Gucci Mane : Mr. Davis

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Gucci Mane : Mr. Davis


As one of the originators of trap music, it seems appropriate that Gucci Mane’s extraordinary comeback and entry into pop stardom coincides with rap’s ongoing glow up. However, Mr. Davis does little to assert Guwop’s natural talent or authority over his own genre, resulting in a muddled album that seemingly lacks the quality control and musical substance demonstrated by his contemporaries.


While Gucci still delivers the odd razor-sharp stanza here and there, his rags-to-riches lyrical narrative now seems lacklustre and lacks the edge of his previous releases. It also doesn’t help that only six of Mr. Davis’ 17 tracks host no feature artists, resulting in Gucci Mane being heavily outshone by feature artists such as Migos and ScHoolboy Q on ‘I Get The Bag’ and ‘Lil Story.’


On the bright side, Mr Davis does feature a strong assortment of icy, bass-heavy beats from frequent collaborators Zaytoven and Southside, but overall, the album pales in contrast to his May collaborative mixtape with Metro Boomin on Droptop Wop. While Mr. Davis does have the potential to be a big chart success, unfortunately, it’s going to be Gucci Mane’s fans that are going to miss the most this time around.