REVIEW: NEW ALBUM DOES NOT REPRESENT GUCCI’S FULL POTENTIAL

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REVIEW: NEW ALBUM DOES NOT REPRESENT GUCCI’S FULL POTENTIAL

By Jose Valencia, Staff Writer

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Gucci Mane, whose real name is Radric Davis, dropped an album Dec. 7 titled Evil Genius. The album features 21 Savage, NBA Youngboy, Kevin Gates, Migos and many more great artists.

The 18-track album consists of songs like “Wake Up in the Sky” featuring Kodak Black and Bruno Mars, “Solitaire” featuring Migos and Lil Yachty.

The album was produced by the likes of Metro Boomin, Southside and Honorable C.N.O.T.E. If you listen to Gucci, you know he drops mixtapes and albums left and right. The last album he dropped before Evil Genius was El Gato: The Human Glacier which was released Dec. 22, 2017.

So, it was weird not hearing anything new from Gucci for almost a year. Gucci has never released less than three projects in a calendar year. In fact, he’s only released less than five in a year twice.  

He stepped outside the box and made a song titled “Wake Up in the Sky” featuring Bruno Mars and Kodak Black. With Bruno being in the Funk and Pop genre, it was surprising hearing him on a track with Gucci and Kodak, but they managed to make it work. The song talks about them saying how fly they are in a pop kind of style and you never see Gucci or Kodak in that type of music. The album isn’t really like the others, but it’s not the best either. It does not represent Gucci’s full potential.

Most of the songs are less than 2 ½ minutes and his songs are not usually short on other albums. Most Tracks are three to five minutes long, so that was a big difference I noticed. I feel like he just put out the album just to put it out. You can tell when Gucci tries and when he doesn’t. He did have some songs that will have you like ‘wow,’ but only one or two. This was not one of Gucci’s best albums in my opinion.

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Jose Valencia

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