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G EAZY - THE BEAUTIFUL & THE DAMNED

- NEW RELEASE

ARTIST:
TITLE:
The Beautiful & The Damned
LABEL:
CATNO:
88985467501
STYLE:
Rap / Hip Hop /
FORMAT:
Vinyl record
DESCRIPTION:
2x12" Hip Hop / Rap LP - Two years since G-Eazy’s last album and he’s back with more stacks and The Beautiful and Damned. He demonstrates only one emotional state, which we’ll call “hustling while sad.” The sadness is the sadness of VH1’s Behind the Music, the fake sadness of too many parties and drugs and groupies. As G-Eazy himself told Billboard, “The concept of it is kinda like it’s about the lifestyle … This fantasy of, like, sex, drugs, & rock ‘n’ roll is kinda clichéd, but it’s clichéd for a reason. It’s dark.”

Spending a lot of time battling his personal devils and angels, the entire album — start to finish — has G getting his Robert Langdon through a mental tug-of-war between the angelic rap star living lavishly and the devilish rap star on the destructive path. There’s a taste of this dichotomy early on the album’s intro and title track “The Beautiful & Damned” where G contemplates: “I’m talking to myself like every night/You could try to be a better guy/But to understand a Gemini/Angel, Devil, it’s both him and I.”

More theological musings are sprinkled throughout, especially on songs like “Pray for Me” where a female counterpart “looks like an angel, she might be a demon” and “Leviathan” where he tells that same female figure “When I told her I’m the devil, I was smiling.” The production team also gels to the point where finding a subpar beat is next to impossible. Murda Beatz, OZ, Cardiak and Boi-1da, among others, canvas pitch-perfect melodies that echo the best 2017 rap music formulas. Spacey baselines, quick claps, and thundering 808s. But just when the beats feel a little too similar, a record like “Summer In December” finds Henry Daher serving a scratchy boom-bap slapper that envisions a rainy day on the boulevard of broken rap dreams.

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a1
The Beautiful & Damned
a2
Pray For Me
a3
Him & I
a4
But A Dream
a5
Sober
b1
Legend
b2
No Limit
b3
The Plan
b4
That's A Lot
b5
Pick Me Up
c1
Gotdamn
c2
Leviathan
c3
Crash & Burn
c4
Summer In December
c5
Charles Brown
d1
No Less
d2
Mama Always Told Me
d3
Fly Away
d4
Love Is Gone
d5
Eazy



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