Gucci Mane’s sobriety has been propelling his success, and he’s been on a roll since his release from prison in May.
His most recent album, Everybody Looking, was created in just 6 days following his release; half of it was written while he was in prison. He even shot his video for ‘First Day Out Tha Feds’ in his home, while still on house arrest.
Since Everybody Looking, Gucci Mane also: released his album Woptober on October 17; created a Free Bricks 2 mixtape with Future; and narrated his political awakening as a black man in the US on Common’s single ‘Black America Again’ alongside Pusha T. He says of his time in jail that it made him realize he “can be an inspiration.”
In a whirlwind of productivity, Gucci proves just how much a sober mindset and energy can accomplish.
Rap music has gained a reputation over the years for some artists’ promotion of drinking and drug culture. But Gucci Mane offers this challenge: “Anybody can do the stuff Gucci used to do… Can y’all copy living how I’m living? Can y’all copy getting y’all life together?”