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No Sleep: Recapping Gucci Mane's 7 Weeks Of Freedom
No Sleep: Recapping Gucci Mane's 7 Weeks Of Freedom Jul 19, 2016 at 01:22pm
It's Guwop season. The release of Gucci Mane from prison on May 26th was cause for celebration. No one celebrated more than Gucci himself. Largely confined to his Atlanta mansion, the big fella has spent his time marinating in the Southern sunshine by his backyard pool, chilling with his girlfriend, or cutting records in his home studio, the walls of which he has covered with raps he wrote while incarcerated. Click through the gallery to revisit everything Gucci has done since he got out. Everybody Looking out July 22.
Zaytoven Says A Drake & Gucci Mane Project Has Been Discussed
Zaytoven Says A Drake & Gucci Mane Project Has Been Discussed Jul 10, 2016 at 12:17pm
It's been just over a month since Gucci Mane was released from prison, but he's already accomplished a whole lot -- turning in collaborations with Kanye West, Dreezy, Kodak Black, and recording an entire album, Everybody Looking, which will be released later this month. One of the records on the LP is "Back On Road," a collaboration with Drake -- who has been pretty tight with Guwop following his release, stopping by the rapper's mansion a couple weeks back to take some Instagram photos and of course, talk business.
Zaytoven Confirms Drake Feature On Future's "Beast Mode 16"
Zaytoven Confirms Drake Feature On Future's "Beast Mode 16" Jul 8, 2016 at 06:26pm
Drake has been hyping up this current summer season ever since wintertime, dropping his "Summer Sixteen" single at the end of January. At the end of April, he announced a "Summer Sixteen" tour with his WATTBA collaborator Future. The joint tour kicks off later this month month, and indeed, Drake has already dropped off more than enough music to soundtrack the summer. VIEWS is still the No. 1 album in the country -- for the ninth week in a row -- and "One Dance" is still the No. 1 song.
Gucci Mane Reveals "Everybody Looking" Tracklist
Gucci Mane Reveals "Everybody Looking" Tracklist Jul 6, 2016 at 10:12am
The tracklist for Gucci Mane's Everybody Looking has been made available courtesy of Amazon. The album comprises of 14 songs with features from Kanye West and Young Thug.
#TBT: Early Gucci Mane
#TBT: Early Gucci Mane Jun 30, 2016 at 09:27am
Gucci Mane's freedom after a 39-month stint in jail has been more glorious than anyone could possibly have imagined.
Gucci Mane Has Recorded "An Album And Then Some" Since Release, Zaytoven Says
Gucci Mane Has Recorded "An Album And Then Some" Since Release, Zaytoven Says Jun 24, 2016 at 04:57pm
On May 26, Gucci Mane walked out of a federal correctional center and right into the studio. He has seldom left since. In a conversation with The Fader, Gucci's go-to producer Zaytoven, who was featured in HNHH's most recent installment of Behind the Beat, confirmed that Gucci has recorded "a whole album and them some" in the past month.
Drake Poses For Photo With Gucci Mane: "That Ain't No Clone"
Drake Poses For Photo With Gucci Mane: "That Ain't No Clone" Jun 22, 2016 at 04:05pm
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
Behind The Beat: Zaytoven Jun 22, 2016 at 09:52am
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.
5 Classic Gucci Mane & Zaytoven Collaborations
5 Classic Gucci Mane & Zaytoven Collaborations Jun 7, 2016 at 03:56pm
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".
10 Things We Learned From Zaytoven, Sonny Digital & Metro Boomin's RBMA Chat
10 Things We Learned From Zaytoven, Sonny Digital & Metro Boomin's RBMA Chat May 25, 2016 at 06:35pm
The Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York just concluded, but not before boasting a number of one-of-a-kind events in the realm of hip hop, dance music, jazz, and beyond. One of the festival's events was a roundtable discussion with three of modern music's most influential producers: Zaytoven, Sonny Digital, and Metro Boomin.
10 Joint Projects That May Or May Not Come Out
10 Joint Projects That May Or May Not Come Out May 16, 2016 at 04:42pm
For every Watch the Throne or What a Time to Be Alive, there are scores of joint hip hop projects borne of one epic late night in the studio that never crystallize into a fully formed release. As fans, we should know better than to let these glimmers of collaborative greatness get our hopes up. But the possibilities are too great to ignore.
Stream Young Dro & Zaytoven's Project "Boot Up"
Stream Young Dro & Zaytoven's Project "Boot Up" May 16, 2016 at 11:04am
Zaytoven released nearly a dozen joint mixtapes in 2015, including one with Young Dro called Hell Cat. Though he hasn't been quite as prolific in 2016 (still praying on Beast Mode 2), he unites with Dro once more for a new mixtape/project/album called Boot Up.
Future Teases New Zaytoven Collaboration
Future Teases New Zaytoven Collaboration Apr 26, 2016 at 01:33pm
It's safe to say, Future's always working. The Atlanta rapper is often seen in the studio with fellow ATL beatsmiths, and after giving Metro Boomin a next-level push, his most recent studio session finds him connecting with mainstay, Zaytoven, or as he refers to him on the Snap, "Zaytiggy."
Zaytoven Interviewed About The Death Of Bankroll Fresh
Zaytoven Interviewed About The Death Of Bankroll Fresh Mar 5, 2016 at 08:00pm
The hip-hop world is suffering through yet another tragedy today, as it has been confirmed that rising Atlanta rap star Bankroll Fresh was shot and killed last night outside of his recording studio.
Stream Gucci Mane & Zaytoven's  "Mama's Basement" Mixtape
Stream Gucci Mane & Zaytoven's "Mama's Basement" Mixtape Jan 28, 2016 at 12:10am
As if today wasn't already crazy enough, Gucci Mane just dug into the vaults and decided to share some unreleased songs he recorded with Zaytoven years ago back when he was living in his Mama’s Basement.
2 Chainz Previews Track With Zaytoven & Mike Will, Dropping This Week
2 Chainz Previews Track With Zaytoven & Mike Will, Dropping This Week Jan 25, 2016 at 07:19pm
2 Chainz spent the end of last year making millions off Christmas sweaters, and today, he dropped the video to "Watch Out," which proves him as one of the most Internet-savvy emcees of his generation. Still, fans are more than ready for a new album from Tity, as he hasn't dropped one since 2013's B.O.A.T.S. II. Any new music will be welcomed, though, especially if it's produced by both Zaytoven and Mike Will Made-It.