All 54 Tracks On Gucci Mane’s ‘World War 3′ Mixtape Trilogy Reviewed

Gucci Mane - World War III

Gucci Mane is a fan of big dramatic gestures. Whether’s it’s his release schedule or his tattoo choices, he has no interest in doing anything subtle or bowing to social norms. While most artists make elaborate release strategies centered around teasing songs out one at a time, Gucci is more likely to do something a little odd. How odd? Releasing war-themed mixtape trilogies odd.

In 2009, he put out his Cold War trilogy with some help from DJ Holiday and DJ Drama. The three mixtape series found the reigning king of Southern rap doing pretty much what he’s always done: rapping in a distinct mumble-drawl over anything a producer throws in front of him. It wasn’t necessarily his best mixtape run, but it left an impression and it was certainly an ambitious idea.

On August 13, Gucci released World War3, his latest mixtape trilogy. This time, the tapes came divided up by drugs (Molly, Lean and Gas) and they arrived with cover art so garish it can give you a headache just by trying to read it. This was a gauntlet being thrown down. Gucci was declaring war. Who would accept the challenge?

Well, we did. It’s not easy to review every track on a 54 track mixtape trilogy, but you know what else isn’t easy? Life. So grab your headphones and your fellow soldiers and follow us into the depths of Gucci Mane’s atomic crater of a mixtape trilogy. We’ll be picking out the essential tracks and attempting to clear out some of the wreckage, but remember: This is World War 3. Only the strong will survive.

  • matown2

    RAPPERS LIKE GUCCI DONT EVEN HAVE TO DO FULL LENGTH ALBUMS EVERY YEAR ANYMORE, THEY CAN JUS RELEASE MIXTAPES AND GET SALES THROUGH ITUNES, AND AT THE SAMETME HE CAN RELEASE THEM FOR FREE ON D.PIFF, LIVEMIX, AND OTHER POPULAR MIXTAPE SITES. JUS BASED OFF HIS MIXTAPE MATERIAL AND VISUALS HE CAN GET RADIO PLAY HENCE GET BOOKED TO DO MAD SHOWS AND STILL GET GUAP WITHOUT A MAJOR LABEL HASSLE. GUCCI THUSFAR HAS RELEASED 7 SUCCESSFUL MIXTAPES WITH WORTHY ALBUM MATERIAL IN TRAP GOD 2, FREE BRICKS 2 W/YOUNG SCOOTER, TRAP BACK 2, EAST ATLANTA MEMPHIS W/YOUNG DOLPH AND MOST RECENTLY A TRIPLE THREAT MIXTAPE EDITION WORLD WAR 3: MOLLY, GAS & LEAN. COMING SOON: VALLEY BOYZ W/ OJ DA JUICEMAN, TRAP BACK 3, TRAP GOD 3 AND FREE BRICKS 3 MIXTAPES LATER THIS YEAR. ALSO COMING SOON BRICK SQUAD COMPILATION BIG MONEY TALK & MR. GUWOP ALBUM. TRAP HOUSE 3 ALBUM IS AVAILABLE FOR DIGITAL DOWNLOAD AS AN INDEPENDENT RELEASE! YOU MIGHT NOT LIKE GUCCI BUT THAT BOY GUCCI STAY WORKIN!! BURR BITCH.

  • Guwop

    Dope read, but I don’t understand why you kept saying Gucci is using Migos flow… Migos are using Guccis flow. Listen to the first Cold War.

  • http://www.undercoverfiles.com/ ModerndDayPhilosopher

    Not even one XXL really?

  • http://www.undercoverfiles.com/ ModerndDayPhilosopher

    That Pack, is a fucking banger. I don’t even like Travis Porter and they go hard. “Pack touchdown I’m bust it down ASAP, Rocky ass wrist so you know I gotta stay strapped.”

  • Cocaine Howie

    Lean isn’t supposed to energize you. It’s supposed to be slow and lagging.

  • Cocaine Howie

    This tape also made me a Peewee fan