Album: i don’t care at all
Genre: Hip Hop/Rap
Record Label: bbno$
Recommended Tracks: on god, gone
bbno$ is a Canadian rapper, singer, and songwriter from Vancouver, British Columbia. He rose to prominence with his collaborations with rapper Yung Gravy as well as his track in 2019, Lalala, with Y2K as his producer. His latest album, i don’t care at all, was released on November 8, 2019, with bbno$ acting as his own producer and record label. The album is reflective of its title, being extremely laid back and lowkey. It is the sort of album your friend who lives in their parent’s basements would put out if they were actually musically talented. It is an album with a variety of tracks on it, the majority being very lowkey, short, and catchy bops. If you are in a lighthearted mood or are trying to get into more of a lighthearted mood, this album is a great choice to give a listen.
My personal favorite track on this album is “on god”. The track’s strongest feature is its beat, which is strong out of the gate. The beat starts out slow and prodding along, then picks up with the introduction of the vocals. The song also features Lewis Grant, who works in perfect tandem with bbno$. The song is almost in a state of juxtaposition, as it is energizing with the catchinees of the beat but the rate at which the beat hits you is so slow and controlled it produces a calming effect as well. It is an interesting track to listen to and can be enjoyed by yourself or could also easily be added to a playlist for an upcoming party or group gathering.
“gone” is a track that is slow and trippy, that is a real contrast from the rest of the album. It is a heavily doctored song, but the beat is not overly-produced or odd sounding. The song has a great beat that is catchy, but not the type of catchy that makes someone want to jump out of their seat and start dancing. It is a song that allows you to get lost in the beat, sink into the chair you’re sitting in, feel the room around you and lose yourself in that feeling. By the end of this track, you might feel like you are in a state of suspension- levitating just above the things in the room you’re in. If you are in the mood to be carried away by a track and to get lost in the feeling it gives you, this track is perfect for you.
“i dont care at all” is a great album with a wide spread of tracks on it for everyone to enjoy. The theme that runs through the entire album is the lack of effort and composition of the tracks-rather allowing the songs to be defined more by a natural rhythm or melody than a rigid structure. If you enjoy rap/hip hop in general, or more specifically the work of Yung Gravy or Y2K, then you should definitely have a good experience listening to this album. This album gets a respectable 3.5 out of 5 rating from me.