By Jasmine Wing
Today marks Gucci Mane’s 38th birthday, so in celebration we have put together an overview of some of the star’s highlights.
The American rapper helped pioneer the hip hop subgenre trap music, alongside fellow Atlanta-based rappers T.I. and Young Jeezy and has worked alongside some of the greatest musicians such as Drake, Lil Wayne, Omarion, Mariah Carey and Young Thug.
Key moments in his life:
Gucci Mane founded 1017 Records also known as 1017 Eskimo (and formerly, 1017 Bricksquad), is an American record label founded by Gucci after his departure from Mizay Entertainment https://www.facebook.com/MizayEnt/ and the closing of So Icey. The label itself has been a home to a roster of prominent hip hop artists that included Waka Flocka Flame, OJ da Juiceman, Chief Keef, Young Thug, PeeWee Longway, Ralo (rapper), Neon Dreams, Young Scooter, and Lil Wop.
Gucci Mane made his acting debut in the 2012 movie Birds of a Feather, co-starring with Producer Zaytoven.
He featured in Spring Breakers which also featured James Franco, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson and Rachel Korine.
September 13, 2014
Gucci released a free mixtape called The Return of Mr. Perfect, the follow-up to his previously released mixtape Mr. Perfect. Following his September releases he started promoting
October 17, 2014
Trap God 3 was released and became the highest charting release of his current prison sentence.
January 3, 2015
Gucci Mane released his 14th mixtape 1017 Mafia: Incarcerated. The mixtape features guest appearances from Migos, Peewee Longway, Rich The Kid, Waka Flocka Flame, OG Maco, Young Scooter and Young Thug.
February 12, 2015
On his birthday he released the third instalment of his Brick Factory series, Brick Factory 3.
February 18, 2015
Gucci released a surprise EP titled Views From Zone 6. The title is a play on words on the upcoming album from Drake Views From The 6.
May 26, 2016
Gucci Mane was released from prison five months early when it was ruled that the five months he spent in prison waiting for his trial wasn’t deducted from his sentence. The next day Gucci released the first single under his new deal with Atlantic Records “First Day Out Tha Feds”. The Atlanta rapper was released from an Indiana federal penitentiary after serving three years for federal drug and gun charges.
September 13, 2016
His 2016 collaboration with Rae Sremmurd, titled “Black Beatles”, provided Gucci Mane with his first number-one single on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.
October 14, 2016
He released Woptober and released a side project called Free Bricks 2 with Future.
May 26, 2017
Gucci released Droptopwop, a collaborative mixtape with Metro Boomin. The 10 track mixtape’s features include Rick Ross, Offset of Migos, Young Dolph and 2 Chainz.
September 19, 2017
Davis published his autobiography, The Autobiography of Gucci Mane.The book was written during Davis’s time in prison and was written with Neil Martinez-Belkin, a former XXL Magazine editor.
Launches clothing line called Delantic.The label was named after his middle name. With every shirt priced at $40 each, Delantic’s tees feature drawn images of Gucci in a fur coat, portrait images of Guwop’s ankle monitor, Supreme-inspired box logo tees reading “Trap God Saves” and holiday-inspired graphic t-shirts.
October 13, 2017
Gucci dropped his eleventh studio album, Mr. Davis.The album features his song “I Get the Bag” featuring Migos, which peaked at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming his most successful single as a solo artist to date.
October 17, 2017
Gucci married Keyshia Ka’oir at the Four Seasons Hotel in Miami, FL. He walked down to the altar to Bruno Mars’ “That’s What I Like.” A string of love songs followed, like Kelly Clarkson’s “A Moment Like This” and John Legend’s “All Of Me,” as the bridesmaids and grooms sauntered down the aisle. The wedding aired on BET as part of the Davis’ 10-episode reality series The Mane Event, which will chronicle the lives of Gucci and Keyshia as they prepare for their $1.7 million wedding ceremony.
December 22, 2017
Gucci Mane released his twelfth studio album El Gato: The Human Glacier, produced entirely by Southside alongside Jake One (an American hip hop record producer from Seattle, Washington). By GUWOP Enterprises, 1017 Records and Atlantic Records