on the level of Kanye West and Jay-Z, if it had not been for his continued run-ins with the law. He helped launch the rap sub-genre of trap music and, despite his prior problems with drugs and the law, has created one of the most prolific music catalogs of the twenty-first century. Gucci Mane has recorded seventy-two mixtapes alone. Kicked off by his debut album, Trap House, on Big Cat Records, he has since recorded fifteen other albums, two collaborative albums, three compilation albums, and one soundtrack. Even during incarcerations, he found a way to produce mixtapes, releasing more than two dozen. That kept fans hungry for a new studio release while he was out of the loop. His determination earned him respect and status as a genre icon. During his last incarceration, he decided to move his life and career in a more positive direction. His post-release highlights include 2016’s Everybody Looking , 2017’s Mr. Davis , and 2019’s Woptober II . Each charted in the Top 10 of the U.S. Billboard 200.

Scan to listen to “Work in Progress,” one of the post- reform songs by Gucci Mane.

Diss and Dat

At age twenty-five, his debut album, Trap House , charted number one on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart. His single “Icy” hit the radio waves and the charts. His beef with fellow hit maker and song collaborator Young Jeezy



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