It’s been a year since Gucci Mane’s return, and he’s been hard at work. In the past 365 days, he has released 3 projects, numerous collaborations, and a top charting song with Rae Sremmurd (Black Beatles). To honor the anniversary of his release from prison, Guwop partnered with Metro Boomin to create the album Drop Top Wop. Recorded in just two days, Gucci continues to showcase his relentless work ethic while Metro continues to make his mark as one of the best producers in the game.

Photo by: Jonathan Mannion

Photo by: Jonathan Mannion

The project has a dark and muddy feel to it giving off a type of horror movie vibe. While this may sound cool, Drop Top Wop never realizes it’s potential. It never quite gets to the climax that makes horror films so great. Instead, it creeps along and before you know it, the suspense that is built fades away as the project comes to an end. That’s not to say there aren’t any high points. The biggest highlight on the album actually comes from Offset on “Met Gala.” Offset spazzes over the Metro Boomin and Southside backdrop. Using the patented Migos flow, Offset rides the beat effortlessly rapping about how his life has changed since becoming successful in the rap game. Another highlight is, “Both Eyes Closed,” featuring 2 Chainz and Young Dolph. Gucci uses a simple, yet catchy, nursery rhyme cadence for the hook and delivers a verse about his wealth and status in the trap game. “Cartier frames, call me four eyes/Still can cook a deuce up with both eyes closed,” Gucci states showing off his experience in the game.

Drop Top Wop plays out very much like a mixtape rather than album. Gucci is usually at his best on mixtapes, but on this particular project something was missing. That’s not to say any of the songs are bad necessarily, but none of the songs really make the prolific statement that Gucci has been known for throughout his career. Even though this project was far from Guwop at his best, he’s still dropped 4 albums/mixtapes since his release from prison, and that alone deserves respect.