The artist behind such hits as ‘Vagina’, ‘Juicy Coochie’, ‘Best Dick Sucker’, and of course, everyone’s favourite ‘Deepthroat’ is back with her third studio album Ephorize. This is the sort of shit where you have to set your Spotify session to “private” before listening. The first track ‘2 Minutes’ (a bold faced lie as the song is 3 minutes and 13 seconds) hits you with the same cheesy wholeheartedness that you might find in a Macklemore song.
Cupcakke lays out the foundation for her deeper songs, that crop up half way through the album (‘Exit’, ‘Self-Interview’), with references to her own insecurities and struggles as artist. ‘Cartoons’ follows, packed with all that Sunday morning goodness over a traditional drill beat. Needless to say, it’s a banger.
In general, the production quality on Ephorize is astounding. The album is chock-a-block with phat 808 sub-bass, rolling high hats and flute melodies— ‘Navel’ has Migos written all over it. This is music that is meant to be played loud, that is, if you can overcome the embarrassment that comes with a lot of the lyrical content. I’m looking at you ‘Duck Duck Goose’ and ‘Spoiled Milk Titties’.
Special shout out to the line that references touching booty hair and Solange.