You'd be hard pressed to listen to the charting rap of the last few years without hearing the unmistakable bounce of DJ Mustard's West Coast ratchet somewhere.
On 10 Summers, Mustard proves that he hasn't released five platinum and four gold singles over the past three years merely by chance. On Ghetto Tales he goes old-school with spare g-funk sounds with a classic Eazy-E template. On No Reason, he flips a YG sample into an elastic bounce that allows Nipsey Hussle's exasperated rasp to shine while recounting a night out on the town.
But the album peaks when Mustard doubles down on his trademark sound: Down On Me features machine-gun hi-hats and handclaps that lead into a raunchy club banger - beats that prop up 2 Chainz's vulgar rhymes and Ty Dolla $ign's lascivious titular desire.
Top track: Down On Me