Solidifying her position amongst rap's big stars of the 2020s, this second studio album shows an encouraging diversity alongside her good ear for beats Whisper it, but by the end of 2020 there was the slight risk of Houston rapper Megan Thee Stallion being pigeonholed. She had big hits, but previous releases indicated she was capable of more depth than was on show, and Traumazine shows an encouraging diversity alongside her good ear for beats and some inspired collaborations. Ungrateful pulls no punches, focusing on those that have betrayed her trust and the alienation of fame ("whole lot of fake-ass snake-ass backstabbing hating-ass no-money-getting-ass-bitches") while imposing piano notes mesh with trap percussion.
Megan Thee Stallion and her label 1501 Certified Entertainment were at arms earlier this year on whether Something For Thee Hotties could be considered an album rather than a mixtape. Normally, this wouldn't be an issue, however, after a back-and-forth battle with 1501 founder and former MLB all-star outfielder Carl Crawford, Meg was attempting to meet the accordance of her contract specifics so she could leave 1501 and become a free agent. Now months later, the project is nowhere to be found.
No more Ms. Nice Bitch – it's time for Ms. Nasty. After cover art and track leaks, and in the midst of her ongoing battle with 1501 Certified Entertainment, hip hop superstar Megan Thee Stallion is no longer playing it by the rules; with a surprise drop of sophomore album 'Traumazine' hitting last night, the record serves as a middle-finger to those trying to control her art, her voice and, her body.