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Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho

January 26, 2018

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Exactly ten days before we rang in 2018, on Dec. 21st, Quavo, from Migos, and Travis Scott dropped their highly anticipated collaborative project, “Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho”. Prior to the collab, the artists have featured each other on hot tracks such as Scott’s “Pick Up the Phone” and Migos’s “Kelly Price”; this project was expected to be one of the best, if not the best, collaboration of 2017. “Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho” did not reach the “Watch the Throne” level of expectation that was placed upon it, but it does have greatness in it. Tracks like “Modern Slavery”, “How U Feel”, and “Where U From” provide the audience with the satisfaction of both Scott’s goth-like autotune flow along with Quavo’s ability to be both a singer and a rapper. “Black and Chinese”, “Huncho Jack”, and “Go” give us the party/raging songs we were hoping for that will get any Bowers dorm room lit. And yet, “Best Man” brings to life the brotherhood Scott and Quavo have with one another and how, despite their different beginnings (one coming from trap houses in the ATL and the other from bedroom studios in Houston), they share a bond and a connection that will last as long as their careers and lives do. “Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho” also leaves the audience with some questions and dissatisfaction. Neither Scott nor Quavo unleashes their full potential on any of the tracks and we are left to wonder whether this project was rushed or not? The strongest aspect of the album would be the production behind it, and that should be credited to Mike Dean. The unfulfilling feeling that “Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho” left with us could be because both artists are planning to have a strong 2018; Migos is dropping “Culture II” on Jan. 26th and Scott’s third studio album “Astroworld” is to be released soon. In light of this, “Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho” might not have been a number one priority for them. Hip-hop fans should not overthink Huncho Jack but simply enjoy it for what it is: a project between two of the most influential and hottest artist at the moment that tries to get you to rage, get lit, and dream about parties in Dubai.

Alejandro Altamirano
Contributing Writer

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