Review: Mulatto's "Queen of Da Souf" Album
-by Timothy Moss
Mulatto released her debut studio album "Queen of Da Souf" August 21,2020.
Many hip hop fans that know of Mulatto, such as myself, have been anticipating this release and we finally received it.
The first track "Youngest N Richest" comes in with this rapid orchestral sample that sounds fierce, rigorous, and is followed by typical trap production with the high hats and 808 bass backing it. Mulatto comes in with a basic flow with the title track as her first lyrics, then she changes up the flow to match the aggression of the rigorous beat.
Next song, "Muwop" featuring Gucci Mane comes in with a sample of Gucci Mane's own song "Freaky Girl", which is used as the main theme for the beat throughout the song. Mulatto uses the title of track of the sampled song as her hook, "Imma very freaky girl", pretty cleaver.
What I notice throughout the project is that the content of her lyrics is very derivative and sexual orientated, and she finds different ways to reference certain parts of her body which is the type of content women, and even men like to listen to when they are in more party like environments like clubs or strip clubs.
Gucci Mane's is a standard Gucci Mane verse, nothing out the ordinary from the ATL based rapper, and he kept repeating certain lines that fit the vibe of the song as well.
Now, when the next track played, "In n Out" I literally groaned out loud. Im fine with sexual orientated content in rap if the artist does it well and have some pretty dope lyricism and intricate bars to back it up with. 'But because Mulatto is not the best rapper when it comes to versatility and complexity with her lyrics this song came annoying and terrible. That hook was probably the most annoying thing ever on this project: "In and Out In and Out In-n-n-n-n-n Out In and Out In and Out In-n-n-n-n-n Out" I hated it so much, and overall the track was bad.
The next track, "He say She say" was one of my favorite tracks, it had that catchy, bouncy trap-based beat, and she had some aggressive lines in her verses. Plus that hook went hard.
Next track "Pull up" featuring 21 Savage was decent, it wasn't amazing but I liked it. The piano trap beat was cool, and Mulatto's style changed for this song. She got more laid back with the aggression she showed on the previous tracks, the flow was chill, and she didn't really say anything that popped out; 21 savage was just......anyway.
Next Track was a skit called "Tina Turnup Talks" which was hilariously inappropriate, two girls talking about one of the girls uhh pink friend down there and bragging about how its "shiny" and "pretty". The music being played behind that conversation transitioned smoothly and most definitely had me hype for that whole next song "On God". The beat was so hype and was perfect for club hopper track. Mulatto still felt laid back but it matched the essence of the track. I loved it its one of my favorite tracks.
The transition to the next song was really smooth and produced very well, "Look Back it", Mulatto is keeping that mood from the previous song and putting that energy into the description of her booty and how every male is seduced by it. The beat is laidback and is overall a bop, a good dance track.
"No Hook" is a minute and 20 sec song of Mulatto just straight rapping bars with no hook, it was cool, I guess she's trying to prove to the masses that she can rap a song without a hook, simple as that.
Now the album took a nose bleed drop with the next 3 songs "Off Top" featuring 42 Dugg, "My Body", and "Blame Me". These felt like those, I'm trying to get on the radio tracks, they felt forced with the whole, yeah I can Rap but I can sing as well concept, which ummm.....no. "Off Top" with 42 Dugg.....ew, Mulatto was fine but why are bringing, to me, one of the trashiest rappers right now on a track he didn't contribute anything to the song but aggravation. His flow and delivery was bad and overall the track was not good to me.
"My Body" and "Blame Me" was those R&B-ish tracks that felt forced and wasn't good because, sorry Mulatto, but baby you can't sing. I skip those tracks every time I play the album.
The last track "B**** from Da Souf" featuring Saweetie and Trina was a great outro track because it gave me that aggression Mulatto back at the beginning of the album. Some the baddest female rappers you know or probably don't know come together on a track to tell y'all why they are "Real a** Rich a** B****es from Da Souf". Overall I thoroughly enjoyed this album, it is perfect for partying or trying to get hype.