spawned numerous diss tracks, which helped promote the album in a manner similar to that used by Meek Mill. In the case of Gucci Mane and Young Jeezy, the problem stemmed from an argument over song rights. The copyright conflict held no candle to the mess he found himself in in the Georgia courts though. Davis’s career did not launch in the way he thought it would, though, because in the same month of the album’s release, May, he found himself arrested and charged with the murder of a Young Jeezy associate. The dead man was one of a group of five men who illegally entered his friend’s home while he was there, threatening to kill Davis. The rapper shot into the group, killing one man. In court, his lawyers argued that he had acted in self-defense. In January of 2006, lacking evidence, the state’s prosecutors dropped the charges. He remained in jail until later that month though, held on separate charges that were unrelated to the murder. Upon his release, Davis immediately returned to the studio and recorded his second album, the aptly named Hard to Kill, which he released in October. Re- recording the song “Go Head” from his debut album, he connected the second release to Trap House and sought to make up for some of the lost promotion time. He quickly followed up HTK with The State vs. Radric Davis in December of 2009. In 2010, the rapper released The Appeal: Georgia’s Most Wanted, which was chock full of

Scan here to watch “I Get the Bag, featuring Migos,” another of Mane’s songs from Mr. Davis .


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