Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last few years, chances are you’ve heard the renowned “Whoa, Kenny!” producer tag featured on some of your favorite artists records.
The Greenwich, Connecticut native (Kenny Beats) linked up with multi-faceted Angeleno/Trap House enthusiast 03 Greedo to formulate a 13-track full-length studio project encompassed with drug induced innuendos and picturesque jargon that personify’s a hustler’s ambition.
Outside of Kenny and Greedo’s melodic dominance throughout the context of this ode to running up a check, Netflix & Deal also snags a few noteworthy guest-features from the likes of Freddie Gibbs, Vince Staples, Maxo Kream, KEY!, OhGeesy and Buddy.
The album opens up with Traffic – a 808-infused recollection of Greedo’s favorite pastime, hustling. This track is riddled with illustrative depictions of what a typical day entails for Greedo as he adamantly pursues the American Dream of financial liberation and potentially bussin’ a jugg or two in his spare time if the opportunity presents itself.
Paid In Full is a writ of homage to the famed Charles Stone III directed film about Harlem’s drug underworld in the 80’s. Greedo effortlessly dabbles between the film’s main protagonists and existential characters, channeling the flair required to emulate similar antics throughout his modern day life.
Disco S**t features Freddie Gibbs and carries a forthright aptitude for narcotic banter. Greedo and Gibbs go bar for bar as they provide a transparent perspective on what benefits potentially may arise from an alternative lifestyle – enabling listeners to live vicariously through a clay-figured animated piece encompassed with enthralling visual aids.
Maria is the story of a fictional character that is of great importance. She’s essentially the liaison between Greedo and his impending fortune as it relates to his triumphant crusade of peddling.
Greedo calls on Vince Staples for the track Blue People – a manifesto that elaborates on their collective appreciation for the azure hue, something symbolic of being prosperous in more than one way. Next on the album is Beg Your Pardon, a relatively tasteful composition that demonstrates Maxo Kream’s enthusiasm for his handicap brethren. In alliance with Greedo’s expressive vernacular, the two lyricists do a tremendous job at rewriting the narrative on a common Southern dialect.
Honey I Shrunk the Kids finds Greedo embracing his R&B side as he harmonizes the rationale behind the meticulous task of cutting ties with loose ends, individuals that have done more harm that good to his feng shui.
Brad Pitt expands on the actor’s profound resume by including relevant motion picture titles as a point of reference for Greedo’s broad-based lifestyle. Aye Twin follows up with witty rhapsodies of similitude between Greedo and his compadre KEY! – carrying a favorable appeal for autotune acoustics.
Life is all about about choices and the widespread emotions that plague Greedo’s mind as he contemplates the forthcoming days of his existence. A powerful testament to his character as best referenced with the following line, “One of the last real niggas left and y’all folks ain’t right/Might grow old in prison but you can’t call me a snitch right“.
Payback garners a feature from Shoreline Mafia’s OhGeesy and does it’s due diligence with reciprocating the affluent bravado championed by their shared appreciation for money. Soul Food is a metaphorical anecdote about a low-key woman of virtue that typifies Greedo’s hunger for affectionate nourishment, tagging Buddy for the complimentary vocals in the background.
Dead Presidents puts the nail on the coffin with regard to summarizing the overall theme of Netflix & Deal, money is power. Greedo develops acute nostalgia for the lessons learned along the way as he recollects the good and bad.
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