Gucci Mane Inks Deal with Atlantic/Asylum, Launches So Icey Records

gucci-mane.jpgAtlanta rapper Gucci Mane has inked a deal with Atlantic/Asylum Records and Czar Entertainment for his new record label, So Icey. Gucci is slated to drop his first project through the label later this summer. The LP, which is still untitled, will feature appearances from UGK’s Pimp C, Rich Boy and R&B group Silk. Nitti, Red Spyda, Butta and Zaytoven will handle production duties. “It was a great coup for us to land Gucci Mane,” said Todd Moscowitz, President of Warner Music Group’s Independent Label Group (ILG). “He’s one of the most charismatic and acclaimed rappers on the street, with an extraordinary life story and the authenticity and talent to back it up.”

Gucci dropped his first album, Trap House, in 2005 and garnered a substantial buzz with the single “So Icey” which featured Young Jeezy. After a well-publicized feud with Jeezy and a stint in prison on an attempted murder charge, Gucci released his sophomore disc Hard To Kill. “Gucci has been writing poetry and stories since he was 10-years-old, and it shows in the creativity and depth of his music. He is a brilliant rapper and a fantastic character who is injecting real originality and humor into the hip-hop landscape,” said Atlantic Chairman/CEO Craig Kallman. “Since releasing his first album two years ago, he has emerged as a compelling true-life storyteller with a unique voice and undeniable star power. I am thrilled to welcome Gucci and his So Icey label into the Atlantic and Asylum family.”

  • http://myspace/ellisrecords Birmingham’s Finest

    Fuck Gucci that ni&&a is from Bessemer,Al and streets don’t respect coochie man.

  • King Lyrical1

    duhhh SOO WHAT!!! 1st snitches…lol aint nobody wanna reed this no way…who is gucci mane?

  • http://jarredr_904yahoo.com J-Reese

    I can dig it make them big moves and dont get to geaked up….

  • dj

    GUCCI ON A MAJOR NOW!! ITS OVER FOR YA’LL BOYS!!
    EASTSIDE STAND UP!!

  • john cochran

    MEANWHILE, JOE BUDDEN, PAPOOSE, JEA MILLZ, AND SIAGON CANT GET THIER SHIT PUT OUT TO SAVE THIER LIVES.

  • O

    long overdue. gucci been doin his thang for a while now. one of the best rappers in the game…YEEEEEEAAAH

  • http://myspace.com/loonyt Loony T

    Go South!

  • t dash doe

    gucci mane aka the rain man.mr trap house and hard to kill himself. im trying to get on the label. im a gucci fan. cause i might be, cause i might be.

  • Infamous

    That’s what I’m talking about Cochran. This is sad. These rap cats got the game backwards, upside down and fucked up. Apparently any no talent yuppy from the south can get on, but real MC’s from NYC/NJ like Saigon and Budden go through hell just to get 20 minutes in the studio.

    Hip Hop really is dead.

  • Danny

    This nigga still has a career??

  • slim

    that nigga sucks ass at rappin. why they signin this nigga

  • J millz

    he’s doin big things yall… LMAO!!!

  • i’ll shit bag u

    little niggas wanna be like gucci when they grow up….hahaha

  • TheManWhoWillBeK.I.N.G.

    WHY? who is REALLY gonna go out and buy a Gucci Mane album? Duke got Lil Flipped by Jeezy already, PLUS he’s already wack….sooo….give ME a fuckin label thru Atlantic….put Saigon’s shit out already….give us that D.G. Yola album…..

    [jeezy]…pocket book boy, GO HOME![/jeezy]

  • Jeevan

    gucci gucci making moves some people just dont get it niggas like gucci boosie and other south rappers are coming up and coming up fast when im in charlotte in they come through the clubs get shut down to capacity it dont make no sense

  • TheManMythLegend

    first of all I’m goin 2 but the album.

    second go listen 2 his new mixtape trap happy.

    Third of all if u aint “musically diverse” then u are not goin 2 like gucci bc this aint no up north shit. This is some ATL shit.

    Biatccccchhhhh!!!!!!!!!

  • G-Swe

    he sucks as hell

  • C.Brown

    Oh u gotta respect Gucci. He murked Jeezy’s man. I dont respect the nigga who got shot I respect the shooter.

  • Caine

    C. Brown got it…

  • BlackGenius

    NYC don’t run rap no more yall don’t even run your own Summer Jam that’s sad.

  • D.Ware

    I like Gucci. I’ll admit he’s not the best lyrical rapper out there but he’s got a certain sound, that if you’re from the South, you’ve got to like.

  • DADE COUNTY 305

    ALL U UP NORTH NIGGAZ QUIT FUCKIN HATIN. THE NIGGA GOT A BUZZ N THE SOUTH SO THATS Y THIS NIGGA GOT A DEAL. WHEN U NIGGAZ START GRINDIN LIKE NIGGAZ DOWN HERE THEN MAYBE YALL CAN GET ON. WE GOT OUR ARTIST BACK DOWN HERE. U NIGGAZ UP NORTH NEVER LIKE SOUTHERN MUSIC SO I EXPECT THE HATE. NOT ALL NORTHERN NIGGAZ HATE BUT MOST DO.

  • http://www.myspace.com/dopemg dopemg

    Im From Chicago and hard to kill was a great album everybody was and still is bumpin that in they car from street Ni&&az,MY Chain,Geeked Up,Everybody Know me,Drive Fast,Stick Em Up, over all it was better then the majority of the mainstreem albums that came out in 06

  • http://www.myspace.com/pooltableproductionz mikey

    hit tha page

  • ceezy4sheezy

    what type of real nigga name himself after a bag nigga you’s a hoe a luis vutton fag[jeezy]

    couldn’t have said it better myself he is trash gobbage

  • Casper

    #2 on Hard To Kill = hardest shit I heard in a while

  • DirtDoggy

    One question. Why the fuck would anybody call themselves Gucci Mane ? What is this world coming to, trash ass garbage rappers, who the hell listens to this nonsense.

  • BLUE SEA

    he’s a SNITCH, how u beat a murder rap?? U RATTED ON BMF u bitch

  • 5yrslockeddown

    real street niggas respect this nigga.

  • breaksandbreaks

    Gucca Guccaaaaa! Respect Tha Shooter. Bitchez!

  • ckrab killa

    man that niggagt flow but he need to work on it a ittle

  • http://none C-wonder

    I read all the comments. The truth is that Gucci is doing business, thats it! If you handle your business you might get ahead. Forget all the bullshit! At the end of the day we all have to eat. The question is R U ready to eat? Apparently Pimp C on the album ! You know Pimp C ala (Jay Z big pimpin )he just got out of prison. Do you see him bitchin NO! He went to do business. Grow the F**k up everybody and start handling your business ! East, West, North whatever! Educaate yourself on whatever your trying to accomplish and just do it!

  • DETROIT WHAT!!!!!!!

    Gucci Mane is the realest in the game, thats the only out of town rap cat who I see chillin up here in the hood. Gucci was just up here on SchoolCraft chilin with the local niggas. Plus he got plenty of street cred for murkin Jeezy’s boy, then he got awat with it! Niggas up here still bumpin that Trap House, and his new cd is played in every car going down the street. All these NYC cats hatin on the Gucci, but he realer than any lame they ever put out! DETROIT FUCKS WITH GUCCI!!!!! Keep doing ya thing pimpin!!!!!

  • Lano

    john cochran Says:

    June 12th, 2007 at 1:50 pm
    MEANWHILE, JOE BUDDEN, PAPOOSE, JEA MILLZ, AND SIAGON CANT GET THIER SHIT PUT OUT TO SAVE THIER LIVES.

    I agree with everyone you said besides jae millz he is so not nice and he tries too hard to be a gangster.Gucci do your thang mane.

  • Dread

    Real talk I respect Gucci making moves, he really do got a story an his songs do have a catchy humor. And truthfully I think Jeezy ripped his style.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com EReal

    Mann I think Jeezy bit off Gucci Mane anyway. I hadnt heard of Jeezy until “So Icy”. These cats talk about the same shit, so if you’re gonna bash Gucci you should bash Jeezy too.
    I enjoy a bit of Jeezy from time to time (no capo status) and a little Gucci Mane (again no capo status) every now n then. At first it was jokingly. But the sound grew on me.
    All I know it that I went to the club one night cause I was bored and this dude was performing and it was PACKED. Club was CRAZYY for this cat.
    I went to see Termanology and AZ (individualy) …. not so much.

    Do your thing Gucci, from Jail to havin a Label, gotta love it.

    1 hunned.

  • KY-LO

    I KNOW I’M THE BOMB JUST LOOK AT MY CHARM I KNOW I’M THE SHIT MY CHAIN COME DOWN TO MY DICK.

  • Art

    LISTEN…….SOUTH RAP IZ DA BEST RAP TO BUMP IN YO CAR….YALL SUCKAZ STOP HATIN’ IVE BEEN ON THE SOUTH SHIT SINCE THREE 6 MAFIA FIRST STARTED UNDERGROUND….NOW IM ALL BOUT SWISHAHOUSE AND GUCCI IZ COO TOO….JUST LISTEN TO GUCCI MAN VS. YOUNG JEEZY ROUND 1 sickkkkkkk btw lil keke cootabang and archie lee bout to BLOW UP!

  • ridda

    Gucci Mane >>>>>>>> Young Jeezy

    Jeezy Ripped Gucci’s Style and Flow fo ‘ real

  • http://www.myspace.com/cdmanof913 J RE AKA B.I.G. J

    My boy Gucci finally gettin the credit he has deserved for years. Went from Never Again Records, to Big Cat, to jail, and n less than a year gets a major deal. FUCK JEEZY still makin 3 cents off of an album, Thug Motivation was WACK n so was Cold Summer when will yall realize Gucci WON the WAR.

  • http://none Easy

    Its like if you really sell dope and get down and do work, you will be like this nigga is really it. Everything he is talkin about real niggas on that. WE on that. GET on that. “got it by the bag yea a whole or a half for it”

  • DA HOTTEST NIGGA OUTTA TOLEDO

    *SNIFF* *SNIFF* *SNIFF* DAMN I SMELL SOME HATERS…….GUCCI DA MAN ` OF DA REALEST NIGGAS RAPPIN…….YALL BETTER GET HIP 2 HOOD CLASSICS ICE ATTACK AND ICE ATTACK PT.2 (TRAPAHOLICS). AND CHICKEND TALK (DOUBLE DISC)…HE GETN MONEY SUMTHIN MOST OF YALL PROLLY AINT DOIN SO GOOD AT SO BEFORE YOU THO DAT HATE AROUND GET ON YA HUSTLE AND RECOGNIZE WUT ERRYBODY ELSE ALREADY SEE

  • Cincinnati Trapper John MD

    That bwoy Gucci Mane go hawd. Jeezy went left field on niggaz with that wack shit he been puttin out lately. Even Drama said Gucci got the block on fire and that’s Jeezy’s mayne! On the real, both Ice Attack’s and Chicken Talk shit on everythang Jeezy done did since Trap or Die. And 3 niggaz ran up on him and he merked one of em and came out on top. That bwoy Gucci fa’real I’m tellin ya.

  • Mr. Nyce

    Like most yall…I think how could you take gucci mane serious wit that wack hit “Im so iccyyy soo icccy” This chick i knew was playin his cd and the actucally straight. He got this track called Trap Girl. And sum othe track call “geekin” or “bitch i might be” thats fire. I slept i dude for real…i think his shit more easy to relate to as a trapper cuz on sum real shit, theres way more small time and medium level grinders than our Birdmen ya dig?

  • http://hjhj Mr. Nyce

    Like most yall…I think how could you take gucci mane serious wit that wack hit “Im so iccyyy soo icccy” This chick i knew was playin his cd and the actucally straight. He got this track called Trap Girl. And sum othe track call “geekin” or “bitch i might be” thats fire. I slept i dude for real…i think his shit more easy to relate to as a trapper cuz on sum real shit, theres way more small time and medium level grinders than our Birdmen ya dig?

  • Tha nasty

    Gucci mane tha reallest bitch this nigga cold yall, fuck if yall cant think he can flow this nigga real yall fuck what yall get, yeeaaaaa

  • $aginaw for life

    DETROIT WHAT!!!!!!! this my nigga im straight up out of michigan, Tha Sag-town bitch AKA THa Nasty Bka saginaw michigan bitch, gucci tha realest fuck what yall heard n think this nigga was up in tha nasty no to long ago fuck wit yall, he murk jeezy hoe ass niggaz

  • http://yahoo bangemboy

    yall niggaz crazy gucci da muthafuckin truth dat chicken talk is silly im from da sbi but i live in naptown n erbody startin to bump gucci im from the north n gucci my favorite rapper he can spit its jus yall niggaz stuck on dem fake azz niggaz i ride bumpin dat real shit why you niggaz ride to a sorry ass rapper who aintlivin wat he sayin he da realest what rapper u know really kilt a nigga

  • Dexter Boy

    Gucii mane that dude quiting hate he in there its over so haters kill yourself

  • ImFromDetroit313

    IF U A HATER AND U KNOW FUCK U! Gucci Cold…Well at least his mixtapes are. This CD he put out is about to be the shit.

  • duce

    gucci wat up nigga fuc dis hoes ass nig@s dey PUSSA PUSSY PUSSy u dig get wit it or get lost

  • duce

    FUC YA NIGGAS GUCCI MAN DAT NIGGA GET MONEY PUSSY PUSSY PUSSY PUSSY TI FAT CAT IN AL U OTHER BITCH

  • J will

    “DIS AINT HIP HOP DOS IS DRUG DEALER MUSIC!!!!”