He's a pop artist now, he's always wanted to be, he just didn't have the budget and resources before this, when you're new you take the producers you can get and you make it work because you have to.
Not if you bump it really loud, BBTM has much better mixing and mastering, astoundingly clean, it's like Dre ****, super crisp, Kissland sounds tinny in comparison and the mixtapes sound super tinny in comparison.
I actually think this album has a very very clear story from start to finish. It's just not very sonically cohesive. KL was almost too cohesive sonically. I'm not sure if he purposefully wanted to avoid that this time around or if the process was just different. His hand may have been forced with the Max Martin collaborations, Lab track, Earned It and Often being "hits" and mandated to be on the album by the label. There's definitely a story though - not sure why so many miss it. I feel like the KL story was missed or ignored early on too.
post your interpretations.