Yung Lean, Warlord (Year0001)
On the rapping front, the Swedish teen has improved but not to the extent where his awkward flow isn’t immediately recognizable. That’s a good thing, actually, because there isn’t much fun in trying to be a conventional rapper when you’re a hip hop outlier. Like any Swedish release, Warlord’s key playmakers are the producers: The majority of the beats from Yung Gud and Yung Sherman match up with The Life of Pablo pound-for-pound.
Trial Track: “Hocus Pocus”