Atlanta producer Mike WiLL Made It recently talked about Gucci Mane‘s upcoming Everybody Looking album and compared it to rap veteran 50 Cent‘s now-classic Get Rich or Die Tryin’ debut.
In Mike’s perspective, Gucci’s long-awaited new release will go down as a hip-hop classic.
“I feel like that’s what this album is. This is a classic hip-hop album. I haven’t really [heard] an album that felt this good since Get Rich Or Die Trying. That’s what everybody searching for. Me and Gucci had certain references that we were talking about with this album: All Eyez On Me, The Chronic. He mentioned Layin Da Smack Down by Project Pat. We were just talking about different, solid albums. And we was like, ÔÇ£We gotta bring that solid album of today.ÔÇØ It has to be somebody that’s gon elevate this trap sound, this down South rap sh*t right now. Everybody’s doing their thing, but elevate it in a different way.” (The FADER)
Last night (July 14), Gucci treated Apple Music listeners to the project’s opening song.
Listen to No Sleep (Intro) – Single by Gucci Mane on @AppleMusic. THIS IS SO FUCKING FIREEEEEEE https://t.co/hvFDDKZIea
— ´©Å (@1rhquvn_) July 15, 2016
The track, called “No Sleep (Intro),” is produced by Zaytoven and Mike WiLL Made It, according to HipHopNMore. The track finds Gucci in a reflective mood, repeatedly referring to himself as a “recovering drug addict.” It seems, however, that self-reflection and being released from prison has not softened Gucci’s attitude towards law enforcement. The hook of the song repeatedly takes shots at “the Feds,” the police, and even the DEA. (Complex)
Producer Zaytoven recently hinted at the possibility of Gucci hooking up with rap star Drake for a project.
“We were doing the video for Gucci ManeÔÇÖs first video for the album. It was featuring Young Thug but Young Thug wasnÔÇÖt there yet. We were in there talking and Drake just came by because he was in town and wanted to stop through. We just got to talkinÔÇÖ about doing a project together ÔÇö Gucci and Drake together,” Zay said in an interview. “[Future and Gucci collabo coming?] Oh yeah definitely. I will try to make sure of it.” (XXL Mag)
Drake is expected to appear on Gucci’s upcoming Everybody Looking album.
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Mike WiLL Says Gucci ManeÔÇÖs ÔÇ£Everybody LookingÔÇØ Best Album Since 50 CentÔÇÖs ÔÇ£Get RichÔÇØ Debut : SOHH