Gucci Mane, whose birth name is Radric Delantic Davis, is one of the most famous American rappers, songwriter, singer, businessman, record executive, and founder of 1017 Records. People refer to him as the pioneer of the hip-hop genre, and many musicians idolize him. In this article, we will let you how he came to fame and Gucci Mane net worth.
Furthermore, he made trap music with other rappers from Atlanta, such as Young Jeezy and Tip, mainly from 2000 till 2010.
Mane debuted in 2005, and his album was Trap House. Next year he released his 2nd album, Hard to Kill.
In 2007 he released his studio album called Back to the Trap House. This album was a huge success, which added value to the Gucci Mane net worth.
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Who is Gucci Mane?
Gucci Mane is a rapper who released 14 albums and has more than 70 mixtapes all over his career. In the year 2007, he even builds his own record label, which is called 1017 Records.
Moreover, Gucci Mane worked with some top-notch artists including, Drake, Selena Gomez, Chris Brown, Marilyn Manson, Lil Wayne, and Mariah Carey.
He has a huge influence on Atlanta music due to his mixtapes. Many young Atlanta rappers such as Lil Yachty, Migos, 21 Savage, Young Thug, and Rich Homie Quan idolize him a lot.
Furthermore, he has been known as the “most influential underground rapper” and “avatar of East Atlanta.” Being one of the best underground rappers of this decade also added to Gucci Mane net worth.
Gucci Mane – Early Life
Gucci Mane was born on February 12, 1980, at Bessemer in Alabama. His parents were Vicky Jean Davis, a teacher and social worker, and Ralph Everett Dudley, who works at a power plant and ex-US serviceman.
A lot of people from his family is from the military background. His maternal granddad, Walter Lee Davis, was also in the military and served for USS South Dakota and in the Pacific during World War II.
Gucci Mane’s paternal granddad, Sr. James Dudley, served for the country for 12 years, and he was one of the chefs during World War II. Even his father was in the military and was stationed in North Korea for 2 years.
Dark phrase of his life from 1993–2001
Even though he had good grades and was popular in his school, Ronald E. McNair High School, at the age of 13, he chose to do drug dealing. However, he did not do drugs for the first few years. But he started to smoke cannabis when he said he had his first crush on a girl. Later this becomes a psychological addiction.
Moreover, he had been selling drugs for 2 years by 1995, and he never had any violent encounters. However, when he was 15 and riding his bicycle, an older man stopped his bicycle and aimed a gun at him so that he can rob him.
After this incident, he used to carry a handgun. Also, he had been in various life-threatening situations, and one of them was in 1997. He argued with a local gang who was called “The East Shoals Boys.”
Due to this feud, his friend was almost beaten to death, and a lot of adult gang members were in his school who were looking for him. However, the feud was resolved after a fistfight between the gang and Davis with his friends.
Even after all these, he still graduated from his school in 1998 and got a scholarship at the Georgia Perimeter College.
However, he was suspended from college cause he was caught by the police when he was dealing with drugs. He even went to jail for 90 days and later was on probation.
Starting as a musician: 2001–2005
From a very young age, Davis loved to write poetry, and he started rapping from 14. After his first encounter with the police, he took music seriously. He released “La Flare,” and his record label was Str8 Drop Records. There were about 1000 CDs, and it was distributed in East Atlanta.
In 2001, he managed Lil Buddy, and the following year he was a member of Sign Yourself Click. He also worked with Zaytoven, a producer, and had his own label called LaFlare Entertainment.
He then went to New York to find a distribution deal. However, he couldn’t find any. Later he meets Big Cat, who was the head of the Big Cat Records.
Later, he released a song called “Black Tee,” which responded to “White Tee” by Dem Franchize Boyz. He even collab with some new rappers like Young Jeezy, and they made a song called “SP Icy.”
Finally, he was under Tommy Boy Records and worked there as an underground rapper and preparing to release his first album.
Gucci Mane – Career
Davis released his first album, “Trap House,” and it has a song called “Icy” with Young Jeezy. However, there was tension between them on who has right on the song “Icy.”
Furthermore, it was a successful independent album. It ranked in Top 20 on Billboard under the Hip-Hop/ R&B charts. Also, the album was at the tip on Billboard’s “Heatseekers chart.”
In 2006, he released “Hard to Kill,” Many celebrities appeared on his music videos, such as Bun B, Lil Scrappy, Killer Mike, and Jody Breeze. The single from this album, “Freaky Gurl,” was a hit. The song peaked at 12 on Hit Rap charts, 62 at Billboard Hot100, and 19 at the Hot Hip-Hop/ R&B Songs.
He even made short videos of other two tracks called “Pilz” and “Nigazzz.”
He made his commercial album “Back to the Trap House” in 2007. The song “Freaky Gurl” remix is a part of his album, and Lil Kim and Ludacris feature in it.
This year, he even started writing his mixtapes and released two of them, “Writing on the Wall” and “Bird Money.” Both of these were a huge success, and he signed with Warner Bros Records in 2009.
Furthermore, he appeared in a lot of songs such as Mariah Carey’s “Obsessed,” Yo Gotti’s “5 Star Chick”, and The Black Eyed Peas’s “Boom Boom Pow.”
He released his second album on December 9, 2009. “The State vs Radric Davis.” The first single from the album is “Wasted.”
Davis released his mixtapes called “Trap God 2” on February 12, 2013. He released three more mixtapes within 6 weeks after this.
Also, he announced his new album release, “Trap House III.” This was the third part of the Trap House series. The album came out on May 21, 2013.
In 2014, he released his collaborative mixtape “Young Thugga Mane La Flare” with Young Thug. Later in the same year, he released another collaborative album with Brick Factory on May 24.
Furthermore, on April 6, 2015, he released his final album of the Trap House series. It was called the “Trap House 5: The Last Chapter”. Moreover, Zaytoven and Mike Will was the producer, and Young Thug was featured in one of the songs.
La Flare entertainment also released the 10th project called King Gucci on May 20, 2015. Many famous people made an appearance on it, such as RiFF RAFF, Migos, Fetty Wap, and PeeWee Longway.
On April 26, 2016, Davis released a compilation album called Meal Ticket. It has 36 tracks on the album.
After releasing from Prison
After his bail, Gucci Mane released his first single under Atlantic Records called “First Day Out Tha Feds.” On June 25, 2016, he announced that he would release his 9th album.
The album was released on July 22, 2016, and was called “Everybody Looking.”
In the same year, he released his 10th album on 16th December called “The Return of East Atlanta Santa.”
Next year on May 26, he released a mixtape with Metro Boomin called “Droptopwop.” It has 10 songs on it, and Offset of Migos, 2 Chainz, Rick Ross, and Young Dolph were featured in it.
2019 till present
On 3rd July 2020, he released a compilation album with 24 tracks called “So Icy Summer.” This was his first work in 2020 after his last release in 2019 called “East Atlanta Santa 3”.
In the same month, he collab with Mulatto, a rapper, for a single “Muwop.”
Furthermore, on 16th October, he released another album with his record label called “So Icy Gang Vol. 1”. This album indicated that the new members of 1017 Records featured in the album.
Gucci Mane net worth
Even though he was in jail in 2005, he still made a lot of money since releasing many mixtapes. A lot of people bought his mixtapes, and he became 1.3 million USD richer. From this year, Gucci Mane net worth started to rise rapidly.
Furthermore, in 2009, he made $430,000 only from his studio album “The State vs. Radric Davis.” Worldwide the album sold more than 420,000 copies.
In 2010, the American rapper’s album “The Appeal: Georgia’s Most Wanted” sold 169,500 copies, and he becomes 5 million USD richer. Gucci Mane net worth in 2010 was $5,000,000.
A year later, his record “Ferrari Boyz” feat. Waka Flocka earned $20,000. Also, his total touring and album sale was $28,000. He earned more than $300,000 in 2011.
In 2013, he worked in a movie called “Spring Breakers,” and gained $100,000 to his net worth. In 2014 his net worth was$6,000,000.
Gucci Mane net worth 2015 – till now
2015 – $6,000,000
2018 – $12,000,000
2019 – $12,000,000
2020 – $12,000,000
There was a rise in Gucci Mane net worth after 2016 as he launched his clothing line called Delantic Clothing. The line has a wide range of hoodies, t-shirts, and undergarments.
Also, in September 2017, Gucci Mane published his first book, “The Autobiography of Gucci Mane.” Neil Martinez Belkin, who was an ex-editor of XXL Magazine, helped him to write the book.
Gucci Mane clone
Gucci Mane clone conspiracy theory first gained attention after his jail release in May 2014. He pleaded guilty to the court for the possession of a gun. They concluded and released him four months before this release date.
Rumors circulated on social media that this new man is not the old Gucci Mane. Fans started to compared his old images to the new ones.
Moreover, in the old pictures, he had six-pack abs and a very toned figure. However, compared to the new ones, he now has a round belly. This is the reason why fans started to think that the new man is not Gucci Mane.
Furthermore, many people believed that it is a clone of Gucci Mane and probably created by the CIA to whitewash the trap genre. But the CIA denied all of the claims, and they said that rumors on the internet are not facts and they won’t be wasting their time on this topic.
Also, Gucci trolled the fans who started the rumors about the Gucci Mane clone theory, and he wouldn’t say anything about it.
Gucci Mane is a successful rapper in America who has done a lot to make the trap music genre popular. Many rappers from Atlanta look up to him and call him the “Avatar of East Atlanta.”
Not only is he a rapper, but also he has his own clothing line, record label. All of these have contributed a lot to Gucci Mane net worth.