Drake Poses For Photo With Gucci Mane: "That Ain't No Clone"
Most conspiracy theories go by without a need to be addressed, but Gucci Mane is not your average dude. The Atlanta rapper, who was released from prison after 3 years last month, decided to have fun with a Twitter theory that the Gucci that came home from the pen was actually a government clone. "I will neither support nor deny those accusations," he joked on SnapChat.
Behind The Beat: Zaytoven
Most mornings, Zaytoven rises to take his son Xavier, 10, and daughter Olivia, 7, to school. He drops them off at 7:30 and returns to his house, looking for something to do. So he descends to the studio in his basement and starts making beats.
Gucci Mane Addresses Conspiracy Theory That He's A Government Clone
It’s safe to say that Gucci Mane has seen a transformation for the better while being incarcerated over the past couple years. He’s lost his belly, gained a 6-pack of abs, and changed his vocabulary entirely all while being locked up. But that’s not all that’s different with ATL legend, Gucci’s infamous “ice cream cone” tattoo on his face appears to be gone as well, or really well hidden anyways, and it’s got people making some wild accusations because of it.
Gucci Mane Announces "Gucci Mane & Friends" Concert
Gucci Mane has announced his first formal performance since being released from prison in May: "Gucci Mane & Friends."
Gucci Mane Performs For The First Time Since His Release
After being released from prison after 3 years last month, Gucci Mane seems to be bigger than ever, and that much was clear at his Elan Mansion performance in Atlanta Saturday night. The Trap God came through the club with a selection of hits both old and new including the likes of "Wasted," "Pillz," and his Mike WiLL-assisted comeback track, "First Day Out Tha Feds".
The 11 Greatest O.J. Simpson References In Rap History
Today marks the 22nd anniversary of O.J. Simpson's white Bronco police chase. O.J. is locked up now at Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada for committing armed robbery. Even from behind bars, O.J. is still able to capture America's imagination's like few else. He was recently the subject of the FX show, "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story"; he is currently the subject of ESPN's stunning 5-part documentary "O.J. Simpson: Made in America."
Kodak Black's "Lil BIG Pac" (Review)
Last summer, in what seemed like an oddly coordinated effort, hip hop listeners began solidifying the first-string lineup for the next generation of trap stars. Migos had been around the block, Kevin Gates was well on his way to a huge debut album, and hell, even Young Thug was enough of an established star that he no longer seemed as foreign as he used to. Enter four buzzing kids under legal drinking age: 21 Savage, Playboi Carti, Lil Uzi Vert, and Kodak Black.
Gucci Mane Announces First Two Homecoming Shows In Atlanta
Thus far, Gucci Mane's assimilation back into the rap game couldn't have gone any better. He dropped a huge Mike Will-produced single on his "First Day Out Tha Feds," and his next single, "Back on Road," featured Drake and was premiered via OVO Sound Radio. Almost three weeks after his release from the pen, Gucci is ready to take the stage again. Of course, he won't have to travel too far, as his first two homecoming performances will take place in ATL this weekend.
Top Tracks: June 6 - June 12
Let's face it, as far as high-profile tracks go, there's no way this week (or any week really) could have lived up to the seven days that preceded it. Drake, Kanye, Jay Z, Justin Bieber, Gucci Mane, Travi$ Scott, and Pusha T all joined forces with some combination of one another to make for the craziest batch of tracks we've seen in such a short span this year.
Gucci Mane Is A Huge "Game Of Thrones" Fan
When one is released from prison, they must first acclimate to current cultural trends. Boosie had to learn what a selfie is. Gucci Mane had to get caught up on Game of Thrones. The first two of Game of Thrones had been released when Gucci Mane entered prison in early 2013. But it was hardly the global phenomenon it has become. Gucci's girlfriend has been watching the show with him. And he is a huge fan.
10 Infamous Hacking Moments In Rap History
A hacking spree took the internet by storm this past weekend. Industrious hackers seeking revenge, entertainment, or some other perverse pleasure hacked into several prominent social media accounts, including those of Kylie Jenner, Bon Iver, Tenacious D, Keith Richards, Mark Zuckerberg, Drake, and the NFL
Behind The Beat: Honorable C-Note
Over 15 years into his career, Honorable C-Note is just starting to get comfortable. He's become known as a master of suspense, lending thundering arrangements, or "scores," as he calls them, to some of the best talent in Atlanta, where he's resided for 10 years now. More recently, he's produced monsters for each of the two leading members of the A$AP Mob. His compositions are a recipe for goosebumps -- hearing shrill strings crawl atop a chorus of doomsday horns while A$AP Ferg howls about "bedbugs in the motel" on "New Level" gets me every time.
5 Classic Gucci Mane & Zaytoven Collaborations
Gucci Mane and Zaytoven have been working together since they both scored there first hit in 2005 with "Icy," and have developed their respective sounds together ever since. Since 2013, Gucci Mane has been behind bars, unable to record music (though constantly releasing songs from his stash), while Zay has been further fine-tuning his sound, adding his signature church-informed organ sound to mixtapes from Future, Migos, and more. Gucci was released last month, and has already released one song, "First Day Out Tha Feds," a sequel to his Zaytoven collabm "First Day Out".
Fonzworth Bentley Explains How Kanye West & Gucci Mane Linked For "Champions"
During Fonzworth Bentley's Twitter Q&A yesterday, the industrious @TeamKanyeDaily posed the following question: "You briefly mentioned getting Gucci and Kanye together for 'Champions,' can you tell the story?"
Top Tracks: May 30 - June 5
Do you ever get the feeling that hip hop's current class of elites is more of a group of superfriends than ever before? Let's play six degrees of separation with this week's top ten tracks-- the most momentous batch in recent memory. At the top we've got DJ Khaled, who's collaborated with more of rap's A- B- and C-listers in his career than arguably anyone else, and who's accompanied by Drake.
Tomorrow's Drake-Hosted OVO Sound Episode Is Dedicated To Gucci Mane
What to expect on tomorrow night's episode of OVO Sound Radio? Well, Drake and Khaled's new summer anthem already got the Beats 1 drop earlier today from Zane Lowe, though it's likely that Drake will play the song tomorrow night. He is DJing after all.
5 Producers We Want To See Collaborate With Gucci Mane
Gucci Mane's glorious emergence from jail last week spawned a saucy celebration track with Mike Will Made-It and a pow-wow sesh with Zaytoven.
Gucci Mane & Zaytoven Back In The Studio Together
Gucci Mane was putting in work even while he remained behind bars, so it's no surprise that he's really getting back to it now that he's a free man.
Top Tracks: May 23 - May 29
Happy Memorial Day. The past week has been a wild one, what with the chaos at T.I.’s NYC show, Gucci Mane’s release from prison, and a new Kevin Gates tape. Summer’s officially here, so expect things to keep picking up in the rap game— we’ve got a ScHoolboy Q album, SremmLife 2, and a bunch of other heat on the way. On the top tracks side of things, there was quite a bit of turnover in our list this week, with only the bottom and top tracks from the last edition making return appearances.
Gucci Mane's "First Day Out Tha Feds" Has Already Been Streamed Over A Million Times
Gucci Mane has had a strong following for years, but it seems that following his release from prison this week, there more eyes on him than ever before. After many mixtapes of material pre-prison material were rolled out during his three year bid, Gucci delivered his first brand new verse since being locked up in 2013 yesterday, a sequel to his 2009 track "First Day Out," called "First Day Out Tha Feds". Naturally it earned a lot more immediate attention than anything that was released while he was incarcerated, and possibly, more than anything he'd put out before.