The State vs. Radric Davis

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The State vs. Radric Davis
Studio album by Gucci Mane
Released December 8, 2009
Recorded 2008-2009
Genre Hip hop, southern hip hop
Length 69:18/87:41
Label 1017 Brick Squad, Asylum, Warner Bros.
Producer Radric "Gucci Mane" Davis (exec.)
Fatboi, Polow da Don, Drumma Boy, Bangladesh, Shawty Redd, Scott Storch, Zaytoven, Jazze Pha, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Mannie Fresh
Gucci Mane chronology
Murder Was the Case
(2009)
The State vs. Radric Davis
(2009)
The Appeal: Georgia's Most Wanted
(2010)
Singles from The State vs. Radric Davis
  1. "Wasted"
    Released: July 7, 2009
  2. "Spotlight"
    Released: October 19, 2009
  3. "Lemonade"
    Released: December 7, 2009
  4. "Bingo"
    Released: January, 2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
The A.V. Club (C+)[2]
Pitchfork Media (8.0/10)[3]
NOW 5/5 stars[4]
RapReviews (6.5/10)[5]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[6]
Spin 3.5/5 stars[7]
The Washington Post (favorable)[8]
XXL 4/5 stars[9]

The State vs. Radric Davis is the sixth studio album by American rapper Gucci Mane. It was released on December 8, 2009.[10] The State vs. Radric Davis comes after a slew of independent releases, mixtapes, and features over the past few years. Productions from Polow da Don, Drumma Boy, Mannie Fresh, among others. Featured artists includes, Usher, Plies, Lil Wayne, Cam'ron, Soulja Boy, Rick Ross, Bun B, OJ da Juiceman, Wooh da Kid, Waka Flocka Flame, and Nicki Minaj. The iTunes deluxe version contains the EP, Wasted: The Prequel.

The album debuted at number 10 on the US Billboard 200 selling 89,000 copies in its first week.[11] The album was met with generally favorable reviews from music critics. As of August 19, 2012, the album has sold an estimated 424,000 copies.[12] With the success of The State vs. Radric Davis, Gucci Mane announced that his next two albums will be parts of a trilogy. The second, and third album will be called The Appeal: Georgia's Most Wanted due for release September 28, 2010, and The State vs. Radric Davis: The Verdict, respectively.[13] However he later decided to break the trilogy and change the third album's title.

Singles[edit]

"Wasted" featuring Plies was released as the lead single on September 26, 2009. It peaked at number thirty-six in the Billboard Hot 100, and number three on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, making it his first top five on the chart. "Spotlight" featuring Usher was released as the second single on October 19, 2009, and peaked at number forty-two in the US as well as reaching number fifteen on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. "Lemonade" was released as the third single on December 7, 2009, and peaked at number fifty-three in the US, number fifteen on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart, as well as number eight on the Rap songs chart. The song's subject matter involves the proceeds from the illegal sale of codeine-infused lemonade, all of which the artist describes as yellow or lemon-colored. "Bingo" featuring Soulja Boy and Waka Flocka Flame was released as the fourth single on January 12, 2010, and peaked at number seventy-five on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart.

"Worst Enemy" was released as the first promotional single on November 12, 2009.[14] The song revisits Gucci Mane's past, how it led to his fame, and how he's moving on in life despite his struggles. Young Jeezy and T.I. are referenced in the song. A music video for the song was released on December 8.[15] "Heavy" was released as the second promotional single on November 25, 2009.[16]

Videos[edit]

The videos for the deluxe edition tracks "Bricks" featuring Yung Ralph and Yo Gotti, "Photoshoot", and "She Got a Friend" featuring Juelz Santana and Big Boi were released on October 20 on iTunes.[17][18][19] A music video was also filmed for "All About the Money" featuring Rick Ross.[20] "Bricks", and "Photoshoot" both managed to peak, respectively, at number nineteen, and number eighteen on the US Billboard Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart. "I'm a Dog", which featured DG Yola, and "Sex in Crazy Places" featuring singer Bobby V and rappers Nicki Minaj and Trina, debuted on the same chart at number eight, and number twenty-two, respectively, due to digital sales.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Classical"   Radric Davis, Christopher Gholson Drumma Boy 3:33
2. "Interlude #1: Toilet Bowl Shawty" (featuring Mike Epps)     1:14
3. "Heavy"   Davis, Demetrius Stewart Shawty Redd 4:31
4. "Stupid Wild" (featuring Lil Wayne & Cam'ron) Davis, Dwayne Carter, Jr., Cameron Giles, Shondrae Crawford Bangladesh 4:30
5. "All About the Money" (featuring Rick Ross) Davis, William Roberts II, Gholson Drumma Boy 3:41
6. "Lemonade"   Davis, Crawford Bangladesh 4:06
7. "Bingo" (featuring Soulja Boy & Waka Flocka Flame) Davis, DeAndre Way, Juaquin Malphurs, Scott Storch Scott Storch 3:55
8. "Spotlight" (featuring Usher) Davis, Usher Raymond IV, Jamal Jones Polow da Don 3:53
9. "I Think I'm in Love" (featuring Jason Caesar) Davis, Caesar Xavier Dotson Zaytoven 4:18
10. "Bad Bad Bad" (featuring Keyshia Cole) LaDamon Douglas, Davis, Keyshia Cole Fatboi 3:38
11. "Interlude #2: Toilet Bowl Shawty" (featuring Mike Epps)     1:06
12. "Sex In Crazy Places" (featuring Bobby V, Nicki Minaj & Trina) Davis, Bobby Wilson, Onika Maraj, Douglas, Katrina Taylor Fatboi 4:18
13. "The Movie"   Davis, Phalon Alexander Jazze Pha 4:00
14. "Volume" (featuring Wooh da Kid) Davis, Erik Ortiz, Kevin Crowe J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League 4:07
15. "Gingerbread Man" (featuring OJ da Juiceman) Otis Williams, Jr., Davis, Byron Thomas Mannie Fresh 3:37
16. "Wasted" (featuring Plies) Davis, Algernod Washington, Douglas Fatboi 4:09
17. "Kush Is My Cologne" (featuring Bun B, Devin the Dude & E-40) Davis, Bernard Freeman, Devin Copeland, Earl Stevens, Gholson Drumma Boy 5:17
18. "Worst Enemy"   Davis, Gholson Drumma Boy 4:04
19. "Interlude #3: Toilet Bowl Shawty" (featuring Mike Epps)     1:06
20. "Wasted" (Remix) (featuring Lil Wayne, Jadakiss & Birdman) Davis, Douglas, Carter, Jason Phillips, Bryan Williams Fatboi 4:38
Sample credits
  • "Lemonade" - Contains a samples of "Keep It Warm" by Flo & Eddie
  • "Kush Is My Cologne" - Contains a samples of "I Got Em" by Drumma Boy featuring Gucci Mane & J Money

Charts[edit]

Chart (2009–2010) Peak
position
US Billboard 200 10
US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 4
US Billboard Top Rap Albums 1

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