With Mr. Davis arriving this week, Gucci Mane sat down with Clash magazine to talk life, love, prison and more.
From The Autobiography of Gucci Mane to getting married and performing outside of the United States, La Flare goes in-depth about his current situation, what got him here, and what’s to come.
Check out the cover and a few quotes below and head over to Clash to read Grant Brydon’s full piece.
On his mindset right now…
“I went to a maximum security prison with nothing but lifers and killers, and that changed my life. The majority of people in that prison were never getting out. They’re going to die there, and I needed to see that.
“I always felt like I’m the ultimate outlier. I’m the ultimate maverick, the ultimate connector. I’ve always been a magnet for talent. I never aspired to be the best artist; I just wanted to be rich. I wanted to be financially free and I knew I could work the rap game to do that.”
On Mr. Davis…
“It’s like a time capsule. I talk about travelling internationally for the first time. I talk about getting married. I talk about trying to work and have a real career while you’re on probation. And I talk about trying to do the right things and the challenges I go through.”
On helping young artists…
“It’s easy for me to crew up. I always get artists and help them. That’s what I want to be remembered for: ‘Gucci, he helped so many people. He brought us the Migos, Young Thug, Waka Flocka Flame, OJ Da Juiceman. He introduced us to DJ Holiday and Zaytoven, a 19-year- old Mike WiLL Made-It. Ain’t nobody else who ever done that in the history of rap music.”