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TypeReleasedRYM RatingRanked category
ArtistGucci Mane
Album
8 December 2009
3.15 / 5.00.5 indigenous 1,022 ratings
#1,045 because that 2009

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Genae Franklin backing vocals1Leontyne Thompson backing vocals1Ryan Johnson backing vocals1Shana-Gay Jones backing vocals1Tripp Tiller sound engineer1
team_vampire Aug 19 2010 4.00 stars


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To it is in honest, there's no means of speak this without sounding like a favor an insufferable elitist, however when ns look at today's mainstream, i think: it's a fun location to visit, yet I wouldn't desire to live there. Carry out I prefer Lil Wayne and Kid Cudi? Yes, ns do, however they are not close to the top of my list of favourite MCs. Ns haven't listened to Drake at all, and I keep an interpretation to, seeing as he's apparently appropriate to among my favourite genres, but then i think: fuck, perform I even care about this kid? (Edit: Having finally listened to him, no i don't yes, really care about Drake.)In a many of areas (noise-pop, emptied slutty disco, metalcore) ns think music is progressing in exciting directions and also maybe the ideal music in the background of the genre is gift made best now, therefore I'm no some 'thems to be the days, kid' nostalgist overall... However I am once it pertains to commercial hip-hop.This isn't yes, really a hopeful start, yet that's ok, it's no a confident review. Wanting to get in top top the action of the brand-new mixtape king (aka 'My albums don't market that an excellent and here's a convenient excuse why') I decided to choose up this album by Gucci Mane, one of the pack leaders in terms of new, young southern talent.S'GUCCI! burrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrWell, it was an interesting listen and also no mistake. That didn't leaving me with the open-mouthed bewilderment and rage the my an initial listen to The Carter III provoked. While Gucci's beatmakers are nowhere close to as obnoxiously, aggressively untalented as some of the clowns Lil Wayne it s okay beats from, they're sort of just there, aren't they? There's periodically a memorable beat here, yet Drumma Boy, Scott Storch, Bangladesh, Polow Da Don, Fatboi, Mannie Fresh and also Jazze Pha aren't precisely the most 'outside the box' thinkers. Still, thinking around beats choose 'A Milli' or 'La La', probably I have to be thankful. The beats do their project pretty good, that's all.A big problem v Gucci is specifically what fucks Weezy up for me: his shitty top quality control. I can only watch this album together a photo by someone that compulsively records and releases material. The doesn't it seems ~ like any effort has been do to develop a cohesive mood; there space street joints, society joints, r&b joints. Castle don't flow together, they just jump indigenous lily pad to lily pad favor some mad frog. Granted, that's true of a many of classic hip-hop records, however something's missing from The State Vs. Radric Davis that a many focus-grouped, paint-by-numbers albums have in spades: something I call personality. Gucci's not an terrible rapper by any kind of means; he has a distinctive voice, a an excellent flow and also passable lyrics which will certainly occasionally get a bullseye and elicit a strong reaction however are otherwise nice drab. In other words, he's a much more mush-mouthed, southerly 50 Cent.I can't see people flipping a shit over Gucci's flow and boycotting radio since they think he's therefore wack, yet neither am i predicting any type of serious 'greatest rapper alive?' debates that aren't based solely approximately his 'realness' and also 'hustle'. Actually, those slack-jawed imps in ~ Rolling rock have probably already branded Gucci one of the many promising rappers that his generation, but that's inevitable. Pretty much this album's a collection of tracks, nothing more... Some to 'wild the end in tha club' to, some to 'blast in her whip', some to pat while you 'hit the ass'. Accomplish the brand-new boss, exact same as the old boss.The guests were a blended bag. Nicki Minaj confirmed my suspicions the a strange persona and also an amazing backstory room much more likely to gain you buzz in 2010 보다 actual lyrics or flow. (Edit: Of all the stuff ns say in this review, this is the the very least accurate; Nicki's verse to be an album highlight as soon as I listened come it again, though that song she's on is wack.) Predictable appearances from the likes of rick Ross, Cam'Ron and also Weezy abound. Gucci's peers/contemporaries favor Soulja Boy, Wacka Flocka Flame and also OJ Da Juiceman showed up and made me feel far better for never having cared around them one method or the other. Actually, wait, to be those dudes top top there? I have a definite lack of recall on castle doing anything, but the tracklist says I'm a liar. Early dementia, or a clumsy talk about how boring lock are? friend decide.On the other hand, the remix that 'Wasted' had actual an excellent performances from 2 rappers nice much well known for coasting (Jadakiss and Lil Wayne). Usher did specifically what you'd expect, and also it worked out pretty good. And what the fuck was Bun B doing on this thing? and on a track v Devin The Dude and E-40?! Crazy. Ultimately, though, that just made me want to pull the end my UGK records and listen to him on a great beat.Shit, anthologists in 2060 room going to have actually their work cut out because that them. Neil Young 300-minute Blu-Ray boxsets aren't gonna look like much next come the unavoidable 'Complete Gucci Mane' and also 'Weezy: initial Masters' boxes. Castle shits space gonna it is in 2000 tracks long. The State Vs... Is type of good. However that's sort of all it is.Note native The Future: UPGRADED to 3.5 for being a) far better than Drake and also b) having actually pretty an excellent hooks and generally great song structuring.Note from The more Future: The State Vs Radric Davis is the very definition of a 'grower' because that me. After despising the the first couple of listens, climate finding it an extremely mediocre because that a few months, and also slowly start to like a couple of of the singles, then relocating towards a grudging respect for an ext and more songs, I have the right to now say there are only two type of song here: ones ns can't really remember (only a couple of in the camp) and certified BANGAS the make me desire to WILD THE posesthe OUT. Sure, the r&b songs space hugely out of location here, though choose 2005 Lil Wayne, Gucci gets away through blatant sellout moves because of consistently sounding also blazed to care what his A&Rs make him do. I'll recognize I have actually a soft spot because that 'Sex In crazy Places' (mainly due to, IMO, the finest Nicki Minaj city to date, i beg your pardon is only barely over mediocre really), yet I can't yes, really hate even those soft popular music songs. Sure, the 'varied' list of more 'name' producers pretty much leave Gucci with product that's almost identical to what he'd have obtained if that stuck completely with Zaytoven or Drumma Boy. Sure, the guest are mainly no-skill 'trap rap' also-rans or sleepwalking yet enjoyable veterans (I've never ever heard E-40 sound so conventional, Jadakiss so complacent or Bun B for this reason forgettable; one album wherein the many memorable guest verses space by Lil Wayne and also Soulja Boy requirements to hang its head in shame). Sure, Gucci himself is quiet a cautionary story to prospective MCs feeling they can coastline on $WAG - though he drops part lines that ns feel are really funny and clever, his technique ranges native boring to awful and also his totality existence is based upon the principle that the universe needs a variation of Young Jeezy with less effort and conviction. But despite all those inalienable facts, I prefer this album come the suggest where ns can offer it 4 stars and also hold mine head high. Ns don't recognize what this says around me. I don't recognize what it says around me that various other albums by far better artists, like OutKast and also BDP, are starting to feeling less and less funny to listen to than fast food rap choose this. I don't recognize if Gucci is a genius or some Rain man idiot savant. I don't know what it says about me that as soon as I watch a hot girl I get mad. Ns don't know a most things. Ns do understand that if this is what a shitty record by a talentless sellout sounds like, I'm gonna be buying rick Ross' whole discography.