Gucci Mane
Gucci 2 Time


1.5
very poor

Review

by Bulldog USER (114 Reviews)
January 16th, 2011 | 25 replies | 12,686 views


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Strike two.

4 of 5 thought this review was well written

On "Bosses," the last song on Gucci 2 Time DJ Love Dinero exclaims "2011 our year!" Not only does this showcase the general obliviousness of promote-and-rewind 'DJ's, but it also serves as a sour reminder of just how great Gucci used to be. If 2009 made me proud to be a Gucci Mane fan and 2010 made me embarrassed to be one, then 2011 is already starting to make me abandon that fandom altogether.

Almost 31-years-old, Gucci appears to be far past his prime. His wispy flow for the most part sounds sleepy and it seems that he's run out of ideas lyrically. Once upon a time, Gucci could be unique effortlessly. Now he's just stumbled into the realm of absurdity. Tearing a page out of Jay-Z's book, Gucci raps "Red everythang, Valentine's Day.Red AKs, Valentine's Day/Red .38's, Valentine's Day." When he's not going out of his way to spit outstandingly awkward lines, he's entirely ignorable. Formerly his specialty, the punchlines here are mediocre with little exceptions. He doesn't even stand out amongst his B-list affiliates and Brick Squad cronies. Hell, even Waka outshines him lyrically on the tape's best song "Bite Me." Gucci 2 Time isn't special; it isn't even good. It's just generic trap rap tripe.

Sporting a decrepit array of instrumentals, Gucci 2 Time is only further weakened by the bevy of wannabe producers that only attempt to recreate the signature styles of Zaytoven and Drumma Boy using an FL Studio 6 free trial. While the darkness of The Burrprint was theatric and immense, the darkness of Gucci 2 Time is insipid and minimalist. Thin, icy synths, weak electronics, and prefab 808 drumlines litter the mixtape and rarely is there an instrumental that isn't a throwaway.

The more you listen to the mixtape, the more the songs begin to run together. Although it's consistently bad with only a few highlights spread far apart, Gucci 2 Time is pretty good when it's on point. "What I Do" clicks on all cylinders and "Bite Me" sees Gucci working some magic into his flow once more and Waka Flocka hilariously waxing "Brush my teeth with them Benjies, wipe my ass with them fifties." But other than a few delightful post-lyrical deliveries by affiliates and some catchy hooks, Gucci 2 Time is a snoozefest populated with obtuse hooks, boring beats and mundane verses. If it weren't so boring, it would almost be painful to listen to. Gucci's definitely started the year off on the wrong foot and if this wasn't bad enough, did you peep that face tat? Yikes.



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Bulldog
January 16th 2011



3796 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

c'mon gucci get it together. :[

Tyrael
January 16th 2011



20713 Comments


Fuck yes! Pos.

Bob Saget
January 16th 2011



49 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

goochi two time, say it two time goochi goochi

Urinetrouble
January 16th 2011



5754 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Don't think Gucci's gonna make it far in rap anymore

Tupik
January 16th 2011



671 Comments


"Red everythang/Valentine's Day. Red AKs, Valentine's Day/Red .38's, Valentine's Day."

That's really bad.

hipnotoad
January 16th 2011



207 Comments


Damn, sad to hear that he's been getting worse and worse. I thought The Appeal had a few 'okay' songs it, no where near as good as The State vs. Radric Davis though.

HalfManHalfAmazing
January 16th 2011



565 Comments


Gucci Mane is getting worse no surprise there

Bulldog
January 16th 2011



3796 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

I was hoping that after The Appeal didn't do so well he would get his fucking shit together but I guess not. :/

Bulldog
January 16th 2011



3796 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Who in their right mind would say any Gucci Mane release is any good?


Re-read, your question answers its self.

Maniac!
January 16th 2011



26246 Comments


Surprise! Gucci still sucks

Bob Saget
January 16th 2011



49 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

brush my teeth with hundreds and whip my ass with these fifties


Bulldog
January 16th 2011



3796 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

title track grew off me so quickly

Satellite
January 16th 2011



20675 Comments


come on, he deserves at least a 3 for his face tattoo.

Digging: Dikembe - Mediumship

Bulldog
January 16th 2011



3796 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

ugh...that thing

qwe3
January 16th 2011



21353 Comments


aw man

Bulldog
January 17th 2011



3796 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

i c wut u did thar qwe

North0House
January 17th 2011



1764 Comments


Lol.

snerefedsav
January 22nd 2011



804 Comments


fuck i'm not even gonna bother with this shit anymore. i feel the same way you do, bulldog. i'm still gonna listen to his previous material but since 2010 all of his songs have just gotten worse and worse.

looks like i gotta stay on that lil b tip

Ire
January 22nd 2011



41746 Comments


brrrrrrrr

Counterfeit
January 22nd 2011



17819 Comments


SKKKRKRRRRRRRRRRTTTTTT



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