Happy Birthday, Gucci Mane!
Today, Feb. 12, is Gucci Mane's 39th birthday!
The Birmingham, Ala.-born, Atlanta-raised rapper, whose real name is Radric Delantic Davis, debuted in 2005 with Trap House and his Southern-style rap definitely made a splash in the industry right from the jump. Gucci followed up his debut success with Hard to Kill in 2006 and then Trap-A-Thon and Back to the Trap House in 2007.
With a plethora of solo albums and mixtapes under his belt, and his own record label, 1017 Brick Squad, to command, Gucci Mane has made it known that he is here to stay. He boasts collab credits with rappers such as Meek Mill, Future, Waka Flocka Flame and has been credited with fostering some of ATL's hottest contemporaries like Young Thug and Migos.
Although he's had beef with many artists in the industry and was behind bars serving a 39-month bid for illegal gun possession, Guwop has continued to be one of the hardest working rappers in hip-hop and a mentor to the A's fresh faces. Over the past couple of years, he's become an entirely new man, making many changes for the positive.
In May of 2016, Gucci was let out of prison and both the hip-hop community and the internet essentially erupted in a huge Gucci homecoming party. Following his re-entry into the free world, Wop hopped on collabs with every new school act from Lil Uzi Vert to Lil Yachty, to Dreezy and even Drake. The ATL veteran dropped two albums in 2016, Everybody Looking and Woptober, as well The Return of East Atlanta Santa mixtape in December.
Gucci had one of the best years of his life in 2017. He made his first appearance at Coachella, and did not disappoint. Wop also had a year full of platinum plaques thanks to his single "I Get The Bag," featuring Migos, and the Drake-assisted "Both," in addition to another plaque for Chris Brown's "Party." He also freed his collab mixtape with his old friend Metro Boomin, Droptopwop. The rhymer brought 2017 to a close with his albums Mr. Davis and El Gato: The Human Glacier, and released a New York Times best-seller, The Autobiography of Gucci Mane. Most importantly, Gucci married his long-time girlfriend Keyshia Ka'oir, in a huge ceremony that aired live on TV.
2018 saw more of the same from Mr. Davis, who at this point, has undoubtedly solidified himself as one of the most prominent figures in hip-hop. Among a ton of notable features and accolades this past year, Gucci headlined a brief tour, bringing along Smokepurpp and Carnage, squashed his beef with Waka Flocka Flame and finished off the year by dropping his latest album, Evil Genius, in December, which debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200.
Whats next for the Wopster? Well, he's already gone platinum in 2019 with the single, "Wake Up in the Sky," featuring Kodak Black and Bruno Mars, and has announced that he's looking to triple his fortune within the next two years.
Happy Birthday, Big Guwop!
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