Megan Thee Stallion - “Something For Thee Hotties” Album Review
The Grammy’s current best new artist, Megan Thee Stallion, released a new mixtape this weekend titled “Something For Thee Hotties.”
Megan Thee Stallion is one of the most prominent artists out there right now. She has three Grammy awards along with two number one’s on the Billboard Hot 100. Her last and only studio album “Good News” charted at No. 2 in the United States and went platinum.
“Something For Thee Hotties” consists of many unreleased songs. Some are songs that were cut from previous albums, while others are freestyles. While this is a new album, many of these songs have been accessible on YouTube and TikTok.
Megan Thee Stallion has proclaimed that this album is a gift to her fans (named the Hotties), and that’s exactly what it is. A majority of the songs off this album could fit in on her previous bodies of work. Considering that many of the tracks on the album were contenders for her last work, it’s hard to criticize her for this.
“Something For Thee Hotties” is almost exclusively produced by LilJuMadeDaBeat, a frequent collaborator with Megan Thee Stallion.
The freestyles off “Something For Thee Hotties” are the clear standouts off the mixtape. “Megan Monday Freestyle” and “Southside Forever Freestyle” are some of the best tracks on the album.
“Kitty Kat” is another high point of the mixtape. The beat and instrumental are different from many of Megan Thee Stallion’s work, and her lyricism and performance were some of the best from this project. It is possible that “Kitty Kat” was left off a previous album because it would not fit in sonically.
“Eat It” and “All of It” are other highlights of “Something For Thee Hotties.”
“Something For Thee Hotties” also includes two skits with the only features on the album. “Trippy Skit” and “VickeeLo and Dino BTW Skit” features Juicy J and Dino Btw & VickeeLo, respectively. These help the flow of the album’s beginning, considering most of those tracks are freestyles and sound very similar.
It is difficult to legitimately compare “Something For Thee Hotties” to Megan Thee Stallion’s previous work considering that many of these tracks weren’t put on her other projects for a reason.
A majority of the songs are not Megan Thee Stallions’ best work, but very few of these songs are bad. They just aren’t up to par with her previous work, especially “Good News.”
Considering Megan Thee Stallion put out this album by saying it’s the last music she’ll put out this year and hinted at another album coming soon, “Something For Thee Hotties” accomplished exactly what it’s supposed to do.
This mixtape helped further establish Megan Thee Stallion as the next big thing in rap. Her ability to freestyle was illuminated well throughout the album. None of these songs were Megan The Stallion’s best work, but very few were generally bad songs, proving that even her cut songs are solid.
However, many of the songs sound the same. Megan Thee Stallion doesn’t necessarily need to change everything about her style of music, but still, it would be nice to see more versatility in her next body of work, especially as the general public becomes more familiar with her music.
If listeners are fans of Megan Thee Stallion, “Something For Thee Hotties” is a fun listen. However, the average listener may want to listen to Megan Thee Stallions’ previous work rather than judging solely on this mixtape.
Reviewer’s Favorite Songs: “Megan Monday Freestyle,” “Southside Forever Freestyle,” “Kitty Kat.”
Reviewer’s Least Favorite Songs: “Warning” and “Let Me See It”
Sophia D’Ovidio is a first-year majoring in communications. To contact her, email firstname.lastname@example.org.