Social media users are understandably calling out rapper Gucci Mane following the release of the Atlanta rapper’s latest single, “Dissin the Dead.” The track finds Gucci addressing his past mistakes of speaking ill of his peers who have passed away as he calls on other artists in the rap industry to do the same.
Gucci Mane quietly shared a new song on what would’ve been Young Dolph’s 37th birthday. The Memphis, Tennessee-born emcee was shot and killed last November in his hometown while making a purchase inside Makeda’s Homemade Butter Cookies.
“I know I should be more careful with the sh-t that I said,” Gucci raps in the uptempo track, which has already received over 36,000 views on YouTube since its posting on Thursday, July 28. “I feel like I started a trend, they never gon’ stop/They gon’ keep dissin’ the dead,” the “Weird” rapper continued.
Many of Gucci’s fans applauded the “Pillz” rapper’s effort to steer the conversation around hip-hop in a positive direction, including one Twitter user who wrote, “It’s actually a stand up thing to do, seeing as he pretty much invented dissin dead ‘opps.’ Gotta clean up what you mess up tho, I just hope the young ones care to listen.”
Several other users attempted to bring up the “First Day Out” rapper’s long history of name-dropping the