With East Atlanta Love Letter off and running, 6LACK's sophomore album requires ample room to digest. Upon an early listen, the Offset collaboration stands as one of the more immediately accessible offerings, down to a lively instrumental from
"Had to finish, keep running your mouth like Akademiks," raps 6LACK, "it's an everyday struggle, but I still remain humble." Say what you will about the man, but Akademiks continues to solidify his presence in greater hip-hop lore. Speaking of which, his old buddy Offset's fingerprints can be felt throughout "Balenciaga Challenge." For one, the flow seems permeated with echoes of Migos, while the subject matter covers ground Offset and his Mrs are well-acquainted with. One has to wonder if Balenciaga will step in and offer every rapper a fifteen percent discount for brand loyalty.
Check out the track now, and be sure to support the man some call "Six Lack." He's a rare talent, and while his melodic chops reign supreme, he can quietly out-rap the bulk of his competition if prompted.
Ain't no fatigue in my blood
It's just a lot of weed in my blood
Had to finish, keep running your mouth like Akademiks
It's an everyday struggle
But I still remain humble