Theophilus London - Bebey
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Based on 84 ratings
2020 Ratings: #699
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January 17, 2020 / Release Date
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I had no idea what i was getting into when coming to this project, i found it very interesting because of how alternative and creative it ended up being, it has some rap elements and some nice bars at times

I like the variety on the production and i enjoyed most of the tracks, the problem ends up being his voice, i honestly found it to be really annoying, which was a huge disappointment, and thats the main reason why this project is less enjoyable than what it could've been.

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First of all, some background on this now pretty obscure Trinidadian-American rapper who's worked alongside Kanye, Solange and on this album Tame Impala. From the inception of his career, there's been a lot of hype surrounding his genre-bending take on rap music and his often Prince-like amalgamations of soul, funk, jazz and post-punk with the modern electronic stylings you'd expect. This new album though takes a sharp turn into synthfunk, whilst simultaneously serving as an update on the ... read more
I have been trying to write a review for this album probably for the last three days or so and failing miserably, it just seems to be impossible for me to put into words my opinions concerning this album when I am not even capable of understanding them myself. This thing is just all over the place, it has a lot of features that should not be here at all and is inconsistent as fuck to say the least, but the good songs are REALLY good so they kind of compensate for the bad ones, I saw on twitter ... read more
This is definitely a fun listen but some of the tracks feel slightly underwhelming and the project isn't so cohesive.
Fav Track: Seals
At its best, Bebey is a fun album begging you to dance with it. At its worst, it is an album trying to accomplish too many things at once. The first half of the album is extremely solid and the songs flow well into one another, while the second half is all over the place genre and theme-wise. Theophilus London's production and song-crafting is great throughout the album, but it is undercut by the lack of unity in the track-list.

Standout Tracks: Bebey, Only You, Cuba
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Track List

  1. Leon (feat. K.T.)
  2. Marchin'
  3. Bebey
  4. Only You (feat. Tame Impala)
  5. Cuba
  6. Give You
  7. Seals Allstar (feat. Ian Boat & Ian Isiah)
  8. Whiplash (feat. Tame Impala)
  9. Whoop Tang Flow (feat. Raekwon)
  10. Pretty (feat. Ian Isiah
  11. Seals
  12. Bebey (feat. Giggs)
  13. Revenge (feat. Ariel Pink)
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Added on: February 4, 2019