Gucci Mane scored his first No. 1 song yesterday via his feature verse on Rae Sremmurd's "Black Beatles," and he celebrated not with a song but with a whole surprise EP. Free Bricks 2 (Zone 6 Edition) is a Future collaboration clocking in at six songs/20 minutes. It's the sequel to their 2011 mixtape Free Bricks; it's not to be confused with Guwop's other Free Bricks 2 mixtape, the 2013 Young Scooter collab without the (Zone 6 Edition) tacked on.
Stream the new Gucci Mane/Future EP here:
In tandem with the EP's late Monday night release, Gucci told Miss Info he and Future recorded the whole thing on Sunday night in Atlanta. "This is the freshest it can get," La Flare said. "These joints ain’t even 24 hours old. That’s like bringing you in the studio with us.”
Free Bricks 2 (Zone 6 Edition) has production from the holy trinity of Metro Boomin, Zaytoven and Southside. Guwop laid out the origin story in more detail for Miss Info, saying:
"We ditched our entourages, we didn’t book my usual studio, or his usual studio. There was like this positive competition in the room. I’d hear him go in on a verse, and I knew I had to step up. ... We talked about recording some more, adding more songs. But I didn’t want to overthink it or over-plan things. Even Future didn’t think we were dropping this tonight."
Gucci has The Return of East Atlanta Santa dropping Dec. 16, following last month's Wobtoper and July's post-prison comeback Everybody Looking. Future is building up to his and Zaytoven's Beast Mode 16 mixtape, leading with the Drake-featuring "Used to This."
Watch Future and Metro Boomin's sit-down with Fuse: