10 Songs, 37 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Gucci built his reputation on Paul Bunyan-like excesses and exploits. When he emerged from prison in 2016, however, he was fit and sober, and here he collaborates with superproducer Metro Boomin’ to capitalize on his clarity. Metro’s beats are like 8-bit nightmares—smeary and demented. Gucci mixes menace with whimsy and humor—“I’m too rich to give a sh*t ‘bout anyone but me,” he deadpans on “5 Million Intro”; on “Finesse the Plug,” he manages to rhyme “spiteful,” “rifle,” “white folks,” and “tight rope.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

Gucci built his reputation on Paul Bunyan-like excesses and exploits. When he emerged from prison in 2016, however, he was fit and sober, and here he collaborates with superproducer Metro Boomin’ to capitalize on his clarity. Metro’s beats are like 8-bit nightmares—smeary and demented. Gucci mixes menace with whimsy and humor—“I’m too rich to give a sh*t ‘bout anyone but me,” he deadpans on “5 Million Intro”; on “Finesse the Plug,” he manages to rhyme “spiteful,” “rifle,” “white folks,” and “tight rope.”

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