Yeah; we know this isn’t Jay Park’s Rocnation debut…but we didn’t like the original version of Soju so we’re going to pretend it didn’t exist.
We love it when Jay Park is on his brag shit; he’s manages to pull off being cocky and oddly charming at the same time and that means that his lyrics come off a lot better. That is definitely true of this track with an acronym that means Fuck Shit Up.
The production of this track is what gets you right from the start. GroovyRoom is one of those producers who knows how to balance the hardness of a track with the abilities of a rapper/singer very well while still bringing enough heat to match the subject matter. Park is an artist that can make just about any beat work, but he does need the heavier beats at times to make his more light, tenor tones come across threatening and serious with his harder lyrics. This manages to give him that bottom while still giving him space to somewhat sing in places, all without requiring a switch-up. There is enough variation in the beat to keep it from sounding monotonous but still has that core trap sound for the wider audience. It’s a solid piece we can see someone else trying to run with for a mixtape or remix.
The lyrics are pretty simple, but the wordplay–mostly on the first two verses–is good with solid punchlines and some unpredictability. Each artist has a unique flow that displays personality and their different approaches should be commended on that level at the very least.
The one down thing about this track and, to a larger extent Soju, is the effort dearth of the featured artists. On this track Gashi and Jay give the energy and rhymes their all and it pays off as you can get hype of their sections and really ride to the song. Where things fall down is with Rich The Kid (who I KNOW can do and has done better than this). Not only is is verse oddly short (like it was tacked on last minute), but his flow is all wrong for the beat. He brings the song down and ending with him just kills the song dead long before it actually stops.
We recommend this song, but we understand if people aren’t into to it in its entirety. Like a lot of Jay Park’s music, it falls in the guilty pleasure spectrum and that aspect of music depends greatly on how much you vibe with the artists’ personalities and styles. It’s not for everyone, but it worth at least one listen.
As an aside, we need Rocnation (and Mr. Park) to realize they don’t have to throw random American rappers on his tracks for him to be noticed by an American audience. While he may not have the mainstream success of BTS, he does have a hardcore, loyal fanbase in The States who purchase every drop and promote his music and performances heavy on social media. Whether he’s singing or rapping, they love him because he comes with the music that, at the very least, you can vibe to. Just let him be him for the upcoming album and you will have a solid, hit of a project.
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