Gucci Mane & V-Nasty: BAYTL  

Warner Bros.

Whatever your opinion on Kreayshawn's n-word spewing sidekick V-Nasty (to my mind, the biggest trouble lies with the impressionable white audience most likely to pay attention), you can't deny her brazen energy. Nasty embodies the so-harsh-it's-almost-funny realism of Oakland, Calif.'s darkest corners as well as anyone in recent memory. With Gucci Mane she shares a stilted flow and a predisposition to childish, self-indulgent wordplay that sometimes yields unexpected, effective results. But BAYTL lives and dies with V-Nasty. An increasingly distant Gucci pops in sporadically with a half-gem ("Money stickin' out my pockets like a porcupine"), otherwise he's barely there. Meanwhile, Nasty's either spitting Tyler-level nonsense-isms ("No need for a preacher/Pray to me, I'll be your father") or, well, not ("I'm way better than the average/In my city, I ain't nothin' but a savage"). BAYTL's saving grace is Zaytoven; the producer's skeletal, death-sick beats are an ideal conduit for the diminutive MC's fuck-the-world psychoses. (2 out of 5 stars)


Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

Latest in Album Reviews

Readers also liked…

More by Gabe Vodicka

Restaurant Review: Bread & Butterfly
Restaurant Review: Bread & Butterfly

Search Events

  1. Carly Rae Jepsen’s ‘E-MO-TION’ 3

    What happens when a pop star discovers nuance?
  2. Atlanta Record Store Day events 3

    Barbecue, beers, and beats all around the city
  3. Headliner’s revival 1

    Arrested Development co-founder speaks his peace after 20 years

Recent Comments

© 2016 Creative Loafing Atlanta
Powered by Foundation