Gucci Mane is grieving the loss of his friend and frequent collaborator Young Dolph. On his latest mixtape, So Icy Christmas, a compilation project with his 1017 label artists — Gucci dedicated the last song to his pal Flippa.
On the emotional tribute track, “Long Live Dolph,”Gucci reflects on his relationship with the 36-year-old rapper as he delivers sound bars discussing Dolph’s legacy.
Over the Metro Boomin and Zaytoven-produced beat Gucci raps: “Can’t be quiet and go silent, life violent, we still outside. Hurt me inside, I can’t hide it, it’s hard to hide. Being a trap rapper, it’s a miracle if you survive. Every day I pray and thank the Lord that I’m still alive.”
“When it comes to legends, Dolph forever in my top five. Real street nigga, never had to tell lies…I done shed so many tears, I had to hit the mic and vent. I pull up, it’s an event, we pull up, this how it went,” Gucci raps.
Since Friday (Dec. 17) fans of both rappers have taken to social media with several reactions to the song.
“Gucci Mane Long Live Dolph got me in my feelings #LongLiveDolph,” one person tweeted.
“Gucci Mane slid like a mf on that Long Live Dolph,” one Twitter user wrote.
“Gucci Mane went crazy on Long Live Dolph,” another tweet reads.
The Pandora Music account tweeted, “@gucci1017’s “Long Live Dolph” has us in our feelings.”
Another person tweeted,“This song got me holding back tears man. @gucci1017 one of the realest ever, long live dolph.”
“Metro & Zay on tha Long Live Dolph … & @gucci1017 with tha flooowww OMGGGGGG,”@iDB340 tweeted.
“Gucci mane went so hard on Long Live Dolph, a real friend,” @FlyasNiaa tweeted.
“Long live dolph on repeat thanks @gucci1017,” another tweeter wrote.
As REVOLT reported, Young Dolph was fatally shot on Nov. 17 outside of Makeda’s Cookies in his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee. His family, friends and fans celebrated his life at his public memorial on Thursday (Dec. 16) at the FedExForum.
Listen to Gucci Mane’s heartfelt tribute “Long Live Dolph” below:
Gucci Mane slid like a mf on that Long Live Dolph pic.twitter.com/LuigEkDyoI
— 💜MAMBAKOBE4L💛💭📍 (@Mambakobe4lW) December 17, 2021
Wait this Long Live Dolph track has me ready to shed a tear 😭 god I love gucci mane #SoIcyChristmas
— celly cimone (@cellyycimonee) December 18, 2021
Gucci Mane went crazy on Long Live Dolph.
— Jit the Beast (@JitTheBeast) December 17, 2021
— Pandora (@pandoramusic) December 18, 2021
— diggity (@617diggity) December 17, 2021
Metro & Zay on tha Long Live Dolph … & @gucci1017 with tha flooowww OMGGGGGG 🥲🥲🥲🥲🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
— ✨♐️BIGHOMIE♐️✨ (@iDB340) December 17, 2021
Gucci mane went so hard on Long Live Dolph, a real friend 🥺
— N I A🦋 (@FlyasNiaa) December 19, 2021