Two years ago when P A L M Launched one of the first acts we turned you onto was Atlanta rap crew Two-9. Since then the Ear Druma have shown no sign of slowing down, with a slew of mixtapes and EPs among the six members having released. But there’s been no full length project since 2014’s B4FVR. This February Two-9 is back with their sophomore full length project FRVR and I must say at 15 tracks, this album packs quite a punch!
With six members, there are endless possibilities for interchangeable vocal combinations on each track. The opening track with FatKidsBrotha, Key!, and Jace is a banging intro to FRVR. The turn up anthem “Nick Cannon” (named for it’s Wild’N Out reference chorus) is one of my favorites. No Atlanta project is complete without its strip club banger and the following track “Nasty” with Black Boe, Chico, Jace, and Cartier Dave exactly that. The next song “Used to Be Down” with Key! and Jace is a nice pop-hit and shows some of the versatility Two-9 is capable of. I can already tell that “Don’t Try Me” with FatKidsBrotha and Key! is going to be the next internet-meme inspiration to break the internet.
By no means do I condone drug use, but “Sipper” from ManMan Savage, Jace, and LightSkinMac11 is the perfect track to pour up to. Towards the end FRVR does not slow down! The following track “JFK” has some super glossy production, along with “Family” having a strong and empowering hook. “25/8” is a strong closing track from FatKidsBrotha and Key! with a unique beat.
After only one day’s of listening, I’m entranced in Two-9’s sound. As far as Atlanta acts go, they should definitely be receiving some more shine instead of somebody else we know…. (cough cough Migos cough cough). FRVR will stand forever at a perfect 5/5 PALMs!