Lets start with this. Yes I enjoy KSI overall. I wanted KSI to win the fight. I am a fan of KSI. I love music than I like KSI so this is my honest opinion on his new album Dissimulation from a musical standpoint. We are going to ignore the culture and what this does for youtube rappers, but we are strictly focusing musically.
First thing is first, let me go to the singles that were released before the album
Down Like That; 8.6/10. This is a club banger. SX AND KSI killed the song overall and did extremely well. Rick Ross did mid and Baby was trash, but I think Lil Baby is trash anyway. It’s a nice layered beat and a hard bass. Kinda corny lines but they work. Banging chorus
Wake Up Call: 6.8/10. The beat is not the best overall. It’s a bit weird and I think it’s not KSI’s style overall. Hence why I think he heavily struggled on this track. Trippie has one of the best features and forms a great hook. It’s above average
Poppin: 3/10. Fucking dog shit. KSI is mid, smokepurpp is ok, and pump is SHIIIIIIIIT. The beat is really in your facey and has too much of an annoying sound to it. Genuinely hate this song
Houdini: 8.9/10. Houdini is a club banger. It goes hard with a swavy beat and a typical UK style. All the rappers killed it on this track and the beat flows well overall. Tion Wayne kills the verse. KSI has some cringe parts, but it’s a good overall versw
The actual album is where KSI starts testing his range of autotune. Let me just say sometimes you can’t autotune a voice. KSI does not have that autotunable voice: his raw vocals are the best him and I don’t think that style suits him well at all. Lets go to the tracks
What You Been On: 7/10. I think the lyrics are corny but the feat is good and the autotune is not enough to destroy the song and overall. He has good flow and has a nice track
Cap: 6.2/10: offset really disappointed me overall and KSI had so much autotune in this it fucking destroyed the song and it really hurt this song.
Bad Lil Vibe: 9.3/10. This is easily one of my favorite songs. It’s a playlistable. Jeremih kills his verse overall and the beat is so catchy overall. He uses the autotune really well in his song and doesn’t abuse it. KSI does take a risk by going high but it honestly really works. I think it’s a really good song and it’s one of the best songs
How It Feel: 7.4/10. Another song where I think his autotune destroys his flow. The lyrics are pretty good and I think it’s a chill song, but KSI can’t pull off those type of songs. Beat is too soft and the levels seem off
Killa Killa: 8.4/10: the girl actually killed the chorus overall and it’s really catchy. KSI goes with a raw vocal with small autotune. It’s a small pester but it’s honestly a good song. I think the beat is unique and catches on quickly with a listener. I enjoyed this track
Domain: 8.5/10. It’s supposed to be a hard track and it’s good. The lyrics are pretty good and it’s just failing to be that legendary song. It’s a really nice hype song, but it isn’t a playlistable
Undefeated: 7.7/10. I really like the beat, the whistle is a god tier overall and it’s really nice. The lyrics fall under that corny category overall and I think the autotune works again, but it’s a weird mix overall and I am not such if I am fan of it. This is a mixed bag
Millions: 4/10. Dog shit flow, shit beat. Inaudible chorus. Very deep lyrics with deep meaning