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.
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.
- 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.
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- Steps toward commercial sound for Stallion
- Successful singing attempt
- Glimpse into personal storytelling on at least one song
- Repetitive one-dimensional concepts
- Could've had better features