Editors’ Notes Rappers are the new rock stars, they say, though few would have predicted that in 2019, Generation Z’s most cutting-edge rappers would sound like the scattered members of a Florida pop-punk band. YNW Melly’s a smiley-faced teen from an unincorporated Florida town who sings bright, Auto-Tuned lullabies about paranoia and murder. On We All Shine, tender melodies belie some seriously dark songs: The syrupy-sweet “Robbery” has Melly plotting a bit of light felony with the melisma of an R&B heartthrob. “Rolling Loud” is pure lighters-in-the-air emo-rap balladry, and on the boppy “Mixed Personalities,” Melly outshines Kanye West by singing like he just inhaled a helium balloon.

SONG
City Girls
1
2:53
 
No Heart
2
3:41
 
Rolling Loud
3
3:24
 
Robbery
4
4:01
 
Beat a N*gga Block
5
2:26
 
Hold Up (Wait 1 Min)
6
3:51
 
No More
7
3:42
 
No Holidays
8
4:25
 
Mixed Personalities (feat. Kanye West)
9
3:50
 
Why You Gotta Walk Like That???
10
2:16
 
F*ck PNC Bank
11
3:37
 
Ingredients (feat. Fredo Bang)
12
4:14
 
Curtain (Burtains)
13
3:12
 
Control Me
14
2:45
 
Alarm
15
3:44
 
Butter Pecan (Bonus Track)
16
3:42
 

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