Gucci Mane
DropTopWop


4.0
excellent

Review

by Sean H. CONTRIBUTOR (103 Reviews)
May 30th, 2017 | 36 replies


Release Date: 2017 | Tracklist

Review Summary: It's not a revolutionary mixtape that is going to change the rap scene as we see it, but it sure is a ton of fun.

It's pretty pointless to beat around the bush and try to explain who Gucci Mane is, as his rap career is anything but obscure or unknown. The ice cream faced rapper has been making music since 2005, with quite a few chart toppers and financial successes. This time he has teamed up with producer Metro Boomin', who has been making a large name for himself by working with rappers such as 21 Savage, Future, Kanye West, Migos, and many more. His biggest song so far was the mega hit “Bad and Boujee,” which is by Migos and features popular rapper Lil Uzi Vert. These two artists have come together and made Droptopwop, which has been reported as taking two days to make, which is a shocking short amount of time for any musical project.

As for the mixtape itself, it clocks in a 37 minutes and is only 10 tracks long. The songs are about what one might expect from a 2017 mixtape from Gucci Mane, as he hasn't exactly been reserved with his recent releases. Despite this, this tape does not feel tired in the slightest, as Gucci's witty and intentionally humorous one liners and puns. It is quite obvious that Gucci is not taking this mixtape too seriously, as he approaches serious topics with the same smooth flow that is used for the indulgence raps, which describe what Gucci loves about this life he has now that he is made it. These bars are accompanied by the knowingly absurd lines that attract attention, such as “Suck the dick game, she a leech.”

Metro Boomin', who will shoot you if he doesn't trust you, has created a series of dark trap beats that assist Gucci's rapping. These beats makes heavy use of background synths that add variety to the hard hitting beats that demonstrate that Young Metro knows his way around a solid groove, while maintaining a strong sense of dark ambiance on songs like Finesse The Plug and Bucket List. These beats go along very well with Gucci's careless and smooth rapping style that is consistently implemented throughout this release. Both Mane and Metro are compatible with each other and these songs have a cohesive quality that makes this project feel fleshed out and consistent.

This album is not trying to be a masterpiece of epic proportions. Nor is Gucci Mane attempting to speaking the “truth” to the masses and force a view point that the world must see. As we learn from artists like Hopsin, pseudo-intellectual lyrics and attempts at making something revolutionary is not always going to result in a good project. Rather, Gucci Mane and Metro Boomin', along with some contemporaries, made something fun, passionate, and unashamed of what it truly is, and, sometimes, that's all that is needed to make great music.



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Bloon
Contributing Reviewer
May 30th 2017


2565 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Stream the album here: http://www.hotnewhiphop.com/gucci-mane-droptopwop-album-stream-prod-by-metro-boomin-new-mixtape.117196.html



Thanks to pjorn for recommending this to me and helping me out.

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pjorn
May 30th 2017


4371 Comments


album so icy

pos

Bloon
Contributing Reviewer
May 30th 2017


2565 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

thanks young thug eating nilla wafers

pjorn
May 30th 2017


4371 Comments


❄️❄️❄️

Conmaniac
Contributing Reviewer
May 30th 2017


24364 Comments


hey change your summary real quick man, "it's not a revolutionary mixtape that is going to revolutionize the rap scene" is pretty redundant. maybe change revolutionize to a diff synonym or just cut out "that is going to..." altogether.

Bloon
Contributing Reviewer
May 30th 2017


2565 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Thank you, con.

Conmaniac
Contributing Reviewer
May 30th 2017


24364 Comments


looks good man, have a pos.

TVC15
May 30th 2017


9896 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Oh shit this finally came out

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pjorn
May 30th 2017


4371 Comments


album needs more ratings, gotta raise that average tbh

ZippaThaRippa
May 30th 2017


10480 Comments


You started two paragraphs with
'as for the'

neg

treeqt.
May 30th 2017


16962 Comments


Metro Boomin', who will shoot you if he doesn't trust you


ur funny lls

pjorn
May 30th 2017


4371 Comments


nice av's guys

StarlessCore
May 30th 2017


5957 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

bangs

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FullOfSounds
May 30th 2017


15770 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Need this

ZippaThaRippa
May 30th 2017


10480 Comments


Mine is better, it moves

pjorn
May 31st 2017


4371 Comments


did you even listen to it?

edit: rip verm

ShitsofRain
May 31st 2017


8115 Comments


that summary is awful

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StarlessCore
May 31st 2017


5957 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

met gala is ace

Evok
May 31st 2017


7671 Comments


New Guccci hell yeah skrt skrt skrttttt

pjorn
May 31st 2017


4371 Comments


skrt skrt skrttttt [2]



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