This Week’s Main Pick
Street Kings: Gucci Mane and DJ Holiday
Holding It Down For: Zone 6
Mixtape: Jewelry Selection
Real Spit: Gucci Mane is out on the road, getting that show paper. Mr. LaFlare says he has to look his freshest for the people, which means an assortment of ice to shine, hence the name of his latest mixtape, Jewelry Selection.
“The mixtape came out, 700,000 downloads in, I think, 30 minutes,” Gucc told MTV News. “Some people say it’s my best mixtape ever. There’s definitely a lot of songs that I could have put on my album on this mixtape. Something just to get the people ready to know that I’m coming. I don’t want them to be surprised when they hear my album how slick and clever I am on the mic. It’s just a prelude.”
“I gave you nothing but classics,” DJ Holiday, who hosts the tape, said of his and Gucc’s latest collabo. “So it’s only right I give you the preview of the mixtape. It was very imperative we did this mixtape for the streets. We gave the streets mixtape after mixtape with Writing’s on the Wall, Burrrprint 2. And that album is coming September 28, The Appeal: Georgia’s Most Wanted.”
“The Appeal is finished,” Gucci added. “It’s mixed and mastered. Artwork done. It’s a masterpiece.”
Joints to Check For
“Block Party” (featuring Alley Boy): “We did this for the block. If you represent the street, any cuddy corner, you’re gonna feel this track right here,” Holiday said.
“Electricity”: “It’s one of the biggest songs,” Holiday explained. “It’s gonna be in the clubs coming up. It’s going to be one of the biggest street records, I personally think. I never let you down, MTV. It’s one of them records. If you got them diamonds, them stones in your chain, you’re gonna turn this one up.”
“Stone Cold”: “I feel strongly about this record,” Holiday boasted. “It’s one of them records that makes you feel you need to wake up, wipe your face with a stack of 20s, and do whatever you need to do to start our day and just grind. It’s called ’Stone Cold.’ This is one of the biggest mixtapes of the year. We doing this for y’all.”
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