Sometimes you don’t want to think hard. Sometimes you don’t want to think at all. Sometimes you just want to hear ignorant shit. I don’t know why but there’s always so much shaming and hip-hop and rap when it comes to like in ignorant shit. Just because it’s hella lyrical niggas out doesn’t mean I need to listen to them EVERY DAY. It’s like saying you wanna go to school on Saturday; it’s unnecessary. Like dog, I don’t want to be lectured at all the time ok?
I get it, sometimes you want someone to paint a vivid picture full of complex emotions and thoughts so you don’t feel alone in this world. I truly understand. But sometimes I want to hear rappers rap about drugs I’d never do, cars I’ll never own and women who would never sleep with me. That shit brings me pleasure.
So with no further ado, let’s get into Young Dolph and Key Glock’s new tape, “Dumm & Dummer”.
OK first things first I don’t know why they spelled it that way but it sets a great precedent. From the title alone you know it’s about to be some off the wall shit and the minute you start the tape this is cemented.
Young Dolph is one of my favorite rappers because he doesn’t have punchlines, he just has lines that he says louder than other lines. He’s like if Sam Kennison was a rapper nigga from Memphis who sold drugs, drank lean and was named Adolph. So basically not Sam Kennison but still, you get what I’m saying. Key Glock on the other hand is the Robin to Dolph’s Robin, he’s a bit cockier, a bit more reckless, but it’s clear who his mentor is.
This is the shit you listen to when you want to drown out anxious thoughts. Worried about some shit that hasn’t happened yet? Listen to Dumm and Dummer, worried that girl ain’t text you back but her story is popping? Listen to Dumm and Dummer, scared that you’re too high on the train and everyone notices? Listen to Dumm and Dummer. Let Dolph soothe your psyche by screaming at you about how hard he stunts. Let Glock facilitate your breathing by talking about how much he trusts his guns. These niggas are here for YOU.
Now critically, I can say that this isn’t a partnership as much as a Young Dolph tape featuring Key Glock. Dolph does a lot of the heavy lifting here while Glock tries his best. This is in no way a diss to Glock, it’s more that Dolph is more experienced. He knows how to pace himself and how to stunt effectively. This is the same man who stunted his way through getting shot at and eventually shot. You can’t teach that.
I fuck with this album heavy, if I sipped lean I would be half asleep on a couch somewhere but I don’t have lean money, so I’ll settle for dozing off after drinking a white claw mixed with NyQuil.
Young Dolph and Key Glock had a lot of fun making this and I had a lot of fun listening to it. I give “Dumm and Dummer” 7.5 make up smudged Cartier Lenses out of 10.