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Lil Baby – “It’s Only Me” Album Review

Story posted October 21, 2022 in Arts & Entertainment by Demarco Rush.

Lil Baby’s third official studio album, “It’s Only Me” has been one of the most anticipated albums of the year since he teased the album in early September.

Arguably the biggest rapper in the industry right now, Lil Baby has reached enormous heights since his highly successful second album; My Turn. His song with 80’s group, Tears for Fears; “The World is Yours to Take” is even the official song for the upcoming world cup.

“It’s Only Me” consists of 23 tracks with features from artists like Future, Nardo Wick and Pooh Shiesty. The album sees Lil Baby deliver some hard-hitting verses that fans are accustomed to hearing from the Atlanta rapper.

The album starts off with “Real Spill,” where the rapper gives fans the spill on what’s been going on in his life: “They gon’ say that I been actin different, I’m beyond they mental,” he raps as he talks about moving on from his past life of crime to a businessman.

The next track “Stand On It” starts off with a catchy beat that builds up the suspense of the track and delivers.

The first feature of the album arrives on the third song “Pop Out” by Lil Baby and Nardo Wick. This track from start to finish will have you nodding your head, especially when the beat switches when Nardo Wick’s verse starts. It’s definitely a must add for your playlists going into this winter.

“Heyy” will probably be the song that gets the most mainstream radio play from this album. The catchy hook of the song will have you singing along to it when you don’t even notice.

Other songs on the album that stand out are “California Breeze,” “Cost to Be Alive,” “Shiest Talk” and “Russian Roulette.”

The features don’t stand out on this album for those looking for great collaborative tracks, this album is Lil Baby taking it upon himself to draw in fans with his flow, and caption-filled bars.

One thing about this album is that it’s a pretty long listen, the 23 songs clocks in the total run time at one hour and five minutes.

If you have a short attention span, you may want to split the album into two parts so that you don’t grow tired of listening.

The album uses instruments like piano, bass and electric guitar, along with great studio production to create a great listening experience, especially for those who listen with headphones.

Overall, this album is a must listen for rap fans that are looking for new songs for their playlist. While some of the tracks sound a bit identical, the overall project will leave listeners glad that they tuned in.

Rating: 7/10

Reviewer’s Favorite Track: “Cost to Be Alive”
Reviewer's Least Favorite Track: “Everything”

Demarco Rush is a third-year majoring in communications. To contact him, email dar5802@psu.edu.