Mr. Davis, Gucci Mane’s second album of 2017, arrives bearing features from Migos, Nicki Minaj, Big Sean and more.

“How you gon’ judge me/ when you don’t know what I been through?”

There are few American success stories quite like Radric Davis’s. Not many can say they had an impressive mixtape and album run; went to jail and maintained their relevance while locked up; and got RIGHT back to work rebuilding their empire upon their release from prison. After releasing three projects in 2016 upon regaining his freedom, Gucci Mane rolled over his winning ways into 2017. He dropped ‘Drop Top Wop‘ to start the year. His autobiography is making the climb up the ‘New York Times’ best-seller list. And on this coming Tuesday, he’ll wed the love of his life in an internationally-televised wedding.

Don’t take Gucci’s diversifying his hustle to mean that he’s forgotten about the music, however. After peppering the releases of others throughout the year by continuing a run of great features, Gucci Mane is dropping his second album of 2017, ‘Mr. Davis.’ The album dropped on online outlets Thursday night.

‘Mr. Davis’ is Gucci’s longest project since his release, seventeen tracks deep and with a run-time of just over an hour. A number of guests make appearances on Guwop’s latest, including the Migos (on lead single “I Get The Bag” aka “Slippery 2.5”), Nicki Minaj, The Weeknd, Schoolboy Q, and Monica.

Grown though Gucci may be now, old habits do die hard. The braggadocios trap king in him surfaces on “Stunting Ain’t Nuthin’,” where he’s aided and abetted by solid showings from Slim Jxmmi and Young Dolph. Gucci opens “Lil’ Story” with the sage proverb, “I keep the choppa close, that’s just my philosophy,” before launching into gritty tales alongside ScHoolboy Q. And it’s hard not to see “Money Piling” or “Back On” making their way into a shake joint in the weeks to come.

But Gucci’s most devoted followers and new listeners alike will be able to tell where the evolved Radric is. The Big Sean-assisted “Changed,” for example, is guaranteed to go off at every fall function. He makes a trap-lullaby of a love song on “Make Love” with Nicki Minaj, which might as well be “I Think I Love Her 2K17.” And the ratchet legend of old might never have linked with Rico Love – but the two actually complement each other very well on “Miss My Woe.”

We’ll leave it to you to determine whether ‘Mr. Davis’ is just Gucci Mane’s latest W in 2017. For now, stream the album down below via Spotify and grab it now on iTunes.

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