Fresh off of his No. 1 record with Rae Sremmurd "Black Beatles," Gucci Mane just dropped a surprise mixtape out of nowhere with Future titled Free Bricks Zone 6 Edition. The mixtape is the sequel to their 2011 collaborative project Free Bricks.
The surprise drop was conceived, recorded and released in remarkably less than 24 hours. With six songs in total, fans can hear some of the material sounds a little rushed, but for such a fast project, it is remarkably polished. The beats are the simple, snare rolls and 808-based instrumentals one would expect from these two at their very best and their rhymes are for the streets, by the streets.
As Gucci repeats in "6 Zone 6," "I'm from Zone 6, I'm from Zone 6," to let the world know he is from Atlanta.
Considering this project had been conceived in less than 24 hours, there had been no mention of it online prior to them working together. This is about as spontaneous as it gets for a mixtape. It features production from Metro Boomin, Southside and Zaytoven.
Gucci echoed that spontaneity in a conversation with Miss Info.
"Last night, me and Future met up in Atlanta. We ditched our entourages, we didn't book my usual studio, or his usual studio...it's like we knew we wanted to fly under the radar," says Gucci. "There was like this positive competition in the room. I'd hear him go in on a verse, and I knew I had to step up."
He continues: "He would say, the same back, and we knocked out 6 songs so crazy that I knew we couldn't just sit on it. We talked about recording some more, adding more songs. But I didn't want to over think it or over plan things. Even Future didn't think we were dropping this tonight. This is the freshest it can get. These joints ain't even 24 hours old. That's like bringing you in the studio with us."