Did you know that this 34 year old Southern Hip Hop Rapper has released 2 solo albums as well as 5, count them FIVE… mixtapes in the last 6 months alone? Does anyone else think he’s trying to top his $1.3 Million in record sales he made by the end of 2013?
As recently as July 28, 2014, Gucci released his 10th album “The Oddfather”. Just a little over 3 weeks earlier on Independence Day, Trap House 4 was released which has already hit the 153rd spot on the US Charts, as well as ranking 23rd, 27, and 15th on the US Independent Album, US R&B, and US Rap lists respectively. Furthermore the 5 mixtapes were fired at the masses in rapid succession as well beginning on April 20, 2014, through June 17, 2014. As a matter of fact, THREE of the mixtapes released the SAME DAY!!
Here’s the order of succession for those mixtapes: “Young Thugga Mane La Flare” (April 20), “Brick Factory Vol. 1” (May 26), “World War 3D: The Green Album”(June 17), “World War 3D: The Purple Album”(June 17) and “World War 3D: The White Album” (June 17). While most of these haven’t had a song hit the charts, which is typical of the industry, “Brick Factory Vol. 1” has. It’s reached the 39th position on the US R&B Charts and 22nd on the US Rap Charts.
With such rapid fire albumage, you’ve got to think Gucci has an arsenal of material prepared for any occasion. Perhaps he utilized his multiple legal issues and jail time to prepare the material and has since found studio time to lay the material down as both Founder & CEO of 1017 Brick Squad Records.
His legal troubles began before the release of his first album, but have been in just as rapid succession as his music releases. How well do they correlate to each other? In review, Gucci Mane (Radric Davis) spent 6 months in jail for an assault in 2005. While serving that sentence he was charged with Murder, but that charge was later dropped due to lack of evidence. Fast forward a few years to 2009, where he went in for a 1 year stay for a probation violation regarding the 2005 assault. Since then he’s racked up a variety of charges that have included a multitude of jail time, his most recent charge of possession of a firearm by a felon carried up to a 20 year sentence. Thanks to a plea deal, he’ll be incarcerated until 2016 where we’re sure to hear much more of him!
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