by Carla Bynum
On the one year anniversary of his prison release, May 26th, Gucci and Metro Boomin released the collaborative mixtape Droptopwop.
The album starts with “5 Million Intro,” where Gucci raps about the amount of money he makes in a day. He wants listeners to know that if you aren’t getting money, you’re just in the way.
Gucci and Metro wanted to drop something dope and they did so with “Tho Freestyle” where Gucci raps about his past as an ex-con and how he’s changed over the years.
Gucci’s lady has him feeling “Helpless” by the way she puts it on him. He’s feeling selfish and only wants her with him. He tried to stay away from her but he couldn’t help it. He feels like he needs to go to rehab to get over her.
“Met Gala” might as well be an Offset (Migos) song because he carries the majority of it. The duo rap about their expensive lifestyles and the women they like.
Gucci raps about how he finessed the plug and got more drugs because he’s a conniver who will do whatever it takes to make money. Fun fact, “Finesse the Plug Interlude” is the longest song on the album.
On the track “Dance with the Devil,” Gucci raps about how he has danced with the devil to get the glamorous things he has. He also realizes that others will try to imitate his lifestyle.
Gucci is all about his money and he likes to count his money by hand with “Both Eyes Closed.” 2 Chainz and Young Dolph join him on the track.
It’s common for many people to have a bucket list of all the things they want to do before they kick the bucket. Gucci Mane has a “Bucket List” of his own and he’s checking off all the things he’s accomplished from that list such as owning a drop top Ferrari, having a bad chick by his side and no longer selling drugs.
Gucci and Rick Ross collaborate on the album closer “Loss 4 Wrdz.” Gucci raps about all the drugs he took with his girl and how they can barely function.
Gucci Mane is known for making catchy songs that glamorize his lifestyle and the amount of money he makes. Droptopwop is a short tape at only 37 minutes and features the same style we have grown to appreciate from Gucci. While the mixtape is enjoyable, it doesn’t stand out much as far as overall content. I mean, how many songs can one make about making millions in a day can a person make without it becoming mundane?