CTV3: Cool Tape Vol. 3

Jaden - CTV3: Cool Tape Vol. 3
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 315 ratings
2020 Ratings: #952
Liked by 7 people
August 28, 2020 / Release Date
Mixtape / Format
Roc Nation / Label
Pop Rap / Genres
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CVT3 has cemented that Jaden Smith will never be able to be cornered into a genre.


He's laid off the voguish, trap-inspired sounds of his peers and raided the classic pop archives. The result? The 22-year-old's most cohesive collection yet.

The Needle Drop

CTV3 has quite a few duds, but also more of a stylistic focus than Jaden's previous releases.

This is possibly Jadens most adventurous project yet and by adventurous I mean he took 2 steps outside his penthouse.

Jadens music career has been a monotonous road of just waiting for him to drop an actual good album and that road is still continuing on I'm afraid. Jaden explores the indie pop territories by doing what he does best, adding nothing original or interesting while still remaining as tone deaf as he normally is. At least once every project I get the sense that someone is being ... read more
Come on dude.

Look, I REALLY want to like a Jaden project. The closest I've gotten to actually enjoying a full album of his was his debut, SYRE (which was a full three years ago!!), which had some genuinely great songs (the BLUE tracks and ICON) despite it's bloated runtime and little to no features. And this did give me SYRE vibes in a way that it was extremely bloated and it brought nothing new to the table. And that frustrates me to no end! He has SO MANY connections to the best in the ... read more
i like jaden smith. i know thats blasphemy on this site but I know what he's capable of if he can hit his stride. Songs like Ninety, Blackout, K, & Lost Boy are absolutely fantastic. I liked when he mixed the indie sad boi persona with the darker and edgier moments on ERYS but it seems like he's just going for a mysterious and misunderstood indie bad boy thing here and I can't say its my thing.
The vocals are monotonous, the tracks aren't really fleshed out and dont have much meat to ... read more
having a justin bieber feature so you aren't the least talented artist in the project? well played
Having a big budget doesn't equal making good songs.

Jaden should tell the people that make his music that they need to actually finish the tracks...

I don't know what I was expecting but somehow I am disappointed on a Jaden Smith's project. How could I have hopes for this?

This dude literally has no flow. It feels like he just talked for 52 minutes while some beats inspired on Flower Boy sounded on the background.

Best songs: Circa 2015 and Deep End are the only ones I didn't hate.
Good ... read more
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Track List

  1. Circa 2015
  2. Falling for You (feat. Justin Bieber)
  3. Rainbow Bap
  4. LUCY!
  5. Everything
  6. In the Hills
  7. Bad Connection
  8. Muted Sunrise
  9. Young in Love
  10. Cabin Fever
  11. Photograph
  12. Drops of Sun
  13. Sunburnt
  14. Deep End
  15. Endless Summer (feat. Raury)
  16. The Birth of SYRE
  17. Boys and Girls
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Added on: August 14, 2020