Healthy balance of rap Tory vs. r'n'b Tory
The two official singles we’ve heard thus far fall safely within the pop-r’n’b–Tory category, however many of his Fargo Friday releases fall on the rappity-rap-Tory spectrum. Both “Say It” and “Luv” are prime radio fodder, with easy-going production and extremely catchy hooks (both of which interpolate/sample from ‘90s classics—maybe this will be a theme we see throughout the album?); even the Miguel-assisted “L.A. Confidential” falls in a similar lane, although it appears it’s not being pushed as a proper album single. Still, while we can appreciate and even listen to these records on repeat, we’re hoping that T Lanez whips out some hard-hitting bars on I Told You, a la "For Real," "Diego," and "Line Up The Flex," etc. We have a feeling die-hard Tory fans will be looking for those bangers (at least, we will be), while newcomers to Tory may be more inclined to hear his softer side.
Lest we forget, Tory’s dexterity with multiple styles and genres (something which he refers to as “swavey”) is one of his great advantages in this here rap game—so let’s hope he plays to all his various strengths on I Told You, and not just the major label-approved pop sphere.