THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF GUCCI MANE
Hip-Hop legend Gucci Mane tells his story in his own words for the first time, giving readers a look at this iconic artist who forged an unlikely path to stardom and personal rebirth.
Gucci Mane began writing his memoir in a maximum-security federal prison. Released in 2016, he emerged radically transformed. He was sober, smiling, focused, and positive—a far cry from the Gucci Mane of years past. Born in rural Bessemer, Alabama, Radric Delantic Davis became Gucci Mane in East Atlanta, where the rap scene is as vibrant as the dope game. His name was made as a drug dealer first, rapper second. His influential mixtapes and street anthems pioneered the sound of trap music. He inspired and mentored a new generation of artists and producers. Yet every success was followed by setback. Too often, his erratic behavior threatened to end it all. Incarceration, violence, rap beefs, drug addiction. But Gucci Mane has changed, and he’s decided to tell his story.
In this autobiography, he takes us to his roots in Alabama, the streets of East Atlanta, and the studio where he found his voice as a peerless rapper. He reflects on his inimitable career and in the process confronts his dark past—years behind bars, the murder charge, drug addiction, career highs and lows—the making of a trap god. It is one of the greatest comeback stories in the history of music.
Gucci Mane, born Radric Delantic Davis, is a critically acclaimed, platinum-selling recording artist. He has released nine studio albums and dozens of mixtapes. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with his fiancé Keyshia Ka’oir. The Autobiography of Gucci Mane is his first book.
Neil Martinez-Belkin is the former music editor at XXL Magazine and has written extensively about contemporary hip-hop with a regional focus on Atlanta. He lives in Boston.
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