Gucci Mane at The Electric Factory

Gucci Gucci two times, say it two times! Gucci Mane, Gucci Mane La Flare, Big Guwop, Mr. Zone 6, Trap God. You could hear “Brr!” being screamed from excited fans eager to head into the Electric Factory to catch the much anticipated Gucci Mane ‘Trap Lord’ tour on April 25th.

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After catching Gucci’s set at Coachella the weekend before, I was extremely excited to see a true Brick Squad family affair. Gucci being released from prison in May of 2016 has had trap fans eager for a tour of this caliber which also includes Playboi Carti and Dreezy. Following the releases of three solo projects (Everybody Looking, Woptober, and The Return of East Atlanta Santa) Gucci released single ‘Drop Top Wizop Freestyle’ to prepare for the release of his eleventh studio album.

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Chicago singer/rapper Dreezy hit the stage and showcased for the Philly crowd why she’s a rising star to watch in the industry. She dropped several of her better known singles like ‘Body’ and ‘We Gon Ride’, getting the crowd thoroughly hyped up.

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As I keep up with Playboi Carti, who also hails from Atlanta, I was eager to watch him perform some of the songs I had been jamming out to for weeks. In a typical turn up fashion, Playboi Carti only preformed for a short period of time before exiting the stage. Although we didn’t get an extended set, what he did drop got the entire Electric Factory crowd using their trap-arms for good.

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Those in attendance felt free to get down and dirty to the trap legend. Guwop, performed staples like ‘Lemonade’, ‘My Kitchen’, and ‘Wasted’, and the crowd was hype enough to feel like they were a part of the 1017 movement. The lights dimmed as Gucci exited the stage and so I started to head towards the exit, unsure if the concert was ending early. Then, I heard a special announcement that PnB Rock was in the building, and was coming out to perform. ‘Selfish’ was dropped as everyone had their phones out to record the legendary moment. Complete with fire beats, the legendary Trap Lord, and some great opening acts, it was apparent that everyone in the crowd loved the event. Gucci Mane is not an act to miss because, “Yaaaaaaaaa. It’s Gucci, Brrrrrr!” Gucci and company brought the flavor of Atlanta to Philadelphia and it was exactly what the Electric Factory crowd was yearning for.

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[Photos by Alex Paterson-Jones]

[Article by Alyssa Anderson]

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