Review: Polo G The Goat
Polo G’s highly anticipated album ‘THE GOAT’ is the Chicago rappers latest project. Where fans hear Polo G’s unique, melodic rap style, talk about hard times growing up, heartbreak and pain. Whilst also reaching out by expressing his thoughts on racism and the struggle of his community experiencing discrimination.
Throughout the project, Polo G teams up with many big voices in today’s rap game. Names such as Lil Baby, BJ the Chicago Kid and the late Juice WRLD. Rap fans were excited with the list of features especially Juice WRLD, with fans eager to hear his unforgettable voice on a track once again.
Polo G expresses a range of themes throughout the songs on his album. Some relate to the struggle and the streets. Others, hear Polo G go hard which creates a party mood fans can vibe out too.
Recently Polo G released a short documentary on the album. Where he talks about coming up in the rap game, how he made it to where he is and the struggle he’s been through. Fans get an insight into Polo G’s recording process where we see the likes of producers such as Murda Beatz, Hit-Boy and Mike WiLL Made- it. During this section, fans and music enthusiasts get to see how lyrically talented Polo G is, he speaks on this, saying; “I just be in the mindset of showing the people I belong. That why I’m one of the top lyricists in the game.”
Throughout the album and the documentary Polo G talks about giving back to the community of which he came from and expressing the struggle people today are still going through.
To end his project, Polo G collabs with BJ the Chicago Kid where they produce a song for the community, the streets and give off a powerful message, that’s incredibly poignant at this time in the world. The beat for ‘Wishing For a Hero’ is sampled from Tupac’s song ‘Changes’ released in 1998. In the original, ‘Changes’ highlights Tupac’s message on institutional racism in America. Spreading the word of discrimination against the black community, the reality of the streets and the
reality of war in other countries. A war that seems to be relatable to our streets, with Polo G spitting;
‘You ain’t my colour, then you don’t know the struggle of livin black.’ ‘Cops kill us and we protest,
what type of shit is that?’
Throughout this album Polo G has shown that this is a project he has put his everything into. At the end of the short documentary Polo talks about his first time recording music for his first project ‘Die a Legend’, “it was a new process for me”, “my first time around I was experiencing writers block, sometimes I just wasn’t up for it because like I said it was new to me to go to the studio every day.” However, Polo G then goes onto say how this time around it was different, he had already had that
experience and this time he wanted to make it better, “So the second time around, I just started to apply myself and started to flow easily”. This shows that Polo G as an artist is maturing and getting better with each project he releases. He then goes onto say “you can really hear the elevation in the messages I’m trying to convey.” This shows that Polo G is going harder than ever now in the game and is on his way to being one of the ‘Greatest of all time’.
Words by Kai Brophy