Have you been staying up wide awake at night wondering when Gucci Mane was going to release a whole body of work? Be honest. If you have, we wouldn’t blame you for it. After delivering “First Day Out Tha Feds,” the Drake-featured “Back On Road,” and “All My Children,” it’s getting close to that time for Gucci’s new album. So here are some pertinent new details to share about it: It’s titled Everybody Looking and will release on July 22 through Atlantic Records.
Since being released from prison early, Gucci Mane’s buzz has been building. The hype reached fever-pitch just because he got out, but now, after hearing some new music, it’s somehow become louder. Here’s the thing: People would be justified in buying into the hype. Everybody’s Looking could become his most important album because it potentially sets up a run much like Future had with “Monster.” And we can count on Gucci—he’s always been consistent.
At the same time, maybe the idea of recording night and day isn’t as exciting for Gucci Mane anymore. Fully fleshed albums are what fans should expect in the future. Think about it: He’s become strategic about his current output. “Back On Road” was premiered on OVO Sound Radio, and “All My Children” went straight to iTunes. Drake and Young Thug slid through to his house to film some upcoming videos. Instead of a tsunami of mixtape music, Gucci is focused on making this one special, and we’re all ears to what he’ll rap about—maybe Game of Thrones? A Twilight Zone-inspired song that capitalizes on the Gucci clone talk?
We’re witnessing a new era for Gucci Mane that, despite leaving more questions than answers, energizes us all.