Given how frequently Gucci Mane’s name has appeared in hip-hop headlines recently, there’s no surprise that a project followed. What better way to promote Trap God than to revive an infamous beef with Young Jeezy and subsequently release a diss track titled “Truth?”
Ironically enough, “Truth” doesn’t appear on Trap God. Nevertheless, Gucci generously loads his most recent opus with 20 tracks. Gucci rose to fame by flooding the streets with an abundance of music, and this mixtape appears to be no different. The majority of the tracks will be forgotten by time his next project releases because most tracks were less than memorable. Apart from beat selections, there aren’t many reasons to praise the self-proclaimed Trap God.
One high point of the mixtape comes from a song where Gucci collaborates with Rick Ross, who also has openly beefed with Young Jeezy, titled “Head Shots.” The track has a catch hook, and the appearance from industry heavyweight Rick Ross adds magnitude and almost solidifies it’s potential as message to further the Young Jeezy beef.
Trap God is defined more by beats than by lyrics. Songs like “Act Up” and “Never See” have no place on this project because the project’s title leaves no room for their existence. Their overall commercial sound directly contrast what trap music is regardless of Gucci’s verses.
The efforts of songs like “F*ck the World,” “Servin” and “Suckaz,” which were genuinely nice tracks, were offset by subpar efforts on songs like “Rolly Up” and “Gas and Mud.”
“Rolly Up” lands as a failed attempt to establish a connection between street life and prestigious possessions. The connection falls ridiculously short and attempts to take opinion and assert it as a widely believed notion.
“A dope boy watch is a Rolex/ Every dope boy dream to have a Rolex/ Everybody in the hood want a Rolex/ You better keep your pistol with ya Rolex.”
Another fault of Trap God materializes in feature selection. Appearances from Waka Flocka are expected, but Gucci showed minimal effort, failing to extend to rappers apart from those on his Bricksquad label. Trap God serves as Young Scooter’s, Gucci Mane’s latest acquisitions, temporary platform to showcase rap as he appeared on 6 tracks.
Trap God’s makeup is slightly puzzling. Many of the first 10 tracks barely classify as trap music, while most songs after “Servin” (track 11) are actual trap songs. From a thematic standpoint, Gucci dropped the ball and failed to generate relevant trap music. Most of this was filler music, but given Gucci’s history, Trap God’s might signify the coming of a more serious project in the near future.
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