HipHopDX rolls out the official JACKBOYS EP review.
, but unfortunately, he doesnt do much to showcase their greatness with their first collective effort, JACKBOYS . Scott, alongside with Sheck Wes and Don Toliver, seems to have curated a very vibey seven-track EP loaded with heavy-hitting features by Scotts frequent collaborators, but barely gives us a glimpse at the collectives members and abilities themselves. Thats not to say each artist doesnt have the ability to hold their own, though. Sheck Wes, who proved himself an energetic ball of energy on solo debut album Mudboy last year, glides through Gang Gang with a bag full of adlibs and charisma. Travis Scott, alongside Wes and Don Toliver, break out into a hook that sounds like a reminiscent of A$AP Rockys Bubushka Boy, but mashed together with a plethora of Kid Cudi-esque hums and an interpolation of Jay Rocks Win. The song is a standout, with Luxury Tax closing the song out with a tough, braggy verse. Don Toliver gets his respect on the dreamy TM88 & WondaGurl produced Had Enough, crooning over soulful samples and organs that occasionally get lost over a haze of hi-hats and trap workings. Offset and Quavo tightly trade-off verses and adlibs, with all three artists slickly recounting past relationship woes. Young Thug continues the EPs momentum with OUT WEST, delivering some outlandish vocal squeals before dropping an addicting hook. Travis Scott sounds at home alongside Thug, rapping over a fluttery recorder-loop: Easy, the dawgs is right behind me, they on edge / Believe me, we pop out in the city to collect. As fantastic as Thug, Quavo and Offset sound on JACKBOYS , the actual signees of Travis Scotts label, whoever they officially are (DJ Chase B, Octavian, and Luxury Tax are rumored signees, though not official), dont get their respective opportunities for proper introductions. Sheck Wes only appears on the team-oriented GANG GANG, while Don Toliver, as talented as his crooning may be, flails alone on the bloated WHAT TO DO? through flat Auto-Tune melodies and generic Im still