On September 13, 2013, Gucci Mane was taken into police custody. On December 3, 2013, Gucci Mane was charged in federal court with two counts of possessing a firearm as a felon. He agreed to a plea deal which will result in him being in prison until 2017. Two years have passed since Gucci Mane has been a free citizen, and yet he still has been the most prolific mainstream artist in rap.
Gucci Mane was behind bars, but played a pivotal role in pushing Young Thug into the mainstream music scene in 2014. The two collaborated on a joint mixtape titled Thugga Mane La Flare, which released for free on April 20th. If that wasn’t enough, Gucci then released three digital albums on the same day, The Purple Album (with Young Thug) The Green Album (with Migos) and The White Album (with Peewee Longway), collectively known as World War 3D. He also followed that album up with a joint venture with Young Dolph and PeeWee Longway titled “The Felix Brothers.”
In 2015, Gucci showed no signs of slowing down. Gucci Mane released a triple digital album for the third time on March 20, 2015, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. They include guest features from I LOVE MAKONNEN, Waka Flocka, Chief Keef, Rich The Kid, Andy Milonakis and others.
In or out of jail, Gucci mane is a force in the hip-hop community. I wish some of the other mainstream titans would be inspired by his work ethic and drop more new content.