Title: Shooter
Artist: Gucci Mane
Album: Trap God
Rating: 4.0/5.0

A stammering, muddled, mumbling and slumbering Gucci on an equally tranquil beat has success written all over it. The beat to this song is minimalist to say the least (a snare and an spectral piano are really the only audible sounds) and Gucci embraces and embodies that with his verses. I often wonder if Gucci recorded this song while napping, being stirred awake every so often to record a quick line. At times he seems barely audible, and other times it sounds as though he is forcing the sleep laden lyrics out with urgency-the soul purpose being nodding off into another Gucci slumber. (“I got a trap house mansion with some hard wood floors”) This must be what it feels like to take a whole bottle of Nyquil to the dome and then record a rap song. It all works beautifully.

When I listen to this I can’t help to think it was written, recorded and produced by the Pokemon below…known as Snorlax or more adoringly in Japan as Relaxo. He had to have his paws in some part of this song, even if it was mere inspiration. (Gucci and his pals were presumably playing Pokemon Snap, got to frustrated trying to get a Charizard shot and ended up settling for a solid Relaxo reel)


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