Gucci Mane
The State vs. Radric Davis


4.0
excellent

Review

by Joe Schmoh USER (73 Reviews)
December 10th, 2009 | 15 replies


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: The State Vs. Radric Davis made me cum.

2009 is an absurdly good year for hip hop: why is this? Could it have been the sequel to the classic Cuban Linx? Could it have possibly been Relapse, a return to rap’s most infamous whitie Eminem? Maybe it was Blueprint 3 (just kidding)? It might have been these in the eyes of the general hip hop audience, but to the mixtape world it would most definitely be the productivity and amazing amount of work put in by a certain Radric Davis (ITS GUCCI). Throughout the year, Gucci Mane has consistently been writing funny lyrics, rapping over some of the best beats of hip hop, and steadily improving his formerly lackluster flow. The State vs. Radric Davis closes off Gucci’s incredibly busy year with a bang, in the form of Gucci Mane’s best release yet, combining everything the man has done correctly with a couple of new highlights and, very rarely, lowlights.

The State vs. Radric Davis simply reinstates Gucci’s mixtape experience except, for some reason, has an odd state of relative consistency throughout that elevates its status as an album as a whole. Gucci’s rappings are usually quite hilarious, mixing in pop culture references and just over the top silliness (“Geeking like Whitney, geeking like Britney/Gucci no hippie but it's on like Jimmy… Pink don't wasted, mix up, grandma drunk it/Then taste it, now grandma sipping syrup” from “Wasted”), and overall makes the entire album an enjoyable lyrical thrill ride. Gucci’s slurred voice puts on the illusion of ignorance, but lyrically his performance is undoubtedly impressive throughout.

To be consistent with the silly lyrics, the beats are over-the-top in that same similar way, with many taking Gucci’s fanfare for Nintendo-esqe synths to the next level, whether it’s the sprawling amazing pop over-production that is “Sex In Crazy Place”, or the keyboard shredding anthem of “All About The Money”. Throughout this album Gucci Mane sticks to a 95% Synthesiser diet, and despite that, makes an incredibly splashy and lively record. Oddly enough, 08’s laziest rap producer, “A Milli”s own Bangladesh, is involved with one of the records best cuts, the upbeat piano line of “Lemonade”, which, along with some of Gucci’s best imagery yet, unfolds one of Gucci’s best songs yet.

For an album so centered around what is considered rap’s satanic no-no’s, Gucci Mane manages to make The State vs. Radric Davis one of the best rap albums full-on this entire year. Gucci has got an ear for beats, a nack for hooks, and a great sense of humor, and a flow that mixes a former laziness with a certain rejuvenation brought on by his constant productivity over the year. Other than the easily ignorable, gooshy R&b mid-section that ends quickly, The State vs. Radric Davis is completely solid throughout, both in its slick sexual slender, and its bloated, bowling hustle.



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Bulldog
December 10th 2009


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Good review. But as to the rating...DISAGREE

klap
Staff Reviewer
December 10th 2009


10417 Comments


i love your reviews bro, but try to only post 1 every 24 hours, just to be polite you know. i did the same thing when i was new here and people got pissed lol

hydeyomoney
December 10th 2009


934 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

thank you man, i don't think ill go on such a reviewing spurt again.

klap
Staff Reviewer
December 10th 2009


10417 Comments


good stuff, keep carving out a niche for yourself

illmitch
December 10th 2009


5429 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Other than the easily ignorable, gooshy R&b mid-section that ends quickly, The State vs. Radric Davis is completely solid throughout, both in its slick sexual slender, and its bloated, bowling hustle.


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great review, im still considering writing one of my own for the album. i have a few ideas floating around in my head that seem kinda cool and important.

hydeyomoney
December 10th 2009


934 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

aiight thats cool nuff negro.

fromtheinside
December 10th 2009


18203 Comments


alright, i'm convinced. i'll pick this up, great review.

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hipnotoad
December 10th 2009


207 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Haven't listened to all the songs yet, but so far I'm pleasantly surprised. Good review.

illmitch
December 10th 2009


5429 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I feel as if I need some type of lyrical meanings behind it when it's focused so heavily on the lyrics.


that's the major disconnect between gucci (and similar rappers) and old-school rap. a blog i follow did a pretty great series of articles about it, calling it "post-lyrical" hip hop, where the focus isn't so much on the message behind the words as it is about playing around with the words themselves.

wutangpootang
December 11th 2009


97 Comments


Good review I like Gucci I haven't herd this album yet tho

illmitch
December 12th 2009


5429 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

you should definitely get this if you like gucci, its easily the best album (as opposed to mixtape) hes ever made

Tulannical
October 26th 2010


2051 Comments


lightnin', ice, you hear the thunder
even stevie wonder wonder
why your baby mama call so much i had to change my number

illmitch
October 27th 2010


5429 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

that verse is so fucking good

ima keep droppin verses hotter than the hottest summer
eat rappers like jeffrey dahmer
dope color sinead o'connor

Dylan620
May 7th 2011


1015 Comments


Nobody commented on the summary? It's win.

oltnabrick
August 22nd 2013


30803 Comments


fuk, that summary omg

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