Quiz: How Well Do You Know Gucci Mane?
Although it's no longer 10/17, we still have Big Guwop on our minds. He made sure to give fans new music in celebration of 10/17 two days ago, and perhaps as a consolation prize for the fact that his anticipated movie "The Spot" was delayed.
Gucci Mane Shares Letter To Fans On "Guwop Day"
Though we dearly miss his public presence, we're grateful Guwop and his team have continued to bless us with new music throughout the year. And, behind bars, Gucci can still feel the love, and, tonight, on "Guwop Day," he's written an inspiring letter to his fans. In the letter, Gucci explains the difference between himself and a major label rapper. Unlike the latter, writes Gucci, "The streets signed me and the trap named me God."
Vince Staples Roasts Heckler Who Doesn't Like Gucci Mane
You can always count on Vince Staples to fight for all that is good in the world, and at a show earlier this month, he did just that when he took a heckler to task for hating on Gucci Mane. Strangely, this went down in Atlanta of all places.
Staff Picks Playlist (October 2)
It's everyone's favorite day of the week. Friday. While we stare at the clock for the next two or three hours and count down every single second until the work day (/school day) finishes, we've rounded up our favorite Soundcloud releases from the past week for the weekly Staff Picks playlist. Last week we got pretty indie on you guys, but this week we have more of a balance between underground/rising artists and established dudes. You'll also see how the playlist gets increasingly ratchet as it wears on. Give it play tonight or during your weekend activities.
Meet Gucci Mane's Middle Man: Sean Paine
Gucci Mane is a man of many mysteries. There's the general mystery that surrounds his life, his upbringing. There's the mystery that surrounds his constant string of releases, despite his constant prison stints. Who truly knows what's going on inside GuWop's head at any given moment, anyways? Although his lyrics paint a picture, and can be deceivingly funny, he's not as transparent as say, a rapper like Drake. It's possible we'll soon be granted a close look inside the many mysteries of Gucci Mane, by way of an auto-biography the rapper is reportedly working on.
Gucci Mane Releases Movie Poster For "The Spot"
Gucci Mane's upcoming film "The Spot" is a reality, and we're proud to premiere the official poster to prove it. Check out the incredible artwork in the above gallery. On October 17 (10/17), Gucci will officially make his directorial debut. Here's the official statement he's given us: "On 10/17, I'm making history, and I'm glad my fans can be a part of it. It's my first time ever producing a movie. Please check out my movie, 'The Spot,' the first of many more." ~Gucci Spielberg
Top 5 Recent Chief Keef Collaborations
Chief Keef dropped Finally Rich in 2012 when he was just 17-years-old and still very much in the streets. He had long been a household name in Chicago, and he was quickly blasted onto the national stage, where the response was not always welcoming.
Transplant Rap: 9 Rappers Who Blew Up Away From Home
With his debut album Only Way Is Up finally out, rapper K Camp is really able to secure himself as success in the rap game-- or at least, that's the hope. For the past year or two, Kristopher Cambell has been delivering massive hits in Atlanta to great success and everyone's enjoyment. What's funny though, is despite his successes and a particular ear for the desires of the A-Town market, K Camp's origins couldn't be more far from Atlanta; in fact he initially heralded all the way from Milwaukee.
Gucci Mane To Release Autobiography "Within The Next Year"
Gucci Mane plans to immortalize the legend of LaFlare in the form of an autobiography that is "on the horizon and will be released within the next year." At 35 years old, Gucci might seem young for an autobiography, but he's lived more in this 35 years then just about any old person has in their whole life. This autobiography promises to be nothing short of riveting. Guwop has behind bars for a second now and no doubt has had plenty of time to put pen to paper and tell the story of his life.
Gucci Mane Opens LinkedIn Account, Asks For Help Marketing His New Movie
After recently announcing that he'll be releasing his film "The Spot" on 10/17, Gucci Mane took to his newly created LinkedIn profile to ask his fans for advice on how he can best market and distribute the film, emphasizing that there are no ideas too preposterous:
Gucci Mane Has A Movie Coming Out In October
Gucci Mane continues to make moves despite being incarcerated. He announced this week that he'll be releasing his first movie "The Spot" on October 17, otherwise known as Bricksquad Holiday, via iTunes and other digital retailers. A trailer for the "The Spot" was released way back in 2012, meaning Gucci and his team have been sitting on it for a while. The Mr. Boomtown-directed film will star Keyshia Ka’oir, Rocko, OJ Da Juiceman, Young Scooter, comedians Shawty Shawty and Kelly Walker, and LaFlare himself. have roles in the film.
The 10 Best Diss Tracks Of The 2010s
Of the many things that old heads will insist "were better back in the day," diss tracks are among the few that most younger rap fans can also agree upon. Even if you didn't live through them, the 2Pac / Biggie, Eazy-E / Dr. Dre and Jay Z / Nas beefs all produced shot-firing tracks that still loom large today-- Notorious' "Who Shot Ya" is still referenced by rappers all of the time, and Nas' "Ether" is now so baked into the foundation of rap that its title is now synonymous with a devastating diss.
Awesome New Tumblr Page Curates Gucci Mane Tribute Art
Boutique consulting group Electric Circus has released a site called THEBURRPRINT.COM, a collection of Gucci tribute art and portal for all things Gucci Mane on Tumblr. Lots of gems to be had: Gucci as a Pokemon, Aaron Burr, Gucci GIFs, Gucci-related tweets, professional shots of Gucci looking like a boss.
Freddie Gibbs Previews New Gucci Mane Collab, Says New Album "On The Way"
Freddie Gibbs shared a brief preview of an upcoming collab with Gucci Mane on Instagram this morning. Gibbs captions the vid: "Bumpin that new Gucci X Gangsta Gibbs." It's everything you would expect to hear from such a collab, which is to say that it bangs, even though its just a 15-second clip with the audio coming through Gibbs' phone speakers.
140 Bars: Tweets Of The Week (June 27 - July 3)
Whew! We got a lot of great music in the past week. Miguel's WILDHEART, Vince Staples' Summertime '06, King Los' God, Money, War, Meek Mill's Dreams Worth More Than Money, Tory Lanez's Cruel Intentions, Gucci Mane's Trapology, a pair of dope tapes from Problem, and too many dope tracks to count.
Gucci Mane Announces "The Stars Of The Trap" Tour
Moreso than anyone else in hip hop, Gucci Mane's proven that you don't need to be a free man to keep the streets sated with mixtape after mixtape. That being said, releasing music (especially if you've got vaults full of it) is much different than performing, let alone touring. GuWop just announced that he'd be touring with some friends through 20 cities on "The Stars Of The Trap" tour, but it's unclear when this will be taking place.
#TBT: Gucci Mane
Love him or hate him, Gucci Mane has been one of the most polarizing members of the rap scene for the past 10 years. With dozens and dozens of albums and mixtapes under his belt, you're better off loving him, because he's always giving his fans new music.
Gucci Mane Does Not Have A Prison Release Date
Gucci Mane's lawyer Drew Findling informed MTV News that, contrary to rumors, the rapper will not be getting out of prison on
"Free Gucci" Anthems: 14 Tracks That Call For Gucci Mane's Freedom
Yesterday, we got wind of a rumor that Gucci Mane might be a free man(e) come July 11th.
Who Had The Better Verse: Gucci Mane Vs. Waka Flocka
It’s always a beautiful thing when Gucci Mane and Waka Flocka get on a record together. Let’s be clear, these two men aren’t the most lyrical cats in the game, but they bring that bravado and street lingo that we all love and appreciate. Obviously, you’re not going to be enraptured by their lyrical wisdom and they won’t have an triple entendres for you to decode like the great Marshall Mathers, but their track record is immaculate. Who can forget about how their Ferrari Boyz project had us wanting to be in the trap?