Gucci Mane Manages Career From Jail

This was supposed to be Gucci Mane’s time to finally gain mainstream appeal, as he collaborated with Mariah Carey, Mario and Usher while churning out street anthems like “Wasted” and “Go Head,” featuring Man Bre-Z. But now he’s found himself trying to figure out his next career move behind bars.

Gucci Mane, whose real name is Radric Davis, is currently serving a six-month jail sentence in Georgia after a probation violation last year. While incarcerated, he celebrated his 30th birthday in February and released his album “The State vs. Radric Davis,” which debuted No. 1 on Billboard’s rap chart in December.

Gucci Mane hopes to regain the momentum he built before he was locked up. No more than two months after his expected release in April, the rapper plans to release “The State vs. Radric Davis: The Appeal” and then “The State vs. Radric Davis: The Verdict” later this year.

He’ll also release a mixtape with DJ Drama, who believes Gucci Mane will use his lockdown to become more of a creative artist.

“Gucci might not be the most lyrical type of artist or the most complex, but he is creative when it comes to his personality. It comes across in his music,” DJ Drama says.


Pictured: Gucci Mane backstage during the Hot 107.9 Birthday Bash 14 at Philips Arena on June 20, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Radio One).