Hello, I’m MusiCommentator, and…do I have to talk about this? Do I really? Has Blueface actually gotten a hit that made the Top 20? I’m not even sure if I can say the title without censoring it. Does it count as a curse? Screw it, I’m going to just go with it!
So, Blueface has had an interesting rise to fame. He blew up at the end of 2018 because people were clowning him for his offbeat flows. I think Blueface has some potential, as his flows sound inspired from someone like E-40, but he would have to put some work into his music and flows to be better. Still, I guess people started liking him because all of this exposure led him to be a huge celebrity in 2019, as this song of his started gaining tons of streams. Not only that, but he made about three remixes of this song, which prompted everyone to started making their own remixes and freestyles. These have come from people like Tyga, Young M.A., and Desiigner, so this obviously made the song more popular and now it’s one of the biggest hits of this year. So, let’s see what “Thotiana” has to offer us by looking at the chorus.
“Bust down, Thotiana (Bust down, Thotiana)
I wanna see you bust down (Over)
Pick it up, now break that sh*t down (Break it down)
Speed it up, then slow that sh*t down, on the gang (Slow it down)”
I didn’t expect a song called “Thotiana” to be respectful to women, so this works as a good chorus for a strip club song. I mean, the beat works good for twerking (I haven’t tried it myself, though) and the lyrics would be perfect in a club setting. That doesn’t mean I’m saying this chorus is good, however. I’m not well-versed in the entire genre of strip club anthems, but this has to be one of the most basic ones. “Speed it up”, “slow it down”, “pick it up”. He’s just going through the checklist here.
Yeah aight, I’m every woman’s fantasy”
Yes, I know every middle-class working woman’s fantasy is to have some D-list Soundcloud rapper call them a “Thotiana”.
“Mama always told me I was gon’ break hearts
I guess it’s her fault, stupid, don’t be mad at me”
Okay, this line’s kind of good, as it plays off the fact that all moms say their sons will be great at everything and whatnot, so he dismisses his player attitude on that. It’s kind of funny. But, I don’t think just because a mother said it means it will be true. My mother said I can be anything, but now being older, I know I can’t be the intergalactic space hero I wanted to be as a child.
“I wanna see you bust down (Bust down)
Bend that sh*t over, on the gang (Yeah aight)”
Are you just repeating lines from the chorus? That’s kind of lazy, especially to do in the middle of a verse. Usually you see that at the end or beginning of a verse as a transition, not in the middle. I guess Blueface had to remind us that this was a strip club anthem and not just a track about him and his grand sexual prowess.
“Smackin’, high off them drugs (Off them drugs)
I tried tell myself two times was enough (Was enough)
Then a n*gga relapsed, on the dead locs”
I’m sorry, what does relapsing on drugs have to do with this strip club song, again?
“I beat the p*ssy up, now it’s a murder scene”
Great job at trying to make a creative punchline.
Overall, I believe this song is a step down for Blueface. I don’t casually listen to Blueface’s music on my own time, usually, but when I do, I like his songs for his sporadic energy and zany voice cracks that go with his offbeat flow. This energy, for Blueface, makes him seem very confident, which makes his offbeat flows sound natural because it sounds like he’s meaning to do them. On this song, he seems stripped of all this energy seen on his other songs, making him sound dull and bored. Without this energy, his offbeat flow comes off as amateurish and is sometimes hard to listen to. It doesn’t help either that this is backed by sub-par lyricism and a West Coast beat so generic I probably could have found it on a “type-beat” page on YouTube. This track is average for a strip club anthem, but I’m going to give it a 1.5 out of 5. Do you agree?
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