The Rob Report

Rob Markman Rates Young Thug's "Barter 6" a 6.5 out of 10

What’s up citizens this ya guy Rob Markman with The Rob Report, where we break down music for the game’s hottest artists. And this week we’re going to check out the most controversial project of 2015 so far Young Thug’s Barter 6

OK you know the story right? Thug planned to drop the Carter 6 to pay homage to Lil Wayne. Wayne sues Cash Money for holding up the Carter V, Thug proceeds with his plans, Wayne isn’t feeling that, so Thug changes the name to Barter 6 and here we are. Now that all the drama is out the way let’s get to the music. Thug’s 13-track mixtape opens with the beautiful and tribal “Constantly Hating” with Birdman. It’s a fitting first track.

So Barter 6 isn’t the defining Thug project, his debut album is coming this summer. Still for everything this mixtape was billed to be, it doesn’t deliver. That’s not to say it isn;t worth your time or attention. On “Never Had It” Thugger teams with Young Dolph to stretch the boundaries of the trap rap sound and the he bares he soul on “OD” and links with Boosie and T.I. for “Can’t Tell.”

Overall I’m going to give Barter 6 a 6.5 out of 10. When you name your album after Lil Wayne’s Carter series – whether it’s beef or it’s homage, the expectations will get high. Still, Thug there’s no one quite like Thug and that’s enough to keep our attention. Well there goes my two cents. What do you think? Hit me on Twitter @ROBMARKMAN, I talk back.

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