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Exclusive Stream: Gucci Mane and V-Nasty's 'Food Plug' featuring Berner

December 8, 2011 12:00 PM ET
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Gucci Mane has been plenty busy in 2011. The Atlanta rapper released The Return of Mr. Zone 6 in March and Ferrari Boyz, a collaboration with Waka Flocka Flame, in August. Now comes Baytl, another collaboration, this time with Oakland's Vanessa "V-Nasty" Reece. The record is due on December 13th, but you can check out Rolling Stone's exclusive first listen of the track "Food Plug" now.  

 

 

Listen to Gucci Mane and V-Nasty's "Food Plug":  

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