Mike WiLL lit up the "EarDrummers" signal and an army of stars came running.
Mike WiLL Made-It has blessed the world with his debut film soundtrack, after weeks of hype. Now, Creed II: The Album has arrived, featuring what feels like Mike WiLL's entire address book. Bringing forth Quavo, Gucci Mane, J. Cole, Lil Wayne, Bon IVer, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell Williams, Trouble, YG, Nicki Minaj, A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, Young Thug, Swae Lee, Slim Jxmmi, and more, Creed II retains a cinematic narrative while providing enough diversity to merit replay value. Not to mention, it's great to see such a wide variety of A-listers playing against type.
Standout tracks include J. Cole and Ari Lennox' seductive "Shea Butter Baby," Young Thug and Swae Lee's melodic "Fate," and Eearz, Gucci Mane, YG, Quavo, Trouble, and Juicy J's testosterone-fuelled "F.I.G.H.T." Overall, the album is enjoyable from start to finish, and proofs beyond a reasonable doubt that Mike WiLL is among the game's best working producers. Respect to the EarDrummers pioneer for his work on this one, and to all those who slid through to contribute.
Steam Creed II: The Album now.