This Sonic Breakdown will cover Tyga’s new mixtape Fuk Wat They Talkin Bout. I have not listened to a complete Tyga album or mixtape until this review, but I have heard several songs besides radio singles and collaborations. I feel I have a semblance of what kind of artist he is, but not enough to definitively say. Today’s Breakdown will be presented as a conclusion on the mixtape as a whole.
From the beginning of the album, a trap-inspired tone is set, giving the indication that this is the direction the entire album will follow. The production has an electric feel that emotes a mix of darker, hard-hitting bass hip-hop beats mixed with a splash of high pitches from EDM (electric dance music). Tyga portrays the image of him delving deeper into his personal life, but with a closer listen, I realized he only gives superficial information. He does express where he was once financially to where he is now in order to motivate himself and others to push themselves to continue improving their situations. I really enjoy the type of production Tyga used for this mixtape and for the most part his choice of flow for said production. His content isn’t bad for the fact it is a mixtape, but it isn’t on the level of other mixtapes released this year, such as Boogie’s mixtape. I believe that this mixtape had the potential to be great with more depth in content, but sonically it has a nice feel. This mixtape also has a nice balance of providing different types of energy. I hope that this is just a preview of what is coming from his next studio album, providing the level of production seen here but elevating the lyrical content and concept to something that can resonate on a deeper level or going more in depth than a superficial level on the subjects he picked.
Next week’s Breakdown will cover Jay Rock’s highly anticipated new album, 90059.