It’s been 10 years since Gucci Mane released “We Cocky” from his So Icey Boy mixtape, and five since he loosed the Young-Chop-produced “Supa Cocky” on I’m Up. Now the Atlanta rapper is taking charge on “Cocky,” a collaboration with A$AP Rocky and 21 Savage devised specifically for the new basketball comedy Uncle Drew, starring Kyrie Irving, Lil Rel Howery, Nick Kroll, Shaq, Reggie Miller.
Tiffany Haddish, and more. Gucci and 21’s laconic styles are both idiomatic for London on da Track’s ominous, creeping backbeat. Gucci’s last, whispered, and classic-era-Gucci-styled verse (“Gucci is materialistic, he’s too fucking flashy/He smoke when he wanna smoke, think the world is his ashtray”) is worth the price of admission for what might reasonably be considered an unremarkable song.
Rakim Mayers (born October 3, 1988), better known by his stage name ASAP Rocky (stylized as A$AP Rocky), is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, and actor. He is a member of the hip hop group A$AP Mob, from which he adopted his moniker.
Rocky released his debut mixtape Live. Love. A$AP, in 2011 to critical acclaim. The success of his mixtape led to a record deal with Polo Grounds Music, RCA Records, and Sony Music Entertainment. He subsequently recorded his 2013 debut album Long. Live. A$AP, which was also well received by critics and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200.
Ms. Couleé, I’ve come to get it
Gonna go all the way, bitch, don’t forget it
Eyes on the prize, I’m the one to beat
‘Cause I’m sick, and I’m fierce, and…
Bitch, you not me