Gucci Mane
Murder Was the Case


2.0
poor

Review

by hydeyomoney USER (73 Reviews)
December 29th, 2009 | 13 replies


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Gucci Mane's bad bad bad album, and it's not actually his fault.

Before Gucci Mane went major, he was beefing with his old label Big Cat records, a label that wouldn’t seemed to let him go, and due to his over-flow of musical out-put, released some of his material without his permission for their own wealth benefit, considering most of their artists aren’t even worth they space they make up. Gucci’s fresh brand of coke rap rapping was brought on his back as he went on to conquer the world in 2009. However, Big Cat weren’t done yet, after already one pre-mature release Trap-A-Thon, they thought up the scheme to cash off Gucci Mane during his era of gaining mixtape popularity, and they released Murder Was The Case, one of the biggest turds of Gucci’s career, but it’s not his fault. Not entirely at least.

All the worthy recordings of Gucci, Big Cat had left were completely and utterly whipped and used (“Spanish Plug”) other than a couple of excellent lines that would fit into a couple of the albums great tracks. As a result, Gucci Mane sounds tired, mediocre, and at worst, completely bland and without his usual personality. “Stoopid” is a perfect example of this , because although it is led by Zaytoven’s woozy organ-synth backdrop, Gucci drops pure mediocrity with his pacified and held-in-captive flow. Even with the production on most of these tracks as well, other than the occasional Tra Beat’s guitar-infused bouncer “Yella Diamonds” or Zaytoven’s woozy organ-synth gallop “Stoopid”, it is mostly drenched in the samey effect of Gucci’s always beloved synthesizers, which are brutally average in comparison to his usually popping, sprawling menace. It’s just too tame for the most part.

There are highlights, but both of them are already mentioned. “Yella Diamonds” is the rare song on this collection that pushes Gucci’s lyricism more towards what he was ACTUALLY doing at the time. His imagery is fantastic on this track, setting the scene for the superior “Lemonade”, another track that Gucci describes his day in the color yellow. “Neva Had ***”, as well, is a track that Big Cat’s Gucci actually sounds into his own music, taking an almost sing-songy tone, and raps about his hood up-bringings over a tropical reggae tempo-ed beat. But despite these rare highlights, Big Cat takes old, fairly mediocre Gucci Mane and just mismatches it together and releases for pure mediocrity, only saved by two good tracks, and one other tracks fantastic beat.



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hydeyomoney
December 29th 2009


934 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

The reason why sputnik rage-rates Gucci might just be Stoopid off this album.

erasedcitizen
December 29th 2009


716 Comments


This is the only Gucci album I like.

Bulldog
December 29th 2009


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

Yep, "Stoopid" is probably what made people hate Gucci.

intothepit83
December 29th 2009


2316 Comments


people actually listen to this?

Bulldog
December 29th 2009


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

To what?

intothepit83
December 29th 2009


2316 Comments


this garbage that people dare label "hip hop" or "rap"

Bulldog
December 29th 2009


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

Wow, you probably heard one bad Gucci Mane song and rage rated his entire discography. Or you're just going off word of mouth of the people that heard a couple of bad songs and decided to hate him. Have you ever listened to one of The Movie Trilogy tapes? Maybe TSVRD? I don't think so.

intothepit83
December 29th 2009


2316 Comments


nope, i actually downloaded a bunch of his stuff, including his mixtapes, on the reference from a friend, and i must say, this is terrible. absolutely horrific.... it's the same tired lyrics from the same tired rappers, only different song names and different artist names

Bulldog
December 29th 2009


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

Hm, then I can respect that. But it's not about his content, it's about how he delivers it.

hydeyomoney
December 29th 2009


934 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

nope, i actually downloaded a bunch of his stuff, including his mixtapes, on the reference from a friend, and i must say, this is terrible. absolutely horrific.... it's the same tired lyrics from the same tired rappers, only different song names and different artist names





wow you're an idiot if you connect this with...





this garbage that people dare label "hip hop" or "rap"




it's clear you wouldn't like mainstream rap, which i GUESS i can kinda understand, but if you connect taht with ALL rap, you're a fucking dumbass.

intothepit83
December 29th 2009


2316 Comments


^wow, took my opinion a lil too much to heart, didnt you?

intothepit83
December 29th 2009


2316 Comments


and bulldog, i thought music, especially rap, was about content? i understand people like beats(hell, i'm a sucker for rick ross and his beats myself), but delivery doesn't make you a great rapper, much less lyricist. just an opinion though, dont get your panties in a wad, hydeyomoney(wow, you're so cool. instead of spelling "hide" as it should be, you spelled it "hyde." wow, you're my idol!)

hydeyomoney
December 29th 2009


934 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

dude it's not that, you just can't take a few artists and use them to judge an entire genre. I could name you a bunch of artists (clouddead, Sole and the Skyrider Band, Doomtree, P.O.S., Reflection Eternal, Mos Def, ect.) that don't follow 'typical' rap content, and they're even heavily promoted by members of this site, and yet, they aren't there to you. Judging rap based on the mainsteram is the same as if you based ANY genre based on their mainstream conterparts. For example, if i go by your example, i could base my judgements on post-hardcore all around what Silverstein and Atreyu poop out on an album-ly basis.



Also don't make fun of my name when yours has NUMBERS in it.



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