Top 50 Gucci Mane Songs of 2008

Here’s our final list of the Top 50 Gucci Mane Songs of 2008. There’s just one last thing I’d like to touch on:

In the climate that the press— especially the music press— is in right now, I’d feel a little out-of-place, if not guilty, telling the people who run rap journalism what they should and should not have covered last year. I have no idea how Dipset is selling magazines in 2009, but apparently they are. People need to eat, and if it means Asher Roth then it means Asher Roth, and I know that’s what it comes down to. That said, these are 50 hot songs (and we had to leave some off), yet, if you picked up any magazine last year or read any website, you read, fawningly, about how any number of rappers were gaming the Internet era and releasing x amount of songs or mixtapes in x amount of days or weeks. For the Nah Right Trust Funders, I understand that their proliferation across blogs is straight (self-)marketing, but I wish someone, anyone, would’ve stopped for a second and criticized these very self-serious artists for their brazen lack of quality control. I didn’t know Charles Hamilton in 2007 and I do now, but I don’t find that particularly praiseworthy, especially when it came at the expense of his music, which is what we’re all supposedly caring about anyway. Even when guys like Freeway jumped on the train last year I felt myself respecting their recognition in needing to meet the web halfway but being let down by the way it felt like those guys were putting in Work. For all intents and purposes, Freeway put in his 9-5 for a month and then pretty much disappeared. Gucci, on the other hand, did not.

50. Gucci Mane – Smoke
49. Gucci Mane – I Hear My Mama Talkin’, I Hear My Mama Prayin’
48. Gucci Mane – Fast Break
47. Gucci Mane – Body Language
46. Gucci Mane – Jewelry
45. Gucci Mane – Get High
44. Gucci Mane – H2O
43. Gucci Mane – Yellow Diamonds
42. Gucci Mane feat. OJ Da Juiceman – Mo Money
41. Gucci Mane – Mr. and Mrs. Perfect
40. Gucci Mane – I’m the Shit
39. Big Tuck feat. Gucci Mane – Not a Stain on Me (remix)
38. Gucci Mane – On Deck
37. Gucci Mane – My Plug is an Alien
36. Gucci Mane – I’m Radric Davis
35. Gucci Mane – Pampers
34. Gucci Mane feat. Yo Gotti & Rocko – Lots of Cash
33. OJ Da Juiceman feat. Gucci Mane – Make the Trap Say Aye
32. Big Tuck feat. Q6 & Gucci Mane – Pussy & Patron
31. Rich Boy feat. Jackie O & Gucci Mane – Ms. Pacman
30. Gucci Mane – Freezer
29. Gucci Mane – Grapey
28. Gucci Mane feat. Frenchie – Ghetto Supastar / Sun Valley
27. Gucci Mane – Photo Shoot
26. Gucci Mane – Slumber Party
25. Gucci Mane – Lodi Dodi
24. Gucci Mane – Let’s Go To War
23. E-40 feat. Bun-B & Gucci Mane – The Recipe
22. Gucci Mane – I Live in a TV
21. Gucci Mane – Haunted House
20. Gucci Mane – Mr. Perfect
19. Gucci Mane – Feelin’ Myself
18. Gucci Mane – Kill the Parking Lot
17. Remi feat. Gucci Mane – Bubble Up
16. Gucci Mane – I’m A Star
15. Gorilla Zoe ft. Gucci Mane – Georgia
14. Gucci Mane ft. Yung Ralph & Yo Gotti – Bricks
13. Question feat. Gucci Mane – That Boy Bad
12. Gucci Mane – Nickelodeon
11. Gucci Mane – Like a Lambo
10. Gucci Mane – Hot Damn
9. Sino feat. Gucci Mane and Hydro – I’m That Guy
8. Soulja Boy feat. Gucci Mane and Shawty Lo – Gucci Bandana
7. Soulja Boy feat. Gucci Mane – Bands
6. Soulja Boy feat. Gucci Mane and Yo Gotti – Shoppin Spree
5. Gucci Mane & Yo Gotti – Mo Money
4. Gucci Mane – Laughin’
3. Gucci Mane feat. Yo Gotti – Light Show
2. Gucci Mane – Colors
1. Gucci Mane – My Rims Dancin’

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21 responses to “Top 50 Gucci Mane Songs of 2008

  1. What is it about Charles Hamilton that makes him so annoying? Despite the obvious issues of saturation and quality control, I generally really liked the idea of rappers like Gucci & Wayne dropping mixtape after mixtape after mixtape. It seemed like… I dunno, that they really liked rapping and couldnt wait to put some shit down for themselves and their fans.

    Charles Hamilton, on the other hand, I got irritated by his 4th or 5th mixtape.

  2. it’s because for him it’s purely self-marketing, whereas with gucci, of course it’s self-marketing in a way, but it seems much more like his life. hamilton’s mixtapes amount to him colluding with random blogs so they get this buddy-buddy relationship where the blog will post (promote) hamilton songs to the death, and in exchange the blog gets to feel like they’re a major part of why dude is on the cover of XXL and in SPIN and w/e. with gucci, the guy is just rapping because that’s what he does– he made no peep about it this year, whereas all these other guys did and it became “noteworthy.”

  3. you’re being retarded if you’re trying to draw a line between charles hamilton’s ‘market strategy’ and gucci mane’s

  4. gucci mane appears to be himself while charles hamilton appears to be an amalgamation of comment section commando teams from the blogs that pay him too much mind.

    blogs exist because rappers like gucci mane give them content, while charles exists because blogs exist to carry his content. he’s very much after the chicken and the egg, part of the first generation of http://www.symbiotes. i like more of his music than gucci mane’s, but find him far more annoying.

    freeway was top 5 in 08 between his appearances on “white van music” and month of madness

  5. I totally see where you’re coming from – and hamilton’s buzz seems almost completely blog generated, but I don’t know if he’s catering towards blogs in an ultra-cloying manner. I don’t think I could argue that he’s sucking up extra hard as opposed to just engaging with blogs, which probably is like the new radio.

    I still think he’s annoying though. Still cant accurately pinpoint why but for now i’ll say 50% based on that doey-eyed, lazy flow and attitude that he puts on wax. that “oh this shit right here? pssh i just came up tht right off the top right now” The other 50% would be based on the pretense of creating these grand concept-like records. hamiltonization process and what not.

    like david mentioned, it might just boil down to likeability. hate on swagger if you must, but there’s something to be said about plain old charisma

  6. i dont know the last time i was so annoyed with a rapper and their persona.. but charles hamilton is really getting way too much shine for what he’s put out. i’d much rather listen to any of gucci’s tapes or albums than these CH tapes that come out every week. (and i know we probably shouldn’t even be directly comparing the two but whatever). these rappers that saw wayne flood the market think they can do the same but it doesn’t have the same feel at all.

  7. yeah exactly. to me wayne in 06/07 and gucci in 08 had a hunger and a drive for rapping, whereas i think so many of these blog rappers seem to have a hunger for getting famous with rapping being just a vehicle, maybe even incidental. (not that gucci doesn’t want to get famous via rapping, but i think the differences are distinct.)

  8. The Gucci/Hamilton comparisons are plenty apt, as they speak to the disconnect between work-like-big-media blogs and actual magazines and the disconnect the bloggers/editors of said blogs/mags have with most rap fans.

    Gucci is a fucking star amongst serious and casual rap fans that don’t have the internet and still hear shit on the radio or their buddies’ mixtape stash or you know, still buy mixtapes at mom and pop CD stores.

    Hamilton is big and only big amongst people who say stuff like “Now that everybody has the internet….” and have no idea how untrue–and privileged–a statement like that sounds.

    • hey i need to find a song where there is gucci mane sitting around with 4 or 5 other guys and he is the second one to rap on the song. It was a music video about 1 year ago and is this group that has gucci mane in it.

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