AOTY 2018

Nuthin' 2 Prove

Lil Yachty - Nuthin' 2 Prove
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2018 Ratings: #702 / 707
User Score
Based on 133 ratings
2018 Ratings: #744
October 19, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Quality Control, Motown, Capitol / Label
Trap Rap, Pop Rap / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

61
Pitchfork

When he bellows and trills, regardless of what’s actually coming out of his mouth, the results are leagues better than when he tries to do his best rapper impression on songs.

60
NME

Yachty’s highly productive streak does indicate that he cares very little about adhering to the quality over quantity maxim: if the man has an idea, you can safely assume that he’s going to go into the studio and record it.

60
XXL

Unfortunately, the project is devoid of many of the quirks that made early Yachty a fascinating figure, making his second album of the year feel like a hollow shell instead of the next logical step for the once adventurous and controversial rapper.

58
HipHopDX
As disappointingly redundant as it is when placed next to his earlier works, it’s fair to wonder if he has any more room to grow in his career, or if he’s content to plateau into mediocrity almost as quickly as he shot into mainstream recognition.
55
Northern Transmissions

While we’ve seen Yachty drop great bars in the past and he’s proven to be wiser than his music would let on, this album boasts tracks that are genuinely easy to call filler. Considering it’s already his second record of the year, one has to wonder why he’s put this out.

40
The 405

The variety compared to its predecessor is enough to consider this a slight step in the right direction for Yachty, but it's also a mark against it, because it shows a lack of following through on any sort of vision or cohesion. For every lightning in a bottle moment of inspiration or fun, there are several misses.

40
AllMusic
Yachty sounds like he's still figuring it out.
30
Exclaim!

Lil Yachty's Nuthin' 2 Prove serves more to show off the talents of the featured artists than anything else. None of the Atlanta artist we know and used to love is present on this joint.

20
The Needle Drop
Yeah, Lil Yachty literally sounds like he has nothing to prove.
BradTasteMusic
79
WOW... this is a huge improvement from Lil Boat 2 on nearly every level... I’m gonna give This some more listens before giving a final score
chairycherry
NR
I like it, pretty consistent, but I do have some gripes. Yachty is improving as a rapper, with his delivery and flows being as consistently slick, and unique to him, as ever, he's just more enthused, which is more to this album's benefit than some of his previous works. I'm not saying my beloved 'Lil Boat' contains a crappy, inconsistent Miles rapping throughout, it's just that 'Lil Boat' has more appeal to me than just rapping, same thing goes for this album. I feel this album has it's own ... read more
exception
68
A very solid album, finally a cohesive commercial project from Yachty. When he's rapping he sounds great, flowing better than ever before. When he's singing, he brings the same carefree, melodic singing that he came up with three years ago. Impressive return to form with very few duds.

fav tracks: Yacht Club, We Outta Here!, Nolia, Who Want the Smoke?
least fav track: Forever World
MySoftBulletin
77
This is easily the best thing Yachty has done since his near masterpiece 2016 mixtape Lil Boat
YungNoodle
55
Favorite Tracks: Get Dripped, Riley From The Boondocks, Yacht Club, Next Up, Forever World, and Fallin’ In Luv

Least Favorite tracks: Worth It, SaintLaurentYSL
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Track List

  1. Gimmie My Respect
  2. Get Dripped (feat. Playboi Carti)
  3. Riley From the Boondocks
  4. I'm the Mac
  5. Yacht Club (feat. Juice WRLD)
  6. SaintLaurentYSL (feat. Lil Baby)
  7. We Outta Here! (feat. Young Nudy)
  8. Who Want the Smoke? (feat. Cardi B & Offset)
  9. Worth It
  10. Everything Good, Everything Right
  11. Next Up
  12. Forever World (feat. Trippie Redd)
  13. Nolia (feat. Kevin Gates)
  14. Fallin' in Luv (feat. Gunna)
  15. Stoney
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Added on: September 16, 2018