Gucci Mane and Future are two of the most prolific and influential forces in the history of Atlanta rap, and their paths have crossed plenty of times before. In 2011, before Future had really become famous, the two teamed up for the Free Bricks mixtape. And today, they’ve once again joined forces. According to Gucci, the two got together in the studio and recorded the six songs on the brand-new Free Bricks 2: Zone 6 Edition in a single night. For both of them, it’s their third project of the year. On first listen, these two are bringing out the best in each other, both having fun but remaining fully in control of their gifts. Below, listen to the tape and read what Gucci has to say about it.
Talking to Miss Info, Gucci says:
Last night, me and Future met up in Atlanta. We ditched our entourages. We didn’t book my usual studio, or his usual studio… It’s like we knew we wanted to fly under the radar. There was this positive competition in the room. I’d hear him go in on a verse, and I knew I had to step up…
He would say the same back, and we knocked out six songs so crazy that I knew we couldn’t just sit on it. We talked about recording some more, adding more songs. But I didn’t want to over think it or over-plan things. Even Future didn’t think we were dropping this tonight. This is the freshest it can get. These joints ain’t even 24 hours old. That’s like bringing you in the studio with us.
Meanwhile, Gucci just scored his first-ever Billboard #1 with the Rae Sremmurd collab “Black Beatles”; he’d never even been in the top 10 before. Here’s what Gucci says about it:
Triple salute to my brother mike will and Rae sremmurd !!!!Black Beatles number one record! my first number1 and to do it with fam! Perfect
— Gucci Mane (@gucci1017) November 15, 2016