It Pays To Be Rising Hip-Hop Star Gucci Mane
Last week turned out to be a very good week for rising hip-hop star Gucci Mane. For an artist who is supposed to be in prison, he sure is creating quite a buzz and doing everything right to keep himself relevant. Gucci’s The Burrrprint 2 HD, his most recent mixtape/street album also just released, and things keep getting better.
On Monday of last week, Gucci was announced as one of the artists who would be performing at Hot 97’s annual Summer Jam concert. That seemed odd, but no one said anything about it because this is Hip-Hop, and Gucci Mane is a rising star. On Tuesday, it was announced that Gucci would no longer be represented by his management company, Mizay Entertainment, or his booking agency Hitt Afta Hitt Enterprises. He also would no longer be affiliated with his former label So Icey Entertainment (except for the tattoo on his chest of course).
Instead, Gucci launched 1017 Brick Squad Records, his own record label where he will serve as CEO and President. Gucci’s 1017 Brick Squad Records will also serve as the home for Waka Flocka Flame and OJ Da Juiceman – the trio also make up Brick Squad, a group project. In addition, Gucci is now represented by First Avenue Management, Inc., and talent agency, CAA.
As if that wasn’t enough, it was announced later in the week that on this Wednesday, May 11th, Gucci will be released from prison after serving just seven months of his year-long sentence. Gucci had been locked up in November for a probation violation just before his album The State vs. Radric Davis was released.
With all the buzz he has been able to create behind bars, including the release of Gucci’s The Burrrprint 2 HD mixtape, one can only wonder what he can do once he hits the streets. Below is the statement Gucci released through his publicist.
“The rest of 2010 is going to be real major. I’m taking control of all of my business properties and keeping the focus on my career, my music and my artists. All the pieces to the puzzle are finally in place and once I get home it’s Gucci time.”
Some of the details for this were provided by Susan Blond, Inc.
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