15 Songs, 50 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

It is hard to personally fathom the amount of positive vibes required to give yourself the nickname SuperDuperKyle, but hey, more power to him. The Ventura, California-born rapper gets it—he grew up on the beach, he has a self-described “soccer mom voice,” his sunshiny beats are pure Nickelodeon—and on his debut album, he owns it all with self-aware assurance that’s hard to hate on. Feel-good bops abound, like his Lil Yachty-featuring breakthrough “iSpy,” a carefree ode to shooting your shot on the ’gram. But lest you fret that Kyle is in danger of overdosing on optimism, Light of Mine keeps it real on tracks like “Ups & Downs”: Nobody’s happy all the time, and that’s perfectly all right.

EDITORS’ NOTES

It is hard to personally fathom the amount of positive vibes required to give yourself the nickname SuperDuperKyle, but hey, more power to him. The Ventura, California-born rapper gets it—he grew up on the beach, he has a self-described “soccer mom voice,” his sunshiny beats are pure Nickelodeon—and on his debut album, he owns it all with self-aware assurance that’s hard to hate on. Feel-good bops abound, like his Lil Yachty-featuring breakthrough “iSpy,” a carefree ode to shooting your shot on the ’gram. But lest you fret that Kyle is in danger of overdosing on optimism, Light of Mine keeps it real on tracks like “Ups & Downs”: Nobody’s happy all the time, and that’s perfectly all right.

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