written by Carla Bynum
On July 22nd, he added another full length album to his collection. Everybody Looking has become Gucci Mane’s highest-charting album and peaked at number two on the US Billboard 200 chart. The album was supported by eight singles, “1st Day Out the Feds,” “Back on Road,” “All My Children,” “Guwop Home,” “No Sleep,” “Waybach,” “Out Do Ya,” and “Pick up the Pieces.” Gucci hasn’t given his fans a chance to forget about him while he was away. He’s only been home for a few months and he’s been busy working.
Since he was locked up in 2013, he managed to release 24 albums so he takes shots at artists without his work ethic. He wonders how some artists let him outdo them when he was locked up on the track “Out Do Ya.”
Gucci is proud that his live is getting back on track. “Back On Road” is a song that celebrates his journey and path to success. The song features Drake, which is surprising because Gucci Mane has publically dissed him in the past, calling him a groupie.
“Waybach” is a hybrid of the phrase “way back” and the luxury Maybach car. Gucci Mane raps about all of his past, present and future successes while he’s riding around in his Maybach. Upon his release from prison, Gucci’s longtime girlfriend gifted him with a Maybach.
One of the more popular songs on the album is titled “P**** Print” and features Kanye West. A p**** print refers to the outline of a woman’s vagina when it’s pressed against something tight. Gucci and Kanye are saying that their pockets are so loaded that it looks like a p**** print.
There has been a rumor circulating that Atlantic Records was going to release Gucci from their roster and he addresses those rumors on the track “Pop Music.”
Young Thug, who is signed to a record deal with Gucci’s 1017 Brick Squad, joins him for the song “Guwop Home.” Gucci raps about his Range Rover with the orange seats that pair nicely with his orange shoes. The continuous references of the color orange might have been lost on some listeners but he offers some insight on the chorus with that acronym, “Old Rich Ass Nigga, I Got Everything.”
Gucci is confident on the track “Gucci Please” because he knows that he’s the one that all the ladies want and all the guys want to be. He has girls begging him to love them and make them his main squeeze. Too bad ladies. That spot is already occupied and has been for years.
Gucci reminisces on the day he was “Robbed” and how he had done the same to others.
He has never been shy about talking about how much money he has but on the song “Richest N**** in the Room,” he talks about how he’s been hustling since birth so it shouldn’t be surprising that he’s the richest in the room.
Gucci reflects on how life has been for him on the track “1st Day Out tha Feds.” A lot of people have turned their backs on Gucci, including his own mother, but that hasn’t broken Gucci. He continues to work hard for what he has. As far as he’s concerned, “you either with me, or against me, or you in my way.”
If your friends don’t have “At Least A M,” Gucci can’t be your friend. He only associates with those on his financial level so if they aren’t millionaires, he has no time for them.
Whether you are a Gucci Mane fan or not, you have to admit that he has had a significant impact on trap music. He recognizes his influence and has labeled himself the trap king. He even states that all the rappers influenced by him are “All My Children.”
Gucci Mane is the “trap god” and he has learned to “Pick up the Pieces” when things go astray in his life.
Although “Pick up the Pieces (Outro)” is the close of the album, Gucci also includes “Multi Millionaire Laflare” as a bonus track. This song piggybacks of “At Least A M” and reminds listeners that he’s a millionaire and only associates with those on his level.
Recommended tracks: “1st Day Out Tha Feds,” “Richest N**** in the Room,” “Pop Music,”