Gucci Mane to Host Mike WiLL Made-It's 'Ransom 2' Mixtape, Causes Delay
Earlier this week, Mike WiLL Made-It revealed the release date for his forthcoming Ransom 2 mixtape and while fans have been anticipating its release, they’ll have to hold out just a little while longer to hear the project in its entirety. The Atlanta-based producer shared that Ransom 2 had been delayed for a special contribution from Gucci Mane, who will now host the tape.
Mike WiLL gave the last minute update on Friday (Jan. 29), the project’s original release date. Although some fans were understandably disappointed that the tape didn’t drop when expected, Mike WiLL’s reasoning was commendable and proves that the setback maybe well worth the wait.
In a series of tweets, Mike WiLL wrote that he is “sticking to the basics” and highlighted the fact that Gucci did the intro on his first mixtape, Est. in 1989, which he released back in 2011. The self-proclaimed Trap God appeared on a track called "Stop-Start" with Chief Keef and Peewee Longway from the first installment of Ransom.
No word on when to expect Ransom 2. Mike WiLL only noted that the incarcerated rapper needed "a couple days to say his piece."
He (Gucci Mane) said give him a couple days to say his piece... To talk to the streets... Thanks for your patience pic.twitter.com/763C7PodjA — Willy B (@MikeWiLLMadeIt) January 29, 2016
#RANSOM2 we sticking to the basics...#RANSOM2HostedByGucciMane Coming too soon, no kap. pic.twitter.com/jYnU2bYRXW — Willy B (@MikeWiLLMadeIt) January 29, 2016
Prior to revealing the original release date, Mike WiLL shared a collaboration with Future named after civil rights activist Al Sharpton as well as a new track by Rae Sremmurd, titled "By Chance." Both tracks are expected to be featured on Ransom 2.
Ransom, which dropped in December 2014, featured a slew of guest spots from artists like Juicy J, Lil Wayne, Big Sean, Chief Keef, 2 Chainz, DeJ Loaf, Young Thug and Migos. The tape also included contributions from up-and-coming artists like Key!, Yung Joey, Eearz and Bankroll Fresh.
From the sound of it, Ransom 2 will be full of surprises. Check back with us for more updates.