Album Review: Boosie Badazz – ‘Touch Down 2 Cause Hell’

Our Rating

7 . . . . . . .

The next maneuver in Boosie’s comeback plan was to collaborate with two of the biggest, young trap stars today. “Like a Man” and “On Deck” feature Rich Homie Quan and Young Thug respectively. These two songs are musical departures from the previous few tracks where he takes help from the two artists for their patented hook treatment.

Boosie gets aggressive once again, as displayed on the intro, on “Retaliation”. “I ride for my niggas, I die for my n*ggas, we searching for blood. Retaliation”, Boosie harmonizes on the hook. The London on da Track produced track is an ode to those who did Boosie wrong, or thinks they can cross him. Long time friend Webbie lends his helping hand on “On That Level” and “Hip Hop Hooray”, and it’s definitely refreshing to see these two southern veterans together once again. “On That Level” in particular is one of those bangers that makes you think about strippers and dollar bills.

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We shift tones once again with “Black Heaven” ft. the two Coles, Keyshia and Jermaine. Boosie paints a picture of how Heaven looks at the moment, naming famous icons we’ve lost, all living in harmony together. They’re looking down at us and smiling, knowing that we’re doing what we can to live better. The mood shifts on Touchdown are effective; shifting from somber tones to cut-throat cadence. The following few tracks have a more mainstream appeal that could bubble on the charts. “She Don’t Love Me” is a description of a ride or die chick that isn’t holding it down like she should. Chris Brown lends a helping hand on the hook, and this sounds like it could be single potential in the future.

Touchdown 2 Cause Hell is a solid delivery from Boosie Badazz, although it has its weak moments every now and then, one of them being the monotonous subject matter of reality rap. The flow of the album constantly switches throughout the nineteen tracks; bouncing from solemn to contentious every couple of songs which is definitely appreciated. He’s in a different place in life now than where he was in early stages of his career, and this album verifies that. Boosie seems to be exhibiting the age old wine characteristics — he’s getting better with age. We’re excited to see what else he has in store for us as he continues his growth as an artist and a man.

Repeatable: “Black Heaven”, “She Don’t Love Me”, “Get Em Boosie”

Skippable: “Kicking Clouds”

Purchase: iTunes | Amazon

– by Kelly Velez

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