What is it to feel like Gucci Mane? The Atlanta-based Dirty South MC has been to jail, faced murder charges, loved poetry as a young teen, and we can’t forget his ice cream cone face tattoo. He could be a gentle soul with anger issues, an angry person with a soft spot for frozen treats, or none of the above—regardless, he’s probably not the best guy to have mad at you. That’s why, Brooklyn glam-trash band Plaid Dracula, are really sticking their necks out on their new song “Apologies to Gucci Mane.”
It starts with a “Nanny Nanny Boo Boo” type chant: “I feel like Gucci Mane, Gucci Mane, Mane, Mane.” It eggs you on in a, “you don’t know where this is going” kind of way. Then Plaid Dracula kick it into full gear with rapid rhyming, dance-able beats, and a signature glam rock guitar line. What makes the song perfect though, is it's ability to transform itself on such a small scale. Coming in under three minutes the song ducks into acapella claps, revs up with strung out vocals, then takes off in explosive and tight harmonies. This band knows its scene. The key to being a glam-trash band in Brooklyn? Don't take yourself too seriously, but seriously enough to make sure there are plenty of hilarious song titles to go around and to always be in uniform: plaid and eyeliner.
Plaid Dracula’s full album comes out in September and the rest of the tracks have equally witty names. I’m particularly curious about, “Good Lord, Be My Uber.”
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