Trap House III

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Trap House III
Gucci Mane Trap House 3.jpg
Studio album by Gucci Mane
Released May 21, 2013 (2013-05-21)
Recorded 2012–2013
Genre Hip hop
Length 67:04
Label
Producer
Gucci Mane chronology
The Return of Mr. Zone 6
(2011)
Trap House III
(2013)
The State vs. Radric Davis II: The Caged Bird Sings
(2013)

Trap House III is the ninth studio album by American rapper Gucci Mane. The album serves as a sequel to his fourth album Back to the Trap House (2007). The album was released exclusively to digital download retailers on May 21, 2013 independently by 1017 Brick Squad Records and 101 Distribution.[1] The album features guest appearances from Rick Ross, Rich Homie Quan, Wiz Khalifa, Shawty Lo, Young Scooter, Young Thug and Chief Keef among others.

Background[edit]

On February 21, 2013, Gucci Mane announced he would be releasing a new album Trap House 3 The Guwop Edition on July 2, 2013.[2] On February 21, 2013, the first song from the album "Dirty Cup" featuring 2 Chainz was released.[3] On March 6, 2013, the album cover was released.[4] On April 12, 2013, it was announced that the release date would be pushed up to May 21, 2013.[5] On May 4, 2013, the music video for "Thirsty" was released.[6] On May 9, 2013, the second song from the album "Darker" featuring Chief Keef was released[7] On May 13, 2013, the third song from the album "Use Me" featuring 2 Chainz was released.[8] On May 16, 2013, the fourth song from the album "Traphouse 3" featuring Rick Ross was released.[9] On May 28, 2013, the music video was released for "Traphouse 3" featuring Rick Ross.[10] On August 14, 2013, the music video was released for "Darker" featuring Chief Keef.[11]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 61/100[12]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[13]
XXL 3/5 stars (L)[14]

Trap House III was met with generally positive 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 61, based on 5 reviews.[15] Neil Martinez-Belkin XXL gave the album an L, saying "In all, Trap House III is Gucci’s strongest effort this year, perhaps his best since his 2012 “comeback tape,” Trap Back. The booming production and the Brick Squad CEO’s natural charisma make it so. The two aforementioned Auto-Tuned records also serve as proof that Gucci’s still more than capable of surprising listeners with some unexpected tricks up his sleeve.[14] David Jeffries of AllMusic gave the album three and a half stars out of five, saying "Good times, some redundant numbers, all of it jumbled together, and everything else returning fans are used to (or frustrated by). Just be aware, Gucci's inspired by more serene and soft moments at this point, so call this the most "couch locked" of all Trap Houses and get prepared to sprawl out for a long, low ride."[13]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at number 175 on the Billboard 200 chart, with first-week sales of 2,500 copies in the United States.[16]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Traphouse 3" (featuring Rick Ross) 3:48
2. "Mama" (featuring SickPen) Get Money 4:23
3. "Use Me" (featuring 2 Chainz) Honorable C.N.O.T.E. 3:50
4. "Nuthin On Ya" (featuring Wiz Khalifa) 4:01
5. "Hell Yes" Honorable C.N.O.T.E. 4:19
6. "I Heard" (featuring Rich Homie Quan)
3:36
7. "Fuck With Me" Drumma Boy 3:00
8. "Thirsty"
  • C4
  • DJ Spinz
3:37
9. "Can't Trust Her" (featuring Rich Homie Quan) Lex Luger 3:47
10. "Darker" (featuring Chief Keef)
  • Southside
  • TM88
4:36
11. "D.I.G. Dipped in Gold" Drumma Boy 4:12
12. "Tell Em' That" (featuring Shawty Lo & Peewee Longway)
  • C4
  • DJ Spinz
3:59
13. "Muddy" (featuring Young Dolph & Young Scooter) Zaytoven 4:15
14. "Point In My Life" Dun Deal 3:30
15. "Chasen Paper" (featuring Rich Homie Quan & Young Thug) Honorable C.N.O.T.E. 4:16
16. "Off The Leash" (featuring Peewee Longway & Young Thug) Honorable C.N.O.T.E. 4:50
17. "Nobody" Drumma Boy 3:05
Total length: 67:04

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Trap House 3 [Explicit]: Gucci Mane: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.com. 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2013-05-22. 
  2. ^ "Gucci Mane Details Next Album, Listen to the Single, "Dirty Cup" Featuring 2 Chainz". Complex. Retrieved 2013-05-22. 
  3. ^ "Gucci Mane f. 2 Chainz - Dirty Cup". HipHop DX. 2013-02-22. Retrieved 2013-05-22. 
  4. ^ Horowitz, Steven J. (2013-03-06). "Gucci Mane "Trap House III" Cover Art & Release Date". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2013-05-22. 
  5. ^ "New Video: Gucci Mane "Scarface"". Rap Radar. 2013-04-12. Retrieved 2013-05-22. 
  6. ^ "New Video: Gucci Mane "Thirsty"". Rap Radar. 2013-05-04. Retrieved 2013-05-26. 
  7. ^ "New Music: Gucci Mane x Chief Keef "Darker"". Rap Radar. 2013-05-09. Retrieved 2013-05-22. 
  8. ^ "Listen: Gucci Mane f/ 2 Chainz "Use Me"". Complex. 2013-05-13. Retrieved 2013-05-22. 
  9. ^ "New Music: Gucci Mane f/ Rick Ross – 'Trap House III'". Rap-Up.com. 2013-05-16. Retrieved 2013-05-22. 
  10. ^ "Gucci Mane f. Rick Ross - "Trap House 3"". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  11. ^ "New Video: Gucci Mane x Chief Keef "Darker"". Rap Radar. 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2013-08-15. 
  12. ^ http://www.metacritic.com/music/trap-house-3/gucci-mane
  13. ^ a b David Jeffries. "Trap House 3 - Gucci Mane | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-11-30. 
  14. ^ a b "Album Review: Gucci Mane, Trap House 3 - XXL". Xxlmag.com. 2013-05-20. Retrieved 2013-05-26. 
  15. ^ http://www.metacritic.com/browse/albums/genre/date/rap?page=1
  16. ^ "Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 5/26/2013". HipHopDX. Retrieved May 29, 2013.