Trap God

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Trap God
Mixtape by Gucci Mane
Released October 17, 2012
Recorded 2012
Genre Hip hop
Label 1017 Brick Squad Records, Asylum/Warner Bros., Tommy Boy Entertainment
Producer Lex Luger, Tarentino, 808 Mafia, Drumma Boy, Mike WiLL Made It, T-Pain, Shawty Redd, Zaytoven, Metro Beats, C4, Southside, KyeBeatz, Detail, CNote
Gucci Mane chronology
I'm Up
(2012)
Trap God
(2012)
Trap God 2
(2013)

Trap God is a mixtape by American rapper Gucci Mane, released on October 17, 2012.[1] The mixtape was announced on July 31, 2012, with no release date notified.[2] However, on August 8, Gucci announced that October 17, 2012, would be the date of the release.[3][4] The mixtape features major guest appearances from Rick Ross, Waka Flocka Flame, Meek Mill, Future, T-Pain, Kevin McCall, Trae Tha Truth, Kirko Bangz, and Birdman, as well as up and coming rapper Young Scooter who is featured on 6 of the tracks.

Background[edit]

On September 19, 2012, the first song was released in promotion of the mixtape titled "Fuck The World" featuring Future.[5] On October 4, 2012, the music video was released for "Head Shots" featuring Rick Ross.[6] On October 8, 2012, the music video was released for "Money Habits" featuring Young Scooter.[7] On October 12, 2012, the music video was released for "Get Lost" featuring Birdman.[8] On October 13, 2012, the music video was released for "Truth".[9] On October 15, 2012, the music video was released for "Dead Man" featuring Young Scooter and Trae tha Truth.[10] On October 17, 2012, the music video was released for "Fuck The World" featuring Future.[11] On October 31, 2012, the music video was released for "Crazy" featuring Waka Flocka Flame.[12] On November 7, 2012, the music video was released for "Gas and Mud".[13] On February 20, 2013, the music video was released for "Shooter" featuring Young Scooter and Yung Fresh.[14]

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
BET 4/5 stars[15]
Pitchfork Media 7.2/10[16]

Trap God was met with generally favorable reviews from music critics. Calvin Stovall of BET gave the mixtape four out of five stars, saying "Trap God doesn't necessarily cement Radric Davis’ legacy, but it certainly proves that he is capable of standing alongside his peers as an MC and a businessman. His Bricksquad 1017 Empire is one of the most respected independent labels around since the emergence of Waka Flocka Flame."[15] Miles Raymer of Pitchfork Media gave the mixtape a 7.2 out of ten, saying "Trap God has the lyrics and the punchline frequency (as well as the nasally congested, marble-mouthed flow), but it's short on the trademark Gucci vocal tics. In fact, sometimes it seems like there isn't enough Gucci in general-- not counting the brief "Intro", there are only four tracks that don't feature a guest rapper or singer, and three of them come in the back half of the record."[16] Edwin Ortiz of HipHopDX said "If there were any reason to praise Trap God, it would come by way of Gucci’s collaborators. “That’s That” is a catchy, upbeat cut courtesy of Kevin McCall, while “Crazy” displays a surprisingly focused Waka Flocka Flame and Drumma Boy’s menacing production. With 808 Mafia suitably simulating Lex Luger’s sound, “Get Money Nigga” is the closest the project gets to solid execution as Meek Mill spearheads the record with his animated delivery. In retrospect, this is a similar formula utilized on his last mixtape I’m Up, which featured a Rap-stacked deck to masked Gucci Mane’s weaknesses."[17]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro"   Lex Luger 2:00
2. "Head Shots" (featuring Rick Ross) Tarentino 3:50
3. "Money Habits" (featuring Young Scooter) Tarentino 2:42
4. "Crazy" (featuring Waka Flocka Flame) Drumma Boy 2:51
5. "Get Money Nigga" (featuring Meek Mill) Tarentino 3:55
6. "Rolly Up" (featuring Waka Flocka Flame & Young Scooter) Mike WiLL Made It 4:18
7. "Fuck the World" (featuring Future) Mike WiLL Made It 3:32
8. "Act Up" (featuring T-Pain) T-Pain 2:22
9. "Never See" (featuring Verse Simmonds) Shawty Redd 3:02
10. "That's That" (featuring Kevin McCall) Kevin "K-MAC" McCall 2:34
11. "Servin"   Tarentino 2:36
12. "Shooter" (featuring Young Scooter & Yung Fresh) Zaytoven 3:36
13. "Dead Man" (featuring Young Scooter & Trae Tha Truth) Metro Boomin 3:47
14. "Baby Wipes" (featuring Waka Flocka Flame) Zaytoven 2:40
15. "Don't Trust" (featuring Young Scooter) Mike WiLL Made It 3:40
16. "Suckaz"   Shawty Redd 3:01
17. "Gas and Mud"   Christopher "C4" Umana, DJ Spinz 3:46
18. "Fuck Something" (featuring Kirko Bangz, Waka Flocka Flame & Young Scooter) Tarentino 3:45
19. "I Fuck With That"   Mike WiLL Made It, Southside (co.), Da Honorable C.N.O.T.E. (add.) 3:32
20. "Get Lost" (featuring Birdman) Detail 4:38

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gucci Mane Announces “Trap God” Project « FieldMaticMusic". Fieldmaticmusic.com. 2012-08-01. Retrieved 2012-09-01. 
  2. ^ "Twitter / gucci1017: My New Mixtape coming. #TRAPGOD". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2012-09-01. 
  3. ^ "Twitter / gucci1017: #TRAPGOD My Biggest Mixtape". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2012-09-01. 
  4. ^ "Gucci Mane - Trop God". TapeFire.com. Retrieved 2012-10-17. 
  5. ^ "New Music: Gucci Mane x Future "Fuck The World"". Rap Radar. September 19, 2012. Retrieved February 24, 2013. 
  6. ^ "New Video: Gucci Mane x Rick Ross "Head Shots"". Rap Radar. October 4, 2012. Retrieved February 24, 2013. 
  7. ^ "New Video: Gucci Mane x Young Scooter "Money Habits"". Rap Radar. October 8, 2012. Retrieved February 24, 2013. 
  8. ^ "New Video: Gucci Mane x Birdman "Get Lost"". Rap Radar. October 12, 2012. Retrieved February 24, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Video: Gucci Mane – ‘Truth’ (Young Jeezy Diss)". Rap-Up.com. October 13, 2012. Retrieved February 24, 2013. 
  10. ^ "New Video: Gucci Mane Ft. Young Scooter x Trae Tha Truth "Dead Man"". Rap Radar. October 15, 2012. Retrieved February 24, 2013. 
  11. ^ "New Video: Gucci Mane x Future "Fuck Da World"". Rap Radar. October 17, 2012. Retrieved February 24, 2013. 
  12. ^ "New Video: Gucci Mane x Waka Flocka "Crazy"". Rap Radar. October 31, 2012. Retrieved February 24, 2013. 
  13. ^ "New Video: Gucci Mane "Gas & Mud"". Rap Radar. November 7, 2012. Retrieved February 24, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Video: Gucci Mane ft Young Scooter and Yung Fresh - Shooter". Worldstarhiphop.com. February 20, 2013. Retrieved February 24, 2013. 
  15. ^ a b Stovall, Calvin (November 3, 2012). "Mixtape Review: Gucci Mane, Trap God". BET. Retrieved October 19, 2012. 
  16. ^ a b Raymer, Miles (November 7, 2012). "Mixtape Review: Gucci Mane, Trap God". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved November 7, 2012. 
  17. ^ Ortiz, Edwin (November 11, 2012). "Gucci Mane - Trap God (Mixtape Review)". HipHopDX. Retrieved February 24, 2013.