Traumazine| Megan Thee Stallion
American rapper Megan Thee Stallion has released two studio albums, one compilation album, three mixtapes, three extended plays, thirty-eight singles (including twelve as a featured artist), and two promotional singles. American rapper Megan Thee Stallion has released two studio albums, ... Traumazine. Released: August 12, 2022 - Wikipedia
Her songs are riotously graphic but the Texas rapper radiates charm and southern hospitality in a joyous, sweltering show.
On her second album, Meg dishes out disses, gets political, and grapples with her personal life. It’s an ambitious and uneven attempt to step into her most challenging role yet: herself.
While standing atop the rap world, the pop culture juggernaut reveals a cocky yet reflective version of herself with the follow-up to 2020's 'Good News'.
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Packed with simmering confessionals and freaky bangers, the rapper’s latest album proves she’s not afraid to evolve as an artist—or to talk some sh*t.
Solidifying her position amongst rap’s big stars of the 2020s, this second studio album shows an encouraging diversity alongside her good ear for beats.
Traumazine showcases a variety of sounds from Megan Thee Stallion but in this showcase some attempts just came up short. There were moments on here that I really enjoyed but there were ones I could have just done without too. The divide between the strongest and weakest tracks is large which unfortunately highlights her shortcomings. Meg’s willingness to be vulnerable is still commendable and I’m glad she went in that direction on this project several times. However, I still believe she could benefit from getting more assistance with song arrangement/structure to keep things more uniform on a track-by-track basis. Had the tracklist been trimmed down and rearranged this could have been a much stronger project.
By the time the record comes to a close, one thing is clear: ‘Traumazine’ is a deeper excavation of who Megan Jovon Ruth Pete is. While the glossy persona of “That Bitch” Megan Thee Stallion is able to roam free, introspective uncertainties linger beneath the surface. ‘Traumazine’ abounds in empowering affirmations but, beneath it all, this is a release that starts to unpack Megan the human.
Overall, Traumazine is one of Megan’s best. She has proven herself time and time again as a talented rapper with the bars, freestyles and production to back it up. Traumazine is an almost-perfect reflection of just how unique and talented the H-Town Hottie is.
For all of Traumazine’s references to Megan’s enemies, collaborations like this hint at a more positive worldview, with the stoking of rivalry replaced with the fostering of a sense of community.
On her new album, the rap superstar comes up with just the right balance of slick bops and searing confessionals.
Give her a lush, groovy soul sample and an 808 to vent her frustrations over, you get the verses on “Flip Flop.” These are the kinds of songs at which Meg excels. The added emotional depth is a bonus, adding relatability to her aspirational boldness. This will be the formula for Meg’s future success.
Megan Thee Stallion has been ascending while rebuilding, celebrating while mourning, and creating new safety nets while destroying old habits. In this process of shedding, reality morphs into fiction, and stories become the tools we use to stay hopeful and alive. Traumazine is the active forming of a life, and Megan is making sure we see and hear her fight for new beginnings.