Set to originally release on October 17th, 2012, Yo Gotti pushed back his mixtape CM7: The World Is Yours in honor of his long time friend Gucci Mane who released his mixtape on October 17th in honor of his fallen friend/member of brick squad, Slim Dunkin. Waiting an extra day for Yo Gotti’s mixtape was worth it, he never seems to disappoint and the same street quality and life stories he puts into his lyrics really intrigues his fans. I’ve been a fan of Gotti since he began 10 years ago, and I’m honored to watch this man’s grind and hustle become such a success and a motivator for younger audiences to go out and get it. The music he has recently put out has really developed his growth as an artist, helping him gain more support as well as fans. CM7 was a big deal once it dropped.
The mixtape consists of 20 tracks and I say 18 out of the 20 are well worth a listen. This is another GREAT mixtape! Although there are a few that will make you question Gotti, the tape is full of new songs and freestyles over already used beats. Many were unexpected; for example, he has a song that he sings auto tune over Future’s “Turn On The Lights” instrumental by producer Mike Will that kind of threw me off for a second. Gotti also refers to rapper Plies in his song “CPR” off the “My Moment” instrumental. The song is very lyrical and it shows the many people that doubt his skills that he isn’t going anywhere. Yo Gotti’s CM7 gives you that lyrical feel on some tracks but most importantly Gotti sticks to his roots: the streets. It continues to emphasize drugs, guns, success, struggles, pain, fortune and the women of his life. The mixtape definitely has the feel of his old mixtapes so it’s definitely a well deserved download!
- “Work” ft. French Montana
- “Swimming Pools” ft. Zed Zilla
- “Ghetto America” ft. Zed Zilla
- “Purple Flowers”
- “Picture Me”
- “Rappin Like I’m Trappin” ft. Sylver Karatz & Zed Zilla
Guest Writer, Zeke B.