Super producer Mike Will Made-It just significantly raised the bar for expectations of Gucci Mane's forthcoming album titled "Everybody Looking," due out July 22.
During a new interview with The Fader, Mike said fans should prepare themselves to hear something that sonically hasn't been achieved since 50 Cent's 2003 debut album.
"I feel like that's what this album is. This is a classic hip-hop album. I haven't really [heard] an album that felt this good since Get Rich Or Die Trying," Mike says. "That's what everybody searching for. Me and Gucci had certain references that we were talking about with this album: All Eyez On Me, The Chronic. He mentioned Layin Da Smack Down by Project Pat. We were just talking about different, solid albums. And we was like, “We gotta bring that solid album of today.” It has to be somebody that's gon elevate this trap sound, this down South rap s*** right now. Everybody's doing their thing, but elevate it in a different way.
"When you hear the album you'll understand," the producer continued. "It just sound all the way new. It don't sound remotely like nothing else that's going on. But it still sounds like classic Gucci. It don't sound like he changed up or he's chasing a sound or he's trying to change. But bar for bar, he's just snapping. Bar for bar, bar for bar, bar for bar, bar for bar."
We'll find out in exactly one week.