Musicfest XXXI

Gucci Mane

Saturday, October 20, 2018 11:00PM

<h3>Musicfest XXXI</h3>
<h5>Gucci Mane</h5>

Though Gucci Mane’s first No. 1 song was “Black Beatles” with Rae Sremmurd in 2016, the Atlanta rapper has been pioneering one of hip-hop’s most influential subgenres, trap music, for over a decade. Born Radric Davis, his 2005 debut Trap House was the beginning of a career rich in mixtapes (he’s released over 70 to date), high-profile collaborations, legal hardships, and, ultimately, monumental success. Gucci’s sound—street-heavy yet whimsical with an odd, addictive cadence—has evolved alongside prominent trap producer Zaytoven. The rapper founded his own label, 1017 Records, in 2007, where he helped foster talents such as Young Thug, Chief Keef, Migos, Sonny Digital, 808 Mafia, and many more.