Album Review: Fredo Bang - In The Name Of Gee (Still Most Hated) Deluxe
Written By: Mike Double G
Grade = 75% or 3.5 ⭐️
Original Tracks = 80%
How It Go ⭐️
No Security (ft. Kevin Gates) ⭐️
2nd Line ✅
Freak (Fredo Bang & Petty Levels ft. Mulatto) ⭐️
Tap In ✅
Lately (ft. Seven7Hardaway) ⭐️
Clock Out ✅
Yeah Yeah (ft. Gee Money) ❌
In Gee We Trust ❌
Still Most Hated (Deluxe Tracks) = 70%
Soul Cry ✅
Top (Remix) [ft. Lil Durk] ⭐️
Doin My Dance (ft. Moneybagg Yo) ⭐️
Only Fans ❌
Big Steppa (ft. Sada Baby) ✅
Who (ft. Rylo Rodriguez) ⭐️
Low Ridin (ft. Lit Yoshi) ✅
When I Call (ft. Treety) ✅
Loose Screws ❌
Fredo Bang dropped the original version of this project back in September. Although considered a mixtape this was definitely his best work to date. While some may say that his publicized beef with NBA YoungBoy may have slowed down his career, I believe it helped him more than anything. NBA YoungBoy is the most streamed artist in the industry so any one beefing with him is only going to help there numbers as well. All publicity is good publicity.
YoungBoy has also had feuds with Moneybagg Yo and Lil Durk. The beef with Durk and YoungBoy started when YoungBoy’s artist Quando Rondo and his goons killed Durks artist King Von. Not surprisingly we see both Moneybagg Yo and Lil Durk in the deluxe version of Fredo Bang’s project. Like the saying goes An enemy of my enemy is my friend.
At this point Fredo Bang may not be as well known as other Louisiana artist like YoungBoy, Lil Wayne, Kevin Gates and Curren$y, but he is gaining momentum and is hot in the Pelican state. While most of those artist come from New Orleans, Fredo Bang like YoungBoy actually come from Baton Rouge. Kevin Gates made an appearance on this project as he is featured in the song No Security which seems like a direct diss to 6ix9ine. It’s a safe assumption since the original version of this project came out just a couple weeks after 6ix9ine dropped his LP Tattle Tales. Other features include Mulatto and Sada Baby. Lil Baby unfortunately doesn’t make a second appearance as he was featured on Fredo Bangs LP Most Hated, but you will see Baby’s artist Rylo Rodriguez appear on the deluxe version.
Fredo Bang has a very simple formula to making his music. He has a melodic flow, with catchy hooks, on trap bumpin beats, In a lot of ways he reminds me of DaBaby. Like DaBaby he has type of hooks you can remember after one listen and verses that are short and sweet. As far as content Fredo Bang raps a lot about the street life. More specifically the subject matter includes murder, poverty, drugs, sex and heart break. Fredo Bang also mentions in his lyrics what it was like when he did his 2 year bid in prison from 2016-2018.
Like many new rappers his songs are usually between 2 and 2.5 minutes. I believe that strategy is simply to get more streams. It’s easier to listen to a 2 minute song than a 5 minute song. With that said “a hit is a hit”. When first looking at the track list of 25 songs it seems like it’s going to be a long listen. However, the album (deluxe version included) is only 59 minutes which actually makes it an easy listen.
As far as negatives the deluxe version slightly waters down the project as a whole. Another negative is that some of his songs do sound the same. For example Tap In, Clock Out, and Loose Screws all sound very similar. If the songs are hard then you can get away with that once but three times on one project is over doing it. Otherwise this was a very solid project. Definitely better than I expected. Fredo Bang is hot in Louisiana and pretty well known in the south. I think he’s only a couple features away from being a household name.
Best Song = Tap (Remix) Feat. Lil Durk
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