GUCCI MANE UNVEILS “EVIL GENIUS”
NEW SINGLE, “I’M NOT GOIN’” FEAT. KEVIN GATES, PREMIERES TODAY ALONG WITH COMPANION VIDEO
- Genre : Hip Hop
- Type: News
- Author : Team ARTISTdirect
- Date : Thu, 15 Nov 2018
Atlantic recording artist Gucci Mane has announced the release of his highly anticipated new album. “EVIL GENIUS” arrives everywhere on Friday, December 7th. “EVIL GENIUS” is heralded by today’s release of the new single and video, “I’m Not Goin’” feat. Kevin Gates.
“EVIL GENIUS” will include the recently released hit single, Wake Up In The Sky,” alongside Bruno Mars and Kodak Black, available now for streaming and download HERE. The single was recently joined by an official companion video, directed by Mars and streaming now via the official Gucci Mane YouTube channel where it earned over 15 million individual views in just a single week HERE. “EVIL GENIUS” is also highlighted by track “Solitaire” featuring Migos and Lil Yachty, which marked the first single off the album with its release back in March. “EVIL GENIUS” includes some all-star features from Quavo, 21 Savage, Lil Skies, Kevin Gates, and more (see full track list below).
Produced by Bruno Mars, DY, Tre and Tarentino, “Wake Up In The Sky” – which marks the first collaboration between the three Atlantic Records labelmates – earned instant attention upon its September arrival. “(Mars) delivers the skyscraping chorus – I drink ’til I’m drunk/ Smoke til I’m high / Castle on the hill / Wake up in the sky / You can’t tell me I ain’t fly / I know I’m super fly – with the two rappers each contributing a boastful verse,” wrote Rolling Stone, while XXL raved, “The banger is a smoothed-out joint produced by Bruno that has a spacey feel. While the ‘Finesse’ singer handles the infectious chorus, Gucci is in flex mode on his verse…This one is definitely for the young, fly and flashy.”
Gucci Mane is currently gearing up to hit the road on “The Unusual Suspects Tour” with special guest Smokepurpp and support by Hoodrich Pablo Juan. “The Unusual Suspects Tour” kicks off tomorrow in Brooklyn and travels into late December, wrapping up in Atlanta (see attached itinerary). In addition, Gucci will wrap up another incredible year with a “Gucci & Friends” holiday homecoming event, featuring a stacked lineup of special guests and set for December 27th at Atlanta, GA’s Fox Theater.
“EVIL GENIUS” will mark Gucci Mane’s first full-length release since his prolific 2017 culminated with the acclaimed “EL GATO: THE HUMAN GLACIER.” That album followed the RIAA gold certified “MR. DAVIS,” highlighted by the 3x platinum hit single, “I Get The Bag (Feat. Migos),” recently certified platinum by the RIAA and joined by a massively popular companion video, now boasting over 350 million views at Gucci Mane’s official YouTube channel alone.
“MR. DAVIS” was preceded in May 2017 by “DROPTOPWOP,” featuring the blockbuster single, “Met Gala (Feat. Offset).” Produced by Metro Boomin, the mixtape has been included on a number of year-end lists, among them Noisey’s “The 100 Best Albums of 2017” and Complex’s “The Best Albums of 2017” which hailed the collection as Gucci’s “most darkly compelling collection songs in years – and easily his tightest project.”
Gucci Mane – who recently presented “Best Collaboration” at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards –recently starred on the cover of GQ’s September issue. Other recent cover appearances include The New York Times Magazine’s March 2018 “25 Songs That Tell us Where Music Is Going” feature.