The Score: Gucci Mane & V-Nasty, "BAYTL"
Tuesday, Dec 13, 2011 12:35PM
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|New Hip Hop And R&B||3/10|
In a year stock-full of highly-anticipated collaboration albums, Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane and Bay Area rapper V-Nasty have joined forces to give the world something no one asked for: A bi-regional disc aptly titled BAYTL.
Gucci, who was released from burrhind bars earlier this week, is no stranger to collabo projects, as he teamed up with Waka Flocka Flame earlier this year for the album, Ferrari Boyz.
One of the things that makes Hip-Hop so entertaining is the level of unpredictability contained within it. Thanks to music opening doors for everyone and the revolution of the Internet, there are things that can happen now that originally seemed to be unthinkable or even ludicrous. However, for every reasonable explanation, there's always one unexplainable item that is unable to be rationalized, no matter how you attempt to tackle it. In one of the more confusing moments of 2011, it was announced that Gucci Mane and White Girl Mob representative V-Nasty would be teaming up to release a joint-album entitled BAYTL. It sounded like a bad idea at the time, and now that the LP is upon us, that doubt is reaffirmed in almost every way.(All Hip Hop)
The BAYTL tracklist cites guest appearance by West Coast rhymer Mistah Fab and Bricksquad spitter Slim Dunkin
1. Whip Appeal (Feat. P2theLA) 2. Loaded (Feat. Mr. Fab) 3. Lets Get Faded 4. White Girl 5. Push Ups (Feat. Slim Dunkin) 6. Food Plug (Feat. Berner) 7. Out My Circle 8. Hate Me Some More 9. Millions Every Month 10. Fill My Shoes 11. Fuck You (Feat. Slim Dunkin) 12. Sick Swag(Pely.Info)
The BAYTLiens kept their circle tight, as long-time Gucci collaborator Zaytoven was credited with much of the album's beat-crafting credits.
The album is led by the viral single "Whip Appeal," and is largely produced by Gucci Mane's long-time contributor Zaytoven. Production duo Tha Bizness provided the only other production credit with their song, "Out My Circle."(Baller Status)
Although V-Nasty, who is no stranger to controversy, abstains from dropping the N-bomb on BAYTL, earlier this year she expressed her indifference toward those she has offended.
"On some real n*gga sh*t -- how I really feel about these motherf*ckers talking about, 'Why is V-Nasty saying the N-word?' you motherf*ckers have never walked in my shoes, bruh ... Is it a f*cking race? -- Am I offending people or using it in a disrespectful type of way? Y'all mad at that? Y'all need to be mad at this album I'm about to drop on y'all a**. You f*ckin' haters -- don't be mad at me just because I'm doing me." (Visual Poetry)
Critics were not kind toward BAYTL, with many reviewers stating that this duo disc not only came from way out of left field, but should have probably never seen the light of day.
The greatest disappointment on BAYTL may be White Girl. Not even the hypest Gucci fan could sit through what sounds like him trying to inject the phrase "white girl" into every sentence. Also, we don't quite understand V-Nasty's obsession with "b*tches selling p*ssy." Okay, we get it; you're one of the guys. Stop trying so hard. If only the first part of Gucci's refrain, "V-Nasty alley oop the brick and I slam the sh*t" on "Out My Circle" was true. He does in fact slam the song but we don't know if his teammate can even make a pass. Yet another promising track sunk by the U-boat called V-Nasty. (Miss Drama Tv)
This is the WORST ALBUM I'VE EVER HEARD IN 5 YEARS. Gucci Mane has gone crazy and in future he will regret for doing this collabo album with V NASTY. And who the hell is V NASTY? She better not rap again. The album is a pain to ears.One should not even spend a single dollar to buy this piece of CRAP. (New Hip Hop R&B Rap Music)
To purchase BAYTL click here.
Preview the album below: