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Young Thug has been one of the most prominent rap artists of the latter half of this decade. Not only due to how much content he has released, but due to his very unique style. With Young Thug, the weirder and more off-the-wall his performances are, the better for him.

The main thing holding him back is just how frequently he has released content, and his projects truly do feel bogged down because of it. Going into the album and seeing 19 tracks, had me a little skeptical. Thankfully, So Much Fun–while still feeling a little overloaded– is still pretty fun.

This isn’t to say the album is perfect.

The album feels too feature-heavy, with several features feeling tapped on. Lil Keed and Quavo on this album are incredibly average, and Nav takes the crown as easily the worst feature on here with him doing his best to make sure nothing at all stands out about his performances.

However, if ignoring the shortcomings, there are a lot of incredibly enjoyable tracks on here. The intro track is a great tone-setter. Thug is a lot more toned down and is rapping pretty smoothly with some lyrics that get introspective. Sup Mate is incredibly intoxicating. Not only with the instrumental but both Future and Thugger sounding high out of their minds on here. It’s one of several strangely enjoyable songs off the album.

One of those strange songs features Lil Uzi Vert on the track What’s The Move. It is easily one the strangest instrumentals on the project, in the best way possible. It almost sounds like Thug wanted to make an African beat but combined it with trap instruments, and for whatever reason, has included the sound of birds chirping. Uzi and Thugger match the strangeness with their own performance of vocal acrobatics. It’s easily one of the stranger songs on the album.

Bought Her with Lil Duke and I’m Scared with 21 Savage and Doe Boy are both enjoyable songs with nothing too special to note. The main thing to note about the song is its insanely catchy hook- the only thing that’s kind of average about it is the Doe Boy verse. Meanwhile, Jumped Out the Window is easily the hardest track on the album, featuring an aggressive beat with Thugger matching that intensity through how hard he goes.

Overall, this was album was a lot better than I would have expected, although it still has its problems. Its lackluster features on some of the songs and lack of lyrical significance are noticeable– however, its easily made up for by just how much fun the album is. This album lives up to its title.