NAV

NAV

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The self-titled album from NAV, Navraj Goraya, followed boosts from Kylie Jenner and Drake, a featured appearance on Travis Scott's "Beibs in the Trap," and a deal with the Weeknd's major label-supported XO label. On "Beibs in the Trap," NAV resembled a congested and half-awake Justin Bieber and rhymed "ho," "bro," "snow," and "toes" in sing-songy fashion. The Toronto native is in a similar mode here, over predominantly trap-styled tracks that are more about creating a low-wattage soundtrack for chemical and sexual mischief than foundations for songs. "Lonely," for instance, contains almost 20 lines ending in "me" and a mindless anagram: "And I always drive impaired/I always fuck bitches in pairs/I wanna fuck a bitch in Paris." Unsurprisingly, the album's most popular track -- allegedly a Bieber diss -- is the one that features the Weeknd.

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