[artist id="1938028"]Gucci Mane[/artist]‘s mingling with mainstream heavyweights is finally being channeled into his own projects. After appearing on records with the likes of Mariah Carey, the Black Eyed Peas and Mario over the past few months, Gucci — who was votest the #6 Hottest MC in the Game by MTV News recently — has corralled a marquee name to help kick off his own anticipated album: [artist id="1270"]Usher[/artist] appears on Mane’s new single, “Spotlight.” The song is from Gucci’s The State vs. Radric Davis LP, which is slated for release in December.
“The spotlight ain’t nothing without you girl,” Usher sings over Polow Da Don’s ATL-bounce beat. “And the dance floor ain’t nothing without you, girl/ You a show-stopper/ Let’s get it poppin’.”
Gucci comes in with laid-back rhymes about his lifestyle.
“Slow-dancing in my mansion with no panties, wanna get there/ Three girls Gucci trippin’/ That’s a lot of women,” Mane spits. “Expensive denim jeans on … I don’t want no violence, but damn she trying to kill me/ She trying to make me feel her/ I’m trying to make her feel me.”
Gucci and Usher shot a video for the song over the weekend in Atlanta. The clip was directed by Benny Boom and according to Gucci’s camp, it’s heavy on performance and club scenes. Young Money princess Nicki Minaj makes a cameo in the clip, and Gucc’s leading lady comes straight from the bloodline of one of the most successful actors in Hollywood history: Bria Murphy, daughter of Eddie, is the woman who makes Gucci goes crazy in this one.
Gucci has been especially relentless when it comes to releasing music lately: Over the weekend, he put out three mixtapes dubbed the Cold War series in conjunction with DJs Drama, Scream and Holiday. And weekend before last, Gucci and Drama dropped The Burrprint (The Movie 3-D) mixtape.