Is [artist id="1938028"]Gucci Mane[/artist] going from the Trap House to the penthouse? After appearing on a remix of the [artist id="30064"]Black Eyed Peas[/artist]' #1 single "Boom Boom Pow," the Atlanta MC recorded his biggest collaboration to date: a remix of Mariah Carey's new single "Obsessed."
"That joint hard, ain't it? It was crazy," he said about working with Mariah. "It was big."
Gucci said [artist id="860639"]50 Cent[/artist]'s manager, Chris Lighty, orchestrated the guest appearance.
"Shout-out to Mariah Carey and her whole squad and my boy Chris Lighty," Gucci said. "He got me and Mariah together. I appreciate it. He put me on there as well as her. Both of them are smart for doing that. The song came out hard. Mariah knew I wanted to do a song with her. It finally happened, and it turned out hard. I just flew up there to New York, went in the studio with her. I flew right out and went back on the road. When I do a song with people, I like to really get in the studio with them so I could feel they swag and they could feel mine. The music comes out better."
Gucci said he actually heard the Black Eyed Peas remix all over the radio when he came to the Apple to work with Carey. "My boy Will.I.Am put me on there," he said. "He said he's been liking my stuff. So he got the record to me. It was hard."
Earlier this week, Gucci debuted the song "Awesome," featuring Snoop Dogg, on V103 with DJ Greg Street. It was one of four records the pair recorded in one day during Snoop's recent trip to the ATL.
"That junk is so hard," Mane boasted. "The hook goes, 'Drop top's awesome/ You know it's awesome/ Air Max, '95, got them from Walter's.' Then Snoop is talking about he went to Walter's and got his Chuck Taylors from there. I talk about how I got my Air Max from there. It's a clothing store, real famous spot in Atlanta where everybody goes. We're going to shoot the video there. This is our fourth song we made together. We been talking on the phone for the past year and half. He said he likes my stuff and his kids like my stuff. I was supposed to be on his last album, Ego Trippin'. I did a song and it didn't make it."
"We just did three more [songs]," Gucc continued about Snoop. "We did one for his album Malice in Wonderland. It's called 'Opposites.' Look forward to that. I did another song for his album called 'Party Animal,' and we're trying to get Fergie on there."
Gucci's collaborations don't look like they will stop. He also teamed up with Plies on "Wasted."
"If you ain't got that, you ain't got nothing," he said. "Any DJ who don't got that, ain't up on game. That's the new secret weapon to get the club jumpin' in the South."
Mane is hoping his momentum will translate into his most successful album. His label moved Gucci's release date up from late 2009 to September. He's going to record the project in just a few days.
"It's hard for me to come up with a great title," he said of his LP. " It's so much going on right now. I gotta think of a good name. I thought it was coming out a little later than that, so I gotta get on my game. I'm going into the studio next week and make my whole album.