AOTY 2020

Pretty Girls Like Trap Music

2 Chainz - Pretty Girls Like Trap Music
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2017 Ratings: #194 / 876
User Score
Based on 286 ratings
2017 Ratings: #336
Liked by 5 people
June 16, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
Def Jam / Label
Hip Hop, Trap Rap / Genres
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Despite the lack of range, Pretty Girls Like Trap Music goes down as 2 Chainz’ strongest LP to date and will become a reference point for anyone curious about how the towering rap star can service their turn-up needs.

This is the culmination of an eight-year second-wind. It’s also the most complete 2 Chainz album to date, and places him where he belongs: in the upper echelon of rappers from this era.

Pretty Girls Like Trap Music is the Southern vet's most fully formed record to date, building on the spirit and sonics of last year's Daniel Son; Necklace Don and Hibachi for Lunch to paint a portrait of Chainz then and now, leading two very different lifestyles yet unequivocally himself.


Inconspicuousness notwithstanding, Pretty Girls Like Trap Music is among Epps' most significant and enjoyable work.


His fourth studio album, Pretty Girls Like Trap Music, isn’t just a testament to endurance, it’s one of the year’s best rap albums and a blueprint for graceful aging in an industry that prizes youthful excitement and innovation.


Although a bit reliant on features, resulting in lost opportunities for 2 Chainz to really dig deep within himself and give the listeners more of Tauheed Epps the man, Pretty Girls Like Trap Music is an explosive collection of songs that showcases the colorful rhyme animal at the top of his game.

A.V. Club
There’s no galactic change to his style here, just a further refinement of it.

2 Chainz has stepped up his game on ‘Pretty Girls Like Trap Music’, while he hasn’t explored the trap genre quite as much as he could’ve in the album’s hour-long duration, the effort is prevalent, and the execution is deadly.

While it doesn’t quite have the same urgency as ‘Based on a T.R.U. Story’ or ’T.R.U. REALigion', ‘Pretty Girls Like Trap Music’ is perfectly positioned to be a 2017 favourite catering to both fans of this generation’s trap music and those that were knee deep in trap during its late ‘90s/early ‘00s inception.
Most of these tracks are just a bunch of decent flows over some generic trap beats. They sort of sound like Metro beats but not hypnotizing or dark, just kind of spacy and uninteresting. His voice is not bad and definitely is pretty unique, he kind of sounds like the Jay Z of trap, in only their voices, not their influence or style. I also appreciate the amount of features, normally they take away the enjoyment but they actually break up the monotony of only hearing only 2 chains. I also don't ... read more
i honestly was not expecting this to be anything special after hearing it's a vibe, but dammit this is great. 2 chainz is a mad genius.
after years of killing features and dropping fire singles which up to this point had been put on some above average and enjoyable but not necessarily memorable albums but this one’s different. it’s got a couple of skips but it’s got 8 songs still in my main playlist and it’s an album i play somewhat often. the features killed it too, travis scott came through on a great hook swae lee had my favorite hook from him ever on here, migos killed it. not amazing but definitely ... read more
2Chainz is one of the godfathers of trap and he certifies himself a legend by releasing this gem. The production on these songs is different and matches with 2Chainz' bassy-trap voice. I always had a weak spot for Future/2chainz' low straight-from-the-gutter vocals, they feel empowering.
Favorite Track: Saturday Night

Least favorite track: Blue Cheese (feat. Migos)
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Track List

  1. Saturday Night
  2. Riverdale Rd
  3. Good Drank (feat. Gucci Mane & Quavo)
  4. 4 AM (feat. Travis Scott)
  5. Door Swangin
  6. Realize (feat. Nicki Minaj)
  7. Poor Fool (feat. Swae Lee)
  8. Big Amount (feat. Drake)
  9. It's a Vibe (feat. Ty Dolla $ign, Trey Songz & Jhené Aiko)
  10. Rolls Royce Bitch
  11. Sleep When U Die
  12. Trap Check
  13. Blue Cheese (feat. Migos)
  14. OG Kush Diet
  15. Bailan (feat. Pharrell)
  16. Burglar Bars (feat. Monica)
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Added on: January 16, 2017