Gucci Mane’s The Return of Mr. Zone 6 Track by Track Breakdown

Although we’ve heard his name recently, it’s been a while since Gucci Mane has given the world some new music. Or spoken out publicly, for that matter. In fact, Gucci’s last official project, The Appeal: Georgia’s Most Wanted, dropped half a year ago, in September 2010, and the Brick Squad leader

it’s been Part of that mini hiatus comes to an end now, with the second half to follow in the coming weeks. Gucci is prepping his upcoming street album, The Return of Mr. Zone 6, slated for a March 22 release. On the album, which will be available for purchase online and in stores, the Southern spitter links up once again with Drumma Boy, who produced the majority of the 13-track release, as well as Waka Flocka Flame, OJ Da Juiceman, Birdman, Wale, Master P, Webbie, 8Ball, Rocko and Wooh the Kid.

Below, Gucci Mane speaks for the first time in the new year, as he offers a track by track breakdown of The Return of Mr. Zone 6. —Vanessa Satten with additional reporting by Adam Fleischer

Gucci Mane on the mixtape, in his own words:

The new mixtape is called The Return of Mr. Zone 6. It’s just like the return of my roots. It’s just like the old Gucci. It’s really hardcore. It’s an emphasis on the streets. It’s me going back to my core friends and just giving them a lot of what I didn’t give them on my album—fifteen straight, just gangsta songs. No singing on the songs, just all just straight rap.

On this mixtape, I didn’t holdback. I didn’t cater nothing to no artist. I just went [with] what was on my mind. And there was a lot on my mind at the time. It’s a mini album, but it’s actually, more of a hood albumN=; not a commercial, mainstream album. My fans that have been with me from day one, they gon’ be really pleased on that. And I hope that I gain a couple of new fans, as well.

Most important thing I felt I put on my album that I didn’t put on my last album, I got Waka on there.

Yeah. And the song, I got Wooh Da Kid on there. I got more Brick Squad people on there. My last album, I wanted to show people that I could really do it on my own, so I collaborated with a lot of artists like Wyclef and Swizz Beatz. I took my album as an opportunity to meet people and make music with people who I know’s repertoire. My mixtape, I just took that as an opportunity to really show people what I got, and what me and my boys could do.

Hit the next page to see the track by track breakdown…

  • The Apple Vision

    Wack mixtape #realtalk

    • Diamond

      how u hear and gucci aint bull maybe u should try doing shit he do and then try talk about em cause u broke and u aint go no money and u look dusty and just because he flashly and u not dont give u no room to talk.

  • aq92

    i cant take anyone with an ice cream cone on their face seriously

  • bamerican

    The XXL staff needs to invest in an editor. I swear, half of these articles look like something an elementary student would write. SMH

  • Nick

    black kkk!!!!!

  • Dub

    A few of these were on Gucci 2 Times

  • alderman j

    Niggas hate GUCCI MANE!!!! Hilarious!!! BET YOU AINT LISTENED TO THIS TAPE HOMEY, beats are fire straight heat, no filler material!!! BEATS ARE HARD AS THE HEADS OF THE NIGGAS STILL HATING ON MR 16 FEVER. If you looking for lyrics and deep thinking, check that ROOTS HOW I GOT OVER, but if you want something to put in THE LAC, and let it play WHILE YOU STUNTIN AROUND TOWN wit the TRUNK RATTLING, TRY THE RETURN OF MR ZONE 6! AND IT SPRING TIME AGAIN….JUST IN TIME!!!SHIT GONE BE ON REPEAT ALL WEEKEND!!!! BRRRRRRR

  • swype-matic

    Who the fuck decided to breakdown a Gucci Mane album track by track??? After 3 tracks, just hit repeat, and that’s what the rest of its about. And I guess ‘alderman j’ = Wooh Da Kid or Frenchie.

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