Was Gucci Mane’s comeback the greatest of all time? Ya boy investigates
Gucci is officially a free man.
According to new court documents obtained by The FADER, the trap god was granted a motion for early termination cutting his three-year probation two years short.
The motion was signed back on August 23rd and will be official September 19th, clearing Radric Davis’ name of all charges.
At this point, good fortune for Gucci is as common as fades with nappy tops — he’s been on an unprecedented tear since his release in May of 2016.
For starters, Gucci came out of prison looking completely different.
He was fit, his teeth were pearly white, and, for the first time, he articulated audibly.
Fans were in literal disbelief to the point they thought he was a clone.
But since that time he’s dropped two albums, nabbed his first number-one single as a featured artist, wrote a book, proposed to his longtime girlfriend Keyshia Ka’oir, performed on Kimmel and Fallon, oh, and is coming out with a TV special in the fall.
All after serving three years in federal prison.
T.I, Boosie, Meek Mill, Lil Wayne, and many other all went to jail but none came out with the accomplishments of Guwop. Hov retired. Some even say Kingdom Come was a low point for him. But did he really go away?
Mase, Pretty Ricky, Shine, G-Unit, M.C Hammer, Omarion, and others have tried to make a comeback, but no one has been able to do what Gucci has in the amount of time after being away from the public eye.
Trap hadn’t even been accepted by the mainstream market before Guwop went to prison. Now Gucci is standing aside Fifth Harmony and Selena Gomez.
It’s almost as if the era he entered out of prison was perfectly conducive to who he was as an artist. After all, the sound out of Atlanta dominating the charts are byproducts of his sound.
Between the patented ‘Gucci belly’, the wild tweets back in 2013 calling out friends and foes and his unapologetic approach to life, who could imagine him occupying the spaces he is today?
I’d challenge anyone to picture Gucci before he was in jail — his status in hip-hop, addictions, the criminal record — compare it to where he is now, and tell me whose comeback was greater.
To look at Gucci’s success, however, one must take a closer look deeper as what has truly changed about him. He couldn’t be a clone because he stays sober, doesn’t indulge in any drugs, and exudes positivity with everything says and does. He is a completely different person.
Between his flaunting pictures of him and his fiancé, his motivational tweets, and his new appreciation of the small things, it’s inspirational to see.
Now he’s able to really put things in perspective
No bad break can keep you from your destiny.
— Gucci Mane (@gucci1017) August 4, 2017
And he finally knows his worth
Whatever I touch prospers and succeeds.
— Gucci Mane (@gucci1017) August 30, 2017
That’s why I’m not surprised at the news of his probation being terminated two years early — it’s all too fitting to be shocked.
Reinvention is a lot tougher than it seems but Gucci is making it look like a walk in the park.
Now he’s out here with Fifth Harmony and it’s not hot boy…
— Gucci Mane (@gucci1017) July 24, 2017
He’s back to getting magazine covers…
— Gucci Mane (@gucci1017) February 21, 2017
And Gucci and his wifey are now at the top of hip-hop.
— Gucci Mane (@gucci1017) November 23, 2016
The true gem with Gucci and his newfound success after what seemed like an ended career, however, is the correlation between his disposition and his assent.
The more positive Gucci is and the happier he feels and if he continues to lead a healthy life, the more good fortune comes his way.
The way people talk about Gucci today amazes me. Just a couple of years ago I would get laughed at for listening to “that fat guy that mumbles with an ice cream on his face, “now he’s “the legendary trap god.”
He’s somewhat of a folklore cult hero in many aspects that, somehow, everyone grew to love.
As hip-hop surfaced as the face of music, I guess his imprint became undeniable and impossible to ignore. He really did bring a uniqueness that inspired many artists to be themselves and break any industry mold.
As Gucci becomes a free man I genuinely hope he continues to be a positive influence with the platform he has and hope to hear more from him in the future.