Someone posted Brick Fair from Trap Back yesterday and I made the comment that I sort of miss that era of Gucci's sound. Very unexpected as it was dropped on a Monday, Gucci Mane is clearly not stopping on new content. He delivers a great verse. And that's not a bad thing. The Sevyn Streeter line makes the hook more interesting, but it's definitely not one of the catchier tracks.
Gucci is much stronger throughout the tape, and Future is just all over the place. Future sounds hungrier than usual on these tracks, and it sounds like he's going back to some of his older flows. Gucci's Monica Lewinsky line is hilarious. Another little issue I had is that the vocals for Future especially just sound off on some tracks. It's only missing a more prominent piano. This really sounds like it should have just been a Gucci Mane or Brick Squad tape with a Future feature. Die a Gangster is an absolute banger.
It's got the classic Zay sounds effects, bongos, etc. He later unwrapped the gift he teased and released the joint mixtape Free Bricks 2: Zone 6 Edition with fellow Atlanta rapper Future. Future's hook is extremely catchy. Future delivers a decent hook on this track. But, I'm not trying to be a conspiracy theorist here.
This slides in just under Woptober for me. He sounds like he fumbles a couple of his lines in this track, but hey, they made this in a day, so I'm not really complaining. Wop spits a decent verse. The beat seems to be standard Southside fare. Maybe I don't mean literally recorded in 2011-2012, but I feel like a lot of what's on this tape is not brand new. This definitely felt like a Gucci feat. Be ready for new content very soon from both artists, and stream Free Bricks 2 Zone 6 Edition above.
It's not bad, but it's pretty average. The beat from Zay is much better than Kinda Dope. That's not bad, or anything, but I am not really buying that these two went into the studio and had some intense, competitive back and forth. So much on this tape sounds like it was recorded in 2011-2012. The beat and hook combine to make this seem extremely Gucci.
The beat is fine as well. Gucci slays it as usual, but he doesn't deliver as many quotables as he did on Woptober and Everybody Looking. I really like the little twinkle of piano every once in a while in the song. Future sounds good, but not great on this joint. Future project, which is fine but I like Future more so it would've been nice if he was more prominent. I feel like it could get annoying after a while though. .
It wasn't nearly as good as it should have been for being Future x Gucci. This is most likely going to be the biggest record on the tape. Future's verse is also great. Despite having no features, the mixtape's booming bass-lines see production from the rapper's frequent collaborators Zaytoven, Metro Boomin and Southside. Future provides a nice take by accommodating Gucci, and both artists perform nicely on the vocals.
Selling Herron is a Gucci Mane song first and foremost. Gucci also slayed this song. Kinda Dope sounds like a pretty generic Gucci and Zay song at first, and honestly, I have to agree. The 6-song collaborative project is the sequel to 2011's Free Bricks which featured a handful of guest appearances but on Free Bricks 2: Zone 6 Edition, GuWop and Hendrix keep the heat flowing strictly between them two. One of my least favourite songs on the tape. It's got good flows, a decent beat, and a cool hook, but it's nothing to come back to. All Shooters is another somewhat underwhelming track.
Zone 6 has a sick hook from Gucci. If people think this is garbage I don't know what they were really expecting from Gucci, it's not like this is any different from his other projects quality wise. The mixing is a little weird to me, but it doesn't detract much from this record. Gucci Mane x Future — Free Bricks 2 Zone 6 Edition. Gucci is sounding good, and Future goes in. Most of this tape, beats, verses, lines, have been complete for a long time even if it's just been written in a notebook.