Reviews

Juicy J “Mental Trillness” Album Review

Mental Trillness

Juicy J

  • Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap
  • Date: 31 Mar, 2023
  • Content: cleaned
  • Track(s): 18
  • ℗ 2023 Trippy Music LLC

Juicy J &Quot;Mental Trillness&Quot; Album Review, Yours Truly, Reviews, February 25, 2024

Juicy J, a 47-year-old rapper, composer, producer, and record executive from Memphis, Tennessee, rose to fame in the 1990s as a member of the influential Three 6 Mafia, along with DJ Paul, and the late Lord Infamous, both members of the Tear Da Club Up Thugs. Of all the Mafia members, he has also had the most successful individual career. Taylor Gang Entertainment and Columbia Records supported his most recent full-length, The Hustle Continues, under his new MNRK Music Group imprint Trippy Music. He released Space Age Pimpin’ with Pi’erre Bourne and Stoner’s Night with Wiz Khalifa over the summer, as well as the primarily Lex Luger-produced Crypto Business in the autumn of last year. However, the release of his sixth album caught everyone off guard.

The 18-track Mental Trillness album features Finesse2tymes, Xavier Wulf, La Chat, and the Memphis legend. The CD also features emerging rappers K Carbon, Slimeroni, and Aleza. Furthermore, it is unsurprising that Gangsta Boo was honored on “Follow Home Robbers.” Her line on this song is taken from “Come Off Dat” from 2014. After her recent departure, the producer/rapper made some room for the late female rapper.

Album Art

Juicy J &Quot;Mental Trillness&Quot; Album Review, Yours Truly, Reviews, February 25, 2024

The animated album cover for Mental Trillness is as thought-provoking as straightforward. Juicy’s portrait photo with his grills and shades on a cut is a very reflective picture that might capture his emotional state as he worked on this project and dealt with the passing of his friend Gangsta Boo. Unfortunately, juicy’s team is the only one who can adequately explain what he is trying to say. Although the image’s blurring side may suggest otherwise, it’s also possible that the themes behind the creation of this album art include a closer examination of the increasing instability in mental health among people.

Tracks And Features

Juicy J &Quot;Mental Trillness&Quot; Album Review, Yours Truly, Reviews, February 25, 2024

Following the “Help You Need” intro, “Going Through Sum Shit” is a dark trap song that details the difficulties Da Juice Man has recently faced, while “Gettin'” takes a more chopped-and-screwed approach to discuss all the things he’s pursuing. Unfortunately, despite the slowed-down vocal loop, hi-hats, and subject of not being able to trust a single soul, Xavier Wulf’s verse on “No Man” is unimpressive just before “I’m Stressin'” has a more tense vibe musically opening up about his stresses.

Juicy J also incorporates Gangsta Boo’s “Where Dem Dollas At” on the song “Work Out,” including Finesse2Tymes. Juicy J is also utilizing his platform to promote Aleza, Slimeroni, and K Carbon, who first came to our attention alongside GloRilla and Gloss Up with the thumping song “Set The Tone” by Hittkidd.

Following the “Falso Reality World” interlude, Aleza enters the scene for the energetic “Ain’t Cool,” which explores how motherfuckers don’t get along despite being from the same hood and leads into “Drink to Escape,” which returns to chopped & screwed territory and discusses alcoholism as a coping mechanism for depression. La Chat then joins him for the bluesy “Deadbeat,” which depicts an unhealthy relationship. “Memphis Made It” is a more heartfelt trap ballad paying homage to the city that raised him. To discuss our new times, “Different Type” incorporates more hi-hats and a sweet voice sample. Finally, the complex illness of addiction, which is treatable, is attacked symphonically in “Demon of Addiction.” With all due regard, Aleza, K Carbon, and Slimeroni’s performances on “No Rapper” don’t do much for me. However, “Pay Attention” makes up for it with a hazy trap joint about schizophrenia.

Album Summary

The initiative raises awareness of mental health issues and the risks of delaying help. This conveys that even in a fast-paced world, people and artists should seek therapy or confide in trustworthy people rather than struggle alone with mental health conditions like depression and schizophrenia.

This motif also makes it clear that Gangsta Boo’s passing is still a difficult adjustment for Juicy J and his Three Six Mafia comrades. The same themes are covered on Juicy’s most recent, excellent solo recordings, but Mental Trillness is his most intimate work in a while. The song’s production capitalizes on the Memphis trap sound he contributed to popularizing when Triple six first appeared on the scene. He uses it to show everyone how he has been coping with Lady Boo’s untimely passing over the past few months.

Stream

Back to top button