Slime Season 2

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Slime Season 2
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Mixtape by
ReleasedOctober 31, 2015 (2015-10-31)
Recorded2014–15
Genre
Length86:38
LabelSelf-released
Producer
Young Thug chronology
Slime Season
(2015)
Slime Season 2
(2015)
I'm Up
(2016)
Singles from Slime Season 2
  1. "Thief in the Night"
    Released: October 31, 2015

Slime Season 2 (stylized as SLIME SEA2ON) is a mixtape by American rapper Young Thug. It was released on October 31, 2015, as the second installment in the Slime Season series, which compiled mostly leaked and unreleased material dating back at least a year.[1] It features production from London on da Track, Wheezy, Metro Boomin and Ricky Racks, among others. The project enlists guest features from Lil Uzi Vert, Trouble, Shad Da God, Yak Gotti, Rich Homie Quan and Birdman.[2]

Background[edit]

In September 2015, Young Thug released the 18-track Slime Season mixtape for free digital download. Its sequel, Slime Season 2, was released only a month later through the same platforms. The trilogy was completed with Slime Season 3 (2016), which received a commercial release.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic81/100[3]
Review scores
SourceRating
Consequence of SoundB[4]
Pitchfork7.9/10[1]
Spin8/10[5]

Slime Season 2 received widespread acclaim from critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an average score of 81, based on four reviews, which indicates "universal acclaim".[3] Meaghan Garvey of Pitchfork stated that Slime Season 2 was "a more carefully constructed work than its predecessor in every sense" and "presents him instead as a storyteller in the magical realist tradition, drawing glimmers of nonplussed fascination out of the rational world. Within this context, his habit for working in small-scale, occasionally disjointed bursts, recording each line spontaneously, makes perfect sense. His thoughts fracture and wander down unpredictable paths, forcing us to draw connections in non-linear ways."[1]

Paul Thompson of Spin commented that Slime Season 2 "continues to give context and direction as to the rapper's wealth of unorganized material. This time, it's constructed with more precision, playing out as one long crescendo. As always, Thug is wildly inventive with the form, pulling melodies out of thin air and rapping like the walls are closing in. Slime Season 2 gives him ample negative space to do so."[5]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Big Racks" (featuring Lil Uzi Vert)Southside4:08
2."Thief in the Night" (featuring Trouble)
  • C4
  • Supah Mario
3:39
3."Don't Know" (featuring Shad da God)London on da Track3:02
4."Hey I"London on da Track3:27
5."She Notice"Wheezy3:25
6."All Over"3:06
7."Twerk It"Isaac Flame3:49
8."Phoenix"Goose3:58
9."I'll Tell You What"
  • Ricky Racks
  • Wheezy
3:35
10."Mind Right"Wheezy3:51
11."Go Crazy"Goose3:38
12."Pull Up on a Kid" (featuring Yak Gotti)Wheezy3:39
13."Up"Wheezy3:35
14."Bout (Damn) Time"London on da Track3:20
15."Flaws"Isaac Flame3:52
16."Oh Lord"
  • Ricky Racks
  • TM88
4:06
17."Beast"
  • Wheezy
  • Joe McLaren[6]
3:46
18."Never Made Love" (featuring Rich Homie Quan)London on da Track4:36
19."Raw (Might Just)"Treasure Fingers3:30
Total length:74:59
Bonus tracks
No.TitleProducer(s)Length
20."No No No" (featuring Birdman)London on da Track3:34
21."My Baby"Goose4:08
22."Love Me Forever (Chopped & Screwed)"
4:57

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Garvey, Meaghan (November 6, 2015). "Young Thug: Slime Season 2". Pitchfork. Retrieved August 21, 2016.
  2. ^ "Young Thug - Slime Season 2 - YSL". LiveMixtapes.
  3. ^ a b "Slime Season 2 [Mixtape] by Young Thug". Metacritic. Retrieved September 1, 2017.
  4. ^ Madden, Michael (November 6, 2015). "Young Thug – Slime Season 2". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved August 21, 2016.
  5. ^ a b Thompson, Paul (November 13, 2015). "Review: Young Thug Continues to Turn Rap Into an Unsolvable Maze on 'Slime Season 2′". Spin. Retrieved August 21, 2016.
  6. ^ "Young Thug - Beast Prod By (Wheezy & Joe mclaren)".