Hello, I’m MusiCommentator, and I’m back from my vacation. It was pretty awesome, and definitely the break I needed. However, as I said in my last post, that means my schedule is now reduced to one post per week. While I would like to post more, I am unable to, so I hope I can keep making good, consistent content for the year.
On to the real subject matter of the post, though, I came back from my break to see that 6ix9ine was high up on the Billboard charts for this week. This song, “FEFE”, is a new single he released with Nicki Minaj, and it’s the highest charting single of his career, so I wanted to check it out.
For those who don’t know, Tekashi 6ix9ine is a rapper who blew up from his single “GUMMO”. His harsh, screaming flows attracted a lot of people, and the controversy that consistently surrounds him keeps him in the limelight. I am not a fan of this guy, for the most part. I can listen to him occasionally, but I don’t find him very appealing, and his widespread statutory rape accusations turned me away from him. But, this is one of his biggest songs, so let’s check out “FEFE” to see if 6ix9ine has something good to offer.
“King of New York, lookin’ for the Queen”
Okay, so 69 (I’m just going to spell his name like that for now so it’s less annoying to write out) is expressing that he wants to find love. Knowing 69’s style of rap, I’m going to bet that he’s going to do it in the “thugs need love” way where he just talks about sex, but maybe he’ll surprise me.
“P*ssy got that wet, wet, got that drip, drip
Got that super soaker, hit that”
Nope, no surprises here.
“Her name Keke, she eat my d*ck like it’s free, free
I don’t even know like “Why I did that?”
I don’t even know like “Why I hit that?”
All I know is that I just can’t wife that”
Gosh, this song is already boring. He’s talking about a topic that is so heavily-used in rap but doesn’t do anything to make it sound unique. It’s like he’s just going through the checklist and marking off what he has to say in a song like this. His voice, too, doesn’t make it sound like he cares. I’m a little glad he laid off his screaming style for this song, but the melodic tone he uses makes him sound like basically any other rapper.
Well, at least I can praise him for picking one topic and sticking to it.
“Draco got that kick-back when I blow that, they all do track
They don’t shoot back, one shot, close range, red dot
Head tight, yeah, I did that, yeah, I live that”
After this part is Nicki Minaj’s verse, and let’s just say I’m not the most excited for it.
“He-he tryna 69 like Tekashi, call him papi”
…She just made a 69-ing joke at the age of 35. Like, those are jokes kids make at age 12. Plus, when you’re on a song about sex with a rapper named 6ix9ine, that’s the lowest hanging fruit you can pick, and she plucked that fruit right off in the first line, so I don’t have much hope for the rest of her verse.
“Say he f*ckin’ with my posse, copped me Khloé like Kardashi’”
It’s Kardashi-AN. Don’t refuse to finish a word because it’ll fit with your rhyme scheme. That’s just lazy.
“I get chips, I ask for Lay’s”
I get the wordplay that is intended here, but this line just sounds really stupid.
Well, at least I can praise her for sticking to the subject matter.
“Ayo, Draco got that kick-back
When it kick-back, you can’t get yo sh*t back
In fact this that b*tch that
“I hate small talk, I don’t f*ck with chit-chat””
“Eenie meenie miney moe, I catch a h*e right by her toe”
You want this song to be taken seriously, right? You just said “Eenie meenie miney moe” in a song you want people to take seriously. You know what, screw this, I’m done with this song.
Overall, this is a bad song. I’m not saying other people can’t like this song, but I just don’t see why people would. The only upside to this song is the production–which is pretty banging thanks to Murda Beatz–but it ultimately feels wasted on lyrics that are this terrible. 6ix9ine gives no interesting lines whatsoever, and his voice shows how little effort he put into this song. Nicki Minaj doesn’t do anything to help, as her attempts at wordplay are pitiful. The flow is kind of nice, but you get sick of it by the end of the track since it is practically the same flow throughout the whole song. I’m going to give this track a 1 out of 5. Do you agree?
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