Rather than revisiting the sonic territory of its predecessor, the sequel to Gucci Mane’s most successful studio album continues to mine the grim, trunk-rattling, off-kilter production and unusual boasts and threats of his best mixtape material and two recent Trap God albums (TSvRD2 feels very much like it could have been Trap God 3, relentlessly menacing and clearly designed for core fans). A familiar cast of characters populate the features and production credits: Young Thug, Young Scooter, Migos, Rocko, Mike Will Made It, Zaytoven, and 808 Mafia all come along for the ride.
All of that to say this: If you’re a fan of Gucci Mane, you’ll probably like TSvRD2. If not, why did you click this link? Go drink some eggnog and listen to Christmas carols. If you want to spend Christmas with the Trap God, stream The State vs. Radric Davis 2 below and buy it here.