There are many lovely songs on Beach Hou$e, most of which fall into the same overtly raunchy Rap/R&B category as “Know Y I Came”. None of the others, however, will cause you to sing in the highest pitch your vocal chords can access until your throat is sore (Okay, maybe “Booty Poppin” too) and mime all of the typical r&b gestures (fists clenched and held out to the side while you really stretch to hit that high note, wearing a facial expression of cool and sincere sexuality as if you were singing to someone but know no one is there - nonetheless straining to maintain the look you subconsciously committed to memory at a very young age watching Jodeci/Keith Sweat/ New Edition music videos - in case somehow someone is secretly watching but then you would probably be very embarrassed by this posturing because your friends think rap and especially r&b are too directly sexual and it makes them anxious).
How does Future choose the specific autotune pitch that he uses? Is it when he hears the instrumental? Before or after he performs his verse? I much enjoy this wobbly robot autotune setting. Does Future control the autotune settings himself, or is it the engineer? I imagine he handles it himself.
There needs to never be another rap punchline about kicking things in a certain manner.
The best song that was released in 2011 and based on a Lil Twist chorus but had an inferior (my opinion) reworking properly released in 2012 on a mediocre mixtape that was recreated after Fat Trel’s manager wouldn’t part with Trel’s previously recorded material.
Apparently Ballout and Billion Ballout are two different human beings. So where is Billion Ballout. And still, where is Vic Mone? What is Chief Keef’s brain made of? He is a very special human. The adlibs he yells in the back “Daaamn daaaamn”, “clooothes clooothes”, etc… are “star stuff” (Carl Sagan, Cosmos).
I’ve returned from hiatus to note that Chief Keef has a Boston accent and is a talented dancer. Look carefully at his duck impersonation around 40-41 seconds. Then the “Fredo hangover” maneuver. How many times do you think he practiced that act before this cut was used? Ballout looks absurdly bored, except when he too revolutionizes rap dances from 1:00 - 1:03. The backpack, Young Chop, the miming - it’s a lot to process. Indeed, this song does sound like a hit.