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BabyTron - “Bin Reaper 3: New Testament” Album Review

Story posted January 19, 2023 in Arts & Entertainment by Emily McGlynn.

Michigan rapper, BabyTron, released “Bin Reaper 3: New Testament” following his 2022 album “Bin Reaper 3: Old Testament.” Known for his creative double-entendre writing and overdramatized sample choices, BabyTron has let his fans down.

Out of his nine albums, this record does not discuss the same topics. For the past four years, he talks about how big he’s going to be and if people were smart, they would be all things Tron.

Now with 1.4 million monthly listeners on Spotify, the rapper officially has fame and success.

Fans can tell from this record that he is no longer hungry. He’s also trying to do too much and not hitting the spot.

Mainly, he raps about basketball players, being the fresh new thing and being a scammer.

For those who aren’t familiar with the scammer lifestyle, there are a lot of aspects to this album that they won’t understand. Who wants to scam anyway?

BabyTron says it's all that. One of his features is even called ‘$camurion.”

In “Forever $cams'' he raps, “Doin' all that muggin', but I can smell the fan on him/BabyTron, he walk out, the fans put the cams on him.”

He uses a variety of double-meaning phrases and it's hard to choose one that stands out. Depending on someone’s interests, they might find one bar more interesting than the next.

BabyTron is exploring new sounds but drifting away from his origins and what makes him unique. Not to be misunderstood, he still sounds different from the others.

However, if he continues taking these baby steps, who knows what will happen.

As usual, he uses a variety of samples that many would find funny. But again, they aren’t pleasing people’s eardrums like they used to. He’s starting to drift into traditional rap and hip-hop beats.

When he was underground, he used to use highly copyrighted sounds and now that he’s more mainstream, he needs to be more independent. Maybe he will gain more attention by being more formula oriented but it’s hard to tell if his day-ones will follow. 

There are 26 songs on the album and only nine of them have features. Lil Yachty, Rico Nasty and Cordae make a celebrity appearance. The others are fellow friends of his that have a similar sound.

Even BabyTron’s old rap group, Shi**yBoyz, has a feature. But do these guests make the album any better? Not really.

The backbone is missing from this album. The backbone in question is his flow.

He has slowed down his delivery and is more simple with his writing. It will probably be easier for people to understand his double entendres now that he slowed down.

Overall, this album was disappointing. Either way, Trons will find a few songs they can rap and laugh along to.

Hopefully, he will bring back his grunge poetry and mischievous melodies. For the next album, BabyTron needs to remember where he came from and why he has such a cult following. The fans want the true Tron back!

Rating: 6/10

Reviewer’s Favorite Songs: “100 OVR,” “Beetleborgs,” “Za Morant”
Reviewer’s Least Favorite Songs: “Zap Zone,” “Michigan Ave”

Emily McGlynn is a third-year majoring in broadcast journalism. To contact her, email esm5378@psu.edu.