Barter 6

Young Thug - Barter 6
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
User Score
Based on 388 ratings
2015 Ratings: #97
April 16, 2015 / Release Date
Mixtape / Format
300 Entertainment, Atlantic / Label
Hip Hop, Trap Rap / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

84
Pitchfork

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.

80
HipHopDX

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.

80
XXL
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.
80
Tiny Mix Tapes

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

75
Pretty Much Amazing

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

70
Complex

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.

70
Billboard
This album offers cohesion and unity, though maybe at the expense of the exciting, what-will-happen next feel of past mixtapes.
70
AllMusic
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."
60
Spin
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.
60
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.
60
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.

58
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.

50
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.
Inglume
86
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
WhatTheFunk
86
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
nnxsgny
100
A modern blassic. one of the few perfect albums i have been lucky enough to hear.
MothaOfMotha12
80
Young Thug is a rapper born in Atlanta, and his one of most praised trap rappers such as Travis Scott and Gunna of this decade, and is named one of the most influential rapper in his style, known for his great production and his weird ass eccentric voice. He doesn't have much substance talking about his money, partying & woman, so the basic shit, but is rapped in fast flows, a somewhat experimental voice, and amazing production, which makes him a great and recognizable artist, that you ... read more
_zeltrxn17
60
I could never get to this album at all. At least never appreciated it like one of the best in the trap scene like some claim. This us way too monotonous to be groundbreaking or even engaging through its enitre length. Actually, yeah it's very fucking basic and uninteresting.
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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