Sunday, December 9, 2012
DOES GUCCI MANE NEED HIS REQUISITE 8 HOURS OF SLEEP A NIGHT OR DOES HE JUST NEED TO SNORT BLOW IN THE STUDIO?
Sup to all the headshakers and anonymous cretins. We finna do this once again again. So yo, like many a rap listener, I got swept up by the GUCCI MANE frenzy of '09. My dude was killin it with the mixtapes - BURRPRINT 3, GUCCI SOSA, COLD WAR SERIES. Like, he was goin off to the fullest! Then he got locked up and checked into a mental health clinic and got a scoop of Ben & Jerry's tattooed on his cheek and kinda dropped off da rap map.
But never fear! GUCCI dun returned with some fly shit! TRAP GOD marks the return of that outlandish, impish GUCCI character we all love so much. But am I da only one who notices the weariness in GUCCI's voice? Maybe it's a symptom of age - a wiser, more contemplative GUCCI. Or perhaps he's reluctantly accepted the repetition inherent to an established rap persona; that he is doomed to rap about bezels and trapping and fly bitches in a prison of his own making. You can hear a similar abatement of aggression in RAEKWON's voice, another rapper who painted himself into a cocaine corner after CUBAN LINX. Or I dunno maybe he was just RICK JAMES level coked up back in those halcyon '08/'09 days.