[ALBUM REVIEW] Canadian born rapper Nav’s “Bad Habits” disappoints


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Listening to Bad Habits was a waste of 1 hour 10 minutes and 39 seconds.

The regular album features 16 songs, while the deluxe version has 24 songs. For those who haven’t listened to Nav before I would suggest listening to his first and most popular album NAV and listen to songs like “Myself,” “Some Way” and “Up” to get a sense of what he sounds like and the flow that he has.

The album showcases songs with features from Meek Mill, The Weeknd, 88GLAM, Young Thug, Lil Durk, Gunna, And Future and it still left much to be desired. Nav chooses to showcase songs with many different sounding beats and tempos which can be successful in some situations, for example Drakes breakout album Take Care, But for Nav it did not work in his favor. The album ended up sounding clunky and off pace. The narrative sadly follows the trend that rap/ hip-hop seems to be moving in which consists of money, fame, women, cars, and nobody believing in them.

Though the lowlights seem to outshine the highlights there are a few good songs here. Two songs worth a listen from the album are Tap feat. Meek Mill. The song features a fast pace beat that moves throughout the song. And Taking Chances, this features a slower paced beat with a chorus that sticks in your head. Memorable song lyrics were “All these sticks and drums, banging like we in a band for real” and “Even though she ain’t perfect, I know that she got my back No matter what I spend, I don’t think I could pay her back.”

This album is a let down. Coming off two not very successful albums you would think that it would be Navs time to drop a good album but his lyrical talent and meaning is lacking compared to the likes of Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, and J. Cole. Even on his successful songs you could argue that he doesn’t deliver the punch that his fans long for. On Tap it is obvious that Meek Mill owns that song and Nav just repeats some words during the chorus.

Bad Habits was a waste of 1 hour 10 minutes and 39 seconds. Listen to something with more meaning; this one doesn’t deserve the time, unless you enjoy trendy autotuned rap music, or you have and enjoy listening to Nav already.

Final Rating: 1/5 stars ⭐

Listen to NAV on SoundCloud. Nav Bad Habits tour comes to the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis on June 4.