By : Joseph Fowler
Opium / Interscope Records
July 28, 2023
"Iced out (Stylist), no stylist (Stylist)
New Chanel, Saint Laurent, Gucci bag (Huh, haan)
Lifestyle (Stylist), no stylist (Stylist)
Louboutin, Jimmy Choo, that's on you (Haan)
Diamonds on my neck, frozen tears (Tears)" Are the words of the up and coming rapper Destroy Lonely on probably his biggest hit to date. I'm sure if you ask him he'll tell you, Maann, you sleepin!" He and his fellow Opium label partner Ken Carson would both agree. Coming out of Atlanta these days is pretty tricky with the deep rooted history of Trap within the city and region of the Southwest. Somehow Destroy Lonely was able to bring his own wave to the game.
If Looks Could Kill is Lonely's debut album and has received mixed reviews as some of his fans like his mixtapes better however some of the fans dig the creative and diverse vibes. A lot of people wonder what his aesthetic was with this album.The album's theme is inspired by the 1990s horror film franchise I Know What You Did Last Summer.
The overall concept was great but I think the album got mixed reviews do to the length as some critics thought some songs weren't needed.
If Looks Could Kill circles the same handful of topics: drugs, drip, cash, anxiety, women, stunting which is the overall theme of his album.
One can tell that Lonely and his label-mate Ken have been known to be “different” One example is how he chose to be homeschooled because he thought he was too ahead of his school classmates. As well as growing up a "Fashion Killa" is also a vision that most his age try to portray but are unsuccessful. I enjoyed the album but thought that indeed it was overlong but had some great production but this is just the start for the Atlanta rapper and we'll see where he goes from here.