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Megan Thee Stallion: Suga Album Review

It wasn’t the original plan for self-proclaimed “Hot Girl” Megan Thee Stallion to drop Suga today. She planned to release her debut album in May, on her late mother’s birthday. She revealed in an interview on The Breakfast Club that she needed to put out an EP quickly because her next opportunity to release something wasn’t clear due to disputes with her label.

⚠️ Scroll to the end for the full Album Score.

Produced by Rachael Lieberman. Set design by Ali Gallagher at Jones Mgmt. Fashion direction by Rachel Johnson. Tailoring by Kimberly Mackin. Hair by Kellon Deryck. Nails by Coca Michelle. Styling by EJ King. Top and bottom by Dead Lotus Couture. Belt and beret by Vex Clothing.

It’s pretty cool to hear Thee Stallion take baby steps toward a more commercial sound on tracks like “Stop Playing (feat. Gunna)” and “Crying In The Car.” I’m always for artists playing with different sounds and living into the limitlessness of music. Speaking of Crying In The Car, it was nice to hear Megan pivot away from her repetitive, overtly hypersexual themes. I completely understand that is her bag, but I think she has the talent to add more layers to the presently one-dimensional schtick she has going on.

Standout Tracks

  • Savage
  • Hit My Phone (feat. Kehlani)
  • Stop Playin’ (feat. Gunna)
  • Crying In The Car

The circumstances around the timing of this release are unfortunate, because artistry stifled by ‘the business’ is something else. However, it didn’t have too much of an impact on the quality or finish of the project as a whole. It should be interesting to hear what the debut album will end up like.

Album Score

Album Score
7/10
Total Score iThis score is based on several factors contributing to the overall enjoyment of the album

Pros

  • Steps toward commercial sound for Stallion
  • Successful singing attempt
  • Glimpse into personal storytelling on at least one song

Cons

  • Repetitive one-dimensional concepts
  • Could've had better features

What do you think?

Written by Alonté Cross

Alonté is a multi-disciplinary artist, creative entrepreneur and creator of Crossfade. Host of COOLIN' with AC, Fridays on X.FM+Discord!

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