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100 _aGucci Mane,
245 _aThe autobiography of Gucci Mane
_cGucci Mane with Neil Martinez-Belkin
260 _aNew York :
_bSimon & Schuster,
300 _axv, 286 p., 24 pages of plates :
_bcol. ill., potraits ;
_c24 cm.
520 _aGucci 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.
650 _aAutobiography
650 _aGucci Mane
650 _aDrug dealers
_vUnited States
650 _aRap musicians
_vUnited States
650 _aAfrican American musicians
700 _aMartinez-Belkin, Neil