Radric Delantic Davis, popularly known as Gucci Mane, was born on February 12, 1980, and took up rapping at 14. Not too long after, he was releasing his first album, titled “La Flare,” and creating his own music label, ‘La Flare Entertainment.’ Since then, Mane has taken the music industry by storm, pioneering the trap genre, and staying relevant through the years despite the changing trends and styles around him throughout his career. And today, it’s time for us to celebrate his special day!
If you are into trap or rap, you’ll instantly recognize Gucci Mane’s name. He was not only a pioneer in the first of the two genres but also inspired many successful artists in both genres’ to start their careers in music. Mane was born Radric Delantic Davis on February 12, 1980, in Bessemer, Alabama. His zodiac sign is Aquarius, and his ethnicity is African American. He is the son of Ralph Everett Dudley and Vicky Jean Davis. His elder half-brother on his mother’s side introduced him to rap when he was six years old.
His career kicked off with the release of his independent debut album, “Trap House” (2005). Mane followed up the success of his debut with the release of his second, “Hard to Kill” (2006). The single from his second album, ‘Freaky Gurl,’ peaked at number 62 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. A remix of this song featured famous artists Ludacris and Lil’ Kim, and Mane included it in his commercial debut album, “Back to the Trap House” (2007). Combined with the success of the two mixtapes he released later, he was able to sign a record deal with Warner Bros. in 2009. After many guest appearances, Mane released his second studio album, “The State vs. Radric Davis,” that same year. It featured many big names in the rap scene, including Usher and Soulja Boy. One of the album’s singles, ‘Wasted,’ peaked at number 36 on the ‘Billboard Hot 100.’
While all seemed to be looking up for Mane, the rapper also had some legal issues, but the more intense of these came between 2010 and 2016, leading to his incarceration multiple times during that time. However, this didn’t deter Mane, and he continued to be active between, and sometimes even during, his time in prison. He released four albums: “The Appeal: Georgia’s Most Wanted” (2010), “The Return of Mr. Zone 6” (2011), “The State vs. Radric Davis II: The Caged Bird Sings” (2013), “Everybody Looking,” and “The Return of East Atlanta Santa” (both in 2016), as well as collaboration albums, digital albums, and mixtapes featuring many prominent rappers. During this time, he had what is perhaps his biggest hit, when he collaborated with rap duo Rae Sremmurd on ‘Black Beatles,’ a song that not only reached number one on the ‘Billboard Hot 100’ but also was part of the ‘Mannequin Challenge’ viral video trend. Since then, Mane has continued to release albums, mixtapes, and more. He has also released a clothing line, wrote an autobiography, collaborated with the actual Italian fashion house Gucci, married his long-time girlfriend, Keyshia Ka’oir, and televised their wedding preparation and ceremony on “The Mane Event.”
Mane starts to pursue music seriously and releases “La Flare,” as well as creating his own record label, ‘La Flare Entertainment.’
Mane releases his independent debut album “Trap House,” which becomes very successful.
Mane signs a deal with Warner Bros. Records and releases “The State vs. Radric Davis.”
Mane releases a great number of albums, collaborations, mixtapes, and more.
‘Black Beatles,’ his song with Sremmurd, reaches number one on the ‘Billboard Hot 100’ and is used in a viral video trend.
Mane writes his autobiography while he is in prison and it becomes a New York Times’ bestseller.
Why We Love Gucci Mane
He is an inspiration
Mane’s life story shows that anyone can achieve their greatest goals, no matter their background. He has faced many challenges throughout his life, but he didn’t let them deter him from reaching his goals.
He supports important causes
Mane understands his endorsement is meaningful and uses it to promote causes that help at-risk youth. This is most likely due to how personal these causes are to him, as he didn’t have an easy childhood.
He knows his impact and influence
He once said that he would tell his young self that he was going to be one of the most remarkable people on earth, so he needed to have class and professionalism. If the world is going to watch and imitate him, he better set a good example.
5 Surprising Facts
He started as a poet
Before he ventured into rapping, Mane’s childhood hobby was writing poetry.
He has an astonishing number of releases
Over the years, Mane has released 13 studio albums and about 71 mixtapes.
He has sons
His first son was born in 2007, while his second one was born in 2020.
He comes from a military background
Both his grandfathers and his father served in the military.
He has a clothing brand
Mane named it ‘Delantic Clothing,’ selling t-shirts, hoodies, underwear, and more.
Gucci Mane FAQs
How is Gucci Mane so rich?
Mane has had a long and successful career, which has provided him with many luxuries.
Is Gucci Mane still married?
Yes! He’s been happily married to his wife since 2017.
Who is the rapper who gave his wife one million dollars?
Mane did! For her 37th birthday, the rapper gave his wife $1 million in cash, which she later showed on her Instagram stories!
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