Gucci!

Gucci Mane sporting one of hip-hops more ridiculous chains

Gucci Mane sporting one of hip-hop's more ridiculous chains

No, this isn’t another fawning Gucci Mane post; the internet already has enough of those. In fact, I’m not really sold on Mr. Mane at all (and much less his half-retarded sidekick.) Nevertheless, I will admit that his joyful shouts of “Gucci!” do add something to “Break Up,” the new single from former milk carton candidate (and current potential Chris Brown replacement) Mario. Apparently Gucci’s street buzz has been unstoppable ever since he was jailed for being a fucking idiot, and the big question since his  release has been whether or not he can transfer that buzz into mainstream success. He recently hopped on remixes of the Black Eyed Peas’ “Boom Boom Pow” and Mariah Carey’s “Obsessed,” but this Mario record may be the first true test of his crossover abilities. So how does he do?

Mario ft. Gucci Mane and Sean Garrett — Break Up

Well, the first thing that needs to be said is that Gucci is no Fabolous. His verses here–if you can call them that–are memorable more  for his ad-libs than for any clever couplets or double-entendres, and by the time he ends his second verse (before yelling one more “Gucci!” for good measure) you’re left wondering what all the hype is about. True, the man is entertaining enough, but I can’t imagine digesting a whole album of  his mumbled metaphors about his jewelry. Then again, there are a lot of people waiting on that shit. But like I said: for this track, the shtick largely works. Of course it doesn’t hurt that Bangladesh’s beat brilliantly combines the bass-assault minimalism of “A Milli” with just the right touch of melody, or that Mario’s harmonies sound bright and refreshingly devoid of autotune. Like it or not, Gucci haters, this is gonna be a huge single, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see it solidify Gooch’s place in the mainstream. Whether he really deserves that place is another question, but one that will probably prove irrelevant as this record makes its way up the charts.

Update: Nahright just posted the video.

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2 Responses to Gucci!

  1. stretchcorleone says:

    As a longtime fan of ignorant and blissfully stupid rap music, I just can’t get into this guy at all. I dig a lot of stuff that comes from the South, but after hearing shit like this, it’s no wonder to me why the South gets so much hate.

    As for OJ Da Juiceman and his “Washing Powder Money”…it really just sounds like a piss-poor attempt at coke/crack rap. It’s one thing to use metaphors to illustrate your drug-related rhymes, but it’s a whole different ballpark when you’re spitting (or rather, mumbling) barely intelligible nonsense. Apparently nobody told him that coke rap is supposed to be about rhyming about dealing cocaine and not about being a crack baby yourself trying to throw words together (OK, even crack babies can write better raps than this). All wack lyricism aside, dude has no style or charisma whatsoever. It’s both sad and funny (mostly sad) to see the YouTube comments praising this shit. Excuse me while I put on some Clipse.

  2. IroN says:

    One Word niggUh: HATER!!!!!!!

    hahah!! his gettin money while u r writin dis bullshit lil homie…stop hatin plz u r embarrasin yo self..

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