Don't dismiss "Bricks" as a lesser (or less credible) drug-oriented record just because it made a commercial impact, or because it's a Gucci Mane record that made a commercial impact. The song's mission statement never deviates from chopping up slabs of cocaine, yet somehow, Gucci finds a way to make it sound compelling—if not weirdly, uncomfortably appealing—to even the most naive listener. Particularly notable is the delivery, and the cold nonchalance it's frosted with: Several thousand grams of white barely inspires a spike in pitch, tone or decibel. Also worth noting? Just when you think he's out—"And after this flip, I'm quitting the trap cold-turkey"—he pulls you both back in ("psych!"). After all, to hear Gucci Mane tell it, this is just another day.
25. Gucci Mane "Bricks"