Radric Davis—better known as Gucci Mane—debuted in 2005 with Trap House. Now, Mane has released Trap God 3, the latest successor in the Trap God trilogy.
The currently incarcerated rapper has been releasing a plethora of music with five mixtapes getting dropped in 2013 under Big Guwop and an album. Within Trap God 3 is a much darker Mane, whose album reflects a more serious rapper than his previous songs would have indicated.
Gone is the happy lyrical Mane from 2009. In his place is the serious toned Mane sounding with beats similar to Future on songs like “I Don’t Do Roofs” and “Making Money” which make for some strong hitting tracks worth listening to.
As for his other tracks only one of them include a special guest that gives the lead star a break. This is Chief Keef on “Start Pimpin” who does deliver a solid verse that is worth the listen. However those fans that do want some form of the old Mane will appreciate tracks like “Stand 4 It.”
The album has its highs and lows. The best track is the title track. Not only does it feature some impressive beats, which make for an impressive track alone when coupled with Gucci’s verses; it is arguably the best part of the entire album.
But as stated earlier, this album is not without its flaws. Some lyrics do fall flat and the voice-cracking singing done by Mane make for a cringe worthy moment while listening. On the other side of the spectrum is “Young Ho," which unfortunately makes for the climax of misogynistic lyrics that just seem lazy.
The biggest take away from the album is Mane's expansion into a much different type of rap that bids farewell to his cartoon like persona of his older songs while giving an overall good climax into the Trap God saga.