Gucci Mane featuring Usher
Single ‘Spotlight’ released last Friday; new album ‘The State vs. Radric Davis’ follows this Friday February 12th
“Gucci’s on his way to full fledged superstar status” – XXL
#6 – 10 Hottest MCs in the Game – MTV
Widely tipped to be one of the 2010’s breakthrough rappers, Gucci Mane released debut single ‘Spotlight’, featuring the notable vocal talents of Usher, last Friday. The single previews the release of his highly anticipated new album ‘The State vs. Radric Davis’ that follows this Friday February 12th.
Hailing from the mean streets of East Atlanta’s Zone 6, Gucci Mane has endured a troublesome journey to become one of the genre’s hottest new stars. Mane’s rise to the top commenced when his collaboration with Young Jeezy on the club anthem ‘Icy’ became a huge hit. Unfortunately almost a year in prison on an attempted murder charge ensured that he couldn’t fully capitalise on his growing popularity.
Gucci Mane’s return to the scene in 2009 after his third spell in prison (this time for a probation violation stemming from the Young Jeezy incident) saw him become one of 2009’s most prolific artists as he recorded 150 songs for 40 different albums and mix tapes. He featured on Top 20 hits from Mariah Carey, Mario and Trey Songz, and his own track ‘Wasted’ became a #1 urban mainstream radio hit.
‘The State Vs. Radric Davis’ will be his first album to be released through So Icey / Asylum / Warner Bros. Records. Including both ‘Wasted’ and ‘Spotlight’, it features contributions from Keyshia Cole, Lil Wayne, Soulja Boy, Keri Hilson and Usher.