad and I don’t like it because it’s bad. This is fucking horrible. Young Thug is saying some of the dumbest shit I’ve ever heard in a song. “Win is what my niggas can all be / Beyoncé bitch I’m a bumblebee.” I don’t wanna do this anymore. I hate this shit. This is so fucking bad. The hook is so bad. Shut the fuck up, Young Thug. I hate this song. Fuck this song. This is horrible. “I would rather be a coyote than be a coward.” 1/5

Track 8: Halftime (Prod. Kip Hilson)

This beat’s alright I guess. It’s nothing special. “I want your pizza, Little Caesar’s bitch” This song is just Young Thug rapping two long ass verses. He has so many bars and they are all fucking awful. There’s a hook, but the verses are so long and bad and the beat is boring. This isn’t nearly as bad as the last two tracks, but I just can’t take this shit. I’m not feelin’ it. This is wack af. 2/5

Track 9: Amazing Feat. Jacquees (Prod. Wheezy)

Jacquees is a singer from Atlanta. The reason you’ve never heard of him is because he’s signed to Cash Money. Fuck Birdman. Birdman is just a fucking asshole. Seriously, fuck him. I don’t know why Young Thug doesn’t realize that Birdman’s gonna treat him the same way he treated Wayne. I honestly don’t really give a fuck tho. I doubt Birdman can survive without Wayne, Nicki, Drake & Tyga. Is Tyga still big? Does he still matter? This beat is wack. What the fuck is this shit? The way he’s singin’ does not work with this beat at all. His bars are fucking horrible. This beat is horrible. Jacquees… It’s like he didn’t hear the beat he was on before he started singing. This hook is horrible. This is horrible. Horrible. Young Thug’s flow is kinda cool, but his bars are horrible. The way he’s singin’ is just… HORRIBLE. THIS SONG IS HORRIBLE. THE BEAT. HORRIBLE. THE BARS. HORRIBLE. THE HOOK. HORRIBLE. THE FEATURE. HORRIBLE. THE FLOW. Not bad… This song is fucking horrible tho. This is awful. Terrible. This is so fucking bad. This is so bad. 1/5

Track 10: Knocked Off Feat. Birdman (Prod. Wheezy & Ricky Racks)

Why the fuck is Birdman on here AGAIN? I fucking hate Birdman. Why does he rap? Nobody likes it when he raps. Who thinks that Birdman is a good rapper? No one. I’m not really feelin’ this hook. Birdman had the first verse. It was nowhere near as terrible as his shit usually is, but it was still wack. WHAT THE FUCK? Young Thug’s getting married? Damn. His girl look bad af too. Bad in the good way. I thought he was gay tho? Maybe he’s not gay and he just does gay shit. Young Thug’s verse was wack. I don’t know why anybody would wanna listen to this shit. It’s not good. The beat isn’t good. The hook isn’t good. Neither of the verses are good. This is wack af. 1/5

Track 11: OD (Prod. Wheezy)

Oh. Damn. This hook is actually dope. I kinda like this hook. This beat is dope af. “R.I.P. Mike Brown, fuck the cops.” He probably shouldn’t be speaking about things like that, but I appreciate what he was trying to say. The bars are still pretty wack, but the beat is nice and his delivery is cool. The hook is dope too. It’s not terrible. I don’t think I can call this a good song tho. There are too many wack bars for that. His flow isn’t wack, but it’s nothing special. It’s not terrible. It’s alright. 3/5

Track 12: Numbers (Prod. London On Tha Track)

This hook is actually dope af. His first verse was pretty wack. He’s sayin’ “YEAH!” in the background. He said some shit about vomit and made a sound of himself throwin’ up. “And them boys from Atlanta got bananas for these monkey niggas.” He sound like a grandma chicken. I don’t know what that means, but it just came to my mind when he started squeakin’. His verses were wack af, but the melody of the hook was entertaining. The beat was pretty dope too. This is alright I guess. 3/5

Track 13: Just Might Be (Prod. Wheezy)

Just Might Be

People are calling him “Thuggy” now. That’s just horrible. Not feelin’ this hook. The beat isn’t very good either. His bars are still fucking horrible. “I’ll bippoty-bop, then stick it and fade.” What the fuck? This hook is so bad. This is awful. His flow is average. His voice is just bad. This isn’t a good song. This is terrible. This is so bad. I’m tired of Young Thug. This is wack af. 1/5

Final Thoughts:

That shit was bad. I only really liked one song on here. Young Thug… I don’t know what advice to give. I like songs like Stoner, Old English & Lakers. The production on here just wasn’t good enough. Young Thug over a wack beat will not work. He needs to have a dope ass beat like Old English for people to listen. Nobody cares what he has to say. People listen to Young Thug for catchy hooks over dope production. I got almost none of that on this project. Don’t buy this mixtape. You shouldn’t pay for a mixtape in the first place, but especially not one like this. This is bad. The bars are so fucking stupid. People expect that kinda shit from Young Thug tho. They also expect great hooks & beats. He did not deliver that shit. Hopefully he gets his shit together for his debut album, HiTunes. This was bad. I do not recommend this tape at all. Even if you’re a fan of the shit that you hear from him on the radio, you probably won’t like this tape. Just listen to With That. That’s the only song that is above average. Everything else is wack or alright. This tape is not good. Do not pay for it.

Favorite Song: With That

Least Favorite Song: Amazing

Verdict:

38%

WACCCKK

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