14 Songs, 42 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

With his face tats, diamond grills, and braids, Lil Skies could be rap’s 2019 poster child. His major-label debut album scratches the surface to reveal a small-town rapper (Waynesboro, Pennsylvania) with big hooks and bigger ambitions. On Shelby, Skies builds upon his 2018 breakthrough Life of a Dark Rose, sticking to a melodic, singsong flow, pitch correction software enabled. His perspective remains confident and protective. He beats his chest with pride on “No Rainy Days,” yet all the acclaim doesn’t make the anxiety go away. Tracks like “I,” “Flooded,” and “Breathe” shed light on his darkest feelings, and he succumbs to nihilistic thoughts on “Name in the Sand.” He reunites with singer Landon Cube for a follow-up to their early hit “Nowadays,” while Gucci Mane adds a humorous line about “making Obama moves” on “Bad Girls” and Gunna and Skies examine loyalty on “Stop the Madness.” Underground conquered, Shelby positions Skies as a blue-chip prospect ready for the big leagues.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

With his face tats, diamond grills, and braids, Lil Skies could be rap’s 2019 poster child. His major-label debut album scratches the surface to reveal a small-town rapper (Waynesboro, Pennsylvania) with big hooks and bigger ambitions. On Shelby, Skies builds upon his 2018 breakthrough Life of a Dark Rose, sticking to a melodic, singsong flow, pitch correction software enabled. His perspective remains confident and protective. He beats his chest with pride on “No Rainy Days,” yet all the acclaim doesn’t make the anxiety go away. Tracks like “I,” “Flooded,” and “Breathe” shed light on his darkest feelings, and he succumbs to nihilistic thoughts on “Name in the Sand.” He reunites with singer Landon Cube for a follow-up to their early hit “Nowadays,” while Gucci Mane adds a humorous line about “making Obama moves” on “Bad Girls” and Gunna and Skies examine loyalty on “Stop the Madness.” Underground conquered, Shelby positions Skies as a blue-chip prospect ready for the big leagues.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
358 Ratings

358 Ratings

j.c.s_02 ,

Unbelievable

Only rapper with “lil” with talent

Johnye12 ,

Actually really good!

I haven’t been a fan of recent rap artists but Lil Skies is amazing. Stop the madness 🤙🏼🤙🏼

dkjdjddmdmd ,

Best album by lil skies

My favorite songs are flooded and blue strips but all of them are lit

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