After spending two years locked up, the recently freed Gucci Mane has burst back into the hip hop scene with a reinvigorated spirit and more quality content than ever. His newfound sobriety has helped Guwop slim down in weight and beef up his bars, which was proven immediately on the the track “First Day Out Tha Feds”, the first song he put out following his release from prison in May.
Since dropping his critically acclaimed album Everybody Looking back in July, which resolidified Guwop as hip hop royalty, Gucci wasted no time before jumping back into the studio. In less than three months, the Atlanta-based rapper has already returned with a follow-up album, WOPTOBER. Once again, Gucci has proved to be no slouch, dropping an album that features immaculate production and his vintage coldhearted and cynical lyricism.
Woptober is Gucci Mane’s tenth studio album, and includes apperances by Rick Ross and Young Dolph, along with groundbreaking production from London on da Track, Zaytoven, Metro Boomin, and many others. Though the recently released single “Last Time”, which featured Travis $cott, was surprisingly left off the new album, Gucci still made sure to pull out all of the stops for the chill-inducing month of WOPTOBER.
Right away, on the first track “Intro: Fuck 12”, Gucci challenges his haters to step to him and officially claims 2016 to be “Guwop Year”. From there on out, Radric Davis continues down a vigilant path to keep his crown as the realest in the game. One of the highlights on WOPTOBER is “Money Machine”, a money-making anthem featuring Ricky Rozay. The song was released as a single a couple of weeks ago, and even received music video treatment.
In the “Money Machine” visual, Gucci Mane gives up a peak into his lavish life outside of the pen. The video features Guwop surrounded by gorgeous women and countless wads of cash, all the while dressed in extravagant outfits only someone as hard as him could pull off successfully. The wardrobe includes gold glittery garments and a butterfly-patterned blazer. Ultimately, the video reflects exactly what Gucci is telling us throughout the endless bangers on WOPTOBER, that the trap king is back and better than ever, while still giving no fucks about how his haters might feel.