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Gucci Mane (Radric Delantic Davis) is an American hip hop singer and recording artist who has pioneered ‘trap music’—a subgenre of hip hop

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BirthdayFebruary 12, 1980
NationalityAmerican
FamousSingers, Hip Hop Singers
City/StateAlabama
Known asRadric Delantic Davis
Founder / Co-Founder
  • 1017 Records
Birth PlaceBessemer, Alabama, United States
Height189cm
GenderMale
Net Worth$15 million as of Jan 17,2017
Sun SignAquarius
Born inBessemer, Alabama, United States
Famous asHip Hop Singer
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Who is Gucci Mane?

Radric Delantic Davis professionally known as Gucci Mane is an American hip hop singer and recording artist who has pioneered ‘trap music’—a subgenre of hip hop. His actual name is Radric Delantic Davis and Gucci Mane is his stage name. He took to writing verses during his childhood, began experimenting with rap music when he was 14 years old. He released an album named ‘Trap House’ on his own that featured the number “Icy” in which his colleague and rapper Young Jeezy lent his vocals. Though the song was well received by music buffs and enthusiasts, the promising rappers’ collaboration fell apart as they had an ugly spat over the copyrights to the single. Soon after, Gucci was indicted with murder after one of his colleagues used a firearm against a motley group who were allegedly attempting to usurp his brand ‘So Icy’. While Gucci was still on trial, he was yet again slapped with charges of battering the promoter of a nightclub. Following the dismissal of the murder case due to insufficient evidence, he was eventually released from jail after serving a six-month sentence for mugging. Shortly after, he unveiled his second album ‘Hard to Kill’ which was followed by the release of a string of indie albums and studio recordings in the subsequent years. Gucci has recorded and made public countless mixed tapes as well as featured in a couple of movies in his professional career so far.

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Childhood & Early Life

Radric Delantic Davis with stage name Gucci Mane was born in Birmingham county of Alabama on 12 February 1980. His parents separated and he was raised by his mother. At the age of nine, he moved to Atlanta with his mother.

He demonstrated a flair for penning verses as a child but took to rapping when he was 14 years old.

Gucci released an album ‘La Flare’ under the record label ‘Str8 Drop Records’ in 2001 when he was 22. Approximately 1000 CDs of this album were distributed publicly.

In 2002, he, as an associate member of ‘Sign Yourself Click’, signed a deal with SYS Records and also established his recording label ‘LaFlare Entertainment’ by teaming up with Zaytoven, record producer and DJ. Thereafter, he shifted base to New York with the objective of clinching a distribution contract but came back home empty handed.

Following his introduction to Big Cat, the head honcho of Big Cat Records, he recorded and unveiled a track “Black Tee” after finalizing a deal. He also joined forces with Young Jeezy, a budding local rapper and together they released a song “So Icy”.

Gucci carried on working secretly, signing an album distribution contract with Tommy Boy Records while getting ready to launch, ‘Trap House’ his first indie album.

Career

Gucci’s first indie record ‘Trap House’ was released in 2006 which included the track ‘So Icy’ which he had sung with Jeezy. Though the LP was not released with fanfare and flourish, the album went on to secure a position in the top 20 hits of Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop charts.

'Trap House’ climbed to the top of the Billboard Heartseekers Chart which was remarkably laudable for an indie album. However, there was a bitter wrangle between Jeezy and Gucci with regards to acquiring the rights for the track resulting in their parting ways.

Gucci’s second independent album, ‘Hard to Kill’ was up for sale in 2006; the album included the popular single “Freaky Gurl” which eventually claimed the 12th spot on Hot Rap Tracks.

His first commercial label release was ‘Back to the Trap House’ unveiled in 2007 that included a remix of “Freaky Gurl”.

In May 2009, Gucci Mane secured a recording deal with Warner Bros. Records. Gucci featured as a guest singer on several tracks and song remixes including Maria Carey’s “Obsessed”. Warner Bros Records released his second studio record ‘The State vs. Radric Davis’ on 8 December 2009.

Gucci, after serving a jail sentence for violating probation, announced a name change of his record label. His label which was originally known as ‘So Icey Entertainment’ came to be known as ‘1017 Brick Squad Records’.

His third studio record ‘The Appeal: Georgia’s Most Wanted’ came out in 2010 on 28 September 2010. “Gucci Time” the opening track from the album debuted on his MySpace profile on 6 August 2010.

In 2011, Gucci released his 10th EP ‘The Return of Mr. Zone 6’; the EP debuted at number 18 on Billboard 200 and till date it is his topmost charting album. ‘The Return of Mr. Zone 6’ secured the 2nd and 8th spots on Rap and R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts respectively.

Gucci recorded and released albums like ‘Ferrari Boyz’ and ‘BAYTL’ by collaborating with ‘Waka Flocka Flame’ and ‘V-Nasty’ correspondingly in 2011.

A mixed tape ‘Trap Back’ followed in 2012 featuring rap bands and rappers including ‘Future’, ‘2 Chainz’, ‘Jadakiss, ‘Waka Flocka Flame’, ‘Rocko’ and ‘Yo Gotti’.

In 2012, Gucci also came up with the mixed tapes titled ‘I’m Up’ and ‘Trap God’. ‘Trap God’ featured prominent rappers ‘Birdman’, ‘Meek Mill’, ‘Future’, ‘Rick Ross’, and ‘Waka Flocka Flame’ with whom he collaborated recurrently.

In 2013, after releasing another 4 mixtapes, Gucci proclaimed that he’d soon be unveiling a brand new studio album named ‘Trap House III’ which incidentally would be the ultimate in the ‘Trap House’ series. He also declared the unveiling of another album named ‘Mr GuWop’ featuring his close friend and industrial rock artist, Marilyn Manson.

On 5 June 2013, Gucci declared that an album named ‘Big Money Talk’ comprising an anthology of tracks composed by a group of rappers would be released under his record label ‘1017 Brick Squad’. That 1017 Brick Squad’s distribution pact with Atlanta Records was on the rocks also somehow leaked out.

The commercial release of his collaborative album ‘Mr. GuWop’ was postponed ad infinitum owing to Gucci’s imprisonment and his subsequent admission in a rehab. Gucci proceeded to release ‘The State vs. Radric Davis II: The Caged Bird Sings’, on 25th December 2013 which was his tenth successive studio record.

The years 2014 to 2016 saw Gucci at his prolific best as he released closed to 30 mixtapes, apart from unveiling digital records, and collaborative albums. Prominent amongst his mixtapes include ‘Young Thugga Mane La Flare’, ‘Big Gucci Sosa’, East Atlanta Santa’, and ‘1017 Mafia: Incarcerated’.

On July 22, 2016, Gucci released his 9th studio album, ‘Everybody Looking’, after serving a prison sentence that kept him in confinement for nearly 3 years. He partnered with Rae Sremmurd to collaborate on a single “Black Beatles” that charted to the top of Billboard Hot 100 in November 2016.

”Black Beatles” was Gucci’s first single that attained the number one position on the Billboard Hot 100. He released his 10th indie album ‘Woptober’ on 14 October 2016 and ended the year on a high note by coming up with his 10th studio record ‘The Return of East Atlanta Santa’.

Gucci Mane has also made his presence felt on the big screen, featuring in numerous movies, notable amongst these being ‘Birds of a Feather’ ‘Spring Breakers’, and ‘Gucci Mane-The Lost Footage’.

Major Works

Gucci in his professional career, starting from 2004 till date, has composed, recorded, and released a comprehensive array of single tracks, indie, studio, and collaborative albums as well as mixtapes. His noteworthy releases include ‘Trap House’, ‘Hard to Kill’, ‘Trap-A-Thon’, ‘Murder was the Case’, ‘Ferrari Boyz’, and ‘Black Beatles’.

Personal Life & Legacy

Despite being a creative and versatile rap artist and songwriter, Gucci’s professional career suffered several setbacks because of his wayward ways which kept him behind bars occasionally. He was reported to have been apprehended for the first time in 2001 on charges of possessing cocaine.

Four years later, in 2005, Gucci Mane while hanging out with his friends, fired at another group resulting in the death of one in an act of self-defense. Murder charges were leveled against him after he surrendered to the legal authorities on his own. He was released in 2006 owing to insufficient evidence.

Trivia

In 2013, Gucci posted a string of defamatory tweets on Twitter against several hip-hop artists and rappers including but not limited to Nicki Minaj, Jay Z, and Kendrick. He made claims of being sexually involved with the girlfriends of the aforementioned rappers.

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Gucci Mane biography timelines

  • // 12th Feb 1980
    Radric Delantic Davis with stage name Gucci Mane was born in Birmingham county of Alabama on 12 February 1980. His parents separated and he was raised by his mother. At the age of nine, he moved to Atlanta with his mother.
  • // 2001
    Gucci released an album ‘La Flare’ under the record label ‘Str8 Drop Records’ in 2001 when he was 22. Approximately 1000 CDs of this album were distributed publicly.
  • // 2001
    Despite being a creative and versatile rap artist and songwriter, Gucci’s professional career suffered several setbacks because of his wayward ways which kept him behind bars occasionally. He was reported to have been apprehended for the first time in 2001 on charges of possessing cocaine.
  • // 2002
    In 2002, he, as an associate member of ‘Sign Yourself Click’, signed a deal with SYS Records and also established his recording label ‘LaFlare Entertainment’ by teaming up with Zaytoven, record producer and DJ. Thereafter, he shifted base to New York with the objective of clinching a distribution contract but came back home empty handed.
  • // 2004
    Gucci in his professional career, starting from 2004 till date, has composed, recorded, and released a comprehensive array of single tracks, indie, studio, and collaborative albums as well as mixtapes. His noteworthy releases include ‘Trap House’, ‘Hard to Kill’, ‘Trap-A-Thon’, ‘Murder was the Case’, ‘Ferrari Boyz’, and ‘Black Beatles’.
  • // 2005 To 2006
    Four years later, in 2005, Gucci Mane while hanging out with his friends, fired at another group resulting in the death of one in an act of self-defense. Murder charges were leveled against him after he surrendered to the legal authorities on his own. He was released in 2006 owing to insufficient evidence.
  • // 2006
    Gucci’s first indie record ‘Trap House’ was released in 2006 which included the track ‘So Icy’ which he had sung with Jeezy. Though the LP was not released with fanfare and flourish, the album went on to secure a position in the top 20 hits of Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop charts.
  • // 2006
    Gucci’s second independent album, ‘Hard to Kill’ was up for sale in 2006; the album included the popular single “Freaky Gurl” which eventually claimed the 12th spot on Hot Rap Tracks.
  • // 2007
    His first commercial label release was ‘Back to the Trap House’ unveiled in 2007 that included a remix of “Freaky Gurl”.
  • // May 2009 To 8th Dec 2009
    In May 2009, Gucci Mane secured a recording deal with Warner Bros. Records. Gucci featured as a guest singer on several tracks and song remixes including Maria Carey’s “Obsessed”. Warner Bros Records released his second studio record ‘The State vs. Radric Davis’ on 8 December 2009.
  • // 2011
    In 2011, Gucci released his 10th EP ‘The Return of Mr. Zone 6’; the EP debuted at number 18 on Billboard 200 and till date it is his topmost charting album. ‘The Return of Mr. Zone 6’ secured the 2nd and 8th spots on Rap and R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts respectively.
  • // 2011
    Gucci recorded and released albums like ‘Ferrari Boyz’ and ‘BAYTL’ by collaborating with ‘Waka Flocka Flame’ and ‘V-Nasty’ correspondingly in 2011.
  • // 2012
    A mixed tape ‘Trap Back’ followed in 2012 featuring rap bands and rappers including ‘Future’, ‘2 Chainz’, ‘Jadakiss, ‘Waka Flocka Flame’, ‘Rocko’ and ‘Yo Gotti’.
  • // 2012
    In 2012, Gucci also came up with the mixed tapes titled ‘I’m Up’ and ‘Trap God’. ‘Trap God’ featured prominent rappers ‘Birdman’, ‘Meek Mill’, ‘Future’, ‘Rick Ross’, and ‘Waka Flocka Flame’ with whom he collaborated recurrently.
  • // 2013
    In 2013, after releasing another 4 mixtapes, Gucci proclaimed that he’d soon be unveiling a brand new studio album named ‘Trap House III’ which incidentally would be the ultimate in the ‘Trap House’ series. He also declared the unveiling of another album named ‘Mr GuWop’ featuring his close friend and industrial rock artist, Marilyn Manson.
  • // 2013
    In 2013, Gucci posted a string of defamatory tweets on Twitter against several hip-hop artists and rappers including but not limited to Nicki Minaj, Jay Z, and Kendrick. He made claims of being sexually involved with the girlfriends of the aforementioned rappers.
  • // 5th Jun 2013
    On 5 June 2013, Gucci declared that an album named ‘Big Money Talk’ comprising an anthology of tracks composed by a group of rappers would be released under his record label ‘1017 Brick Squad’. That 1017 Brick Squad’s distribution pact with Atlanta Records was on the rocks also somehow leaked out.
  • // 25th Dec 2013
    The commercial release of his collaborative album ‘Mr. GuWop’ was postponed ad infinitum owing to Gucci’s imprisonment and his subsequent admission in a rehab. Gucci proceeded to release ‘The State vs. Radric Davis II: The Caged Bird Sings’, on 25th December 2013 which was his tenth successive studio record.
  • // 2014 To 2016
    The years 2014 to 2016 saw Gucci at his prolific best as he released closed to 30 mixtapes, apart from unveiling digital records, and collaborative albums. Prominent amongst his mixtapes include ‘Young Thugga Mane La Flare’, ‘Big Gucci Sosa’, East Atlanta Santa’, and ‘1017 Mafia: Incarcerated’.
  • // 22nd Jul 2016 To Nov 2016
    On July 22, 2016, Gucci released his 9th studio album, ‘Everybody Looking’, after serving a prison sentence that kept him in confinement for nearly 3 years. He partnered with Rae Sremmurd to collaborate on a single “Black Beatles” that charted to the top of Billboard Hot 100 in November 2016.
  • // 14th Oct 2016
    ”Black Beatles” was Gucci’s first single that attained the number one position on the Billboard Hot 100. He released his 10th indie album ‘Woptober’ on 14 October 2016 and ended the year on a high note by coming up with his 10th studio record ‘The Return of East Atlanta Santa’.

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Gucci Mane's FAQ

  • What is Gucci Mane birthday?

    Gucci Mane was born at 1980-02-12

  • Where is Gucci Mane's birth place?

    Gucci Mane was born in Bessemer, Alabama, United States

  • What is Gucci Mane nationalities?

    Gucci Mane's nationalities is American

  • Which company or organization was founded by Gucci Mane?

    Gucci Mane was the founder/co-founder of 1017 Records

  • How tall is Gucci Mane?

    Gucci Mane's height is 189

  • What is Gucci Mane's sun sign?

    Gucci Mane is Aquarius

  • How famous is Gucci Mane?

    Gucci Mane is famouse as Hip Hop Singer

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    Gucci Mane's facebook is https://www.facebook.com/guccimane/

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    Gucci Mane's twitter is https://twitter.com/gucci1017/

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    Gucci Mane's youtube is https://www.youtube.com/user/OfficialGucciMane/

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    Gucci Mane's instagram is https://www.instagram.com/laflare1017/