Big Cat (Laflare)
Label: Big Cat
It's unlikely that Gucci Mane will rekindle the success he enjoyed with 2005's "Icy," and its accompanying debut. But Hard to Kill still finds the Atlanta gangsta with much to brag about. On the thumping "Everybody Knows Me," Gucci sees "[his] name in the paper and [his] face on the news." The record's other hits though, including "Alley Cat" and "Blow Pop," might have benefited from the touch of former collaborator Young Jeezy. Still, with all the sleazy rhymes and characteristic ATL thump, it seems Gucci Mane is far from finished.