♫♪  Soulja Boy - “High School”

For all those enchanted with the psychedelic street realness of Sicko Mobb, Soulja Boy’s “High School” offers an ominous take on this not-quite-yet-an-actual-subgenre of hip-hop. The overall effect is like a threatening take on Sinatra’s “It Was A Very Good Year,” walking through each grade of Soulja Boy’s high school career. While the combined swirl of psych and trap sounds has an impressively delirious quality, it’s the disorientation surrounding the lyrical intention (informative? cocky? proud? inhuman?) that truly gives the dense composition an impressive level of purpose. As a bonus, the short outro, where the layers are peeled away, is a nice and informative moment that allows us a glimpse behind the wizard’s curtain.

Soulja Boy’s latest mixtape, M & M: Money & Music, is out now.

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