This Friday (June 23rd), would mark the original release date of Bryson Tiller‘s sophomoric effort, True to Self. Bryson Tiller must really have the juice like that with his label RCA Records due to him dropping the album a whole MONTH early—May 26th to be exact.
To be honest, I really rock with Bryson Tiller. Ever since his Fall 2015 debut with the infectious T R A P S O U L lead single “Don’t”, I knew Tiller would stick around and continue making waves in the evolving world of R&B.
Let me begin with the album title: True to Self. After the first few full-length listens, it’s apparent Bryson is still adjusting to his newfound fame while still dealing with his rocky love life.
Nothing new is under the sun when rappers sing; however, when singers lay down rhymes and really well at that? Priceless. Tiller has some legit bars all over on tracks such as “Self Made”, “High Stakes”, and “Before You Judge.”
Personally, I partially feel some tracks on True to Self sound the same; however, the samples that influence the album’s best tracks (I’ll let y’all decide which songs are the best) will surprise you the most. Sample credits are included from ’90s artist like Faith Evans, Mary J. Blige, and SWV. Marsha Ambrosius and Ice Cube even make minor musical influences on the album.
Despite the various musical influences, I admit some songs have similar sounding structures which can be credited to Kentucky producer Nes. Nes produced nine of the nineteen songs from True to Self. Check out the full production and sample credits here at Complex.
What did y’all think of True to Self? Blow up my comments sections and let me know!