Gucci Mane Will Be ‘Back On Top’ After Jail Sentence, ATL Friends Say

Plus: Chris Brown tourmates Audio Push lead Mixtape Daily through their Soundcheck.

The New Boyz have bust the door wide open, haven’t they? The jerk movement is in full swing, with the Boyz, female duo the Bangz (Ella, we’re going to keep you in our prayers) and today’s Mixtape Daily subject Audio Push. West Coast isn’t all gangsta music — the kids are trying to party.

This Week’s Main Pick

Street Newcomers: Audio Push

Holding It Down For: San Bernardino, California

Mixtape: The Soundcheck

Real Spit: Cali teenagers Oktane and Pricetag are doing their part to take jerkin’ from a fad dance to a movement. The duo’s “Teach You How to Jerk” has become a YouTube blockbuster, and you have to check for their new record “Aviator” with Brandy. The duo’s album isn’t due until sometime next year, but they just put out a mixtape, The Soundcheck.

“We were in the airport, and we felt the soundcheck, before a big show, that’s our preparation to make sure everything is ready, everything is right,” said Price, who was in nursing school before his group started to blow up.

The fellas are slated to open up for Chris Brown on his Fan Appreciation Tour .

Joints To Check For

» “The Soundcheck Intro.” “It’s just setting the table for everything we do,” Pricetag said. “How we prove ourselves in this whole music thing.”

» “Up N Down.” “That shows the other side of us,” Oktane said. “By now, they know I sing. I’m singing on a lot of the record. Price always comes through and does his thing. That song is for the ladies. It’s on a whole ‘nother grown type of level. You’re welcome in advance.”

“Y’all gonna love it,” Price insisted.

The Streets Is Talking: News & Notes From The Underground

Barring a holiday miracle, Gucci Mane will spend his album-release date — December 8 — in jail. He was sentenced to 12 months in jail last week for probation violation. Still, his camp said his spirits are high, and his lawyer notes that with extremely good behavior, he could be home in as little as two months, if a judge sees fit.

Gucc’s friends in the A say that even with the jail time, his popularity won’t die down.

“Gucci is the hottest rapper out,” producer Zaytoven said. “Hopefully this is only a minor setback. Knowing Gucci, he always bounces back.”

“You can’t hold down a man like Gucci for long,” Shawty Lo added. “His situation is unfortunate, but he’ll be back on top in a few.”

“I think for the moment, it’s unfortunate, given the fact he’s moving with a lot of features and has an album coming up,” DJ Scream said. “But he has a genuine fanbase. His fanbase is so strong, he’ll be able to come out and resume business as usual. I think it’s messed up for right now that his album is coming out, but he’s somebody the streets need. He’s somebody that feeds the streets with a lot of mixtapes and songs.”

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