( Log Out / Titanic, dark, and searingly arrogant, “My Shadow” incorporates Gucci’s wit, wordplay, and street-weariness into a singular statement of “don’t fuck with me” purpose. Be respectful! Pingback: Best Gucci verses of 2009 « WE EAT SO MANY SHRIMP. Keep your comments focused on the release. post-Young Dro seafood + color prism raps, rims like go-go dancers, farts that smell like calamari, internal rhymes & switching up his flows on every other song, his sense of humor & love of a dumb punchline, the way his rap style developed thru ‘dumbing’ his flow into a stuffed-nose ignorant rap, a creaky, shambolic & highly addictive backwoods mumbling cadence. Gucci is a star, & you can tell he’s known this for awhile; remember around the time he & Jeezy were beefing about the credits for “Icey” and Gucci accused of Jeezy of not being able to even write a hook or a chorus — because Gucci knows he writes songs, not just raps. props. 92.3 was spinning him. Gucci Mane is, for the moment, ... was between 2008 and 2009, when his mixtapes and radio singles alike were positioning him for a world takeover. You feel me? The intersection of these elements makes him a consistently compelling artist, as likely to inspire fervent defense as outright rejection. Gucci’s delivery–a mixture of drawl, accented drone, and occasional bursts of energy–often seems best suited as a a vehicle for delivering cold confidence and utter disdain, two traits that lie close together. The year is 2008. Im not gonna couch these choices on some ‘just our opinion’ shit cuz frankly theres a good chance we’ve heard more than you & are probably right, plus if we provoke u maybe someone will say something interesting. Theres already been an attempt by a few DJs to put out some compilations of Gucci’s recent work but imo they were kinda uneven (much like many of the mixtapes he dropped this year). Though the content of “Weird” doesn’t stray far from Gucci’s typical predilections–stealing your girl, having a lot of sparkly jewelry, getting fucked up, selling dope–his unusually throaty delivery and pockets of stacked syllables and densely packed rhymes make for a particularly entertaining ride, and that’s without discussing the intricate beat built around squiggly synths and a drippy, loose organ. I want to be at a point in my life where everything I own is completely color coordinated, my cars are nothing short of bitchin, my women are nothing short of stunning, and my money is nothing short of long. An anthem of a lifetime. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Gucci Mane and Hydro – I’m That Guy 8. Gucci’s ode to rollin’ succeeds on reckless abandon, simplicity, and his bouncy monotone–which pays off early in “Pillz,” when Gucci’s flow breaks down while asking for a glass of orange juice. Gucci Mane – That Boy Bad 12. And for the last year and half, while the music press, from bloggers to xxl, pretty much ignored him or pretended he hadn’t become the biggest movement in rap, Gucci turned out more mixtapes & built faster street buzz than anybody. Gucci shot into the stratosphere, not just as a rapper, but had developed into a multi-threat, multi-dimensional artist. Well I cant front on this song man, the lyrics or not that increddible but he reminds me of B.G. A lot. Gucci Mane is a world hero. Don't comment just to troll/provoke. Ehh. Why is this so much higher rated than all other Gucci projects/songs lmao I mean like it’s still great but it’s not that different from his usual material, playful, male vocals, rhythmic, boastful. Speaking of the man himself, if your speakers haven’t been blown out completely, you may notice that he’s rapping well about selling drugs on “Swing My Door,” as usual. Gucci Mane ft. Yung Ralph & Yo Gotti – Bricks 13. I want people to say that I inspire them to rap and I can have a bigger fan base. One of the best rap singles of the century so far. My friend teaching in the public schools had a jr. high student arguing with her about how Gucci was better than Jeezy. Gucci's got catchier lyrics and hooks, but the video is cool and the beat is hella ubiquitous without ever threatening to get dull as the masses play the song into oblivion. Albums include Jeffery, When I Get Home, and Culture. Let us know if theres some big cat era shit that somehow made its way in here). And then theres his hooks, catchy melodies & clever concepts (dont lie “15 minutes past the diamonds” made you laugh + rewind), a clear indicator that dude isnt just a rapper, he makes full-out songs — which is why that recent 80-track monster mixtape of his verses sorta misses the point of Gucci). Gorilla Zoe ft. Gucci Mane – Georgia 14. Soulja Boy feat. Imeem feels the same way so they posted the best 30 Gucci Mane tracks of 2008. This is the one, and ONLY, Official Gucci Mane YouTube channel. Votes are used to help determine the most interesting content on RYM. The 30 Best Gucci Mane tracks of 2008. 2) "Break Up" (Mario … ( Log Out / Shit is kinda boring!! Read Full Biography. “Frowney Face” is modern gangster rap that perverts a pop hit into something of a darker design, a clever subversion that often lies hidden to the uninitiated–or anyone who finds Gucci difficult to understand (of course, Rap Genius is your friend if comprehension is your issue). With Bangladesh’s infectious piano and room-consuming low-end in tow, Gucci uses “Lemonade” and the color yellow as launching points for four minutes of deceptive wit, breathing humorous life into well-worn boasts and disses. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram. I want to be a part of the history, a part of the movement of hip-hop. In the next few days or so we’ll be posting the 30 best Gucci tracks of 2008 (or around that time — its not always easy to tell when this shit actually dropped. That beat is all-timer shit. & thats part of the appeal of early Gucci, generic southern rapper, but u certainly wouldnt be blamed for thinking dude was also a permanent southern rapper without a future. Any spoilers should be placed in spoiler tags as such. If you think about Pac & how he’s managed to become a blueprint for a pretty wide variety of rappers’ personas and motifs, it can be really informative here. There was no character in his voice, or what there was was hidden. I hope you don’t mind, I quoted and linked to this post on my blog. Emotional and personal candor aren’t typically associated with Gucci Mane’s music, making The State Vs. Radric Davis‘s “Worst Enemy” all the more effective. Gucci Mane - BiPolar feat. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Prolific Atlanta-based trap MC known for his distinctive delivery and post-incarceration career renaissance. / The First Four Years, I'll dig a tunnel from my window to yours, A Torrid Summer Romance With The Tony Weeler Narrative, What's the most out of place album in the above user's 5s. Armed with a killer chorus (and a line that would turn into another) and pared down, burbling synth beat, Gucci’s “Pillz” is a song about ecstasy that sounds decidedly unlike the typical musical accompaniment for one of rap’s current favorite drugs–perhaps because it predates mainstream hip-hop’s MDMA fixation by over half a decade. Use the boards for extended discussion. As the YouTube comment section will attest, “Freaky Gurl” marks the beginning of Gucci’s initial ascent, the period from 2007 to 2009, buoyed by prolific output and plagued by incarceration. Gucci Mane – Nickelodeon 11. Don't post randomness/off-topic comments. I just can’t get down with most of them, no real in-studio feel & a bunch of phoned in lyrics. Gucci sounds as invincible as he claims to be on the wall-of-sound chorus, a one man army of distrust, puffing his chest and slyly hinting at the danger of a treacherous life–whether in entertainment or drug dealing, trust is hard to come by, harder still to maintain. The year is 2008. Best Gucci Mane Tracks of 2008 — 30-26Best Gucci Mane Tracks of 2008 — 25-21Best Gucci Mane Tracks of 2008 — 20-16Best Gucci Mane Tracks of 2008 — 15-11Best Gucci Mane Tracks of 2008 — 10-6Best Gucci Mane Tracks of 2008 — 5-1. thanks for this….passionate writing and a fun topic.