Gucci Mane Records Final Indie CD, Preps Major Label Debut
Gucci (born Radric Davis), best known for his hit "Icy," left Big Cat earlier this year to sign with Asylum/Atlantic Records as part of an agreement involving his new label So Icey and Czar Entertainment, the same management company that represents The Game.
The album via Big Cat, titled Trap-A-Thon, was recorded after Gucci was released from jail last year. The album includes the original and the remix of his current hit single "Freaky Gurl" and features guest appearances from Young Snead and Khia.
The CD also includes a DVD titled The Glockumentary, which gives an inside look at Gucci's murder trial and his beef with fellow Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy.
"Gucci's trials and tribulations served to elevate his game," said Big Cat CEO Marlon "Big Cat" Rowe via a statement. "He hit the studio with a vengeance, with something to prove. Once his name was cleared, Gucci Mane got to work."
Trap-A-Thon is due in stores on September 25.
Gucci's debut with Atlantic titled Back To The Trap House is set for release on November 13. The set features appearances from Rich Boy, Pimp C and Shawnna, formerly of DTP and newly signed to So Icey Entertainment.
"This album is perfect for my major label debut. It felt like the first time all over again, just so fresh and driven," Gucci Mane said via a statement. "I bring a lot of experience, creative wordplay, and a crazy style, and I can't wait to showcase the album to my fans and open up to millions of new fans."