Gucci Mane returns to the music scene with “Ice Daddy,” his 1068th project since 2010.
HONORABLE MENTION. TRAP SHIT
I really wanted to like “Trap Shit” with Lil Baby, but the song just didn’t resonate with me (It sounds a little dull). At the end of the day, any song that features the two Georgia superstars is worth a listen.
5. DBOY STYLE
Gucci Mane brags his ass off in “Dboy Style.” Throughout the song, he talks about promoting himself, his diamonds, his knack for keeping it real, and his old drug-dealing ways.
While you’re going to f**k with the nonchalant style that Gucci Mane raps with in “Dboy Style,” don’t sleep on the extremely addictive beat that Southside was able to cook up.
If you grew up on Gucci Mane, “Dboy Style” and “Rich Nigga S**t” will definitely resonate with you.
4. TOP OF SHIT
Gucci Mane, 2 Chainz, and Young Dolph all spitting bars over a Zaytoven beat = GOLD!
Gucci Mane sounds like he is in his pocket in “Top Of Shit.” Throughout his lone verse, he flows stupendously and almost basks in sounding reckless. As for 2 Chainz, I feel like he adds great animation and energy to the track, while Young Dolph hits us with a catchy hook that is tougher than a McNugget that grew up in the hood. All in all, I f**k with “Top Of Shit” a lot.
3. I GOT IT
Lil Uzi Vert and Gucci Mane’s peculiar styles mesh really well in “I Got It.”
People forget that Lil Uzi Vert and Gucci dropped a joint mixtape in 2016 called 1017 vs. The World, so it’s not surprising that their chemistry is on point in “I Got It.”
The reason “I Got It” made my top 5 list is because it features great flows, a catchy hook, and action-packed adlibs by Lil Uzi Vert. I also f**k with the way Gucci Mane changes the energy and pace of the song with this laid back verse.
2. SHIT CRAZY
“Shit Crazy” is one of the coldest trap hits that I’ve heard in a while.
“Shit Crazy” is powered by a beat that is eerily similar to the beat that is attached to Gucci’s “I Get The Bag” hit from back in the day. While “I Get The Bag” is primarily about luxurious s**t, “Shit Crazy” is primarily about opps getting shot and security guards getting bullied. Even though BIG30 does a great job of gifting us with a hook that will get stuck in your head, it’s Gucci’s consistent flows and villainous demeanor that will catch your attention.
I find it fitting that Gucci Mane starts Ice Daddy off with a verse by someone else (He’s given so many up-and-coming trap artists opportunities to shine throughout the years).
Thankfully, BigWalkDog shines in “Poppin.” In the song, he blesses us with a DaBaby-Esque performance that is filled with boatloads of confidence and tough-ass bars. As for Gucci Mane, he makes a brief appearance in “Poppin,” hitting us with a sly verse that has him demanding respect from his competition.
The reason “Poppin” made this top 5 list is because it features a Lil Baby-Esque emotional trap beat that I love and a very explosive performance by BigWalkDog.
SONG BY SONG BREAKDOWN
1. POPPIN (4/5)
2. POSSE ON BOULDERCREST (3/5)
3. SHIT CRAZY (4/5)
4. LIKE 34 & 8 (3/5)
5. DBOY STYLE (4/5)
6. TRAP SHIT (3/5)
7. I GOT IT (4/5)
8. RICH NIGGA SHIT (4/5)
9. TOP OF SHIT (4/5)
10. NEVER RUNNIN OUT OF MONEY (3/5)
11. FOLD DAT MONEY (3/5)
12. GUCCI COMING 4 YOU (3/5)
13. INVOICES (3/5)
14. LIVE AT THE RED CARPET (3/5)
15. BUST DOWN (3/5)
16. LATELY (4/5)
17. HOW I SEE IT (3/5)
I became a man listening to Gucci Mane, as he was in his prime when I listened to his music in college. So if you ask me, he is a legend. You can tell that he knows that he is a legend these days because, in Ice Daddy, he approaches verses sounding unbothered and gives other folks opportunities to shine. He also blesses us with sounds that might sound familiar to folks that have been following him for years now.
So many tracks on Ice Daddy reminds me of Gucci Mane’s old s**t (I’m talking his 2009 s**t). For instance, “Bust Down” features one of those Jeezy-like beats that was popular back in the day and a hook by Gucci that is so f**king simple (Gucci used to be the king of simple-ass hooks). The album also features tracks like “Poppin” that boasts a Lil Baby-Esque emotional trap beat that fans of today’s hip-hop music would love. All in all, I think that Gucci Mane does a great job of mixing eras together but still remaning his confident/competitive self throughout Ice Daddy.
If you like cold/hard-hitting trap beats, solid guest features, trill-ass lyrics, explosive hooks, and adorable album covers, you will certainly believe that Ice Daddy is a success.
Quincy is the creator of Ratings Game Music. He loves writing about music, taking long walks on beaches, and spaghetti that fights him back.