Gucci Mane to Be Released From Prison in September
Gucci Mane is currently incarcerated at the United States Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Ind., but his release from prison has apparently been bumped up from March 2017 to September 2016.
A search of the Federal Bureau of Prisons's records earlier tonight (Feb. 14) by journalist Neil Martinez-Belkin showed that Gucci Mane, born Radric Davis, has indeed received a new release date. We searched the database ourselves and confirmed that Guwop is set to get out on Sept. 20 of this year.
Reports from Gucci's record label 1017 earlier this year indicated that Guwop was going to get out in March of 2016, but they were later debunked.
Gucci was charged with possession of a firearm in May of 2014 and plead guilty in order to get a reduced sentence. Since being in jail, he's released a ton of mixtapes, helping to feed the streets that revere him so. In 2014 alone, he released over 12 projects and netted some $1.3 million from behind bars. Artists like Young Thug and 21 Savage have rallied behind Gucci as he's risen to icon status across the South.
Gucci has also become renowned for his keen A&R senses, as he's plucked artists like Young Thug, PeeWee Longway and Young Dolph from the mixtape circuit and anointed them with the Trap God's blessing.
If Gucci does indeed come home this year, it will be to the joy of rap fanatics all across the country. He has become something of a cult figure at this point, and for him to come home would be cause for celebration throughout hip-hop.
Shortly after the news broke, Gucci Mane's official Twitter account announced that he'd be embarking on the "Gucci Mane & Friends" tour starting this September.
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