XXL Reviews Gucci Mane’s The State vs. Radric Davis

Gucci Mane The State vs. Radric Davis (So Icey/Asylum/Warner Bros.) Beats: XL Lyrics: L Originality: XL Since the beginning of his rap career, Radric Davis has been on a trial of sorts. When he first broke ground, alongside Young Jeezy on “Icy,” his introductory single, casual fans sang along to the catchy hook, while skeptics questioned the strength of Gucci’s lyrically light approach on the verses. Nevertheless, the song was a hit. Then came Gucci’s real-life drama. But after beating a murder rap in 2005, the Alabama-born, Atlanta-bred MC seemed to have put the bulk of his legal problems behind him—except he didn’t. An assault ...

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