JACKBOYS & Travis Scott - JACKBOYS
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
User Score
Based on 756 ratings
2019 Ratings: #765
Liked by 9 people
December 27, 2019 / Release Date
Mixtape / Format
Epic / Label
Trap Rap, Pop Rap / Genres
Travis Scott / Primary Artists
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CRITIC REVIEWS

70
Clash

Each song is different, and the wide-ranging scope is something we haven’t had from a collective since ‘Revenge Of The Dreamers III’ by Dreamville and J.Cole record label last summer.

66
HipHopDX

Despite impressive features and banging singles, JACKBOYS seems too lean of a project to feel like a noteworthy introduction to Scott’s label and collective.

60
Exclaim!

With so many loose threads, JACKBOYS isn't the compilation album one would hope for — instead, it seems rushed and put together to make a year-end release.

60
AllMusic

The various creative directions are cohesive enough to gel, but the songs rush by in a flash, making Jackboys feel less like an introduction to an exciting new label and more like a sneak preview of what's to come.

59
Pitchfork

The newly minted rap superstar’s obligatory label compilation is more merch bundle than album.

50
The Needle Drop

JACKBOYS don't shine as a collective on their brief debut.

Doofly
85
Was expecting a Jackson 5 Feature but whatever this is
A really nice tiny mixtape that isn’t too long or boring just entertaining and outstanding. If you liked Highest In The Room you’ll like this quite a bit. Pretty enjoyable.
TheDankestMeme
77
Cactus Jack Records delivers a short and sweet fun little compilation of trap bangers. When I saw this came out and I saw 7 songs I felt like there could be two possibilities: Either this will be a trap equivalent to something like the Wyoming tapes or this would be just a few filler songs with no lasting replay value. After hearing this I think it kind of ends up in the middle of the two. I don't think it's something phenomenal like Daytona of the Wyoming tapes but at the same time it ... read more
Ruck1Fuss
79
Very enjoyable. Thugger killed it, Don Toliver gonna be MVP 2020, this has been my TED Talk.
Case
75
I’m so glad this wasn’t that leaked track list with like 20 songs.

JACKBOYS is a project with great production and good performances from all of Cactus Jack and the features they bring with them. Don Toliver is the absolute standout for me, although everyone else does a good job too. This project is extremely short, but that actually makes it better. It doesn’t overstay it’s welcome. Instead, it hits you with the bangers and leaves without having any time for a bad ... read more
AZIZ
79
I'm satisfied with what I got out of this tape, I'm only disappointed with the runtime of this tape. Wish I got more. Also "WHAT TO DO?" is unbelievably hard and OUT WEST is a Top 3 Thugger and La Flame collab. The Highest in the room remix is extremely ugly, I deleted that song and replaced it with the original in my library.

I do not know why this project is getting a bit of hate, I understood the HJJH backlash way back in 2017 because every song sounded almost the same (I still ... read more
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Track List

  1. HIGHEST IN THE ROOM (REMIX)
  2. INTRO
  3. GANG GANG
  4. HAD ENOUGH (feat. Quavo & Offset)
  5. OUT WEST (feat. Young Thug)
  6. WHAT TO DO? (feat. Don Toliver)
  7. GATTI
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Added on: December 27, 2019