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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
    10
    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 albumjadakiss, 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
  2. Dec 6, 2014
    9
    A southern masterpiece that, as of late, has been criminally underrated. Gucci Mane is a mindless thug to most but hidden behind hisA southern masterpiece that, as of late, has been criminally underrated. Gucci Mane is a mindless thug to most but hidden behind his gangsterisms is a witty, intelligent and skillful man. While largely simple is subject matter, Gucci is more than technically profecient. Like, Eminem, Cam'ron and dare I say it, MF Doom, Gucci is a master and impressive commander of bending syllables:

    "Like Tommy Lee and Pamela I'm **** on the camera
    More stamina Than Animals,
    Gucci is no amateur Jeru the Damaja,
    Could damage you or handle you.

    Just the opening to the harsh buzz saw synth heavy Photo shoot, annoyingly, a track restricted to the bonus edition. The album opens with 'Classical', a song with such a ridiculous chorus you seriously ponder weather Gucci was aiming for parody or not. Still, gucci goes in with a double time flow and throwing together clever bars. Guaranteed, the hook will throw many off but frankly, its pant wettingly funny.

    The production is a bouncy southern synth affair with spazzy bombastic beat drops that are as catchy as they are turn upable. The guest turn in some excellent performances, Lil' Wayne threatening "to put a pistol on your grandpa" and Nicki Minaj
    "You know I'm spoiled lil daddy, stomps the floor
    We can do it in 5th ave in the department store"

    Lemonade is the perfect gucci track, dizzying complex rhyme pattens, off kilter eccentricisms and a jaw dropping beat.

    Gucci mane is a talented rapper who is easy to look past as another trap joke. The songs arent cohesive but unlike his mixtapes they are studio ready and simarly to last years Carter III, this projects many faces give it a schizophrenic unhinged brilliance. He rarely shows any heart or lets his persona slip until the last track 'Worst Enemy' where Gucci offers an olive branch to long time Atlanta rivals, T.I. and Jeezy. Its a honest and satifying end to a thrilling project that gives us a peek at who gucci really is.

    Key Tracks: Lemonade, Wasted (Remix), Worst Enemy and Stupid Wild
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