One Week Later: Ski Mask The Slump God’s Debut Album “Stokely” Is Organized Belligerence At It’s Finest


Ski Mask The Slump God provides us with a modernistic take on rap each time he steps behind the microphone. This man not only curates some of the most unique cadences in the game, but the raw energy provoked in his performances is what sets him apart from the pack. Essentially Stokely is 13-tracks of organized belligerence that will make your cerebral cortex pulsate.

We’ve decided to highlight this album because whether you agree with this statement, or not, Ski is becoming a cultural icon. With the loss of one of his best friends, this guy has had to carry the torch on to superstardom. Though past all of the controversy and newfound beef within Members Only, this album has a little bit of everything for every walk of life. Forget your qualms with modern rappers and their love for sharing their opulence, Ski is really trying to be one of the best that ever did it.

Of course, the world is going to love “Nuketown” with Juice, but it’s songs like “Foot Fungus” that show off The Slump God’s incredible diversity. Kenny Beats laces Ski with an infectious bounce, but this production isn’t over-complicated. This is 2018’s “Drop It Like It’s Hot”, as you’ll be able to tell after the first chorus, but it’s an incredibly catchy cut turned on its head.

“LA LA” possesses such an abrasive tone and energy, but that’s kinda what he’s has blown up on. I could see Ski starting off his shows with this one to bring the energy to the front of any venue. You can hear the passion in his screams when the untrained ears just see it as too much aggression. This is the organized chaos that makes us want to mosh while trying to follow the hook and ladder routes of his flows.

“Unbothered” is another one produced by Kenny Beats, but yet again it brings out the best in Ski’s cadences and style. But if you’re familiar with Ski from his earlier work this one is very reminiscent of “Human Centipede” produced by Kellbender. Regardless, this is a refreshing, set of bars with literally nothing holding them back. This unhinged style, meshed with the talent at this level hasn’t been seen in rap in a very long time, if ever.

We could sit here an over-analyze all of the hard work put into this album, but what I see here is a great deal of balance. I hope you really give the album a chance and come up with your own opinions instead of holding mine so dearly to your sweet little hearts. Ski Mask The Slump God has gifted us with an opus for any occasion of our lives, if that’s not a win then I don’t know what is. Ski will continue to drop lingual atom bombs atop brimming bass until his heart stops, so let’s just enjoy Stokely for the time being.


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