Given how laid back and self-affirmed Virginia's Nickelus F sounds on his latest track, "Obnoxious" feels a bit ironic for a title. Nickelus never overstates and doesn't come off boorish, and even his use of auto-tune feel tasteful. It almost plays like a harder PartyNextDoor track, considering Nickelus was one of Drake's earliest collaborators. The highlight is Nickelus joking about people waving nae-nae's when he walks through, and interpolating T-Pain's "I'm Sprung" for a quick lark. If only the title didn't downplay his nice side.
September 25, 2014