Produced by ATL Jacob, TM88, TooDope, and Akachi, the track sees Mr. Zone 6 address his past mistakes of “dissin the dead,” while encouraging other rappers to stop talking down on their peers who’ve passed away.
“I know I should be more careful with the shitt that I said,” Gucci raps. “I feel like I started a trend, they never gon’ stop/They gon’ keep dissin’ the dead.”
The lyrics reference Gucci’s habit of name-dropping rappers who’ve died, particularly Pookie Loc, a rapper signed to Jeezy’s label, whom Gucci rapped about on his recent single with Lil Durk, “Rumors.”
“D.A. dropped my murder, didn’t have evidence to prove it/I think my house is haunted, yeah, by who? The ghost of Pookie,” he rapped on the Durk-featuring track.
Of course, the beef between Gucci and Jeezy is well-documented, as the two rappers traded shots for years before reuniting during a Verzuz battle in 2020.
Gucci acknowledges his past mistakes on “Dissin the Dead,” rapping, “I’m the one put your boy name on a stone/I dissed the dead and I knew it was wrong.”
“Dissin the Dead” is the latest in a string of singles Gucci has dropped this year, following “Serial Killers,” “Blood All On It,” featuring Key Glock and the late Young Dolph, “Publicity Stunt,” “Rumors,” featuring Lil Durk, “Mrs. Davis,” and “All Dz Chainz.”
Back in June, Gucci shared the deluxe edition of his 2020 compilation project So Icy Gang Vol. 1. The ReUp marks 1017’s fourth compilation over the past several years, following 2020’s So Icy Summer and the aforementioned So Icy Gang Vol. 1, as well as last year’s So Icy Christmas.
Watch the video for “Dissin the Dead” up top, and stream the song now on all major platforms.