After having a breakout 2019 album Die a Legend Polo G seemed to be an up and coming star in rap and his latest album THE GOAT (An acronym for “The Greatest of All Time”) definitely proved that even more.
THE GOAT has 3 singles that led up to the album’s release, those being Heartless, Go Stupid (Featured NLE Choppa), which has ended up being one of his most popular songs to date, and DND. On May 15, 2020 the album officially released, and the first song on the album, Don’t Believe The Hype, he speaks on his struggle through life and how everyone claims they are the GOAT when they really don’t live up to the hype they set themselves up for. After the pre-released single Heartless the third track is Martin and Gina which is about his love life. The name of the song and music video is inspired by the show Martin where Martin and Gina are the featured relationship in it. The fourth track is Flex which features the late Juice WRLD who Polo G was friends with before his tragic death.
After the second pre-released single Go Stupid comes the sixth track 21. On this track he speaks on more of the struggles of his young life and also how he stopped his drug addiction over the death of Juice WRLD showing how much it really affected him. Then from track seven to nine he raps about love and how it would take over his life due to how close the relationship was. From tracks ten to twelve he goes on about how he would eventually make it from the struggle and be something great, this obviously has become true which makes the songs that much better in my opinion. After the third and final pre-released single DND comes Chinatown and Trials & Tribulations which go back to the main theme of the album which is putting the listener in the shoes of Polo G letting them relive his struggle. Then comes the final track and my personal favorite, Wishing For A Hero. This track features BJ the Chicago Kid and also has a sample of the late Tupac’s track, Changes. The song is about how even over the years blacks are still fighting against racism and although people can say things about them from the outside they would never understand because they don’t live in their shoes.
To truly understand and enjoy this album the right way you have to listen to the lyrics and dive a little deeper to really comprehend the genius of this album. Polo G only showed his talent more and it’s great to see him getting the recognition he deserves. Although the theme can get redundant at times it’s a fantastic album in my opinion and I’d give it a 9/10. Definitely worth a listen, if you haven’t already.