Gucci Mane
The Burrprint: The Movie 3-D


4.0
excellent

Review

by illmitch USER (11 Reviews)
October 18th, 2009 | 121 replies


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Gucci at his best.

Gucci Mane is quite the character. He’s built up a veritable mixtape empire, with very few concessions to the mainstream – up until this year, his only crossovers were two singles that failed to garner any lasting footholds in the industry. However, with a steady stream of underground hits he’s clawed his way up to appearances on the remixes of Mariah Carey and the Black Eyed Peas, not to mention guest spots on the pop mini-hits Break Up by Mario and LOL :-) by Trey Songz. So what’s Gucci Mane’s next move? Pull a Drake, and release a sappy love song to all his female fans?

Psych!

From the opening lyrics of this mixtape, you know what you’re in for.

“All Nas need is one mic / All I need is one stove / Homie got a nice flow / but Gucci got that white snow.”

Hell, forget the opening lyrics – how about the opening intro?

“I woke up this morning and looked in the mirror. I said Mirror mirror mirror, who’s the coldest nigga in Atlanta? The mirror said, do not ax me any more stupid questions! It’s Gucci! Burrr! Burrr! Burrr!”

Ignant posturing, stupidly genius lyrics, menacing beats, the inevitable BURRRR!s, and, of course, coke, coke, and more coke. If you’re the Gucci-crazed maniac that I am, these lines should be enough to convince you. For those of you not yet entranced by Gucci’s plethora of adlibs, blings, and puns, I’ll see if I can draw you in.

Gucci will never be a lyricist like Nas or GZA is. The thing is, that doesn’t really matter, though, because that’s not where Gucci’s at. He doesn’t want to compose an intricate story about human life or tell you about the underhanded dealings of the United States of America. He just wants to tell you about how rich he is, how much coke he sells, and how much ice he has, and he wants to crack you up when he’s doing it. And you know what? He sure does do the job pretty well. I dare you not to crack a smile at these lines cobbled together from a few listens to just a couple songs:

“So much stacks up in my closet I can't even see my clothes / And my belly gettin' so big I can hardly see my toes”

“My flow's so schizophrenic, need to put me in a straight-jacket / Straight-drop dope flow, put me in a crack baggie”

“Cocaina clean I got it snowin like Nebraska / It's zone 6 East Atlanta but we call this *** Alaska”

“I'm in the kitchen, homie, whippin' up a deuce / Niggas lookin sick, I call it chicken noodle soup / Chickens in the living room, we call it the chicken room / Birds everywhere, it's lookin like Atlanta Zoo”

The guest spots here, while fairly spaced out, are generally solid. Bun B unsurprisingly (for me, at least) steals the show on Watch Cost a Bentley. OJ da Juiceman provides the expected falsetto “ayyy”!s, and the rest of Gucci’s assorted affiliates get the job done, if unspectacularly.

The other major draw of any Gucci mixtape is the inevitable assortment of mouth-watering beats. Gucci has the benefit of a thriving partnership with fellow Atlantan Zaytoven, who provides the majority of his beats and often pens beats specifically to accompany Gucci’s rapping. Zaytoven’s style is well known to anybody who’s heard a single song of his; a wide array of electronic sounds coming at you from all sides, a constant barrage of beeps and bounces. Zaytoven widely eschews samples, opting instead for original sounds, and thus arrives at a different sound than an East Coast-influenced producer might make. Depending on one’s perspective, this can be a good or bad thing, but the mixtape has a very cohesive sound with respect to the production, and flows together very, very well.

The Burrprint 3 probably won’t win over any diehard Gucci haters, but a careful ear to what Gucci’s doing here has a good chance to win over the dedicated listener with an open mind. Highly recommended for fans of southern rap and of hip hop in general – although those who limit their purchases to the online stores of Def Jux, Rhymesayers, and Stones Throw records might not find it as appealing.

BURRRRR!

One final note: You can listen to this streaming at http://www.datpiff.com/DJ_Drama_Mixed_by_DJ_Fly_Boy_Gucci_Mane_Movie_3.m7 1039.html. If you're a member of datpiff (it's free), you can download it as well.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
illmitch
October 18th 2009


5429 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

finished this very quickly so i'm sure there are some problems

Douglas
October 18th 2009


9202 Comments


Wah confused.

Ragez
October 18th 2009


150 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I have this friend who adores Gucci. You'd prolly love this guy. Anyways i am non-plussed with Gucci Mane, and this seems like a place to start to get into him.

This a good review and has the makings for a great one, just be more confident in places and don't say stuff like imo, to me, ect. stuff like that.

illmitch
October 18th 2009


5429 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

the artist tag messed up when i originally submitted it, and it wouldn't let me change the artist tag, so i just resubmitted it, im hoping a mod will delete the other one. not too sure whom to ask about that.

Douglas
October 18th 2009


9202 Comments


S'all good I posted to the mods. For future times go here: http://www.sputnikmusic.com/forums/showthread.php?p=17580328#post17580328

illmitch
October 18th 2009


5429 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

thanks man i appreciate it.

@ragez: i usually try to keep personal pronouns out of my writing, but this album feels a little bit different for me. i dunno. i think tomorrow i'm gonna do a revision and clean up some of the stuff, put in more info about the beats, wrap the quotes in italics, etc., but i wanted to get some feedback.

Ragez
October 18th 2009


150 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

got to "Dope Boys" and this is honestly the first time i've managed to get past his flow and i actually really like this. The beat is friggin immense.

illmitch
October 18th 2009


5429 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

his flow was definitely suspect in the beginning years of his career, but he's really really shaped up. he pulls off some legit multisyllabics. and yeah, the beat on that song is definitely ridiculous.

Ragez
October 18th 2009


150 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

one listen and frankly this rules.

Wizard
October 18th 2009


19646 Comments


Laughed pretty hard at the lyrics in the review dude. Well done. As for this album, I was scared away by that ridiculous album cover.

Digging: Horseback and Locrian - New Dominions

illmitch
October 18th 2009


5429 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

haha thanks man. ridiculous album covers are pretty standard fare in southern mixtapes, but this one is definitely in the upper echelon of absurdity.

cirq
October 18th 2009


9266 Comments


burrrrrrrr

Athom
Staff Reviewer
October 19th 2009


17231 Comments


Good review, but from what I've heard from Gucci Mane in the past, the dude's flow is so ridiculously bad and clunky so I doubt I'll look into this.

illmitch
October 19th 2009


5429 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

honestly, his flow has really cleaned up. try out the song "Dope Boys", it's a pretty good sample of the rest of the mixtape.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41OZac2ixyw

Athom
Staff Reviewer
October 19th 2009


17231 Comments


that was better than i thought.

bears
October 19th 2009


106 Comments


want! is on other sites besides datpiff? i always had trouble with the memberships stuff

illmitch
October 19th 2009


5429 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yeah, there's a link at http://www.cocaineblunts.com/blunts/?p=4373

for those of you unfamiliar with cocaineblunts, it's a blog covering a pretty large variety of hip hop. i get a lot of my stuff from it and i highly recommend it.

MUNGOLOID
October 19th 2009


4352 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

"Triple beam scale, shawty say that he got a triple beam scale. It's Gucci Mane the flare."

AYE AYE AYE OKAY!

do a review on young juiceman folk.

cirq
October 20th 2009


9266 Comments


datpiff is a cool site

illmitch
October 20th 2009


5429 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i likes it



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