Blackbear's "Cybersex" Album Review

Blackbear's "Cybersex" Album Review

Fourteen songs for your enjoyment brought to you by blackbear.

I have been a big blackbear fan since I stumbled upon his music this past summer after discovering mansionz (which is blackbear and Mike Posner). I am a big fan of his mix of vocals and rapping, it is definitely my favorite type of music. He has a great mix of deep songs and hype songs, with some real real lyrics. I didn’t approve of his stint with Bella Thorne, but hey, we all make mistakes.

Blackbear has slowly been releasing bits and pieces of his newest album, “cybersex." Some people had accused him of wanting to make more money off individual singles, rather than bundling into an album, but on Twitter he cleared the air, and I respect that. It is nice to be able to hear some new songs from an album, especially more than one. Listening to the same song over and over kills the mood and gets old.

Overall, I am a big fan of this album. I was really shocked by some of the first songs on the album due to them not being in typical blackbear style. Songs like “gucci linen” and “bright pink tims” had a more trap vibe. The change-up was nice and very well done.

Eleven out of fourteen songs have a feature artist, and some big names are featured on this album. From Machine Gun Kelly to T-Pain (the songbird of our generation as my roommate likes to say) to RiffRaff and Ne-Yo, the list has amazing features who help enhance the album and make every song feel a little different while blackbear kept the whole album cohesive.

Some of my favorite songs from the album are “santa monica & la brea,” “playboy shit” ft. lil aaron, “up in this” with Tinashe, and “thursday/froze over - ‘interlude.’”

"santa monica & la brea"

This song is one of the slower songs on the album, which I always have a soft spot. It has a really strong message with lyrics like, “what if we never said ‘Hello’ and “What’s your name,’” which really spoke to me. The vibe is very chill with good pacing. A very good feels song.

"i hope your whole life sux"

This song is what everyone is feeling after being dumped, or trying to get over that toxic person you let go. Inside you are telling yourself how the other person is taking such a big loss. Around the 1:50 mark blackbear spreads some wisdom he received which I think everyone should follow, “Get a job, have a backup 'plan a' 'b' and a 'c', and have fun in moderation, work harder, ain’t shit for free”. It’s a real message and I love it; makes this song even better.

"up in this"

I had never heard of Tinashe till she was coming to University of Minnesota for homecoming, which I then fell in love with her after seeing her live. So, I was very happy to see this collab. One of the few songs released before the album, so I have had time to be obsessed with this song, and I still am. I feel like this is just a banger for ladies night, so ladies, dance it out. Plus, this features two beautiful voices!

thursday/froze over “interlude”

I am and always have been a big fan of interludes. It is just sort of a comical song about girls who chase rappers/musicians to start off. I am usually not a fan of two songs in one, but I kind of like the way it is so sudden. I take froze over as the interlude part of the song due to its calming and repetitive nature. But, overall well done.

I really like this album a lot, and think that blackbear did a good job of reaching outside his typical box and incorporating a wide variety of artists in his songs, which will help his music reach a wide variety of audiences. Overall, great album with lots of quality work.

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Side A makes you want to be single, Side B make you want to be boo'd up.


We all knew Scorpion was going to be the summer banger we wanted. However, Drake surprised us with two sides of an album and two sides of himself. Mixing rap and R&B; was genius on his part, so why not dedicate 37 of his lyrics to our Instagram captions?

1. "Don't tell me how knew it would be like this all along" — Emotionless

Definitely a "I'm too good" for you vibe.

2. "My mentions are jokes, but they never give me the facts" — Talk Up

This one's for my haters.

3. "I wanna thank God for workin' way harder than Satan" — Elevate

For when you're feeling blessed.

4. "I promise if I'm not dead then I'm dedicated" — March 14

In Drake's story about his son the world knows about now, we get a lyric of true love and dedication

5. "My Mount Rushmore is me with four different expressions" — Survival

6. "Pinky ring 'til I get a wedding ring" — Nonstop

7. "I gotta breathe in real deep when I catch an attitude" — 8 Out of 10

This first line of the song is about to be spread on the gram like a wildfire

8. "Heard all of the talkin', now it's quiet, now it's shush" — Mob Ties

9. "California girls sweeter than pieces of candy" — Sandra's Rose

This is gonna have every girl who has ever stayed in Cali all hot and heavy, watch it.

10. "I think you're changing your mind, starting to see it in your eyes" — Summer Games

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11. "Look the new me is really still the real me" — In My Feelings

When you've got to profess that you've changed 200%

12. "Only beggin' that I do is me beggin' your pardon" — Is There More

13. "Shifted your focus, lens lookin' jaded" — Jaded

14. "Back and forth to Italy, my comment section killin' me" — Can't Take a Joke

Necessary for when you've got people hyping you up already

15. "People are only as tough as they phone allows them to be" — Peak

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16. "Work all winter, shine all summer" — That's How You Feel

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17. "Blue faces, I got blue diamonds, blue tint, yeah" — Blue Tint

18. "I stay busy workin' on me" — Elevate

19. "Ten of us, we movin' as one" — Talk Up

The perfect reason to get the largest group picture you've had on your gram

20. "October baby for irony sake, of course" — March 14

This statistically applies to 1/12 of y'all reading this, so take that as you will (we October babies are the best)

21. "She had an attitude in the summer but now she nice again" — Blue Tint

22. "I know you special girl 'cause I know too many" — In My Feelings

23. "Gotta hit the club like you hit them, hit them, hit them angles" — Nice for What

24. "She said 'Do you love me?' I tell her, 'Only partly,' I only love my ____ and my ____ I'm sorry" — God's Plan

If you haven't used this one yet, get to it

25. "But I'm blessed I just checked, hate me never met me in the flesh" — I'm Upset

26. "It's only good in my city because I said so" — 8 Out of 10

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Has Drake ever been more relatable?

29. "It's your f***in' birthday. Happy birthday" — Ratchet Happy Birthday

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30. "I move through London with the Eurostep" — Nonstop

31. "I stopped askin' myself and I started feelin' myself" — Survival

Mood all summer 18

32. "They keep tryna' get me for my soul" — I'm Upset

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34. "Only obligation is to tell it straight" — Elevate

35. "It don't matter to me what you say" — Don't Matter to Me

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36. "I'm the chosen one, flowers never pick themselves" — Sandra's Rose

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1. Hatred for Dan

2. ...then feeling bad for hating him when he dies

3. Wanting to hug Whitey every episode he was in

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5. Balling your eyes out when Clay finds out he has a son

6. ...then crying even more when Clay and Quinn become a family

7. Jumping around in excitement when the Tree Hill Ravens win the state championship game

8. ...then Lucas says, "It's you" to Peyton

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11. The thought of Dan and Rachel as a couple

12. Realizing how bada** Deb really is

13. Being inspired by the friendships

14. The sigh of relief you felt when finding out that Nathan was still alive

15. The amount of anxiety you had when seeing Dan kill Keith

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