Album Review: Gucci Mane and V-Nasty “BAYTL”


Gucci Mane and V Nasty - BAYTL Cover
Wow, wow Gucci. So do you want the bad news or good news first? Okay, we’ll start with the good news; Gucci Mane steps up his flow game on his latest album, BAYTL with White Girl Mob’s V-Nasty. Now, the bad news — V-Nasty. The man known for wavy flow club hits like Lemonade and Wasted made a misstep by enlisting Kreayshawn’s second in command to co-captain this ship.

Most of the singles start off with promise. For example, Gucci goes hard during the first minute and forty-five seconds of the cash and coke friendly Push Up where he promptly reminds fans he “Stops the show like a bitch in a halter top,” and that he’s pretty quick on the draw with a gem of a line; “Before you count to 1, 2, 3 you see that 4, 5.” Later, Gucci seamlessly hands off the wavy baton to Slim Dunkin. While Slim doesn’t have the tightest rhymes on this track, his flow keeps pace with Gucci. Sadly, when Slim passes the baton to V-Nasty she promptly drops it as if she’s a newbie cheerleader inept at handling a spirit stick. Unfortunately, her rhymes are pedestrian; “Every time I hit the mic I eat it up, Osama.” Right …

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The greatest disappointment on BAYTL may be White Girl. Not even the hypest Gucci fan could sit through what sounds like him trying to inject the phrase “white girl” into every sentence. Also, we don’t quite understand V-Nasty’s obsession with “bitches selling pussy.” Okay, we get it; you’re one of the guys. Stop trying so hard.

If only the first part of Gucci’s refrain, “V-Nasty alley oop the brick and I slam the shit” on Out My Circle was true. He does in fact slam the song but we don’t know if his teammate can even make a pass. Yet another promising track sunk by the U-boat called V-Nasty.

With the exception of a few lyrical missteps — and we’re being nice by calling them missteps — Whip Appeal may be the single on which Gucci and V-Nasty work as a cohesive team with an assist from South Central’s P2theLA.

BAYTL gets a 2.75 out of 5 when scoring based on the album being a team effort. The album sans V-Nasty could have easily garnered a full point higher to achieve 3.75 out of 5.

Next time round, we hope Gucci goes at it alone or brings in an artist on his level.

Gucci Mane and V-Nasty’s BAYTL drops tomorrow, December 13, 2011.

Check out the unofficial video for Whip Appeal below.




We know you may have heard a few singles here and there so, what are your thoughts on BAYTL? Are you going to cop it or drop it?


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