Chill Will (feat. Gucci Mane) - Average (Internet, 2011)
Chill Will has made a number of appearances on Gucci and Flocka tapes this year, perhaps most notably handling chorus duties on Flocka’s Spazz Out (a standout from Benjamin Flocka) and Outkast homage Two Dope Boys with Gucci (another standout, this time from Gucci’s stellar WOTWII). Chill Will has shown some wonderful chemistry with Gucci on the couple tracks they’ve appeared on together, which is no surprise as they both share a heavy-drawl and unique pronunciation. Gucci kicks back, and hits his internal rhyme scheme stride once again, bringing back some glimpses of the Gucci we all knew only a couple years ago. Chill Will may not have a verse as strong as Gucci’s, but he remains consistent with two, as well as providing the chorus.
The chorus is very similar to Gucci’s single-adjective choruses of yore, such as Normal or Wonderful. Will manages to use each meaning of the word Average to describe multiple things, using it to dismiss an advancing female as well as tell you how his car is far from average. It seems like each track Will appears on, he supplies the hook, and he’s certainly one of the more talented third-tier Brick Squad members based on this alone. He also stands out from the YG Hooties and Kayo Redds for one very simple reason; in a group full of Flocka-clones, he’s the only one who really seems like a descendant of Gucci.
I’m not saying he’s the heir to Gucci’s throne, but it’d be nice to hear more from Will. A solo mixtape could actually prove his worth, and it’s not like it’s that much of a far shot, since presumably every other member of the Squad has gotten one. I’d love to hear a full project of Chill Will on Southside beats. God knows he wastes enough of them on Frenchie and Kayo.
This beat was also used by Future on Gone To The Moon, off of Street Dreamz. It was produced by Will A Fool (no relation to will.i.am I take it), who has been providing some great beats over on the A1/Freebandz roster.