Album: I'm Up

“Hercules” came out in the midst of a trumped-up Twitter beef between Metro and Young Thug. It can be difficult to discern, in 140-character bursts, what acrimony is real and what’s performative. Whatever the case, the reunited halves of Metro Thuggin returned with one of their hardest-hitting tracks yet, which culminates in a furious verse: “OK, first of all, I was doing this shit ‘fore I was rich” and goes on to denounce conference calls, to the delight of office workers everywhere. Unlike Metro’s earlier work, “Hercules” evidences his move toward dense beats where the instrumental tracks coalesce cleanly into a whole.