The Gucc is home. [artist id="1938028"]Gucci Mane[/artist] was released from an Atlanta detention center Friday and went right back to entertaining.
“Straight to the studio and recorded four or five songs. Then I had a party later that night to get ready for, so that took up most of my day right there,” he said Monday (March 16) via phone from Atlanta, describing his first day as a free man. Gucci had been in jail since September. He was sentenced to a year for failing to serve his court-ordered 600 hours of community service, which had been mandated in 2005.
Gucci said he was in the studio with producers Drumma Boy and Frank Nitti, as well as up-and-comers Fat Boy and Zaytoven.
“I got this one song called ‘Weekend’ — it’s tight,” he described. “It was produced by Fat Boy. I did songs for the ‘hood, for the trap. I did a couple of songs for the clubs and one for the girls.
The rapper promises a new LP soon. “I’m working on it now,” he said. “I don’t know when it’s coming out. I’m only 30 percent done. No title yet. I’m trying to see where the music takes me and base the title on the music. I’m just going through a lot of new material.”
In September, when Gucci went away, he was at the height of his career. He parlayed a strong string of street records into major love around his city. He was one of the most popular artists in Atlanta when he went in and only got bigger while in jail. In the ATL, you can’t escape songs like “Bricks” and “Make the Trap Say Aye,” an OJ Da Juiceman song featuring Gucc.
“It was a challenge for me,” he said of going to jail. “I’m just happy my team kept my music going strong for me. And I’m happy I recorded so many records so people could hear me.”
He said the amount of songs he had before going behind bars last year was near 1,000. Gucci credits his pace of making six songs a day.
Gucci, who said prison has made him hungrier, has performed two shows since Friday. “I was surprised everybody knew every word of my songs I released before I went in,” he said. “It was surprising they knew the words to all these mixtape songs like ‘Stoopid,’ ‘Jewelry’ and ‘I Think I Love Here.’ … I did ‘Photoshoot’ and shook the whole club.”
Gucci, OJ and [artist id="400206"]Cam’ron[/artist] shoot the video for an “Aye” remix on Tuesday in Atlanta.
“Cam killed that verse,” he said. “He went in on that song. That was a great verse. Shout-out to Cam.”