Gucci Mane, 1980-

The autobiography of Gucci Mane Gucci Mane with Neil Martinez-Belkin - New York : Simon & Schuster, c2017. - xv, 286 p., 24 pages of plates : col. ill., potraits ; 24 cm.

Gucci Mane began writing his memoir in a maximum-security federal prison. Released in 2016, he emerged radically transformed. He was sober, smiling, focused, and positive -- a far cry from the Gucci Mane of years past. Born in rural Bessemer, Alabama, Radric Delantic Davis became Gucci Mane in East Atlanta, where the rap scene is as vibrant as the dope game. His name was made as a drug dealer first, rapper second. His mixtapes and street anthems helped pioneer the sound of trap music. He inspired and mentored a new generation of artists and producers: Migos, Young Thug, Nicki Minaj, Zaytoven, Mike Will Made-It, Metro Boomin. Yet every success was followed by setback. Too often, his erratic behaviour threatened to end it all: incarceration, violence, rap beef, drug addiction. But Gucci Mane has changed, and he's decided to tell his story. He reflects on his career and in the process confronts his dark past -- years behind bars, the murder charge, and drug addiction.

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Gucci Mane
Drug dealers --Biography--United States
Rap musicians--Biography--United States
African American musicians--Biography

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