Z Artist Spotlight: Gucci Mane
Z107.3 wants to take the time to give you a little more information about the artists that you hear all day, everyday on Bangor's #1 Hit Music Station.
This week we put the artist spotlight on Gucci Mane.
REAL NAME: Radric Delantic Davis
BIRTH DATE: February 12, 1990
WHERE FROM: Bessemer, Alabama; Atlanta, Georgia
CONNECTIONS: Rae Sremmurd, Drake, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Selena Gomez, Mariah Carey, Marilyn Manson, Zaytoven, Young Jeezy, Bun B, Killer Mike, Lil Scrappy, Jody Breeze, Goodie Mobb, Ludacris, Lil' Kim, OJ da Juiceman, Black Eyed Peas, Yo Gotti, Mario, Rich The Kid, Migos, Usher, Soulja Boy, Waka Flocka Flame, 2 Chainz, Future,
TO THE POINT POINTS:
- Helped pioneer the hip-hop subgenre of trap music: synthesized drums with complex hi-hat patterns, reverb, atmospheric and ambient.
- Has influenced rappers like Young Thug, Migos, Rich Homie Quan, 21 Savage and Lil Yachty.
- Born to a former United States serviceman and power plant worker dad and a social worker/teacher mom.
- Raised by his paternal grandmother so his mom could get a degree in college.
- Started rapping at age 14.
- Started managing other rappers in 2001.
- Created his own label in 2002 with Zaytoven called LaFlare Entertainment.
- Signed with Warner Bros. Records in May of 2009.
- Currently nominated for a 2020 Grammy for 'Exactly How I Feel' with Lizzo for Best R&B performance.
All information obtained by Wikipedia.
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