by Carla Bynum
He released the album Woptober on October 14th, less than three months after the release of his album Everybody Looking on July 22nd.
Taking a page from the book of NWA, Gucci starts the album with “Intro: Fuck 12.” He raps about how he loves God but hates the police and how a real street dude would never call the police.
It is widely believed that the left hand is impure compared to the right hand. Gucci doesn’t like fake people and promises to slap them with “The Left” hand because they aren’t worthy of the right.
Gucci describes the sound of his “Money Machine” and paints a lyrical picture of his home and money. Rick Ross joins him on the track as one of only two album features.
On the track “Dirty Lil N***a,” Gucci raps about his come up and youth in the third person. He remembers how he came up in the hood and would stand on the block for days at a time. His main focus was getting money and sometimes he would go without bathing or shaving, hence why he was a “dirty lil n***a” growing up.
Gucci has never shied away from rapping about how much money he has. With all the money he has, he has noticed the power he has in his personal life. Women want to have sex with him when they see the “Wop” and the baddest women leave with him when they see how much money he has.
Time is of the essence and Gucci loves when things in his life happen “Right on Time.” Fun fact, he repeats the phrase “Right on Time” 50 times in the two minute song.
Memphis rapper Young Dolph joins Gucci on the track “Bling Blaww Burr” which is the album’s second single. The song is about how icy their jewelry is and their money.
Gucci encounters a material girl who only gives men with money the time of day. She was an “Icy Lil Bitch” and was cold hearted and only wore expensive jewelry. He didn’t like her at first but they ended up together.
On the track “Love her Body” Gucci shows a more melodic side. He is torn between his emotions and can’t figure out if he really loves his woman or he only loves her body.
It is no secret that Gucci Mane has a hefty rap sheet from his past. When he realized that nobody wanted to hire him because of his past, he started his own label and signed himself and has had major success. On the track “Hi-Five” he admits that he leaves people hanging and they won’t get any money from him.
Ever since being released from prison, Gucci has been going crazy musically as if he just escaped “Out the Zoo.” Since his release in May, he has already released two full length albums for the fans.
Gucci closes the album out on a positive note with the track “Addicted.” He had to take a look in the mirror and acknowledge that he is addicted to everything— especially bad women, diamond chains, weed, assault rifles, gambling, fast cars, strip clubs and promethazine. He realizes that the first step to recovery is admitting he is addicted and he has seen what his vices have done to him and his family. He’s had some demons to battle and he has eliminated some people in his circle that claim they care although they don’t. “Addicted is hands down the best song on the album.
Gucci Mane is a consistent artist. He knows what works for him and sticks to it. He is known for making music that gets you hype and makes you want to bounce when it comes on. He has described this album as the hardest album he’s ever made. He also described the album as aggressive, which is a true statement. WOPTOBER is the perfect album for Gucci to close out a crazy year.
Recommended Tracks: “Addicted,” “Out the Zoo,” “Aggressive,” “Wop”