Gucci Mane Talks Being More Conscious & His Music Being Aggressive
Gucci Mane made his official return to the music world last week when he dropped his latest album Everybody Looking.
The Atlanta rap legend has not done many interviews since his release from prison, but he was featured in a new cover story for The Fader.
Gucci covered a lot of topics in the article. In particular, the “Guwop Home” rhymer spoke about his turn away from using narcotics.
“When I was on drugs so bad, I talked different. When I was smoking weed, a damn near pound of weed every day, I was congested. When I was drinking lean like crazy every day, I was out my mind,” said Gucci. “I was always sophisticated, but it ain’t even sophisticated now — it’s just a sober, a more conscious Gucci. And people probably ain’t used to it. It took a minute for me to get used to it. But they’re gonna have to get used to it because it’s here to stay.”
Despite that personal change, the man that helped sparked the Trap movement is not moving away from the type of music that led him to become one of the most popular southern rap stars over the last decade.
“I never really made music to make people try to feel sad. I don’t want people to feel sorry for me. I want them to feel powerful, I want them to feel aggressive, I want them to feel invincible,” stated Gucci. “I want to hear the f-ckery. I want to hear the sh-t that people probably think, ‘This ain’t good to be played around kids.’”