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Gucci Mane        

Rapper & Pioneer of Trap Music; Founder of 1017 Records

Radric Delantic Davis, known professionally as Gucci Mane, is a rapper. He helped pioneer the hip-hop subgenre of trap music alongside fellow Atlanta-based rappers T.I. and Young Jeezy, particularly in the 2000s and 2010s. In 2005, 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.

Following a string of critically and commercially successful mixtape releases, Gucci Mane released his sixth studio album, The State vs. Radric Davis, in 2009. It went on to become his first gold-certified album.

Following the time he spent in prison between 2014 and 2016, he re-emerged with several new retail projects, including Everybody Looking (2016), which was released to critical praise. His 2016 collaboration with Rae Sremmurd, titled "Black Beatles," provided Gucci Mane with his first #1 single on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. His song "Exactly How I Feel," which features Lizzo, was nominated for the Grammy for Best R&B Performance in the 62nd Grammy Awards.

Gucci Mane is a highly prolific artist, having released over 15 studio albums and more than 70 mixtapes throughout his career. In 2007, he founded his own label, 1017 Records. He has worked with artists such as Drake, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Selena Gomez, Mariah Carey, and Marilyn Manson.

His prolific mixtape releases and long-standing presence as a trap music innovator in the Atlanta music scene has established him as a major influence on younger Atlanta rappers like Young Thug, Migos, Rich Homie Quan, 21 Savage, and Lil Yachty, and he has been called an "avatar of East Atlanta" and "the most influential underground rapper of the past decade."

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Watch Gucci Mane Discuss Mental Health and Addiction on ESPN's Highly Questionable

Gucci Mane has a new album, and a new lease on life. Since his release from prison last year, he’s released three albums–including last month’s The Return of East Atlanta Santa–and been quite vocal about his struggles in and out of jail. He joined Bomani Jones and Dan Le Batard (and Papi) on ESPN’s Highly Questionable Friday to discuss his struggles with mental health and drug addiction, before turning his life around and drying out...

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