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  • Summary: The second full-length release for Atlanta rapper/R&B singer features guest appearances from J. Cole, Future, Khalid, and Offset.
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  1. Sep 20, 2018
    90
    In an era where artists hype up projects that turn out to be nothing but half-baked playlists, 6LACK’s thoughtful embrace of the album format is refreshing. East Atlanta Love Letter is a moody masterpiece that may very well take the artist’s career to new heights.
  2. 80
    6LACK isn't doing anything new. But he is doing it better than everyone else. With East Atlanta Love Letter, the artist has trumped his opponents and influences with a fragile grace and solid talent for songwriting, echoing that of our most decorated balladeers.
  3. Sep 20, 2018
    70
    Sonically and thematically, the 48-minute downtempo project is impeccably cohesive, executive producers Singawd and Yakob tying a black bow on a deep list of contributing producers with brooding, layered synths and space to think. Auto-Tune appears heavily, and the guest list is firmly in the now.
  4. Sep 20, 2018
    62
    For every three sweet nothings like “Time will never wait on us but it never can age our love” (from “Stan”), there remains a “Life without my love is a slant rhyme / That mean it works out but it ain’t quite,” dulling the moment.
  5. Sep 21, 2018
    61
    The purest pop song is “Switch,” the one track that can pass for uptempo and boasts a hook that sticks. A few more fun moments like this would have helped keep the record moving.
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  1. Sep 21, 2018
    7
    An impressive debut album from the Atlanta rapper. The album feels and sounds exactly like what the title suggest, a love letter. TheAn impressive debut album from the Atlanta rapper. The album feels and sounds exactly like what the title suggest, a love letter. The production is smooth and made for 6lack slow and soothing sound.

    I just wanted 6lack to get out of his comfort zone, but you can't really ask too much from a debut album. The beats and his voice can start getting a bit tiring after some time, but that wasn't too big of a concern.

    An overall good debut, can't wait to see what 6lack has in store for us
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