Since being released from jail Gucci Mane has been on a warpath giving listeners new music. He’s worked with a myriad of artists including: Lil Yachty, Drake, Future, 2 Chainz and now Lil Uzi Vert. On September 23rd Gucci and Lil Uzi dropped a joint mixtape – 1017 vs The World. The seven song mixtape features production from Zaytoven, Honorable C Note, D Rich, Manny Fresh, DP Beatz, and GloHan Beats. Although there are no features, there doesn’t really need to be any maybe except for a classic Future verse. In less than week every track has already hit 1 plays, but this expected from Lil Uzi at this point.

The first song “Changed My Phone” is definitely the unanimous fan favorite and best song on the tape. The electric beat is produced by Honorable C Note and D Rich and the chorus is relatable and nothing but the truth. It reads, “Yeah, heard these niggas sneak dissin on the low/ These niggas don’t like me, all ’cause a hoe/ I been getting hundreds ever since I changed my flow/ These fuck niggas keep calling me, had to change my phone.” If you’re a guy and you’ve ever had beef with someone then the first two lines speak volumes. The third line is specific to Lil Uzi because if you’ve done your research then you know he hasn’t always been into the flex/fun rap. Even before his groundbreaking mixtape Luv Is Rage, back in his Charlie Heat days Lil Uzi was known to lay down some serious pressure.

Gucci Mane and Keyshia

Gucci Mane and Keyshia

On “Fresh” Gucci and Lil Uzi boast about how fashionable they are. In terms of fashion Gucci has come a long way from his Dope Boy 95 Air Maxes, but you know Gucci wouldn’t be himself if they still weren’t in rotation. In Vogue interview Gucci talks about his newfound love for fashion saying, “I love fashion in hip-hop right now – I love how people are just taking risks, and I love how they’re embracing high-end designers. There’s a more fitted, grown, mature look now.”  I wasn’t sure how Gucci would adjust to the style of industry rappers after being released from jail but his now fiancé Keyshia definitely got him right.

“Secure The Bag” is undoubtedly the number 2 best song on the mixtape. Both Gucci and Lil Uzi remind us of their hustler mentality. Lil Uzi addresses more haters trying to look like him, which is an epidemic by the way. That clearly doesn’t affect him because he takes the cappers girl and lets you know he still keeps his pole in is coat. Gucci of course shouts out Bouldercrest where his hustling began. He also makes a point that if you cross him you and your baby momma will end up shot by the 9 he keeps under his seat.

Some might say that there were a few misses on the tape but we at Freelancer give it a solid 8/10.

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