“Only The Generals, Pt. ll” Is Only Lacking A Lot

Kevin Gate’s newest album is a very interesting listen as it veers off the path that Gates sound has appeared to be throughout the years.


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The album cover for Kevin Gates’ “Only the Generals: Part 2.”

Collin Thompson, Staff Writer

Last week on Tuesday, Kevin Gates got the entire music world talking when he released his new album Only The Generals, Pt. II. This album came as a pleasant surprise to many fans of Kevin Gates who were not expecting a new album from him any time soon. This was such a surprise because unlike most big album releases, this one was not announced before it dropped on platforms such as Spotify, Amazon Music, and Apple Music.

Despite its exciting release, this album was painfully average. It did have a couple of bright spots, however. The song “Cartel Swag”, the third song of the album, was a very interesting song. It sounded more like a classic Kevin Gates song and less like a part of this new album. This sets it apart from the rest of the album because most of the songs are in a style that sounds more like modern hip hop and less like the classic style we are used to seeing from Kevin Gates. 

The other bright spot in the album was the song “Wishing In Morocco”. Mainly because it has a unique sound that isn’t quite classic but is also different from more modern songs. “Wishing In Morocco”  has a great beat and the flow to it that really helps Gates set it apart from a lot of his new songs. However, this song suffers from the same problem as the rest of the album and that has to do with the fact that it gets somewhat repetitive after about halfway through the song. 

Overall, this album was good. I would definitely say that it’s worth a listen if you are a fan of Kevin Gates or if you’re looking for some new music. However, don’t expect to be blown away as it’s not the exact same as most of Kevin Gates music. Only The Generals, Pt. II. is entertaining and fun, and worth a listen despite the fact that it’s not exactly the same as the other albums that Kevin Gates has released in the past.