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56
HipHopDX

Ken Carson lacks the creativity that made Yeat redefine the English language or Sofaygo’s niche for back pocket melodies. Instead, he cruises throughout the 48-minute runtime on autopilot, eventually running out of things to say and seemingly hoping no one will notice.

47
Pitchfork
On his latest album, the Atlanta rapper lacks curiosity, imagination, and charisma. It’s like being whacked with a slab of styrofoam.
40
AllMusic

This repetitive production taken in tandem with Car$on's often listless and uninspired lyricism (and flows that sometimes struggle to even stay on beat) makes X a largely hollow and forgettable affair.

0
The Needle Drop
Ken Carson's new album is void of redeeming qualities.
August
NR

uh oh

rapscorer321
60

Yall aint opium 🤦 I JUST RAN UP THEM BANDS

VisbiReviews
43

This album starts off pretty strong with 4 pretty good songs, and after that progressively gets older and older until there's no reason to keep listening. Almost every track in the second half is pretty generic and nothing we haven't heard before. The only saving grace of the second half is the beats, which are consistently spacey and fun. This probably should've been condensed into an EP, and it definitely shouldn't have been 20 tracks. If Ken doesn't start to switch up his style a bit on his ... read more

54

Ken Carson's X is a confusing album for me because there's a decent amount of elements I like about it but there's things holding it back from me being fully invested in it. On my first listen I really didn't like it, and although I could definitely see the influence from Playboi Carti's Whole Lotta Red, I found it to be like a much worse version of it with nowhere near as much experimentation vocally and instrumentally, and overall it was a much more boring experience. After revisiting this ... read more

65

Not bad...

NR

ken cannot rap to save his life, the only thing that saves this album is definately the production and it doesnt even do that correctly most the time, and the structure is consistently hype song after hype song the worst track which is the intro to the album is quite literally one of the worst songs of the year due to the offbeat rapping, and his voice not even fitting what seems to be a calmer trap beat but hes rapping on it like if it was a hype song and, after a while every song starts to ... read more

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Track List

1Intro
3:15
51
2New
2:49
52
3Gems
2:16
50
4Nobody
2:10
45
5Go
1:50
50
6MDMA
3:48
69
7X
2:09
53
8PDBMH
2:18
61
9Money Hunt
1:45
45
10South Beach
2:00
42
11Going Schitz
1:55
44
12Same Thing
1:55
43
13Freestyle 1
3:51
45
14Freestyle 2
2:18
60
15Fuk 12
1:24
49
16Murda Musik
2:56
63
17Delinquent
2:45
55
18Get Rich Or Die
2:19
49
19Turn Up
1:58
49
20The End
2:15
59
Total Length: 48 minutes
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Added on: April 17, 2022