After the release of their first Everyone album post-prison Looking again in July, the ever prolific Gucci Mane has surprised its fans once again, this time with a completely free to listen opening of its LP tracking, Woptober .
The album was originally scheduled for release in October 17, but always aware of his followers, Guwop pushed the release date forward by three days.
Like an impatient child on Christmas morning, the rapper said he could not wait to share the record for most time and this, according to Gucci, was for the fans.
First, the trap of God reserved restaurant Finga DJ Khaled Licking in Miami for an impromptu audition and part “fan appreciation”:
MIAMI I’m buying out Finger Lickin’ for everyone that wants to come through and listen to #WOPTOBER before it drops tonight! pic.twitter.com/TI58Q1XxjP
Before then, sharing some further Twitter love:
I jus wanted to show the fans I appreciate them so that’s why I dropped #WOPTOBER for free
Still, when something is billed as “free” in music, it’s probably best to exercise a degree of caution. For example, Chance the Rapper’s Coloring Book was billed as free, but only on the basis you were a paid-up member of Apple’s $14.99 per month Apple Music platform. Woptober, however, has been made available not only via paid channels but also Gucci’s official YouTube account:
In some cases, free really does mean free, then.
Bump the album — which also features collaborations from Travis Scott, Young Dolph, and Rick Ross —́ above, and then head over here to watch Gucci go shopping for some sneakers.