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Droptopwop is a commercial mixtape by American rapper Gucci Mane. It was released on May 26, 2017, by GUWOP Enterprises, 1017 Records and Atlantic Records to celebrate Gucci Mane's one year anniversary since being released from prison.[1][2] The entire mixtape is produced by Metro Boomin, along with extra production from Southside, London on da Track, DJ Spinz and Cubeatz. It features guest appearances from American rappers Offset, 2 Chainz, Young Dolph and Rick Ross. Droptopwop charted at number 12 on the US Billboard 200, and received positive critical reviews from critics.

Contents

1 Background 2 Critical reception

2.1 Accolades

3 Commercial performance 4 Track listing 5 Charts 6 References

Background[edit] After announcing the project in early 2017, Gucci Mane revealed the cover art, track listing and release date two days before its release on May 24, 2017. The album cover is inspired by the cover of the Clipse album Lord Willin' (2002).[3][4][5] Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings

Aggregate scores

Source Rating

Metacritic 72/100[6]

Review scores

Source Rating

AllMusic [7]

HipHopDX 3.7/5[8]

HotNewHipHop 84%[9]

Pitchfork 7.3/10[10]

Pretty Much Amazing B[11]

XXL 4/5[12]

Droptopwop received generally positive reviews from critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, the mixtape received an average score of 72, based on six reviews.[6] Preezy of XXL gave a positive review, stating "Gucci Mane's latest may be business as usual, but Droptopwop gives the customer exactly what they're looking for, which is a tried-and-true art within itself, making it another quality offering in the Atlanta legend's extensive catalog."[12] Aaron McKrell of HipHopDX said, "His penchant for memorable music makes up for a lack of dexterity and gives Droptopwop a strong sense of unique artistry."[8] Paul A. Thompson of Pitchfork wrote positively, "Droptopwop, his full-length collaboration with Metro Boomin, is Gucci's first post-prison project that truly gels. This is thanks in no small part to Metro."[10] Marshall Gu of Pretty Much Amazing said, "All told, it's another win in both artists' books, but a mild one."[11] In a mixed review, AllMusic's Neil Z. Yeung stated: "Overall, while a worthwhile inclusion in Gucci's catalog, Droptopwop is most likely to be appreciated primarily by the Wop faithful still hungry after a dizzying seven releases within one year."[7] Accolades[edit]

Publication Accolade Year Rank Ref.

Complex The Best Albums of 2017

2017

24

[13]

Noisey The 100 Best Albums of 2017

2017

86

[14]

Commercial performance[edit] Droptopwop debuted at number 12 on the US Billboard 200 earning 32,000 album-equivalent units with 8,000 in pure album sales.[15] Track listing[edit]

Droptopwop[1]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length

1. "5 Million Intro"

Radric Davis Leland Wayne Joshua Luellen

Metro Boomin Southside

4:04

2. "Tho Freestyle"

Davis Wayne Kevin Gomringer Tim Gomringer

Metro Boomin Cubeatz

2:40

3. "Hurt a Nigga Feelings"

Davis Wayne

Metro Boomin 3:38

4. "Helpless"

Davis Wayne K. Gomringer T. Gomringer

Metro Boomin Cubeatz

3:14

5. "Met Gala" (featuring Offset)

Davis Wayne Luellen Kiari Cephus

Metro Boomin Southside

3:29

6. "Finesse the Plug Interlude"

Davis Wayne K. Gomringer T. Gomringer

Metro Boomin Cubeatz

4:45

7. "Dance with the Devil"

Davis Wayne K. Gomringer T. Gomringer

Metro Boomin Cubeatz

4:24

8. "Both Eyes Closed" (featuring 2 Chainz and Young Dolph)

Davis Wayne London Holmes Tauheed Epps Adolph Thornton Jr.

Metro Boomin London on da Track

4:20

9. "Bucket List"

Davis Wayne Gary Hill

Metro Boomin DJ Spinz

3:29

10. "Loss 4 Wrdz" (featuring Rick Ross)

Davis Wayne William Roberts II

Metro Boomin 3:23

Total length: 37:26

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak position

Canadian Albums (Billboard)[16] 31

US Billboard 200[17] 12

US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[18] 7

References[edit]

^ a b "Droptopwop by Gucci Mane on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved May 26, 2017.  ^ "Gucci Mane to Celebrate One-Year Anniversary of Prison Release with New Album 'Drop Top Wop'". Billboard. Retrieved May 26, 2017.  ^ "Gucci Mane Releases 'Droptopwop' Mixtape". Exclaim!. Retrieved May 26, 2017.  ^ "Gucci Mane Shares "Drop Top Wop" Album". HipHopDX. Retrieved May 26, 2017.  ^ "Hear Gucci Mane and Metro Boomin's 'Drop Top Wop' Mixtape". XXL. Retrieved May 26, 2017.  ^ a b "Reviews and Tracks for DropTopWop [Mixtape] by Gucci Mane". Metacritic. Retrieved October 22, 2017.  ^ a b Yeung, Neil Z. "Drop Top Wop – Gucci Mane". AllMusic. Retrieved October 22, 2017.  ^ a b McKrell, Aaron (June 6, 2017). "Gucci Mane & Metro Boomin DropTopWop Album Review". HipHopDX. Retrieved October 22, 2017.  ^ Tenpas, Harrison (May 30, 2017). "Gucci Mane's "Droptopwop" (Review)". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved November 18, 2017.  ^ a b Thompson, Paul A. (June 5, 2017). "Gucci Mane: Droptopwop Album Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved October 22, 2017.  ^ a b Gu, Marshall (November 15, 2017). "Reviews: Metro Boomin". Pretty Much Amazing. Retrieved December 11, 2017.  ^ a b Preezy (June 13, 2017). "Gucci Mane Keeps It Business as Usual on 'Drop Top Wop' Mixtape". XXL. Retrieved October 22, 2017.  ^ "The Best Albums of 2017". Complex. December 6, 2017. Retrieved December 7, 2017.  ^ "The 100 Best Albums of 2017". Noisey. December 5, 2017. Retrieved December 7, 2017.  ^ Chris Tart (June 6, 2017). "Charts Don't Lie: June 6". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved June 20, 2017.  ^ "On The Charts: June 5, 2017". FYIMusicNews. Retrieved June 5, 2017.  ^ "Gucci Mane Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved June 6, 2017. ^ "Gucci Mane Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved June 6, 2017.

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Gucci Mane

Discography

Studio albums

Trap House (2005) Hard to Kill (2006) Trap-A-Thon (2007) Back to the Trap House (2007) Murder Was the Case (2009) The State vs. Radric Davis (2009) The Appeal: Georgia's Most Wanted (2010) The Return of Mr. Zone 6 (2011) Everybody Looking (2016) The Return of East Atlanta Santa (2016) Mr. Davis (2017) El Gato: The Human Glacier (2017)

Collaborations

BAYTL (with V-Nasty) (2011) Ferrari Boyz (with Waka Flocka Flame) (2011) Free Bricks 2K16 (Zone 6 Edition) (with Future) (2016)

Digital albums

Trap House III (2013) The State vs. Radric Davis II: The Caged Bird Sings (2013) Trap House 4 (2014) Gucci vs. Guwop (2014)

Mixtapes

Burrrprint (2) HD (2010) Trap Back (2012) I'm Up (2012) Trap God (2012) Trap God 2 (2013) Trap God 3 (2014) East Atlanta Santa (2014) 1017 Mafia: Incarcerated (2015) Brick Factory 3 (2015) Woptober (2016) DropTopWop (2017)

Singles

"Icy" "Freaky Gurl" "Wasted" "Spotlight" "Lemonade" "Bingo" "Gucci Time" "Back on Road" "Champions" "Both" "Tone It Down" "I Get the Bag"

As featured artist

"Make tha Trap Say Aye" "Break Up" "LOL :-)" "I Get It In" "Pretty Girls" "I Just Wanna Party" "Black Beatles" "Prolly" "Party" "Good Drank" "Slippery" "Down" "Fetish"

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