Atlanta has generated unforgettable Hip-Hop acts through the phases of the genres history. Such as the legendary rap group Outkast and the trap-rap godfather Gucci Mane. The South much like Chicago is constantly elevating the evolution of rap, especially nowadays when new rappers are a dime a dozen.
Another fresh sound that shouldn’t be ignored is Father. His exposure came with the track, “Look at Wrist (feat. ILoveMakonnen and Key!)” Father created his own independent record label ‘Awful Records’, creating different types of sound from the Atlanta Hip-Hop scene, separating himself from the likes of Migos, Young Thug. Rich Homie Quan, 2Chainz, and Iggy Azalea(she’s from Atlanta right?).
Picasso is widely known as one of the greatest painters of all time. He broke the rules of invisible boundaries set on art, and thus became an icon remembered to this day. Father is kind of like Picasso in some ways, but with rap. Since the Based God, Based rap has been constantly evolving and elevating. Eventually creating an idiosyncratic rapper like Father, who perfects the craft of sluggish yet contemporary flow in rapping and the sound of BASEDNESS.
His album “Who’s Gonna Get Fucked First?” is unique, incomparable, and a very original album. The first track has the same title as the album, “Who’s Gonna Get Fucked First?” Father let’s us know that his album will include obscenity, vulgar, and a lot of sex from the start. In the song he announces his love for fucking and women. It’s all love and games for Father. Showcasing the laid back characteristic of the artist himself. The second track, which was my personal favorite is, “Back in the ‘a’ Freestyle/on Me”. The freestyle is almost like a conceptual track much like Kendrick Lamar’s, “Backseat Freestyle”. Father is back home, he has money, he’s ready to spend it with the homies, and he freestyles over a beat exceptionally simple yet addictive like cocaine. After the third track “Gurl” Father introduces his Awful Records female artist, Abra where she rants, offbeat, off-tone yet there’s something mesmerizing about the track. He moves the upbeat sound of his first, three tracks to a darker and more eerie sound. His fourth track “Slow Dance (Interlude)” switches from the upbeat songs of the first quarter of the album to a more romantic, slower, and tender instrumentals. Even through the midst relaxed and eased up beats each track elevates with dark fantasy. In his seventh track “BET Uncut (feat. Richposlim)” he repeats the lines, “Baby, BET Uncut”. Referring to the BET Uncut, which was a show airing music videos with explicit sexual imagery. So Father hints that each song after the seventh track will become progressively graphic. While the track itself progressively gets erotic. The proceeding tracks get slower and more obscure with “Spoil You Rotten”, “Highway 101”, and “Vamp (feat. Tommy Genesis)” until another banger comes on in the eleventh track, “Everybody in the Club Getting Shot”. The title and the hook almost have a double meaning. One meaning is the violence around the Black community, and the danger in the hood even at the club where everyone goes to have a good time. Another meaning is the idea of everyone drinking and celebrating while taking shots. But the album progressively gets darker, moving into a horror story. The final tracks concludes this theory with, “Suicide Party” (feat. Slug Christ & KeithCharles Spacebar). The song dances around the idea of death, and makes the previous song almost unbearable as a fun listen like Kendrick’s “Swimming Pools”. In the midst of the albums highly sexualized concept, the thought of getting killed or the unfortunate circumstances of an average black male’s life is portrayed at the core of Father’s album. He uses minimalistic beats that are listenable and enjoyable rapping over with ridiculous lines of lyrics.
The album marks that Father isn’t going to be another one-hit-wonder singing, “Wrist, wrist, wrist…” He doesn’t seem like the type of rapper who’s in it for the short run. He has demonstrated his creativity from producing, rapping, making his album artworks, and establishing his own record label. He’s not ready to fade away.