It wasn’t supposed to be this way man. After being jailed before the release of 2009’s stellar The State vs. Radric Davis, Gucci Mane was supposed to further ascend to the top of the Southern rap game after his release last summer. Instead, this past fall, we got this uneven album that fell way short of expectations. Swizz Beatz’s golden touch was missing on the album’s lead single “Gucci Time”. A joint so sucky that Schoolly D shoulda sued. Although strange grooves like “Haterade” and “Weirdo” are admitted guilty pleasures, the LP was filled with far too many missteps like the cheesy, Ray-J-assisted “Remember When” and Wyclef’s god awful contribution, “ODog”. Is La Flare a menace to society? Time will tell. But it’s definitely clear that dude needs to get his life together before he can think of getting his career back on track.