This is another solid release form Gucci Mane, but it is carried by its beats. Gucci does his thing, but it becomes monotonous as a whole listen through.
The production is fantastic with Metro Boomin providing some great backdrops. Each song is individual while having similar elements, but that is due to the same producer doing every song. There are no issues with the backgrounds as they are all sonically great.
The lyricism is not complicated but it is effective. The wordplay is there with some clever rhymes used, but there is a lack of variation in flow that drags it down a little. Some more effort in the performance and diversity could help lift this up a level, but it is still enjoyable.
The features are great as they help break up some of the monotony. Each puts ina good verse and while some sound similar to Gucci in style, they seem to have more energy and passion to fuel their verse. Maybe some singing would add another edge, but this is still a strong selection.
Overall, this shows that Gucci Mane does not plan to slow down or change the formula, especially when it puts up numbers like he was doing last year. If he wants to stay on this hot run, he might need to look into adding a little more flavour, but he will still make a bunch of money off of this.
This project is a strange release because it isn’t very long but is not as cohesive as would be expected. Both the artists do their thing but it doesn’t grab the listener the way some of their solo releases have.
The production is strong with some very memorable beats from some strong talent. Each is strong, with similarities to each other but without being confused for one another. Both the artists usually use these type of beats so something further from their comfort zone would be an interesting mix.
The lyricism is not great but the performance factor helps to improve the rhymes. While there is some wordplay, it isn’t intended to be a main focus here as they rely more on delivery to be the biggest factor. Some more complicated rhymes might open this up to a wider audience.
Overall, this is an entertaining release because of the energy and vibrant nature of the music. However it has no longevity and some evolution of the artists may keep them making money.
This project is pure energetic delight and its release was the definition of spontaneous. Less than twenty four hours after recording and they released it for the world.
The production is strong with some thumping beats that make the songs so catchy. A lot of the energy and entertainment is in the backing and definitely do not disappoint. Some different styles of beats could make a more balanced release, but this EP is about making people move and it does just that.
The lyricism is not complicated and both artists rely on their delivery to carry their performance. That being said, both Gucci and Future show some level of complexity in their rhymes and fulfil their brief of using their signature style to make music that their fans will enjoy.
Overall, this is a project that fans of both artists will enjoy and show that some artists can work together with great chemistry and be a success. Gucci and Future have both had big years and audiences can only wait to see what next year will bring.
This album has the same elements as every other Gucci project, but with slightly more focus on the being famous and not the trap past. Maybe Gucci is starting to pull away from that particular crutch in his music.
The production is great as there is a record of Gucci picking beats that are similar, which on this he has avoided. Each is individual and has the atmosphere that each song needs. Maybe a few more tracks with some different influences could help Gucci to branch out to new listeners, but he has selected beats he knows he could work with and works well with.
The lyricism is not overly complex but there are still smart moments. Gucci is more about his delivery and ability to write catchy material, but does not use a lot of lyrical techniques to amplify his work. Maybe a few more lyrical turns could bring in a wider audience but Gucci Mane sticks to what he knows for the time being and does it well, apart from a few overly repetitive hooks.
The features are good as they help lend fresh voices to the project. Each puts in a good effort and help to show that Gucci is definitely still an influential figure in Hip Hop. Maybe a few more guests further from the rap game could show how his influence has grown, but he works well with the selected few on here.
Overall, this is a good project for background music but may not have the replay ability for most to really focus on the listen through. Gucci Mane is out of prison and on a roll if he can keep putting out projects like this.
This mixtape shows that Busta Rhymes is still making great music that helped raised his profile in the first place. Without Q-Tip to help, he carries more of the burden and excels while doing so.
The production is good as it works well with Busta Rhymes style Each beat has its own feel and atmosphere which helps show the variation that Busta can work with. Maybe a few more slowed down tracks could show a higher level of diversity but the backing selection on this is fantastic overall.
The lyricism is fast paced, rapid fire and full of multi schemes. Busta shows that he has not slowed down over time and keeps his rhymes coming with barely a breath in between bars. A few different techniques could show more growth as an artist, but Rhymes has done a great job keeping his level so high after all these years.
The features all do a good job too as they show thier own skills as well as filling out the project with fresh voices. Each has a good verse which helps keep the entertainment high and keeps the project cohesive. Some singers could have had an interesting effect, but the selection on here is great.
Overall, this project is great fun to listen to and keeps Busta Rhymes in the public light. He shows his talent and shows plans to keep his momentum going.
This mixtape starts off strong but loses momentum as it goes on. The begining has a lot more passion in the rhymes whereas at the end, there is a lot less flare in the delivery.
The production is excellent and fits well with what Gucci Mane is trying to achieve. It is trap beats at thier finest which is exactly what Gucci is known for. A few more backings with a different twist would show more of a diversity in his ability, however Gucci Mane is keeping to what he knows while doing it better than everyone else.
The lyricism is not great by Gucci Mane but it is still enjoyable in context. While every song may have similar content, Gucci does enough to make each diverse with some variety and plenty of features. Gucci may want to try a few new things to keep his music fresh, but his core audiance will still enjoy this a lot.
The features are great on this project and really help to make it as good as it is. With some bigger names than usual and more of a variety of styles, this mixtape has a higher class of guests. There are no flaws with this selection as they are the best part of this effort.
Overall, this is an entertaining and enjoyable mixtape that is keeping Gucci Mane’s high volume of output going. It may have a problem with keeping the effort up, but is still great to listen to.
This album has more classic trap music from one of the best to make it, and the way the project is structured makes all of it enjoyable. It is fairly short in comparison to some of Gucci’s mixtapes which helps keep it cohesive and enjoyable.
The production is good and works well with the type of music Gucci makes. On this project, each beat is diversified and helps make each track standout and stop them rolling into one. As this has been a problem on previous projects, it is good to hear a choicer selection of beats used on a Gucci project.
The lyricism is not complex but can be enjoyable. While his actual wordplay is fairly average, and his delivery can become stale, his continuous working of the beats with pure catchiness makes an entertaining listen. He still may want to make his wordplay more complicated but there is no doubt that Gucci makes energetic music.
The features are good as they are different enough from Gucci that they have impact on the tracks. Each has a good verse that shows the main artist can work well with others. However it may be good for Gucci to look for features further afield from his own style.
Overall, this is an enjoyable mixtape with a lot of highlights. Gucci is showing he is still a force in Hip Hop and that people shouldn’t forget about him.