Ferrari Boyz

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Ferrari Boyz
Studio album by Waka Flocka Flame & Gucci Mane
Released August 9, 2011 (2011-08-09)
Recorded 2011
Patchwark Studios
(Atlanta, Georgia)
Genre Southern rap
Length 47:02 (standard)
60:49 (deluxe)
Label 1017 Brick Squad, Brick Squad Monopoly, Asylum, Warner Bros.
Producer Southside, 808 Mafia, Drumma Boy, Fatboi, Shawty Redd, Schife, D. Rich, Exchange Student
Waka Flocka Flame & Gucci Mane chronology
Flockaveli
(2010)
Ferrari Boyz
(2011)
Triple F Life: Friends, Fans & Family
(2012)
Singles from Ferrari Boyz
  1. "She Be Puttin' On"
    Released: July 8, 2011
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 57/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]
HipHopDX 2/5 stars[3]
The New York Times (favorable)[4]
NOW 3/5 stars[5]
Pitchfork Media (6.3/10)[6]
Prefix (7/10)[7]
RapReviews (5/10)[8]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[9]
XXL 3/5 stars[10]

Ferrari Boyz is a collaborative studio album by American rappers Gucci Mane and Waka Flocka Flame. Originally scheduled for a June 21, 2011, release, it was delayed and later released on August 9.[11] It features Rocko, 2 Chainz, 1017 Brick Squad labelmates Wooh da Kid, and Frenchie, and also Brick Squad Monopoly members Slim Dunkin (now deceased), Ice Burgundy, and YG Hootie. The album was mostly produced by label producer Southside, with additional production by 808 Mafia, Drumma Boy, Fatboi, Shawty Redd, and Schife. According to Waka Flocka, the album was completed in "1–2 weeks."[12]

Singles[edit]

The first single from the album is the Drumma Boy-produced "Ferrari Boyz." "She Be Puttin' On," featuring former labelmate Slim Dunkin, was released on iTunes as the second single on July 8, 2011.[13] It was produced by 808 Mafia's Southside and Lex Luger. The music video for the song was released on August 9, 2011.[14] The music video for the song "Pacman," produced by Southside, was released on August 10.[15] There are also videos for two other Ferrari Boyz songs — "Suicide Homicide," featuring Wooh da Kid, and also produced by Southside, which premiered on August 2, 2011,[16] and the Shawty Redd-produced "Stoned," released on April 11.[17] In 2013, the song "Young Niggaz" was featured in the Harmony Korine movie Spring Breakers.

Commercial performance[edit]

Ferrari Boyz debuted on the Billboard 200 at number 21, with first-week sales of 17,000 copies in the United States.[18]

Critical reception[edit]

Ferrari Boyz received generally mixed reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 57, based on 10 reviews, which indicates "mixed or average reviews".[19] Evan Serpick of Rolling Stone awarded it 2 out of 5 stars and said not to "expect innovation from these titans of Southern rap. Instead, brace yourself for chanted celebrations of money, cars, cocaine, and Waka and Gucci themselves." He commented that "Gucci delivers mush-mouthed lines" and Waka fails to rise to the level of his 2010 debut.[20] David Jeffries of Allmusic remarked that "hearing Gucci and Waka simultaneously do their name-dropping bits is a delicious kind of ridiculous that's not worth getting stern over"[21] Carl Chery of XXL awarded it an L rating, commenting that the two were "lyrically challenged," with the album falling redundant at times, but on the whole it "features more studs than duds".[22]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Ferrari Boyz"   Radric Davis, Juaquin Malphurs, Christopher Gholson Drumma Boy 4:05
2. "15th and the 1st" (featuring YG Hootie) Radric Davis, Juaquin Malphurs, Lamar Joseph, Joshua Luellen Southside 3:52
3. "Break Her"   Davis, Malphurs, S. Chife, Garner Schife, Exchange Student (co.) 3:55
4. "Feed Me" (featuring Frenchie) Davis, Malphurs, Luellen Southside 4:35
5. "Mud Musik" (featuring 2 Chainz) Davis, Malphurs, Tauheed Epps, Luellen Southside 4:44
6. "In My Business" (featuring Rocko) Davis, Malphurs, Rodney Hill, Jr., Demetrius Stewart D. Rich 4:52
7. "Young Niggaz"   Davis, Malphurs, Luellen Southside 3:23
8. "Suicide Homicide" (featuring Wooh da Kid) Davis, Malphurs, Nyquan Malphurs Southside 3:43
9. "I Don't See U" (featuring Ice Burgandy) Davis, Malphurs, Jabari Hechavarria, Luellen Southside 4:33
10. "PacMan"   Davis, Malphurs, Luellen Southside 3:26
11. "Stoned"   Davis, Malphurs, Stewart Shawty Redd 3:57
12. "She Be Puttin' On" (featuring Slim Dunkin) Davis, Malphurs, Luellen, Mario Hamilton 808 Mafia 4:22
13. "So Many Things"   Davis, Malphurs, LaDamon Douglas, R. Lyle Fatboi 2:56
14. "Too Loyal" (featuring Slim Dunkin) Davis, Malphurs, Mario Hamilton, Douglas Fatboi 3:46
15. "What the Hell" (featuring Rocko) Davis, Malphurs, Hill, Gholson Drumma Boy 4:39
Total length:
60:49

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.metacritic.com/music/trap-house-3/gucci-mane
  2. ^ "Allmusic Review". 
  3. ^ "HipHopDX review". 
  4. ^ Caramanica, Jon (2011-08-08). "The New York Times review". 
  5. ^ "NOW review". 
  6. ^ "Pitchfork review". 
  7. ^ "Prefix review". 
  8. ^ "RapReviews review". 
  9. ^ "Rolling Stone review". 
  10. ^ "XXL review". 
  11. ^ "Ferrari Boyz | Gucci Mane Music - Part 2". Guccmane.com. 2011-06-21. Retrieved 2013-07-24. 
  12. ^ Graham, Nadine (2011-07-30). "Waka Flocka Flame Says He's Crafting Rap Skills On "Ferrari Boyz" | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2013-07-24. 
  13. ^ [1][dead link]
  14. ^ [2][dead link]
  15. ^ "Gucci Mane And Waka Flocka Flame "PacMan" VIDEO « WiLD 94.1". Wild941.radio.com. 2011-08-10. Retrieved 2013-07-24. 
  16. ^ "The Grind Episode 8 - Waka Flocka & Gucci Mane Recording Suicide Homicide)". YouTube. 2011-07-20. Retrieved 2013-07-24. 
  17. ^ "Gucci Mane Ft. Waka Flocka - Stoned | NEW - 2011". YouTube. 2011-04-11. Retrieved 2013-07-24. 
  18. ^ Jacobs, Allen (2011-08-17). "Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 8/14/2011 | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2013-07-24. 
  19. ^ "Ferrari Boyz Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More". Metacritic. 2011-08-09. Retrieved 2013-07-24. 
  20. ^ By Evan Serpick (2011-08-09). "Ferrari Boyz | Album Reviews". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2013-07-24. 
  21. ^ Review by David Jeffries (2011-08-09). "Ferrari Boyz - Gucci Mane, Waka Flocka Flame : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-07-24. 
  22. ^ "Gucci Mane & Waka Flocka Flame, 1017 Bricksquad Presents: Gucci Mane & Waka Flocka Flame – Ferrari Boyz | XXL". Xxlmag.com. 2011-08-11. Retrieved 2013-07-24.