Gucci Mane, Childhood, Career, Personal Life, & More


Gucci Mane is a hip-hop singer whose real name is RADIC DELANTIC DAVIS. He was born on February 12,1980 in Bessemer, Alabama. Gucci Mane is a recording musician who helped to establish 'trap music,' a hip-hop subgenre. Gucci Mane began writing verses as a child, and at the age of 14, he began experimenting with rap music. He self-released an album called 'Trap House,' which included the song "Icy," which included his friend and rapper Young Jeezy on vocals. Though the song was highly appreciated by music fans, the young rappers' partnership came to a halt after an ugly feud over the single's copyrights. Gucci was charged with murder after one of his employees used a pistol against a ragtag group of people who were reportedly trying to take over his 'So Icy' brand. When Gucci was already in the court, he was charged with assaulting a nightclub promoter for the second time. He was finally released from jail after serving a six-month term for mugging when the murder charge was dismissed due to insufficient evidence. He released his second album, 'Hard to Kill,' shortly after, followed by a stream of indie albums and studio recordings over the next few years. Gucci's professional career has seen him record and release several mixtapes, as well as appear in a few films. 

1 . Childhood & Early Life : 

Gucci Mane's parents divorced when he was a child, and he was raised by his mother. He immigrated to Atlanta with his mother when he was nine years old. As a child, Gucci Mane showed a talent for writing lyrics, but it wasn't until he was 14 years old that he began rapping. When Gucci was 22, he produced the album 'La Flare' on the record label 'Str8 Drop Records.' Approximately 1000 CDs of this record were made available to the general public. In 2002, he inked a deal with SYS Records as an associate member of 'Sign Yourself Click,' and co-founded his own record label, 'LaFlare Entertainment,' with Zaytoven, a record producer and DJ. Following that, he relocated to New York in the hopes of securing a distribution deal, but he returned home empty-handed. 

After meeting Big Cat, the head honcho of Big Cat Records, he recorded and released the single "Black Tee" after reaching an agreement. He also teamed up with Young Jeezy, a rising local rapper, and the two collaborated on the song "So Icy." Gucci continued to work in secret, obtaining an album distribution deal with Tommy Boy Records as he prepared to release his debut indie album, 'Trap House.'

2 . Career :  

Gucci's first independent album, 'Trap House,' came out in 2006 and featured the song 'So Icy,' which he co-wrote with Jeezy. Despite the lack of pomp and excitement surrounding the album's debut, it went on to chart in the top 20 hits of the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop charts.  For an indie album, 'Trap House' reached the top of the Billboard Heatseekers Chart, which was a remarkable achievement. However, there was a heated feud between Jeezy and Gucci about securing the track's rights, which resulted in their split.

Gucci's second independent album, 'Hard to Kill,' was released in 2006, and featured the hit single "Freaky Gurl," which reached number 12 on the Hot Rap Tracks chart. In 2007, he released his debut commercial label record, 'Back to the Trap House,' which contained a remix of "Freaky Gurl."  Gucci Mane signed a record deal contract with Warner Bros. Recordings in May 2009. Gucci sang backup vocals on a number of tunes and song remixes, including Maria Carey's "Obsessed." On December 8, 2009, Warner Bros Records published his second studio album, 'The State vs. Radric Davis.' 

Gucci announced a name change for his record label after serving a jail sentence for breaking probation. His label, formerly known as 'So Icey Entertainment,' changed its name to '1017 Brick Squad Records. On September 28, 2010, his third studio album, 'The Appeal: Georgia's Most Wanted,' was released. On August 6, 2010, he revealed the album's first single, "Gucci Time," on his MySpace page. Gucci's 10th EP, 'The Return of Mr. Zone 6', was published in 2011 and reached number 18 on the Billboard 200, making it his highest-charting album to date. On the Rap and R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts, 'The Return of Mr. Zone 6' came in second and eighth, respectively. Gucci collaborated with 'Waka Flocka Flame' and 'V-Nasty' to record and release albums like 'Ferrari Boyz' and 'BAYTL' in 2011. In 2012, Future, 2 Chainz, Jadakiss, Waka Flocka Flame, Rocko, and Yo Gotti released the mixed tape 'Trap Back,' which featured rap bands and rappers such as Future, 2 Chainz, Jadakiss, Waka Flocka Flame, Rocko, and Yo Gotti.

Gucci also released two mixed tapes in 2012, titled 'I'm Up' and 'Trap God.' 'Trap God' featured frequent collaborators such as 'Birdman,' 'Meek Mill,' 'Future,' 'Rick Ross,' and 'Waka Flocka Flame,' among others.

Gucci announced in 2013 that he'd be releasing a whole new studio album called 'Trap House III,' which would be the ultimate in the 'Trap House' series, after releasing four more mixtapes. He also announced the release of a new album called 'Mr. GuWop,' which features Marilyn Manson, a close buddy, and industrial rock artist.

Gucci said on June 5, 2013, that his record label, '1017 Brick Squad,' will release an album called 'Big Money Talk,' which would be an assortment of tracks produced by a group of rappers. The fact that 1017 Brick Squad's distribution deal with Atlanta Records was in jeopardy also made the rounds.  Due to Gucci's arrest and subsequent admission to rehab, the commercial release of his collaboration album 'Mr. GuWop' was postponed indefinitely. On December 25, 2013, Gucci released 'The State vs. Radric Davis II: The Caged Bird Sings,' which was his ninth studio album in a row.

Gucci was at his most productive between 2014 and 2016, releasing close to 30 mixtapes, as well as digital recordings and collaborative albums. 'Young Thugga Mane La Flare,' 'Big Gucci Sosa,' 'East Atlanta Santa,' and '1017 Mafia: Incarcerated' are among his mixtapes.

Gucci's 9th studio album, 'Everybody Looking,' was released on July 22, 2016, after he completed a nearly three-year prison sentence. He collaborated with Rae Sremmurd on the tune "Black Beatles," which reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 in November 2016. Gucci's debut chart-topping single was "Black Beatles," which reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100. On October 14, 2016, he released his tenth indie album, 'Woptober,' and closed the year with his tenth studio album, 'The Return of East Atlanta Santa.' Gucci Mane has also made an appearance on the big screen, appearing in a number of films, including 'Birds of a Feather,' 'Spring Breakers,' and 'Gucci Mane-The Lost Footage.'

3 . Personal Life & Legacy :

Although being a talented and diverse rap musician and lyricist, Gucci's professional career has been limited by his erratic behavior, which has landed him in jail on multiple occasions. He was originally caught in 2001 on allegations of cocaine possession, according to reports.

Four years later, in 2005, Gucci Mane, while out with his pals, opened fire on another group, killing one of them in self-defense. After he turned himself into the authorities on his own, he was charged with murder. In 2006, he was released due to a lack of evidence.