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  • Summary: The second album for the Alabama-born rapper features such guest artists as Lil Wayne, Jadakiss, Piles, Rick Ross, Soulja Boy Tell 'Em, and Usher.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Mix this lovable simplicity with brilliant guest turns by Cam’ron, Lil Wayne and Rick Ross, amazing production by the Runners and Bangladesh, and Gucci’s exhilarating turns of phrase, blunt humour and excess charisma and you’ve got rap’s album of the year.
  2. At the end of the day, The State vs. Radric Davis delivers the full spectrum of Gucci Mane, showing both the cash and yellow diamond-loving side, as well as his more reflective (or at least more self-aware) side.
  3. Mostly, though, the LP does a good job keeping Gucci's culty selling points intact on a larger stage.
  4. 70
    Gucci is not always so reflective; sometimes he's as broad and bracing as a ball-peen hammer....But more often than not, the prolific MC (in 2009, he released more than 100 songs on mix tapes) limits his id, and emphasizes a surprisingly gripping superego. Case closed.
  5. Like the singles "Spotlight" and "Wasted," the songs on the album that jump out most aren't the ones with creepy rhythms, but those with Gucci Mane's witty lyrical delivery.
  6. To be certain, the push and pull is lost through most of The State vs. Radric Davis, replaced by a straddling of the line between commercial and street rap.
  7. Radric Davis is deeply flawed, and ultimately Gucci has committed the worst crime in rap: he’s boring.

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  1. Feb 5, 2012
    jadakiss, Cam'ron & Rick Ross brought it to the table on this album. I love gucci and the way he spit on this album and his guests this album is 100% fire. Best Gucci Album Expand