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Album Review: Young Dolph - "Rich Slave” (Deluxe)

Updated: Jan 30, 2021

Written By: Mike Double G


Young Dolph - Rich Slave (Deluxe)

Grade = 59% or 2.5 ⭐️

Original Tracks = 50%

  1. Hold Up Hold Up Hold Up ✅

  2. Black Friday (Skit)

  3. To Be Honest ⭐️

  4. I See $’s ❌

  5. Corduroy Houseshoes (Skit)

  6. What’s da Bizness ❌

  7. The Land ❌

  8. Death Row ⭐️

  9. Cray Cray ❌

  10. RNB (Feat. Megan Thee Stallion) ✅

  11. Rich Slave ✅

  12. Until It Rot ❌

  13. Blue Diamonds ⭐️

  14. No Sense (Feat. Key Glock) ❌

  15. Benz ❌

  16. 1 Scale (Feat. G-Herbo) ⭐️

Deluxe Tracks = 75%

  1. Large Amounts ⭐️

  2. Fast ✅

  3. Gimme My Bag ✅

  4. Green Light (Feat. Key Glock) ✅

  5. Scotch ⭐️

  6. Obey Your Thirst ❌

  7. No Regrets (Feat. Kenny Muney) ❌

  8. Buy My Way in Heaven ✅

Young Dolph gives you another 8 tracks to add to the original project that dropped in August. I believe the reason he released the deluxe edition this week is because of a reference that was made about Martin Luther King on the Black Friday skit. Dolph sticks to his formula of hard hitting trap beats. While his cadence isn’t the best he is really good at making simple but catchy hooks. When he’s at his best his music is always turnt up in the club.

Dolph clearly has a Memphis origin but he was born in Chicago. He is cousins with late Chicago artist Juice WRLD. In the song I See $ he says:

When Juice WRLD died, I drunk a pint every day for a week.

Through the 24 tracks he only had 5 features. Two from his protégé Key Glock (also his cousin). While Dolph proofed he can make a full body of work with out much help, 72 minutes is a little long. I think a few more features would have helped. Both Megan The Stallion and G-Herbo gave the album a breath of fresh air and shined in there guest appearances.

Dolph also try’s to put some political content in this album. He confronts racism and capitalism in America. Two songs to check out are Rich Slave and The Land. This shows some growth in his content but this isn’t where he is at his best. I preferred the title track Rich Slave over The Land.

“Rich Slave” (Deluxe) is definitely worth a few listens as almost any one will find a couple favorites. Some of the songs sound the same but if you like trap music it’s something you’ll like. The original version of the album is hit or miss. On the deluxe version Dolph avoids getting too deep and plays to his strengths. In doing so he ends up strengthening the album as a whole. Overall I was a little disappointed. I would have liked to see the album trimmed down a bit with more guest features. The album is average at best. I gave it 2.5 ⭐️s.

Best Song = Blue Diamonds

Stream: Rich Slave

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