Gucci Mane

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Gucci Mane is one of the well-known rapper and recording artist, who laid the groundwork for the ‘trap music’. In 2006, Gucci Mane released his first album titled ‘Trap House’ along with his Jeezy. His songs have been featured in many movies and have collaborated with other famous artists such as  Drake, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Selena Gomez, Mariah Carey, and Marilyn Manson.

Family, Childhood, and Siblings

Gucci Mane was born in Bessemer, Alabama on 12 February 1980. His nationality is African-American and has a zodiac sign, Aquarius. His father, Ralph Everett Dudley was a U.S serviceman and power plant worker, while his mother, Vicky Jean Davis was a social worker and teacher. Furthermore, his real name is Radric Delantic Davis.
Later, his parents separated and he settled with his mother in Atlanta. Before his father and mother got together, her mother has a son named, Victor Davis from her previous relationships. Further, when Gucci Mane was born, his father was on the run from the police. He fled to Detroit, Michigan. He was on the run for dealing crack cocaine and heroin. Due to the absence of his father during the time to sign the birth certificate, Gucci adopted his mother’s last name.

Gucci’s family has a strong military background. To be precise, his paternal grandfather, James Dudley, Sr., served in the military for twelve years. He also served during World War II and he served as a chef during all those years. Similarly, his maternal grandfather served in the Pacific during World War II and on the USS South Dakota and his name was Walter Lee Davis. Mane’s father also served in the military and he was stationed in Korea for two years.

Gucci grew up in a poor neighborhood, which was high in crime. Being raised in such an environment, Gucci was also involved in drug dealing from an early age along with his brother. He even spent his Christmas money to acquire crack cocaine while he was in eighth grade. This was the start of his career as a drug dealer.

Education

Since his mother was a teacher; she spent most of her time teaching Davis how to read and write. His first school was Jonesboro Elementary where he attended kindergarten and a few years of elementary education. After, moving to Atlanta, Gucci Mane did his schooling from Cedar Grove Elementary School.

Throughout his school, he maintained good grades. Gucci completed his high school from McNair High School in 1998 with a 3.0 GPA and a HOPE Scholarship to Georgia Perimeter College. Gucci took a computer programming course, though he rarely attended and was kicked out in 2001. It happened after Gucci was caught with possession of crack cocaine by an undercover police officer. He was sentenced to 90 days in county jail and then probation.

Career and Professional Life

Though, Gucci used to thrive poetry at an early age, later he shifted his interest in rapping and started his rap career at the age of 14. At the age of 22,  Gucci released an album ‘La Flare’ on ‘Str8 Drop Records’ in 2001.  Across East Atlanta, around 1000 CDs were distributed. After a year, he became an associate member of ‘Sign Yourself Click’. He signed a deal with SYS Records and established his recording label ‘LaFlare Entertainment’ by teaming up with a record producer and DJ, Zaytoven.

Later, he moved to New York with the hope of settling a distribution contract, unfortunately, nothing went as per his thought. Gucci Mane had to return empty hands.  Before releasing his debut album,  ‘Trap House’  in 2006, he worked secretly with Tommy Boy Records for an album distribution contract.

Though ‘Trap House’ was one of the tops of the Billboard Heatseekers Chart, their disputes separated them. In 2006, he released his second album. ‘Hard to Kill’ included “Freaky Gurl” was an independent album that secured 12th spot on Hot Rap Tracks.  In 2007, the commercially released ‘Back to the Trap House’ had the remix of “Freaky Gurl”.

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Caption: Gucci Mane performing on BET Hip Hop Awards 2018, Source: Power106

From 2009 to 2013

Records in May 2009, Gucci appeared as a guest singer on several tracks and song remixes along with Maria Carey’s “Obsessed”. Within 7 months of his appearance as a guest singer, Warner Bros Records released his second studio record ‘The State vs. Radric Davis’ on 8 December 2009. After coming out of jail, his label which was formerly known as ‘So Icey Entertainment’ became ‘1017 Brick Squad Records’.

On 6 August 2010, the opening track, “Gucci Time” of his third studio record,  ‘The Appeal: Georgia’s Most Wanted’ debuted on his “MySpace profile. ‘The Return of Mr. Zone 6’, Gucci’s 10th extended play secured 2nd on Rap and 8th spots on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. Until now, it is one of the most top-charting albums on a billboard.

‘Ferrari Boyz’ and ‘BAYTL’ are the albums associated with  ‘Waka Flocka Flame’ and ‘V-Nasty’ respectively in 2011. After a year, mixed tapes: ‘Trap Back’,  ‘I’m Up’, and ‘Trap God’ followed. Those albums featured other rappers like ‘ Birdman’, ‘Meek Mill’, ‘Future’, ‘Rick Ross’, and ‘Waka Flocka Flame’. In the year 2013, Gucci announced that he would be disclosing a new studio album titled ‘Trap House III”. He said that it would be in the ‘ Trap House’ series.

Again, he declared that ‘Mr. GuWop’ will feature Marilyn Manson. Later, this project canceled because he was admitted to rehab. The same year, he also declared that he will be revealing ‘Big Money Talk’. An album that consists of a compilation of tracks, composed by the group of rappers under  ‘1017 Brick Squad’. But that contract got leaked. In 2013, he began his work on releasing  ‘The State vs. Radric Davis II: The Caged Bird Sings’ and the album was finally released on 25th December 2013.

From 2014 to 2016

From 2014 to 2016, Gucci’s work resulted in a soaring growth, he released almost 30 mixtapes. His outstanding release was ‘Young Thugga Mane La Flare’, ‘Big Gucci Sosa’, East Atlanta Santa’, and ‘1017 Mafia: Incarcerated’. After he came out of jail after 3 years, his 9th studio album, ‘ Everybody Looking ‘ came out. Later, he companied with Rae Sremmurd for ‘ Black Beatles’.”Black Beatles” acquired the number one position on the Billboard Hot 100.

In 2016,  ‘Woptober’, his 10th indie released. His 10th studio record ‘The Return of East Atlanta Santa’ ended 2016 remarkably. He made an appearance in several movies, ‘Birds of a Feather’ ‘Spring Breakers’, and ‘Gucci Mane-The Lost Footage’ are some of them.

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Caption: Gucci Mane’s photo snapped while launching his autobiography, Source: True Urban Caller

Gucci Mane is also own a Youtube channel with the name of ‘OfficialGucciMane’. He has more than 3.6 M subscribers on his Youtube channel.

Awards and Net Worth

Radric Delantic Davis had been nominated for  Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award in 2017, under several categories, but he won ‘ Best Pop Video ‘ for ‘Down’, collaborated with Fifth Harmony.  Nominated for Best R&B Performance in ‘Grammy Awards 2020’, but unfortunately, later he couldn’t take this award his home.

Before his career has complications in his career as he was imprisoned for several years. His net worth was $34M and $37M in the year 2018 and 2019 respectively. As of 2019, his net worth is $12M.

Relationship Status

His ex-wife, Sheena Evans and him have a son named, Keitheon. Her wife from second marriage is  Keyshia Ka’Oir. Keyshia Ka’Oir, who is five years younger than him is an entrepreneur and thus runs three companies titled: Ka’oir Cosmetics, Ka’oir Fitness, and Ka’oir Hair.
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Caption: Gucci Mane with his second wife, Keyshia Ka’oir, Source: Hello Beautiful

Controversies

Gucci Mane has been in numerous controversies. One of such is his charge against the murder of Pookie Loc, a CTE affiliate of Young Jeezy. However, the charge was later dropped as Gucci maintained that he did it out of self-defense. Later on 16 March 2012, R&B singer Keyshia Cole came at Gucci Mane for the controversial song “Truth” in which Gucci indicated that Cole was cheating on Jeezy with P.Diddy. He also caught up in controversy with the song “Fuck The World” that had a controversial line supposedly directed to fellow Atlanta rapper Yung Joc.

Body Measurements

Gucci Mane has black eyes and hair of the same color. He stands tall with a height of 189 cm and a weight of 96 kg. Further, he wears shoe size 11 according to US standards. Other than that, there are no more details regarding h

Social Media

Gucci Mane is active in most of the social media platforms. He is a verified user of Instagram with more than 12.8 M followers. His twitter account with his stage name, Gucci Mane has 8.1 million followers. With the username of @guccimane, Gucci has been getting the love of more than 8 million followers in his Facebook account.