Kevin Abstract - SLUGGER
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2021 Ratings: #78
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July 16, 2021 / Release Date
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This is definitely one of Kevin’s best solo tracks.

SLUGGER is the kinda direction I hope Kevin Abstract goes in going forward. I liked Arizona Baby, but I prefer this sound from him.The production on here is great, I absolutely love the energy the song has, and while $NOT isn’t amazing on here (his verse is solid though), I really like both Kevin and Slowthai’s verses. They both come through with great performances and help keep this song interesting. If we do end up ... read more
IT'S A ME, MARIO (shoutout eliistalking5 my brother for that thank you)

Slugger isn't some sort of ingenious genre-defining track but my god, does it do the trick. This harkens back to the days of early BROCKHAMPTON, a little experimental, abrasive, and whatnot. Wow, my jaw dropped at the percussion on this one, it's flawless. The sounds are psychedelic and they play with your head convincingly. This shows more Iridescence/Saturation III era BROCKHAMPTON energy than ROADRUNNER does, and ... read more
Kevin Abstract recruits two rising artists, $NOT and slowthai, on 'SLUGGER' and it's such a banger. Kevin's vocals sound super unique and don't underwhelm at all, while $NOT and slowthai sound spectacular too, with $NOT using way more vocal effects than usual and slowthai bringing out the aggressive side from inside him. The production handled by Kevin was cool, containing a slightly generic trap flute instrumental on the first half of the track while the drums blow me away as they've got a ... read more
$not baby what is you doin
Ever since I heard this leak, I've been eagerly awaiting the release.

To now see that Slowthai has been added to the track is fantastic! Both really great verses from them. In relation to $NOT, I don't think he was really on the same level as the others. Nonetheless, great track. Can't wait to hear what Kevin does next.
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Added on: July 11, 2021