I Showed U So

Yo Gotti x DJ Drama


Yo Gotti has been on my radar since the Concealed mixtape. While I’m not as much of a fan of any of his mainstream commercial work, due to the generic context, this album has a decent sound. Probably because it’s not a mainstream release, it’s a mixtape. Actually, it’s a follow-up to his widely acclaimed Gangsta Grillz mixtape I Told U So, released in 2006. The production value is great. DJ Drama’s beat work is solid. Not revolutionary, but solid. There’s a Rolls Royce on the cover, but because the album isn’t oversaturated with autotune I feel as if that’s a good trade off, or compromise. With appearances by Slim Thug, Young Buck, and Lil Keke, the album has some variety. Having achieved five consecutive Top-10 album debuts on the Billboard Top 200 and his own label, CMG, Yo Gotti continues to make his mark in the music industry. This album stands as a testimony to the release that launched his career and afforded him the ability to parlay each subsequent effort into other equitable ventures. Such as a 6% stake in D.C. United, which is D.C.’s MLS soccer team, real estate, and a restaurant called Privé. As far as this release, the end product is alright. It’s not Concealed, but it‘s definitely listenable.