Yesterday, Gucci Mane decided to kick off the new year with a loose cut titled “Fake Friends,” which samples the classic Whodini cut “Friends” and, as the title quickly reveals, sees the Atlanta legend giving some advice to his son Ice about those that aren’t really who they claim to be within your circle:
“I remember in the pen’, I didn’t have much friends, some people thought I do twenty, some said I do ten, please protect me from my enemies and so-called friends, they never thought that I’d be bad, but it was all God’s plan, no commissary, let ’em in them four damn visits, wouldn’t be surprised now that Guwop won’t kick it, got married when I got out, that was my single best decision, now I’m like, ‘Fuck a friend, I need one like a co-defendant’…”
Courtesy of Omar The Director comes a matching visual for “Fake Friends” that shows a heavily-jeweled Guwop delivering his bars to Ice in difference locations — in a dark room, within a beautifully colored Rolls-Royce with Ice’s name emblazoned near the rocker panel, and while sifting through a personalized children’s book for his one-year-old.
“Fake Friends” follows a recent clip for Gucci’s heartfelt tribute to Young Dolph (titled “Long Live Dolph“), a standout from the 1017 head honcho’s holiday drop So Icy Christmas. The project contained 17 cuts and notable contributions from Enchanting, BigWalkDog, Big Scarr, Hotboy Wes, BiC Fizzle, and DJ Chose. This year also saw him unveil another 1017 compilation (So Icy Boyz) and his fifteenth solo LP Ice Daddy, the latter of which came with 17 tracks — an intentional amount, presumably — and collaborations alongside Dolph, Peewee Longway, Project Pat, 2 Chainz, E-40, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Baby, Pooh Shiesty, and more.
Press play on Gucci Mane‘s “Fake Friends” video below.
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