Gucci Mane (also known as Radric Delantic Davis) is an American rapper and songwriter. He was born on February 12, 1980 in Alabama, and was raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He launched his music career in 2001 and has remained active in the music industry throughout the years.
In 2007, he started his own record label called 1017 Records. But aside from creating his own label, Gucci Mane is also known for creating a new hip hop sub-genre known as trap music. He started this sub-genre with two other rappers: Young Jeezy and T.I.
Gucci Mane released his debut album, Trap House, in 2005. The lead single from the album was “Icy”, which was a collaboration with rapper Young Jeezy. Although this album did not enjoy commercial success, it was still considered a successful effort by an independent artist. It managed to land on the top 20 of the Billboard R&B and Hip Hop Album charts. Gucci Mane was able to work with some other top artists like Lil Scrappy, Killer Mike, Jody Breeze, and Bun B. In 2006, he released another album called Hard to Kill with its lead single “Freaky Gurl”.
He released another commercial album in 2007, which he titled Back to the Trap House. Soon after the release of that album, he signed a record deal with Warner Bros. Records. Over the years, he collaborated with popular artists such The Black Eyed Peas for the remix of “Boom Boom Pow” and Mariah Carey for “Obsessed”. In total, he has had 17 guest appearances with various famous artists. Gucci Mane’s first number one single occurred in 2016 with the song “Black Beatles”. This was another collaborative work with artist Rae Sremmurd.