Gucci Mane Biography
Gucci Mane known by his stage name Gucci Mane, is an American rapper. In 2007, Gucci Mane founded 1017 Records. He helped pioneer the hip hop subgenre trap music, alongside fellow Atlanta-based rappers T.I. and Young Jeezy.
Mane Music Career
In 2005, Davis released his independent debut album entitled Trap House, which featured the single “Icy” with Young Jeezy. Trap House may not have arrived with the fanfare of other LP’s from that time, but was considered a success for an independent artist.
The official remix of “Freaky Gurl” featuring Ludacris and Lil’ Kim was included on his 2007 commercial debut album Back to the Trap House. Gucci Mane appeared on OJ da Juiceman’s “Make Tha Trap Say Aye” and began working on various mixtapes.Gucci Mane signed to Warner Bros. Records in May 2009.
He appeared on remixes of the songs “Boom Boom Pow” by The Black Eyed Peas, “Obsessed” by Mariah Carey and “5 Star Chick” by Yo Gotti and made a guest appearance on Mario’s “Break Up” (he has made 17 guest appearances total in 2009).
After being released from jail, Gucci Mane stated that he would start or change the label name from So Icey Entertainment to 1017 Brick Squad Records. The Appeal: Georgia’s Most Wanted, was released on September 28, 2010.The first single from this release was titled “Gucci Time”,produced by Swizz Beatz. It premiered on Gucci Mane’s official MySpace page on August 6.The single also features Swizz Beatz and was released to US urban radio stations on August 24, 2010.
On March 18, 2011, Gucci Mane released his 10th EP, The Return of Mr. Zone 6, mostly produced by Drumma Boy. It debuted at #18 on the Billboard 200, and is his highest charting EP. The album also debuted at #2 on the Rap albums chart and #8 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. He also released a collaboration album with Waka Flocka Flamenamed Ferrari Boyz on August 5, Gucci’s first collaboration album.
On February 12, 2013, Gucci Mane released his anticipated mixtape Trap God 2. By the end of March, Gucci released three more mixtapes – Free Bricks 2 with Young Scooter, Trap Back 2 and EastAtlantaMemphis with Young Dolph. It was announced in February 2013 by Gucci Mane himself that he was releasing a new studio album entitled Trap House III, the third and final version of his Trap House series.
In September 2016, Gucci Mane collaborated with Rae Sremmurd on the single “Black Beatles” which in November 2016 reached number-one on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Gucci Mane’s first number-one single as a featured artist.The song was described by Billboard as “… [the] unexpected commercial high point for Gucci…”as it topped the Billboard Hot 100 for 7 non-consecutive weeks between November 2016 and January 2017.
He released Woptober on October 14, 2016 and released a side project called Free Bricks 2 with Future.
His tenth studio album, “The Return of East Atlanta Santa” was released December 16, 2016.
On May 26, 2017, Gucci released “Droptopwop”, a collaborative mixtape with Metro Boomin. The 10 track mixtape’s features include Rick Ross, Offset of Migos, Young Dolph and 2 Chainz.
In August 2017, Gucci announced his eleventh studio album, “Mr. Davis”. The album was released on October 13, 2017. The album features his song “I Get the Bag” featuring Migos, which peaked at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming his most successful single as a solo artist to date.
Davis married Keyshia Ka’oir on October 17, 2017.
Davis disclosed in his autobiography in September 2017 that he has a ten-year-old son.
Gucci Mane Songs
Gucci Mane debuted with Trap House, followed by his second and third albums, Hard to Kill and Trap-A-Thon in 2006. His fourth album, Back to the Trap House was released in 2007. In 2009, Gucci Mane released his sixth studio album, The State vs. Radric Davis, going on to become his first gold certified album.
Gucci Mane has released dozens of mixtapes and has worked with artists such as Drake, Lil Wayne, Omarion, Mariah Carey and Young Jeezy. His 2016 collaboration with Rae Sremmurd, titled “Black Beatles”, provided Gucci Mane with his first number-one single on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.Mane Photos
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