Gucci Mane The Return Of Mr. Zone 6 album review

Debuting in 2005 Gucci Mane has become a key member of mainstream Hip-hop. Starting off with Trap House Gucci showed his rapping abilities on songs such as “Icy” with Young Jeezy. Following Trap House Gucci became even bigger with The State vs. Radric Davis, and hit songs like “Wasted,” “Spotlight,” “Bingo” and “Lemonade,” which has been used by rappers Big Sean, Yelawolf and Bun B, just to name a few. The Return Of Mr. Zone 6 continues with Gucci’s Southern-bred Hip-hop, backed by producers Drumma Boy, Southside and Zaytoven.

“Money and the power” begins Gucci in the title track “24 Hours.” Gucci’s delivery is smooth throughout this song, but what really sticks out is the dark-sounding production behind it. Describing a day out of his life Gucci talks about “Bluntin’ like Marley” and “Bein’ like Ice-T.” The comparisons to other musicians, along with his fun delivery, make this introduction song that much more enjoyable.

Gucci enlists the help of Birdman to create the thug anthem “Mouth Full Of Golds” that has one of the most memorable hooks ever. Add humorous lines like “Please pardon me, but I’m passin’ gas” and Birdman’s rhymes, and you’ve got yourself a track that keeps Gucci’s fun delivery going.

“I Don’t Love Her”  talks about things that Gucci loves about his women. With an eerie-like organ and xylophone sound and guest appearances by Rocko and Webbie, the song keeps the idea of thug romance in check. The tracks and their title names get better as the album progresses.

“Pancakes” continues the formula of eerie-sounding production, smooth delivery and memorable hooks as Gucci connects the breakfast food with victory. “Patty cake, patty cake, I hop around with pancakes” sings Gucci throughout the chorus. Definitely one of the more catchier songs on the album “Pancakes” showcases Gucci’s creativity. A reference to a classic nursery rhyme, a metaphor between pancakes and victory and a creepy-like beat make this track stick out over other tracks.

Ending with the track “Trick Or Treat” Gucci enlists the help of Slim Dunkin, Wooh Da Kid and Waka Flocka Flame to talk about orange Camaros, AK’s and making a “Stupid horror scene.” Along with its spooky production “Trick Or Treat” seriously sounds like a possible theme song for some horror movie.

Facing charges in late 2010 and also spending some time in a Georgia mental institution Gucci has come through with some very strong tracks and some really great production. Creative synth beats, goofy wordplay and singsong choruses that will get stuck in your head, if you have never been into Gucci and wanted to get into him, this would not be a bad place to start. If you are expecting insightful lyrics or a reflection on his prison sentences, be forewarned: you will not get any of that. You will get brilliant punchlines that, if you are familiar with pop culture icons of the last 21 century, will leave you laughing at Gucci’s wordplay. So, check out Gucci’s latest album and enjoy the tracks. The clever delivery and eerie production will appeal to both Gucci fans and newcomers alike.

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Drumma Boy, Jazze Pha & Vawn star in BET’s “Welcome to Dreamland” June 2nd @10pm

Multi-platinum producers Jazze Pha & Drumma Boy team-up with BET Networks and Def Jam recording artist Vawn for the ultimate reality TV series “Welcome to Dreamland” airing Tuesday, June 2nd at 10pm when the two beat makers will compete to see who can develop the most successful musical act as the show follows aspiring Atlanta talent through an intense development process with producers, songwriters, stylists, designers and photographers in their quest for musical stardom.

“In life we dream and ‘Welcome to Dreamland’ shows that if you can dream it you can achieve it. Working to get that next hit single is a tiresome process but it’s exciting. We took a bus and found 13 of the best female talent in Atlanta. We’re training them for the real world. At first we didn’t realize this meant more than music dreams coming true. We made day-to-day dreams come true. There were people living in their cars and because of this show they got an opportunity to shine and an actual attempt at living their dreams.”
Def Jam Recording Artist & Executive Producer Vawn

Drumma Boy and Jazze Pha have more in common then just being born to prestigious musical families in Memphis, Tennessee. They are arguably two of Atlanta’s biggest hit music producers. While Jazze Pha is famed for discovering R&B powerhouse Ciara, Drumma Boy’s gift for crafting hard hitting 808 bass lines has helped propel many a lyricist to the pinnacle of the Billboard Charts. Both men have created musical masterpieces for some of the South East regions largest Hip Hop acts including Lil Wayne, T-Pain, Ludacris, Souljah Boy, Young Jeezy, T.I., Rick Ross, Bow Wow, Cee-Lo Green, Trina, Outkast and Lil Jon.

On Tuesday, June 2nd at 10pm the two multi-platinum beat makers will team up on the American Idol-esque show “Welcome to Dreamland” airing on BET Networks. Waiting somewhere out there for a chance to become the next “superstar entertainer” is an undiscovered talent with the stamina, stage presence and the style of today’s chart topping artists. Thousands of aspiring stars battling for a spot in the music industry everyday. If that person doesn’t get heard and seen by the right people their chance might remain just a dream. Jazze Pha explains, “The reason I got involved in this television show is to really show people how something is made from almost nothing. Not so much for the competition but to show the work in progress. This is a great stage to show people how to do it. It illustrates that the music game isn’t all glitz and glamour but it’s hard work.”

The series is the brainchild of Def Jam Recording Artist Vawn who serves as Host and Executive-Producer of the show. The colliding teams headed by Drumma Boy and Jazze Pha will compete to see who can develop the best act as the show follows new artists through an intense development process with producers, songwriters, stylists, designers and photographers in their quest for musical stardom.

“We were able to pick our own teams of a photographer, choreographer, stylist and writer and we have to build the best artist or R&B act. This is us taking some of the best talent in Atlanta, polishing it and turning it into something great,” says Drumma Boy.