Everyone’s favourite rapper-with-an-ice-cream-tattooed-on-his-face-but-despite-his-obvious-insanity-is-actually-a-fucking-great-rapper, Gucci Mane, has been in prison for the past few months. Luckily for us though, it hasn’t stopped him from releasing new music. I’m not exactuly sure whether the track was created pre-prison or if GM has somehow been able to do this from behind bars, but I guess it doesn’t really matter.
Dead People ft. Raury has just dropped. It’s fairly stripped-back and simple, with a supporting loop that clearly has roots in trap, but with a softened intensity. The beat, similarly, is basic and heavy, yet slightly muffled. The simplicity works so well, leaving the perfect amount of space to focus on the lyrics.
And boy, lyrics they are. I got a pocket full of dead people/ evil voice in my head/ tellin’ me to get this bread…. that’s just the chorus.
And Raury, oh, Raury. Raury’s verse is wholly, entirely hypnotic. I haven’t heard him rap so quickly before; his silver tongue is slick and razor sharp, artfully zipping through a whippet of a verse. His liquid flow slithers under the radar, and you can really hear the Andre 3000 influence on his lilt. Read our interview with him here.
Anyway, that’s enough of me, you gotta just listen to this: