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Album Review: Gucci Mane - 'The State Vs Radric Davis'

Rap's latest contender proves a poor imitation of a what's gone before

Album Review: Gucci Mane - 'The State Vs Radric Davis'

2 / 10 Five minutes into Gucci Mane’s album, you’re beginning to cast around for something to do. Ten minutes in, you’re ready to throw yourself in front of a tube train just to relieve the tedium. Rocking what must be one of the most cosmically annoying flows in rap, the Atlanta native spits one-note verses throughout, hardly seeming to change subject matter from song to song. The beats, by the usually-reliable Drumma Boy and Shawty Redd, among others, do Gucci and his guestlist no favours at all. ‘Bingo’, with Soulja Boy and Waka Flocka Flame, is the only cut that’s even close to a highlight. ‘…Radric Davis’ is deeply flawed, and ultimately Gucci has committed the worst crime in rap: he’s boring.

Rob Boffard

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