AOTY 2021

Money Can’t Buy Happiness

Fredo - Money Can’t Buy Happiness
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 119 ratings
2021 Ratings: #482
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Perhaps his most focussed, revealing statement to date, ‘Money Can’t Buy Happiness’ is packed with detail.

The Observer
Reality bites on the west Londoner’s second album as he puts the spotlight on drug-selling, prison life and those he has lost.
The Forty-Five

Like its predecessor, ‘Money Can’t Buy Happiness’ is a concise affair. The select feature list and continued neat control suggest Fredo’s not just a good rapper but a good editor, whittling down songs until only the finest remain.

So i think I'm addicted to uk hip-hop
Country: UK

Genre: Trap Rap

For fans of: Kano, Dave, Skepta

2020 saw Fredo gain a lot more popular appeal across the UK, due mostly to the smash hit Funky Friday. I really didn't enjoy this pop rap direction but I was very thankful to hear something very different on this record. There is a real melancholy vibe here, despite some radio friendly tunes and features.

Lyrically Fredo sticks to his gangland roots, but there's a lot of darker moments that come through in some of the tracks. ... read more
Biggest Mistake 6.8/10
Back to Basics 6.5/10
Spaghetti 6.2/10
Ready (feat. Summer Walker) 7/10
Money Talks 6/10
Do You Right 5.8/10
Burner on Deck (feat. Pop Smoke & Young Adz) 6.8/10
I Miss 5.6/10
Blood in My Eyes 5.5/10
Aunt's Place 5.6/10
What Can I Say 6.2/10
Ngl I wasn't expecting to enjoy a Fredo album as much as I do with this one. The production is fantastic and he's either talking his shit or hitting us with some more introspective cuts throughout. A really consistent hip hop album and one that will probably be one of the best out of the UK this year. (75)

Edit: Gets better with each listen, really great album

Fav Track: Money Talks ft. Dave
The album was decent, nothing too special. Dave and Summer walker features are highlights, and the beats are pretty good too but nothing special.
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Track List

  1. Biggest Mistake
  2. Back to Basics
  3. Spaghetti
  4. Ready (feat. Summer Walker)
  5. Money Talks
  6. Do You Right
  7. Burner on Deck (feat. Pop Smoke & Young Adz)
  8. I Miss
  9. Blood in My Eyes
  10. Aunt's Place
  11. What Can I Say
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Added on: January 28, 2021