Beatking - Club God 3
Lil’ Ugly Mane is retiring from the game and SpaceGhostPurrp is in his own world, so rap needs another artist to keep Three 6 Mafia’s sonics around (besides the resurrected, Juicy J-less group itself), and Beatking is the next torchbearer. If you were at all let down by Juicy J’s album, Club God 3 is here to offset your ratchet desires with some exceptional rapping.
The Mozart of Classical Thot Muzik shares Slim Thug’s baritone with a dash of Trae’s grit, and his bars are anything but lackadaisical across the 16-track project. It might sound like a lot of dick being slung to a lot of bitches, but if you pay attention to his method, he’s never on autopilot. “Smile” dismembers the sample from Young Gudda’s classic “Gudda Be In Something Wide” and makes it a radio-friendly song that’s been getting burn in Houston; “I Know” reworks Three 6’s “So High” to narcotic effect, and “Where You Get That From” is one of the catchiest sleeper records of the year. Club God 3 is way too much fun for you to keep ignoring.