On “Bottom Boy Survivor,” Baton Rouge native Errol Allen employs liberal use of Auto-Tune on a song that shares a mindset–and title–with a Rod Wave track from 2019. However, he does it in a way that’s like YoungBoy NBA, Thug or Roddy Ricch. In other words, he used the Auto-Tune to make his voice another instrument on the beat. I usually don’t feature Auto-Tune-heavy tracks, but this one spoke to me. It’s probably because of the “I got it out the mud and I’m growing and glowing up” energies Allen uses throughout the song. He’s telling us his story and wants to use his story to help make others prosper.
Plus, the beat bangs and allows him to do a sort of Rod Wave harmonizing on the track. I’m more of a Rod Wave fan than my boombap roots will have you think. That’s mainly because good music is good music, even if it’s not what you’d typically listen to. So, check it out below and remember to support dope music in all its forms.