Yo Gotti Goes Back To His Roots On ‘White Friday (CM9)’ Mixtape
Yo Gotti is coming off the biggest year of his rap career. In 2016, the Memphis rapper scored his first No. 1 hit song with the entertaining — and radio-friendly, “Down in the DM.”
As the year comes to a close, the rapper born Mario Mims linked on a business deal with Jay Z’s Roc Nation. Today (Dec. 23), Gotti released the 9th installment of his Cocaine Muzik series with White Friday (CM9). On the 11-track project, Gotti glides through rhymes about rules of the streets such as loyalty and patience. And the No. 1 rule, of course–get the money.
Noteworthy songs include “81,” “Power of Money,” and “Lifestyle,” Castro,” Weatherman,” among others. On the fast-paced and autobiographical “Power of Money” Gotti raps about buying his way of a half-million dollar record deal.
“I heard it’s over for trap niggas/Word to these rap niggas/Word to the Internet/I never been into to that/I know niggas who doing life sentences/Some of the innocent/But they’ll never tell on their man (where them niggas at?)/Who came through in that drop heavy before the deal? (me)/Who brought himself out his contract for half-a-mil (me)?…”
Recently, Gotti and the hip-hop community lost a mover and shaker, Mel Carter. Carter managed Gotti and was also instrumental in shaping the career of Wu-Tang Clan. The cause of Carter’s death is still unknown. Rappers such as French Montana, T.I. and 2 Chainz have shown their condolences. On the solemn track “What Happened,” Gotti keeps Carter’s spirit alive. The CMG boss raps about meeting Carter and taking his advice on various matters–like touring and working with Kanye West– that ultimately moved Gotti’s career forward.
Fans can stream White Friday (CM9) below and cop it on iTunes. The mixtape features the likes of Kodak Black, Blac Youngsta, LounchMoney Lewis, Kanye West, Big Sean, and others.