Gucci Mane Parts Ways With Warner Bros., Signs With 101 Distribution
Gucci Mane has found a new home. The Atlanta rapper has reportedly severed ties with his label home Warner Bros. Records and has signed with, 101 Distribution. Guwop will move his entire 1017 Brick Squad roster including Chief Keef, OJ Da Juiceman, Frenchie and Whoo Da Kid over to the indie distributor.
“I’m thankful that we were able to part ways on good terms with [Warner],” said Gucci in a statement about the switch. “The music industry has changed so much and I just thought it was time to make the switch. The majors can’t move as fast as doing it independent. We’ve got the fan base and now we have full control over every decision.”
Davis signed with Warner Bros. in May 2009 after starting off his career with the Atlanta indie imprint Big Cat Records. He went on to release three albums under WB including The Stave v. Radric Davis, The Appeal: Georgia’s Most Wanted and Trap House III, this past May. Mr. LaFlare is currently working on his latest studio album, Mr. Guwop.
Update: Gucci Mane took to Twitter this evening (July 10) to refute earlier claims saying he had signed to 101 Distribution. His tweet can be found below.
The Rumors about Me and Bricksquad being signed to 101 Distribution are FALSE RT
— Gucci Mane (@gucci1017) July 10, 2013