REVIEWED: Megan Thee Stallion – TRAUMAZINE
The intricacies of Megan Thee Stallion’s (“MTS”) personal life has been in the headlines for some time now. This kind of unwarranted attention has had an adverse affect on the star but the beauty of it all is it hasn’t dimmed her light.
Houston’s pride & joy is ready however-to provide us with a front-row seat as she narrates her deepest, most sensitive thoughts on her latest album TRAUMAZINE.
The infamous “Tina Snow” persona of MTS welcomes us back unapologetically; Delivering a candid and dominant body of work the “Hotties” should be pleased with.
18 tracks in length, Traumazine is a phenomenon. A major component we witness is the rap-heavy dynamics taking precedent. Since the viral parking lot freestyles, she’s been one of music’s top lyricist.
Her previous projects showcased her fierce and potent flows but her newest album presents her lyricism on center stage.
Southern influences drawn from the rugged production, gritty verses and Pimp C inspired flows play a vital role into the quality of this album.
The starting trio of NDA, Ungrateful & Not Nice are a knockout punch. Boastful & honest, Meg’s verses are beyond passionate and felt in every lyric. Plan B also molds into the mix; An abrasive song in which MTS sets the record straight. A tenacious compilation of tracks where she leaves no stone unturned.
Who Me (feat. Pooh Shiesty) & Scary (feat. Rico Nasty) are both moments MTS embraces her alpha bravado. The records are equally thrilling with stellar feature verses.
Southside Royalty Freestyle is Houston personified. The screwed up production lay foundation for legends, Sauce Walka, Big Pokey & Lil Keke to grace the track with their signature slowed, rap flows and honorably pass the torch.
Vulnerability is a common theme comprehended on TRAUMAZINE. Anxiety, as the title suggests, underline MTS’ insecurities and understanding she’s all but perfect. Flip Flop acts in accordance as an honest record about the difficulties and depths of loyalty. An emotional opening set of lyrics are about the loss of her mother and how that has impacted MTS’s trust in relationships.
MTS’ sexy demeanor is still very radiant. TRAUMAZINE does a stellar job of giving prominence to Meg’s sensual appeal on records like Budget (feat. Latto), Gift & A Curse, Red Wine , Ms. Nasty and Consistency (feat. Jhené Aiko). Her ability to emphasize femininity, whether it be an empowering anthem like Her or a raunchy, submissive record have assisted in the phenomenal artistry we’ve witnessed for years.
TRAUMAZINE is one of Megan Thee Stallion’s more insightful albums. An array of passionate, outspoken lyricism allow MTS to push her pen to the fullest; Mixing in various sensual and empowering records complete the overall polish of the project.
A stellar body of work for the star who’s since been interviewing to discuss more details surrounding the album. It will be exciting to see what’s next for one of music’s biggest artists.