I get it. Short of the excellent "Kehlani's Freestyle" and a few unofficially released loosies on Drake's radio station, PARTYNEXTDOOR didn't release anything this year. Without a relatable "Recognize" to jam to, in your time of need, you all turned to an imitator, an aper of OVO's sound. I'm surprised this guy didn't change his Wikipedia to claim Toronto. Trapsoul fucking sucks, down to the name. It's R&B with contemporary rap influences, get it?! What a blatantly basic distillation, all sensibilities and zero of the intangible talent powering artists like PND to create undeniable grooves that oscillate between lusty mood music and crude come-ons. Even the way he says "vibe" sounds forced and calculated. I gotta go listen to "Break From Toronto" like 86 more times to flush this thin-voiced triddash out of my memory. My appeal to everyone trying to coronate Bryson Tiller, with his villain in a Victorian period piece-ass name, as the new Guy? Don't. —Frazier Tharpe