Joining forces with producer Metro Boomin, Gucci Mane celebrated his first year of freedom after incarceration with Drop Top Wop, a ten-track collaborative effort with the St. Louis trap-beat master recorded over just two days. His eighth release to arrive following his stint in jail, Drop Top Wop includes a trio of tracks featuring high-profile guests like Offset ("Met Gala"), 2 Chainz and Young Dolph ("Both Eyes Closed"), and Rick Ross ("Loss 4 Wrdz"). These highlights bring variety and help break the occasional monotony that might set in after long stretches of Guwop's languid flow and Metro Boomin's hypnotic production. For those in search of choice nuggets in the prolific artist's intimidating discography, standouts include the horny "Helpless," the funhouse synth "Tho," and the ominous dollhouse vibe of "Dance with the Devil." Overall, while a worthwhile inclusion in Gucci's catalog, Drop Top Wop is most likely to be appreciated primarily by the Wop faithful still hungry after a dizzying seven releases within one year. The effortless collection is yet another victory lap for the reborn rapper, ideal for celebratory cruising with the top down while shaking the streets with Metro Boomin's rumbling beats.
AllMusic Review by Neil Z. Yeung