State vs. Radric Davis

The State vs. Radric Davis

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by Gucci Mane
     
 

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Just half a year from the release of the mysteriously unauthorized catalog clearinghouse/label kiss off Murder Was the Case, Gucci Mane returns with The State vs. Radric Davis, his latest on Warner Bros.' Asylum imprint. True to form, the bling-loving rapper brings the club-ready Dirty South rap, complete with

Overview

Just half a year from the release of the mysteriously unauthorized catalog clearinghouse/label kiss off Murder Was the Case, Gucci Mane returns with The State vs. Radric Davis, his latest on Warner Bros.' Asylum imprint. True to form, the bling-loving rapper brings the club-ready Dirty South rap, complete with trunk-rattling bass and trademark synths. Featuring production by Drumma Boy, Mannie Fresh, Shawty Redd, and Scott Storch, amongst others, it's no surprise that the album is able to perfectly capture the low and slow Southern sound. Some of the best beats come by way of Bangladesh (producer on the Lil Wayne single "A Milli"), who drops some seriously roll slowing Atlanta heat on "Stupid Wild" and "Lemonade." The all-star roster doesn't just stop on the production side. Soulja Boy Tell 'Em, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, and Bun B (as well as countless others) drop in with guest verses, culminating in an album that's so jam-packed with Dirty South royalty that it almost feels a little light on Gucci Mane. While the galaxy of guest stars has become commonplace in the rap world, it's Gucci's solo songs that paint a picture of what the rapper is really like, peeling back the veneer of excess to reveal an artist who has been affected by his past. On "Worst Enemy," a song that touches on the rapper's 2005 legal troubles, Gucci looks to stay focused on his future as he closes out the hook with "I don't turn around no mo', I look at what's in front of me/I'm focused on the future 'cause yesterday is history." The ominous Shawty Redd-produced "Heavy" feels like the rapper is looking back and realizing he might be in over his head, with Gucci alternating verses about guns, cash, and drugs with a hook where he laments "My ego getting too big, it's too heavy/My head getting too big, it's too heavy," as if he's asking for someone to come help him carry the weight. 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. What's important is that regardless of what side we're seeing, both of them can deliver on the down-and-dirty club jams that Atlanta is known for.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/08/2009
Label:
Asylum Records
UPC:
0093624974154
catalogNumber:
520540
Rank:
25069

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gucci Mane   Primary Artist
Usher   Guest Appearance
Bernard Touter Harvey   Bass Guitar
Lil Wayne   Guest Appearance
Roxanne Estrada   Background Vocals
Julio Miranda   Guitar
OJ da Juiceman   Guest Appearance
Ryan Johnson   Background Vocals
Shana-Gay Jones   Background Vocals
Genae Franklin   Background Vocals
Leontyne Thompson   Background Vocals
Bernard Harvey   Bass Guitar

Technical Credits

Mannie Fresh   Producer
Mark Volman   Composer
Jazze Pha   Producer
Chonita Floyd   Marketing
K. Taylor   Composer
Shawty Redd   Producer
Wayne Allison   Engineer
Chris Carmouche   Engineer
Cameron Giles   Composer
Drumma Boy   Producer
Keyshia Cole   Composer
Mac Attkisson   Engineer
Kori Anders   Engineer
Portia Kirkland   Marketing
Alec Newell   Engineer
Robert Marks   Engineer
Bangladesh   Producer
J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League   Producer
Detroit Nix   Producer
J. Caesar   Composer
Zaytoven   Producer,Engineer
Fatboi   Producer
Moka Carmouche   Engineer
DeAndre Way   Composer
E. Ortiz   Composer
S. Crawford   Composer
K. Crowe   Composer
Ronnie Triplett   Engineer
L. Douglas   Composer
X. Dotson   Composer
Radric Davis   Executive Producer
W. Roberts   Composer
C. Gholson   Composer
C. Giles   Composer
D. Copeland   Composer
A. Washington   Composer
P. Alexander   Composer
O. Williams   Composer
Justice   Producer
B. Freeman   Composer
Polow da Don   Producer
Jay Stevenson   Engineer
J.H. Keylan   Composer
Debra Antney   Management
Denise Williams   Direction
Juaquin Malphurs   Composer
Scott Storch   Composer,Producer

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The State vs. Radric Davis 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
AntiWeezyForever More than 1 year ago
this album stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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