Tecca exudes nothing but coolness on TEC, his third official album and fourth release since his 2019 mixtape, ‘We Love You Tecca.’ The production is primarily managed by the Internet Money collective, with whom Tecca made his mark, and Working on Dying’s BNYX®, both providing heavy 808 backdrops for Tecca’s endless stream of unrelated thoughts. Each line is a glimpse into a day in Tecca’s life, as illustrated in the following excerpt from “500lbs”: “She told me she bad, I say, ‘You could do worse’/I’m born to be blessed, I live with a curse/When shit is a mess, I’m rollin’ up first/I smoke on my blunt, then I hit the church.
The album is also filled with distinctive Tecca phrases such as “I take it slow now, but I got no reason to slow down” from “Gist”, or “I don’t need someone I need/I don’t need someone like me,” a statement he makes on the title track “TEC”.
Generally, each song is less about a specific theme and more about Tecca’s chance to showcase his lyrical prowess—a technique familiar to the album’s only guest artist, Florida’s own Kodak Black. Both are artists who comprehend that revealing their thoughts is more than sufficient to keep the audience engaged.