Barter 6

Young Thug - Barter 6
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2015 Ratings: #72
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More than anything, Barter 6 feels like a 50-minute performance of what rap, as a form, can do: rap that need not transcend itself, towards High Art on one hand or commercial art on the other, in order to succeed in 2015.


Barter 6 is the definitive mainstream strip club album of the modern era. This album may take clear mechanical cues from Weezy F Baby but the spirit is more Mystical’s Let’s Get Ready or Ying Yang Twinz’s United State of Atlanta.

If nothing else, Young Thug is keeping the rap game on its toes and might just bring out the best in his idol in the process.
Tiny Mix Tapes

Regardless of the form, Barter 6 offers a fantastic explication of the capabilities Thug has been honing — the capabilities of liminality.

Pretty Much Amazing

Thug’s entire approach to his music has never sounded so polished and potent as it sounds on Barter 6.


On Barter 6, a rapper frequently dismissed as a druggie dance trapper inverts himself, yielding a passionate and personal record that's as insular as Earl's latest, but with charisma and color.

This album offers cohesion and unity, though maybe at the expense of the exciting, what-will-happen next feel of past mixtapes.
Thug remains a unique mix of influences, with strains of Wayne, Migos, Lil B, and Future in his style, and yet he can skillfully ride a serene beat on "Numbers" or sound legitimately dangerous on "Check."
For the first time on a Young Thug release, you get the sense that he’s sitting around waiting to ascend to the next level of his sound, for inspiration to strike, though with such a laid-back, inscrutable flow, he might have to activate that change himself.
Rolling Stone
Too often, it all sounds boastful and sad in the same moment, like a promising young fighter warning you he can hit so hard it doesn't matter if he's too messed up to form a fist.
NOW Magazine

The Atlanta rapper's latest release plays the heartfelt off the ridiculous. He broke through with catchy singles Stoner, Danny Glover and Lifestyle, but Barter 6 eschews obvious hits for what feels like an attempt at crafting a cohesive work.

Consequence of Sound

Barter 6 feels like a step in the right direction rather than a destination, proof that Thugger can put together a complete package even if it’s less than adventurous.

The Needle Drop
Atlanta rapper and singer Young Thug releases a one-dimensional album that couldn't have possibly lived up to the drama-fueled hype that led up to it.
God, I want to marry Young Thug. πŸŒˆπŸ‘¬

As someone who was never a big Thugger fan and had only enjoyed Jeffery before I dipped my feet deeper into Barter 6, this thing blew me away! It's everything I liked about Young Thug up to this point mixed in with some incredibly flavorful trap production and a fresh, exciting rap sound that has only gotten better with time. It's one of the most fun rap albums from the latter half of the decade.

But first, a rant about how some "I only listen to ... read more
hip hop think tank - bonus episode

Although I have a deep respect for the hip hop of the 90s, and I don't like to make impossible comparisons between old and new generations because continents separate them, Young Thug is personally one of my favourite rappers that I could come back to every day without ever getting bored. For a long time in the history of Hip Hop/Rap, when New York the motherland and Los Angeles (and its surroundings) dominated, for more than 20 years, while Southern Rap ... read more
A modern blassic. one of the few perfect albums i have been lucky enough to hear.
Young Thug is the David Bowie of the Trap music. The Atlanta UFO has something in common with the singer: the extravagence, the originality, the different voices .... He is the rapper who introduced me into the modern sound of Atlanta's trap. Today I am not afraid to say that Young Thug is my favorite trap artist of all time. With "Barter 6", Thugger shows his ability to make trap music extremely entertaining and catchy without relying solely on production. His vocals on the edge are ... read more
This is the definition of a hood classic.

Young Thug is, probably, my favourite melodic/trap rap artist there is and will be. No matter what he does, outside of his more obscure tapes, i love so much. His music was and is a major part of my teen years and it will always have a special place inside my heart as one of my favourite albums there is. I don't need a super abstract album sometimes, and this is the perfect album for some mindless fun. Actually, i'll go ahead and call this one of the ... read more
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Track List

  1. Constantly Hating (featuring Birdman)
  2. With That (featuring Duke)
  3. Can't Tell (featuring T.I. & Boosie Badazz)
  4. Check
  5. Never Had It (featuring Young Dolph)
  6. Dream (featuring Yak Gotti)
  7. Dome (featuring Duke)
  8. Halftime
  9. Amazing (featuring Jacquees)
  10. Knocked Off (featuring Birdman)
  11. OD
  12. Numbers
  13. Just Might Be
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Added on: April 16, 2015