HITP.com Reviews “Future Nostalgia.”
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Today, Top Billion dropped his new album “Future Nostalgia.” With no guest appearances, the rapper shines from the first to the last song. The album is a good display of his work, showcasing his assortment of skills.
On the C-Wizz produced track “So Smart You’re Stupid” Billion spits:
“No metaphors just heart flowing like the Nile.”
This line sums up “Future Nostalgia” entirely. The album doesn’t feature any crazy metaphors or punch lines from him on any of the fourteen tracks. Instead, the rapper provides deep, honest and thought provoking lyrics, pouring his heart out over laid back production by various producers including Michael Franco, Jay Beatz, C-Wizz, Lennon, Brahms, and Sage.
On songs such as “Adultery” and “I’ll Always Love You” Billion’s storytelling ability is shown. On “Adultery”, which was inspired by “Sins Of My Father” from his album “Based On A True Story”, he tells the story of a cheating husband while on “I’ll Always Love You”, he tells his own personal story of his significant other’s unplanned pregnancy which resulted in a abortion…
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“So Smart You’re Stupid”, “Soap Opera” and “Can’t Buy Swag”, show his ability to create an effective concept song.
“Future Nostalgia” also features the New Orleans anthem, “New Orleans, LA.” “The “Big Easy”, which Billion calls his second home, clearly has a special place in his heart as he spits on the hook:
“New Orleans! I got love for this city. Now a part of me feels like I come from this city.”
He also shot a video for the Lennon produced track, which can be viewed here.
Fittingly, the album comes to an end with “At The End of The Day.” Over BCB production, he talks about not worrying about what others think and being true to yourself. The rapper clearly takes his own advice when creating music. Instead of creating radio appeal songs, he creates an album full of songs with true meaning and focus on things that are important to him.
Overall, “Future Nostalgia” is a good album. With great lyrics, strong song structure, solid production and diverse content, Top Billion puts together a project that any true music fan will love. It is definitely worth a listen.
Best Tracks:“Adultery”, “New Orleans, LA”, “Soap Opera”, “I’ll Always Love You”
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