2. “Dum and Dummer,” Young Dolph and Key Glock

January 13, 2020

“Dum and Dummer” is not an album I would have expected to be at my number two spot earlier this year, but as Young Dolph said on Cutthroat committee: “They said you can’t do that, I said okay… watch this.”

“Dum and Dummer” is a collaboration between Memphis rappers YBADoung Dolph and Key Glock.

What’s interesting about this album is that it turns all of its negatives into positives.

This album can feel extremely repetitive; it sometimes feels like they put two of the same songs on the track list. And Dolph and Key sound very similar.

Junior Jack Quisito said that “Key Glock is just a younger Young Dolph.”

This album also does very little new. It doesn’t break any new ground, and it doesn’t do anything anyone hasn’t heard before.

Yet with all these problems, this is why it shines. “Dum and Dummer” knows exactly what it is: a trap album.

They go for a trap sound and nothing else, and they kill it. It’s like how when you multitask, you just end up with four things done poorly (see “Hollywood’s Bleeding”).

“Dum and Dummer” zones in on the trap sound and kills it. The beats, the verses, everything.

Young Dolph and Key Glock are constantly making music together, so much so they said they had enough cuts from “Dum and Dummer” for a whole second album.

I can’t even remember the last time I listened to one of these guys by themselves when it’s not on this album.

It shows too, with the two of them flowing of each other in perfect harmony. “Water on Water on Water” and “Cutthroat Committee” show how well they work together.

For everything “Sli’merre” did well, “Dum and Dummer” did better. These two knew exactly what they wanted when making this album, and it shines because of it.

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