âRico Nasty & Kenny Beats - Anger Management
âThe dynamic duo of Rico Nasty and Kenny Beats have released their collaborative and appropriately titled project, Anger Management. This album is incredibly high energy, with equal parts attributed to Ricoâs enthusiastic delivery and Kennyâs hard trap beats. The LOUDPVCK alum pulls out all the stops with incredibly unique production, especially on Cheat Code and Big T*****s in collaboration with Baauer, as well as on the track Mood. Things takes a surprising turn on Hatinâ with a surprisingly calm beat sampled from Jay-Zâs Dirt Off Your Shoulder. The album includes fantastic features from rap duo EarthGang and rapper Splurge, who all complement Rico incredibly well and make for bouncy hip-hop tracks that might be the standouts of the album. Rico takes a more serious tone on Sell Out, discussing her built-up anger, everything that comes with fame and, fittingly, being viewed as a sellout. Rico closes the album with a track titled Again, where she surprises fans by singing melodically over a classic trap beat. This project was nothing special, but not disappointing in the slightest. It was a testament to Kenny Beatâs exceptional production ability and Ricoâs undeniable energy, and I look forward to more collaborations between these two.
Author: Frank McLaughlin
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