Baw Baw Black Sheep

Rejjie Snow - Baw Baw Black Sheep
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2021 Ratings: #506 / 699
User Score
Based on 145 ratings
2021 Ratings: #603
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Dork

Built to feel like a short film through music, Dublin rapper Rejjie Snow’s second full-length record transports you into an otherworldly blissful dream, where there’s only room for good vibes.

80
NME

By the time the end credits roll, Snow’s fulfilled his aim of providing some much-needed escapism and light; he’s also succeeded in instilling confidence in the listener that they, too, can be the star of their own story.

80
The Irish Times

The overall atmosphere of the record is one of hazy, yet artful insouciance, so laid back that it is practically horizontal.

80
Record Collector

Baw Baw Black Sheep sees Snow in full sun-kissed mode, his deep, insouciant flow coaxing you into a colourful realm of smooth beats and hooky synth lines.

70
Loud and Quiet

With Baw Baw Black Sheep, the Dublin rapper has produced forty minutes of the most insouciant, stress-free and luxurious hip-hop this side of Dream Warriors, an album to escape into.

70
Crack Magazine

With BBBS, Snow encourages us to immerse ourselves in blissful escapism with him, and after enduring the past year and a bit, we’d do well to take heed of that advice.

70
Clash

A mystical journey of hope, realism, racism and, eventually, the bright stars above.

60
The Line of Best Fit

By the end of Baw Baw Black Sheep the one thing we’re left wanting more of is Snow himself. His presence feels secondary to the album’s weakest cuts but, when given space to shine, the artist dazzles.

60
DIY

When taken as a whole, the contrast between these sections of the album and the almost sleazy R&B found elsewhere just feels completely disjointed.

gopxity
69

Rejjie has never been the most inventive or lyrical rapper, but he's always a good vibe. What better producer to match that vibe than Cam O'bi out of Chicago? Rejjie and Cam have worked together in the past but this is by far the most Cam has appeared on one of his albums. Sadly, I think the four singles he released before the album kind of showed off the best this project had to offer. There was not much more outside of those tracks that I was too impressed by, which left for a bit of a ... read more

Milosummers
66

It was difficult get into with the child voice theme cropping up every couple of tracks. That and the other sort of annoying voice samples like the snoring in Obrigado sort of break up the flow of the album. The best songs were the singles we had already heard, with MF DOOM carrying on Cookie Chips. I’ve got nothing against Cam O’bi but it would be nice if Rejjie switched it up by not putting him in almost all the tracks, the hooks get a bit week after a while..
Favourite song: ... read more

luuke
72

After being really impressed with Rejjie Snow's 2018 LP 'Dear Annie', this was one of the albums that I was highly anticipating to release this year. With a much more condensed tracklist, this turned out to be a really fun listen.

As I expected going into this project, 'Baw Baw Black Sheep' delivers some smooth, yet fun and engaging production choices with some nice instrumentals that almost sound live recorded; 'Oreos' is a fitting example of this. Through these production choices, this album ... read more

KangoKyobi
65

I think it's an alright album, albeit a bit disappointing considering how much I enjoyed the singles I listened to from this album before it came out. I don't even really remember how exactly I came across Rejjie Snow, outside of it being around the time Cookie Chips came out, and even now that's still a great song.

And I mean, this is another album where I don't think there are any outright bad songs. Like, maybe some songs especially around the end of the album kinda get a bit boring, but I ... read more

77

expected more - dear annie being one of my favourite albums - but good regardless

bayleaf221
65

This album is a calm jazz treat. BBBS is my first introduction to Rejjie Snow but I think after this I'll be checking out more of his stuff. The jazz influence on this album is really thick and creates some really great moments in the production. There seem to be some callbacks to his earlier project Dear Annie, with the use of the higher-pitched little girls voice used in the intros/outros and skit parts of the albums. These weren't my favorite but my mind may change when I eventually listen ... read more

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Track List

  1. Grateful (with Cam O'bi)
  2. Obrigado
  3. Cookie Chips (with MF DOOM & Cam 'Obi)
  4. Cookie Chips Interlude
  5. Mirrors (with Snoh Aalegra & Cam O'bi)
  6. Relax (with Cam O'bi & grouptherapy.)
  7. Relax Interlude
  8. Oreos (with J. Ivy & Cam O'bi)
  9. Skip To My Lou (with Kingstarlight & Cam O'bi)
  10. On and On (with Cam O'bi)
  11. Disco Pantz (with Tinashe & grouptherapy.)
  12. Star in the Making (with RHEA)
  13. Shooting Star (with Cam O'bi)
  14. Outro (I Just Wanna be Me) [with Dee Lilly]
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Added on: April 28, 2021