This could be considered Radric Davis’ true moment of truth.
The man known as Gucci Mane has been a immense staple in Atlanta’s rap scene for well over a decade, and is such a heavy influence that he is owed an uncountable amount of Father’s Day cards. Just look at some of the musicians that he has introduced: Waka Flocka, Mike WiLL Made It, Young Scooter, Young Thug, Southside, Sonny Digital, Zaytoven, Lex Luger, and a host of others.
However, despite his impact he has spent most of his career locked up, spending chunks of the 2000s and 2010s imprisoned on a litany of charges. By the time he was arrested in 2013, he was facing up to 20 years in prison, and it seemed his career was all but over.
Then, earlier this year, whispers began to spread that he would be a free man soon. And on May 26th, Gucci Mane was finally released from prison.
Sober, in shape, and with a new outlook on life, he’s used that motivation and infamous non-stop work ethic to dedicate the time since his release to craft what some are calling the best music of his career. All of that is now on full display with his ninth album, the appropriately-titled Everybody Looking.
With Drake (“Back On Road“), Kanye West (“P**sy Print“) and Young Thug (“Guwop Home“) making features, the 15-track release predominately features production from Zaytoven and Mike WiLL, with Drumma Boy, Murda Beatz, Southside, Moe Goonie, and Will-A-Fool also providing assistance. With his new lease on life, the only way for the Gooch to go is up.
Take a listen below and head to iTunes and pick up your copy now.