EP Review | Johnny May Cash

I’m actually not very familiar with Johnny May Cash. I know that he’s from Chicago and I’m pretty sure that he’s Young Chop’s younger brother, but that’s pretty much all I know. I’ve heard two songs from him. One of them was a track called Ballin’, which was on Young Chop’s album, Precious. The other one was a track called CPW from his My Last Days mixtape. Both of them were surprisingly good, so I decided that I would keep an eye on him and check out any future projects that he released. He uses a lot of autotune, so it’ll probably get old pretty quickly. Thank God it’s only 8 tracks long.

Track 1: I Was The One That Was Chosen Feat. Mike P

There are no production credits for this entire project, so I’m just gonna go ahead and assume that every song is produced by Young Chop. I have no idea who Mike P is. Johnny May Cash is singin’ with a fuck load of autotune and I have no idea what the fuck he’s saying. This beat is dope af. I seriously have no idea what he’s saying. I cannot understand a single word. The only thing that I think he might’ve said is the word “I,” but after that he completely lost me. I guess the melody is good enough, but this is just kinda hard to take seriously. Young Chop definitely did a good ass job tho. If there’s one good thing about this song it’s the beat. What the fuck is happening? I seriously don’t know what he’s saying. I doubt he’s really saying anything worth understanding, but this is just… I don’t know. I don’t know how to explain why this is a problem. Do I really have to? It doesn’t even sound very good. This is ridiculous. Maybe Mike P will improve this shit. Well, at least I can understand his lyrics. They aren’t good tho… His feature definitely felt unnecessary. He pretty much just sounded like Johnny May Cash with less autotune. Their flows and deliveries are almost identical. I can’t fuck with this song. The beat was cool, but everything else about this song just isn’t very good. This is wack to me. 2/5

Track 2: All Day Feat. Lil Herb

All Day

Hopefully this song will be better. I actually fuck with Lil Herb, so I’m expecting this to at least be decent. Damn. This beat is absolutely fucking crazy. This is about as good as it can get for Drill production. Good job Young Chop. Good fucking job. This beat is amazing. I can actually understand what Johnny May Cash is saying too. He sounds a lot better here. The shit he’s saying is incredibly generic, but it gets the job done. There are very few Drill artists that ever say anything worth paying attention to in their music. “Me and my niggas we have turnt this bitch up / We got hella guns hella blunts.” I wasn’t expecting him to say anything worthwhile in the first place. I’m just glad I can at least understand it. He did a good job with the vocals too. This is how you use autotune correctly. Johnny May Cash manages to always have a very clean sound even when his voice is soaked in autotune. The hook is catchy too. Lil Herb is goin’ in now. Right off the bat it’s obvious that he put a lot more effort into his verse than Johnny May Cash. His flow is better, his bars are more entertaining and his delivery relies on autotune a lot less. It’s just a much better written verse overall. He’s still rappin’ about the same shit that Johnny May Cash was rappin’ about, but his lyrics are much more creative and his use of autotune doesn’t feel cheap. I actually fuck with this song. The hook is good, Lil Herb did his thing, the melody is dope and the beat is fucking great. This is dope af. 5/5

Track 3: Even More Feat. J. Rock

I can tell you right now this is going to be the worst verse I have ever heard from anybody named J. Rock. What a poor decision. I guess his target fanbase is very different from that of Jay Rock, but still. Johnny May Cash is singin’ with a ton of autotune right now and it’s kind of jarring over this smooth beat. It’s not that bad tho. Damn. This beat was kinda cool at first, but the fuckin’ cymbal crash is way too loud. Seriously it’s way too loud. I had to turn the volume down and the last time I had to do that was when I was listening to Cherry Bomb by Tyler The Creator. I guess this song isn’t terrible, but it just isn’t very exciting. The singin’ gets old real quick. The reason the last song stayed fresh & entertaining was because Lil Herb’s verse didn’t just sound like Johnny May Cash with a slightly different voice. If both of the artists use autotune and they don’t have very different voices then it will just sound like one person. This feature is pointless. I’m not feelin’ this shit. Nothing about this song is appealing to me. The beat is annoying, the singing doesn’t sound very good at all, the lyrics are a joke and the feature is completely pointless. This is wack af. 1/5

Track 4: Gone Get It Feat. Nino

The beat hasn’t dropped yet, but so far it sounds smooth af. Yup. This beat is definitely dope af. Johnny May Cash is singin’ about the average ignorant stereotypical Drill music shit. This hook is dope. It’s catchy af. As I said before, this song is much more enjoyable if you tune out the lyrics. It’s not very hard. A lot of the time you can only understand what they’re saying if you’re trying really hard. The beat is cool and the actual melody is pretty entertaining. The feature is pointless and the lyrics are… bad, but sonically this song is dope. It’s alright I guess. I’m hesitant to call this song dope, but I’m definitely finna keep it in my library. It’s alright. 3/5

Track 5: Racks Gone Feat. Y.B.

Y.B. was on that song that I mentioned before called CPW, but I still don’t know what he sounds like. I haven’t heard that song in a minute, so I don’t even remember how it goes. He couldn’t have been that bad tho. I would’ve remembered it if he was. Okay this beat is dope af. The hook is pretty good sonically. Lyrically… “Shawty, she a freak and I’ma break her back bone.” The verse is pretty much nonexistent. It’s really short and quiet and the melody is identical to that of the hook. Y.B. is goin’ in now and he just sounds like Johnny May Cash. They sound like the same person. “Guap on guap on guap.” Sonically, this song is dope af, but otherwise it’s not very good. I fuck with it tho. This is dope to me. 4/5

Track 6: Not Enough Feat. Nino

This beat is dope. Johnny May Cash is singin’ with autotune and I can’t really understand what he’s sayin’. I guess he sounds alright. I guess. This just isn’t very… good. It’s not terrible, but it sounds generic af. He kinda sounds out of place over this beat. I can’t tell if he’s off key or if he’s off beat, but something about this song doesn’t sound right. He’s just talkin’ about how he sips lean and there’s a lot of guns and money and “bitches” around him. Every negative stereotype is covered. I can’t tell if this is Nino singin’ or Johnny May Cash. They sound exactly the same because of the autotune. This isn’t good. I’m not feelin’ this. This is wack. 2/5

Track 7: Wanna Do That Feat. Young Chop, Y.B., Lil Dave & Zae

Oh God. This beat sounded kinda cool at first, but then this really high pitched, squeaky sound came outta nowhere. Shit sounds like Young Thug in the form of an instrument. I’m gettin’ pretty tired of hearin’ this “Ch-Ch-Ch-Chopsquad” tag. I’m 30 seconds in and so far all I’ve heard is this annoying ass beat and Johnny May Cash moaning in autotune. He’s singin’ now and the beat is still makin’ that terrible noise. Oh my God. It’s pitch just keeps getting higher and higher. This is ridiculous. Who thought that sounded good? Did you do this Young Chop? You shouldn’t have. “I’ma beat the shit up like Mayweather.” He was probably talkin’ about how Mayweather is a boxer, but the first thing that popped into my head was domestic violence. I’m halfway through the song so far and I’m pretty sure I’ve only heard Johnny May Cash. He just said something about “Craig, no Jenny.” I couldn’t understand what the full bar was. What the fuck? The song just ended… I only heard one artist. They all sounded exactly the same. I’m not even exaggerating here. They seriously all just sounded like Johnny May Cash. Why? Because there’s too much fucking autotune. I get that autotune is a big part of Drill music, but if you have five artists on one song they probably shouldn’t all use autotune. I’m not feelin’ this shit at all. This shit is wack af to me. 1/5

Track 8: So Sunny

This beat sounds pretty dope so far. Yeah, this beat is dope. He’s singin’ right now and it sounds generic af. Woah. Did this motherfucker just say “My niggas got beef where the cattle at?” I feel like I could just quote half the lyrics and I wouldn’t even have to explain why I don’t like this song. The beat’s cool, but that’s pretty much it. The autotune just make’s it sound generic af. It would’ve been much more interesting if he decided to switch things up for once and rap without the autotune. “Fuck her in the pussy, I mean it / 100 racks nigga I seen it.” Pretty much everything I’ve said about the last three songs applies to this one as well. At least there aren’t any pointless features. I’m not feelin’ this shit. It isn’t terrible sonically, but I don’t see how anyone could call this a good song. I guess if you aren’t trying to use your brain at all it could be entertaining, but this just really isn’t for me. I’m not feelin’ this shit. This is wack af. 1/5

Final Thoughts:

That was honestly pretty bad. I don’t really regret listening to it since it was only 8 tracks long and I did think some of it was dope. Most of it was wack tho. I’m starting to think that Johnny May Cash just gets so many features because he doesn’t feel like writing two full verses for one song. That actually makes a lot of sense because there’s only one song on this project that doesn’t have any features. Even the intro had a completely pointless feature. The whole autotune gangsta rappin’ thing can be cool sometimes I guess, but with this project I never felt threatened. Johnny May Cash doesn’t come off as a threatening gangsta. He comes off as an immature, misogynistic, ignorant, stereotypical rapper who doesn’t care about anyone other than himself. Not gangsta tho. Just kind of a dick. Some of the shit was kinda catchy, but the autotune just made it all sound the same. The lyrics are honestly pointless. I would rather hear silence than the shit he was saying. This wouldn’t have been too bad as a beat tape from Young Chop. The reason All Day worked so well was because there was a part that didn’t have too much autotune. It sounded different. On almost every song here if you skip from one part to another it will sound like nothing happened. All Day was the only thing that sounded like it had any effort put into it. Wanna Do That is pretty much the opposite of that. The beat wasn’t terrible, but the fucking artists all sounded exactly the same. That’s only possible if they all have autotune. Some of the tracks were cool, but for the most part this shit isn’t for me. This is wack.

Favorite Song: All Day

Least Favorite Song: Wanna Do That




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