Don’t expect innovation from these titans of Southern rap. Instead, brace yourself for chanted celebrations of money, cars, cocaine, and Waka and Gucci themselves. Gucci delivers mush-mouthed lines like “I’m not a blogger/I’m not a jogger/More like a mobster.” Waka raps circles around him on songs like “Suicide Homicide,” but nothing rises to the level of Waka’s thunderous 2010 solo album — maybe because young-gun producer Lex Luger is absent. Instead, the tracks are pale imitations of the hyperspeed high-hat-and-bass sound Luger originated — fitting accompaniment for two MCs coasting by.
Listen to “15th and the 1st”: