Four months later after releasing Delusions of Grandeur, Gucci Mane is once again on every playlist and recommendations on my feed. I knew what that meant; a new album. Woptober II is finally out and I don’t think I have anything different to say about it. My opinion about is more or less similar to that of Delusions of Grandeur.
Woptober II is the fifteenth studio album by Gucci Mane. He couldn’t wait to get album #15 out soon enough. Unlike Delusions of Grandeur, we get 13 tracks which I appreciate. This brings the runtime down to 36 minutes.
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Once again, the production is the highlight of Gucci Mane’s project. The 808s really kick in the tracks. What I did notice is that the production took me back to Gucci’s earlier efforts like Wilt Chamberlain. It seems Gucci was going back to his roots with this album.
To say that the lineup in this album is good is an understatement. Gucci Mane collaborates with the likes of Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Baby, Kodak Black, Quavo & Takeoff, and Kevin Gates. This is a feature-heavy album and this makes Gucci feel out of place on his own record.
It’s quite funny how the features shine than the guy who owns the song. There are some songs like Big Booty, where he leaves the spotlight to Megan and other tracks like Richer Than Errybody where he is simply outshined. Speaking of Richer Than Errybody, YoungBoy went hard on that song. Damn son. He really wants that bread.
New Album, Same Old Stuff
It’s a trap album. What more do you want me to say? You still get your usual tracks about him being richer than everybody, about him liking big booties, his journey, and all that typical stuff. It’s just the same stuff being packaged in a new album. The X factor here then is to make the songs as enjoyable as he possibly can.
To his credit, the album kicks off well with Richer Than Errybody and the same energy is carried all the way to Move Me. Special mention goes to Came from Scratch because of those Tay Keith beats. Those beats are fire. When you get to Bucking the System, the album slowly loses focus and the remaining tracks range from okay to good. It’s so uneven at the end that it hurts the overall feel of the album.
I, for example, was ready to give it an 8 or higher at the beginning of the first few tracks but that changed by the time I got to Break Bread. Remember, this is by no means a bad album, I’m just saying it could have been better if the songs were chopped in half.
Hear me out, if this would’ve been an EP with the first five tracks, we would have a classic on our hands. Instead, we get this album where Gucci Mane seems like he has nothing better to say at the end.
Woptober II sees Gucci Mane going back to his roots and the results are good for the most part. I wish the energy the songs had at the beginning would have persisted all the way to the end but that’s not the case here. 7.5/10