Less than a month after teaming up with Lil Baby for his latest single “All Dz Chainz,” Gucci Mane returns with a music video for his new song “Dissin the Dead.”After recently shocking rap fans by disrespecting the dead, Gucci Mane appears to have had a change of heart.
The track, which was produced by ATL Jacob, TM88, TooDope, and Akachi, finds Guwop voicing his remorse for playing a part in sparking the trend, as he drawls, “I know I should be more careful with the sh*t that I said/ I feel like I started a trend, they never gon’ stop/ They gon’ keep dissin’ the dead.”
The lyrics reference Gucci’s habit of name-dropping rappers who’ve died, particularly Pookie Loc, a rapper signed to Jeezy’s label, whom Gucci rapped about on his recent single with Lil Durk, “Rumors.”
“Dissin the Dead” is the latest in a string of singles Gucci has dropped this year, following “Serial Killers,” “Blood All On It,” featuring Key Glock and the late Young Dolph, “Publicity Stunt,” “Rumors,” featuring Lil Durk, “Mrs. Davis,” and “All Dz Chainz.”
Over the past decade, rap artists and their affiliates speaking ill of the dead has become commonplace, with some going as far as desecrating their foe’s grave in certain instances. In his own 2012 song, “The Truth,” Gucci referenced Pookie Loc, an affiliate of former rival Young Jeezy who was killed by Gucci in self-defense during a 2005 home invasion. In 2020, during his Verzuz battle against Jeezy, Guwop infamously rehashed the topic by playing “The Truth” as one of his selections during the evening.