Megan Thee Stallion has had her name in the headlines throughout the whole pandemic. She released her debut album at the end of 2020, released a mixtape in 2021 and outside of music we all have heard about the incident that took place in her personal life. The Texas hottie persevered and channeled her energy towards her sophomore studio album, Traumazine. The question remains did Megan fall to the curse of the “sophomore slump”?
The rollout for this album has been an interesting one as the clear concept of the album was unclear. The first single, the Houston rapper went mainstream with the Dua-Lipa assisted “Sweetest Pie” and for her second and third singles were more to fan’s norm with “Plan B” and the Future-assisted “Pressurelicious”. Megan stated in early promotion of the album that fans will see more of Tina Snow on the project, a fan favorite persona that was first introduced on her mixtape of the same name. Off first listen, fans can notice the growth in her music as she began to touch on personal topics, an area where in the past, Megan Thee Stallion rarely touched on in the songs “NDA”, “Flip Flop” & “Anxiety”. It wouldn’t be a Megan Thee Stallion project without one of her infamous freestlyes landing on the album in the form of “Southside Royalty Freestyle” featuring Sauce Walka, Big Pokey & Lil’ Keke.Trauamazine deserves to be played more than once as many fans will be quick to say this is the same artist we have heard over the last three years. The same heavy hitting confidence is present in her lyrics but fans will be happy to see growth in her music. Megan Thee Stallion needs to continue to build on her growth and expanding her artistry in which the naysayers will not be quick to label her as one-dimensional. She is more than capable of making music of all genres and as time goes on, she will continue to prove why she is one of the most promising female rappers in today’s industry. You can stream Traumazine on all music streaming services.
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