If Droptopwop is an indicator of what's to come, the Trap God's second act could prove just as interesting as his first. When walked out of the Terre Haute Federal Correctional Complex on May 26th, 2016, the Atlanta legend was a man transformed. Metro consistently drops fire, but his work on Droptopwop is an exciting direction for the young producer. Guwop was soon taken to the hospital after the arrest. To fans, however, the cohesiveness of that album was inconsequential - the flashes of 2009-era Gucci were there, and he seemed happy and healthy, well-positioned to re-cement his lofty place in the rap hierarchy. The first shots were fired on September 7th, when Guwop and engaged in a Twitter argument.
In his recent interview with Zane Lowe, Gucci Mane made it clear that he's all about 2017. Produced by Metro Boomin', the slick, efficient style of the album cuts out any and all fat — a weakness of his previous post-prison work — and makes the record seem way more focused as a result. With his new career in Hollywood a starring role in the weird summer comedy Spring Breakers and a name change to GuWop on the advice of his new friend a change that didn't stick very long , 's recent mixtapes painted him as a ringtone rapper who was moonlighting too much and didn't have enough energy to deliver the wacky goods consistently. Reverse delay synths, minor key piano melodies, and unsettling chord progressions provide Guwop with a seriously Southern Gothic soundtrack. Raw trap music that holds nothing back. Since then, he's come out with six solo projects or collaborations, including this latest album, a rousing climax to a transformative year for the Atlanta native.
The tape's concise, compact nature it only runs about 38 minutes is a refreshing change of pace from the exhausting trend of 19- or 20-track projects designed to chase streaming numbers, and it effectively showcases a Gucci re-approaching the pinnacle of his game. Download Diary of a Trap God below and let us know what you think of the project. With cohesive production and consistent, clever lyricism, Droptopwop is one of the year's dopest thus far. Featuring Marilyn Manson, it is the creepiest rap song in recent memory. Some 17 tracks later, it's just about gone.
There are few lapses in the twenty-two track mixtape. Gucci's delivery also seems way more refined and even more purposeful than it's been in the last year. Overall, the album is cold, eerie, and at times unsettling. . One year later, Gucci Mane has marked the anniversary of his freedom by releasing Droptopwop, a taut, ten-track mixtape executive produced by.
On his latest album, Guwop teamed up with Metro Boomin to craft a concise, ominous, and lyrically solid project. When released his World War 3 series on iTunes last month, it was merely a hint of what was to come. Fans of strange, haunting production will be thrilled, as Metro comes through with the dark trap sound he helped pioneer. Among the flashes of brilliance, and the scattering of misses, was a man who did a complete 180 on his life, finding his footing in a staggering volume of work along the way. It's not quite a masterpiece, especially compared to the competition this year, but it's arguably some of the best work he and Metro have ever done. Though his recent behavior and health are in question, Gucci proved that he is still capable of releasing quality trap music with this mixtape. But god damn, is it a breath of fresh air, and one of the year's strongest efforts thus far.
Svelte, sober, and committed to resuming his prolific output, he immediately got to work, recording his first post-prison release, While Gucci's return to the rap landscape was graciously welcomed by fans, Everybody Looking was an up-and-down project that felt a bit rushed - the product of an artist hungry to get back to form. As more names got involved , the feud grew nastier. As for Gucci, the man of the hour continues to bring his sing-song flow, formidable presence, and clever brand of wit to every track. While hitmakers like Lex Luger, Kevin McCall, Mike Will, Drumma Boy, Shawty Redd and more help out with production. Get Lost feat Birdman produced by Detail. Riding the momentum, big Gucci released Diary of a Trap God as a free release on September 11th. It was a year ago last week that Gucci Mane emerged from prison a changed man — stronger, hungrier and out to prove his doubters wrong.
His new Trap God mixtape features guest verse the likes of Rozay, Birdman, Waka, T-Pain, Kirko Bangz and more. Hopefully the 1017 king can stay out of prison and twitter disputes, moving forward. With Metro Boomin helming the bulk of the tape's production, Droptopwop quickly reminds us why the producer became a household name during Gucci Mane's stay the feds. Aside from these two songs, Diary of a Trap God is a commendable piece of work. The iconic rapper seems to be in a great place mentally, physically, and if Droptopwop is any indication, creatively. Musically, he seems to have gone back to the basics.
Just a few days after the release of the mixtape, Gucci was arrested at his Atlanta home for carrying a concealed weapon, marijuana possession, and irregular behavior. Production from , , and keeps the listening easy. While the 2009 Gucci will likely remain relegated to the past, his 2017 incarnation seems poised for a different, but promising run. At this point in his career, it seems has perfected his effortless, syrupy flow. With a year of freedom under his belt, Gucci Mane's five projects released during that time have depicted an artist re-discovering himself. Gucci Mane has definitely been making his presence known lately. From his rehashed Beef with Jeezy to re-energized sound, the head of Brick Squad is back at it.
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