Gucci Mane
The Movie Pt. 2 - The Sequel


3.5
great

Review

by Joe Schmoh USER (73 Reviews)
December 27th, 2009 | 12 replies


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: MY SWAGS ON OVERBOARD

Enough has been written about Gucci Mane, the slurred Atlantan king of the mixtape game, for anything original to be written in this entire review. He drops killer rhymes, he has great beats, his chain cold, and he’s been improving ever since the Jeezy-featured single “Icey”, and he’s gone from being a rather average MC to one of the best in the mainstream game. 2008’s Gangsta Grillz: The Movie was theatric in how big it was as a mixtape, packed to the brim with MCs who were paying back DJ Drama for ‘letting him’ do their groceries, and Gucci managed to shine with his elaborate chains enough to finally get some respect in the game. 2009’s The Movie 2: The Sequel shows Gucci Mane in the aftermath of his fame and his biggest single yet “Wasted”, off of the renowned Writing on the Wall, which was considered excellent due to the rare mixtape occurrence of being solid from beginning to end. The Movie 2, however, sounds more like a show off of the So Icey label, and features slightly less Gucci Mane. However, The Movie 2 is a concrete, great effort from Gucci Mane, featuring some fantastic songs and some filler usually found on mixtapes.

Gucci Mane, here, like he’s been since the first sequel of the Movie, has been consistently stepping up his game lyrically and beat-wise. Gucci continues in the same subject, and that he’ll obviously never change, but his constant involvement in the mixtape has involved his writings on the same cold subjects sound more genuine and well-done. The punchy drums and bleep bloop synths of “Overboard” create a solid backing for Gucci to go on a word play rampage, reversing the generic Bobby and Whitney reference (“Geeking like Britney, smoking like Whitney/ my prerogative like Bobby on Sixty”), and creates a witty enough hook that’s plenty memorable (“Somebody call the coast guard/Gucci Mane no life guard/ think I need a surf board/ My swag on overboard”) and closes off the song before LA The Darkman has too much of a chance to kill the entire thing. The other big highlight is the glossy synth backdrop of “Awesome”, where Gucci maximizes on his internal rhyme scheme show (“so icy is my company and millions made monthly/managed by my aunt-y, i make a lotta currency/currently increasing g’s, you keep interrupting me (shh!!)/i grinded, grinded, one day blew up suddenly”). In other places, Gucci shows off his improved lyricism, but these two songs show the separated cool Gucci in particular.

The problem with The Movie 2, though, is the fact that there are so many other artists featured on the disc. While some, like trusted henchmen OJ Da Juiceman, Waka Flocka Flame, Frenchie, and Wooh Da Kid continually prove their worth amongst So Icey, the other artists like LA The Darkman, Shawana, and Snoop Dogg are merely there for the fact that DJ Drama is there. As well, despite the awesome synth beats and lyrics from Gucci, song-wise its rather inconsistent. Though “Overboard” and “Awesome” are truly awesome, for every two songs like that, there’s a song like the obnoxious “Gucci”, which makes the listener truly miss the consistency of Writing on the Wall. However, the highlights of The Movie 2, other than the sprawling hit “Wasted”, are much higher than that of Writing on the Wall, and even with the filler, as an overall experience, The Movie 2: The Sequel sounds just as good as Writing on the Wall. For a Gucci fan, The Movie 2 is great, but be for-warned of DJ Drama’s wild assortment of mediocre henchmen, occasionally hellbent on wrecking the album, and for most other music fans, it’s still worth a listen.

That is, if you do like icey thangs?



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hydeyomoney
December 27th 2009


934 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

the most anyone from sputnik will ever write on a Gucci album.

Bulldog
December 27th 2009


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Sputnik has no respect for Gucci. They heard "Stoopid," "So Icey," and "Freaky Gurl" and rage rated his entire discography. Good review, pos.

hydeyomoney
December 27th 2009


934 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Dude for sure, but i still like writing these reviews. Might write a few more tonight haha.

illmitch
December 27th 2009


5429 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

nice review. this was never one of my favorite gucci tapes, but i'll have to give it another listen

the hate for gucci here on sputnik is seriously ridiculous, you know that half of these people have never actually listened to this mixtape and the other half listened to one or two songs out of it and then gave it a 1

hydeyomoney
December 27th 2009


934 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

maybe La The Darkman and all of DJ Drama's shitty ass henchmen ruined it for yeah? idk

Bulldog
December 28th 2009


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

1. Gucci Mane
2. Three 6 Mafia
3. Jay Rock

It seems like Sputnik doesn't at all respect my three favorite rap artists.

illmitch
December 28th 2009


5429 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

for me, it's probably z-ro, gucci mane, and cam'ron

z-ro actually has good ratings, probably because nobody knows who he is, sputnik hates gucci mane, and sputnik kinda likes cam'ron

hydeyomoney
December 28th 2009


934 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Z-Ro is amazing bro, my favorite rap artists are probably Ghostface Killah, Cam'ron, and Redman, and somehow the first two get mostly respect, while Redman is just not too well known around sputnik parts.

illmitch
December 28th 2009


5429 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

i think cam'ron gets respect but not as much as he deserves. honestly purple haze is one of my favorite rap albums of all time. cam just has such a weird style - i think hes one of the most original rappers i've ever heard.

hydeyomoney
December 28th 2009


934 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

dude no doubt Cam has an awesome style, but when it comes to individual album releases (other than Crime Pays and Purple Haze), he's been kinda inconsistent. Plus it's rap, so it unless it's Wu-Tang, it goes criminally under-looked.

Wish
December 28th 2009


262 Comments


Don't panic, guys, I deleted all of koolaidboi112's ratings.

And atm:

Chester P
Kyza
Micall Parknsun

hydeyomoney
December 28th 2009


934 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

:Panic:



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