Mr. Davis

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Mr. Davis
Mr. Davis cover.jpg
Studio album by Gucci Mane
Released October 13, 2017
Recorded 2017
Genre
Length 61:06
Label
Producer
Gucci Mane chronology
Droptopwop
(2017)Droptopwop2017
Mr. Davis
(2017)
El Gato: The Human Glacier
(2017)El Gato: The Human Glacier2017
Alternate cover
GucciManeMrDavisAlt.jpg
Singles from Mr. Davis
  1. "Make Love"
    Released: February 23, 2017
  2. "Tone It Down"
    Released: June 20, 2017
  3. "I Get the Bag"
    Released: September 5, 2017

Mr. Davis is the eleventh studio album by American rapper Gucci Mane. It was released on October 13, 2017, by GUWOP Enterprises, 1017 Records, and Atlantic Records.[1][2] It is Gucci Mane's second commercial project of the year of 2017, following the Droptopwop (2017) mixtape. The album features guest appearances from Nicki Minaj, Monica, Chris Brown, Migos, The Weeknd, ASAP Rocky, Big Sean, Ty Dolla Sign, Schoolboy Q, Slim Jxmmi, Young Dolph, and Rico Love.

The album was supported by three singles: "Make Love", "Tone It Down", and "I Get the Bag". Mr. Davis charted at number two on the US Billboard 200, and received generally positive reviews from critics.

Background[edit]

Gucci Mane announced the album's title, track listing and cover art on August 17, 2017, along with the pre-order.[3]

Promotion[edit]

Before the release of Droptopwop (2017), Gucci Mane released the first single to Mr. Davis, "Make Love" with Nicki Minaj, on February 23, 2017.[4] The album's lead single, "Tone It Down" featuring Chris Brown, was released on June 20, 2017.[5]

"I Get the Bag" featuring Migos, was released as a promotional single on August 18, 2017,[6] along with a music video.[7] It was then sent to urban contemporary radio on September 5, 2017, as the album's third single.[8] On September 14, 2017, Gucci Mane released the song, "Curve" featuring The Weeknd, as the album's promotional single.[9]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic77/100[10]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[11]
Clash7/10[12]
The Guardian3/5 stars[13]
HipHopDX3.6/5[14]
HotNewHipHop79%[15]
Pitchfork7.4/10[16]
XXL4/5[17]

Mr. Davis received generally positive reviews from critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an average score of 77, based on seven reviews.[10] Neil Z. Yeung of AllMusic gave a positive review, stating "The songs pop, the production is memorable, and the guests weave effortlessly into their respective tracks without detracting from Gucci's signature delivery."[11] Evan Rytlewski of Pitchfork said, "Between this spring's cold, uncompromising Droptopwop and the personable crossover stab of Mr. Davis, Gucci Mane is making his most engaging music since his Trap Back/Trap God resurgence."[16] Scott Glaysher of XXL stated, "Mr. Davis is stripped-down, honest and straight to the point."[17] Ural Garrett of HipHopDX wrote: "The album doesn't move the needle for Guwop's creative progression forward and at times sounds as if it doesn't even aspire to. In a nutshell, Mr. Davis is simply a party celebrating Gucci's personal growth alongside his star-studded friends."[14]

Matthew Cooper of Clash saying "There is plenty of time for Guwop to build upon the formula that already has him winning."[12] In a mixed review, The Guardian's Ben Beaumont-Thomas stated: "With little to no actual wordplay to his boasts, the materialism gets a little wearing, and he embarrasses himself with "Tone It Down", a cheap knock-off of Drake's "Portland". Nicki Minaj is the best of the A-list guests, delivering imperial subliminal disses on "Make Love"."[13] Chase McMullen of The 405 noted, "Mr. Davis seems to pull in every direction at once. Gucci himself, despite the attempted show of a triumphant album, largely seems to feel somber."[18]

Commercial performance[edit]

Mr. Davis debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 with 70,000 album-equivalent units, of which 21,000 were pure album sales.[19] It is Gucci Mane's fourth US top 10 album and the second largest debut sales week of his career.[19]

Track listing[edit]

Credits were adapted from the album's liner notes.[20]

Mr. Davis[2]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Work in Progress (Intro)"2:25
2."Back On"Zaytoven3:01
3."I Get the Bag" (featuring Migos)3:53
4."Stunting Ain't Nuthin" (featuring Slim Jxmmi and Young Dolph)5:16
5."Curve" (featuring The Weeknd)
2:41
6."Enormous" (featuring Ty Dolla Sign)4:04
7."Members Only"Honorable C.N.O.T.E.3:14
8."Money Make Ya Handsome"
  • Davis
  • Benjamin Diehl
Ben Billions3:25
9."Changed" (featuring Big Sean)Key Wane3:52
10."We Ride" (featuring Monica)3:44
11."Lil Story" (featuring Schoolboy Q)
2:50
12."Tone It Down" (featuring Chris Brown)
3:38
13."Make Love" (with Nicki Minaj)
Southside5:00
14."Money Piling"
  • Davis
  • Simmons
  • TM88
  • Southside[a]
2:56
15."Jumped Out the Whip" (featuring ASAP Rocky)
  • Metro Boomin
  • Cubeatz[a]
3:36
16."Miss My Woe" (featuring Rico Love)
  • Davis
  • Butler, Jr.
  • Christopher Bosh
  • Hills
  • Araica
  • Underwood
  • Rico Love
  • Chris Bosh
  • Danja[b]
4:18
17."Made It (Outro)"
  • Davis
  • Dotson
Zaytoven3:13
Total length:61:06

Notes

Sample credits

  • "I Get the Bag" contains an uncredited interpolation of "Slippery", as performed by Migos featuring Gucci Mane.
  • "Lil Story" contains an uncredited interpolation of "Gangsta Gangsta", as performed by N.W.A.
  • "Tone It Down" contains an uncredited sample of "Portland", as performed by Drake featuring Quavo and Travis Scott.

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the album's liner notes.[20]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[21] 49
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[22] 93
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[23] 148
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[24] 5
Czech Albums (ČNS IFPI)[25] 67
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[26] 41
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[27] 41
French Albums (SNEP)[28] 72
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[29] 39
UK Albums (OCC)[30] 77
US Billboard 200[19] 2
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[31] 1

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[32] Gold 500,000double-dagger

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gucci Mane Reveals Truth Behind Delaying Mr. Davis". Sohh.com. Retrieved September 20, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Mr. Davis by Gucci Mane on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved August 18, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Gucci Mane Drops Migos Collab "I Get the Bag" Ahead of 'Mr. Davis' Album". XXL. August 17, 2017. Retrieved August 18, 2017. 
  4. ^ Goddard, Kevin (February 23, 2017). "Gucci Mane – Make Love Feat. Nicki Minaj". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved October 20, 2017. 
  5. ^ Goddard, Kevin (June 20, 2017). "Gucci Mane – Tone It Down Feat. Chris Brown (Prod. By Hitmaka)". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved October 20, 2017. 
  6. ^ Goddard, Kevin (August 18, 2017). "Gucci Mane - I Get The Bag Feat. Migos". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved October 19, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Gucci Mane – I Get The Bag feat. Migos [Official Music Video]". YouTube. August 18, 2017. Retrieved October 19, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Urban/UAC Future Release". All Access. Archived from the original on September 5, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Listen to Gucci Mane and the Weeknd's New Song 'Curve' | Pitchfork". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2017-09-14. 
  10. ^ a b "Reviews and Tracks for Mr. Davis by Gucci Mane". Metacritic. Retrieved October 19, 2017. 
  11. ^ a b Yeung, Neil Z. "Mr. Davis – Gucci Mane". AllMusic. Retrieved October 19, 2017. 
  12. ^ a b Cooper, Matthew (November 9, 2017). "Gucci Mane – Mr. Davis". Clash. Retrieved November 9, 2017. 
  13. ^ a b Beaumont-Thomas, Ben (October 12, 2017). "Gucci Mane: Mr Davis review – hooks and charisma but lacks lyrical edge". The Guardian. Retrieved October 19, 2017. 
  14. ^ a b Garrett, Ural (October 22, 2017). "Gucci Mane Mr. Davis Album Review". HipHopDX. Retrieved October 23, 2017. 
  15. ^ Lyons, Patrick (October 18, 2017). "Gucci Mane's "Mr. Davis" Review". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved October 25, 2017. 
  16. ^ a b Rytlewski, Evan (October 19, 2017). "Gucci Mane: Mr. Davis Album Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved October 19, 2017. 
  17. ^ a b Glaysher, Scott (October 24, 2017). "Gucci Mane Shares Trials and Triumphs on 'Mr. Davis' Album". XXL. Retrieved October 24, 2017. 
  18. ^ McMullen, Chase (October 18, 2017). "Album Review: Gucci Mane – Mr. Davis". The 405. Retrieved October 28, 2017. 
  19. ^ a b c Caulfield, Keith (October 22, 2017). "Pink's 'Beautiful Trauma' Bows at No. 1 on Billboard 200 With 2017's Biggest Debut for a Woman". Billboard. Retrieved October 23, 2017. 
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  21. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. October 23, 2017. Retrieved October 21, 2017. 
  22. ^ "Ultratop.be – Gucci Mane – Mr. Davis" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved October 20, 2017.
  23. ^ "Ultratop.be – Gucci Mane – Mr. Davis" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved October 20, 2017.
  24. ^ "P!nk and The Hip Dominate The Albums Sales Chart This Week". FYIMusicNews. Retrieved October 24, 2017. 
  25. ^ "Czech Albums – Top 100". ČNS IFPI. Note: On the chart page, select 201742 on the field besides the word "Zobrazit", and then click over the word to retrieve the correct chart data. Retrieved October 27, 2017.
  26. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Gucci Mane – Mr. Davis" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved October 20, 2017.
  27. ^ "Gucci Mane: Mr. Davis" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved October 22, 2017.
  28. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Albums – SNEP (Week 42, 2017)". Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved October 24, 2017. 
  29. ^ "VG-lista – Gucci Mane". VG-lista. Retrieved October 21, 2017. 
  30. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 21, 2017.
  31. ^ "Gucci Mane Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 24, 2017.
  32. ^ "American album certifications – Gucci Mane – Mr. Davis". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved March 15, 2018.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH