Radric Delantic Davis, known professionally as Gucci Mane, is an American rapper. He helped pioneer the hip hop subgenre of trap music alongside fellow Atlanta-based rappers T. I. and Young Jeezy. He has worked with artists such as Drake, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Selena Gomez, Mariah Carey and Marilyn Manson. His latest album, Woptober II, was released on October 18, 2019.
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Radric Delantic Davis, known professionally as Gucci Mane, is an American rapper. He helped pioneer the hip hop subgenre of trap music alongside fellow Atlanta-based rappers T. I. and Young Jeezy. In 2005, he debuted with Trap House, followed by his second album, Hard to Kill in 2006. 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 sixth studio album, The State vs. Radric Davis, is his first gold-certified album. His latest album, Woptober II, was released on October 18, 2019. Davis has been called an \”avatar of East Atlanta,\” and \”the most influential underground rapper of the past decade\”. His father was on the run from the police for dealing crack cocaine and heroin, and had fled to Detroit, Michigan. His maternal grandfather, Walter Lee Davis, served in the Pacific during World War II and on the USS South Dakota. Davis’ father was not present to sign the birth certificate, and Davis took his mother’s last name. His mother was a teacher who taught him to read at a young age, and spent most of her time teaching him scriptures from the Bible. His older half-brother Victor introduced Davis to hip hop when Davis was six years old by bringing Davis to a Run-DMC, Beastie Boys and LL Cool J concert. Davis was raised by his paternal grandmother while his mother attended college to get her degree.
Davis moved with his single mother to Atlanta in 1989 when he was nine years old due to family problems in Bessemer, Alabama. He was generally good in school and considered himself in school sports, although he did not participate in athletic sports. In the eighth grade, he started his career as a drug dealer. In 2009, he entered a friends-with-benefits arrangement with a girl with whom he smoked cannabis regularly. By the time he was 14, he began taking drugs for the first time. In 2011, he was a freshman at Ronald E. McNair High School, where he got good grades and was considered popular among his peers. In 2012, he sold cannabis on his own to acquire crack cocaine while in school. In 2013, he had a crush on a girl, whom he regularly smoked with. In 2014, he ended up using his Christmas money to buy crack cocaine on the street. In 2016, he released Everybody Looking, which was released to critical praise. His 2016 collaboration with Rae Sremmurd, titled \”Black Beatles\”, provided Gucci Man with his first number-one single on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. In 2017, he collaborated with rapper Lil Wayne on the single “Black Beatles” He has released 13 studio albums and over 71 mixtapes throughout his career. He is a major influence on younger Atlanta rappers like Young Thug, Migos, Rich Homie Quan, 21 Savage and Lil Yachty.