Gucci Mane is an American rapper and the founder and CEO of 1017 records. He is popular because he, along with other rappers such as Young Jeezy and T.I., paved the way for hip-hop subgenre trap music.
Gucci Mane – Bio, Wiki
He was born on 12 February 1980 as Radric Delantic Davis, the son of former US serviceman and power plant worker Ralph Everett Dudley and social worker and teacher Vicky Jean Davis. His family has a strong military background, as both his paternal and maternal grandfather served in the military, as did his father.
Gucci Mane took his mother’s last name “Davis”. After all, at the time of his birth his father was on the run for drug possession because he was not there to sign his (Gucci Mane) birth certificate. Radric was her second child because she already had a son from a previous relationship before she met Dudley in 1978.
He was partly raised by his mother and grandmother on his father’s side. While his mother was in college for her degree, his paternal grandmother had to help raise him.
Davis attended McNair High School, graduated in 1998, and in the same year received a HOPE scholarship for a computer programming course at Georgia Perimeter College. He rarely attended classes and was soon thrown out of college in 2001.
Gucci had a flair for writing and began writing early. He also enjoyed rap music, which he started rapping at the age of 14. In 2005, he released his independent debut album Trap House with a successful single Icy with Young Jeezy.
His next album, Hard to Kill, was released in 2006 and featured hit songs such as Freaky Gurl, which reached #12 in Hot Rap Tracks, #19 in Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and #62 in Hot 100. Ludacris and Lil Kim of Gucci Mane was used to remixing the song.
In 2009, Gucci Mane was named #6 on MTV’s annual list of the hottest MC’s In The Game.
Murder Charges, Imprisonment
In 2005, shortly before the release of his debut album Trap House, Davis was arrested and charged in court for killing Clark – an aspiring rapper from Macon, Georgia.
On the day Clark was killed, Mane was said to have been visiting a friend in Decatur when four men – all dressed in black – stormed into her apartment and attacked him.
Shots were fired, of course, and the men fled the scene, but Clark’s body was later found at a nearby middle school.
In court, Mane admitted to shooting his assailants but claimed he acted in self-defense. Due to insufficient evidence, the court dropped the murder charge against him in 2006. During the trial, however, Mane was charged with assaulting a nightclub promoter and sentenced to six months in prison, but was released in January 2006, three months later. Mane failed to comply with his parole and was arrested in 2008 for violation.
He was sentenced to one year in prison but was released after six months. In 2009 he was also sentenced to 12 months in prison for a parole violation.
Gucci Mane – Married, Wife, Girlfriend
Mane married his long-time girlfriend and the woman he considers his first true love, Keyshia Ka’oir, in October 2017. The couple met in 2010, and for Mane, it was love at first sight. Keyshia Ka’oir stood by her husband throughout his time in prison.
Davis proposed marriage to her in 2016 after performing at an Atlanta Hawks basketball game, and on October 19, 2017, the couple tied the knots in the presence of friends and family members. Before his marriage to Keyshia Ka’oir, Mane was associated with other ladies such as Masika Kalysha, Sheneka Adams and Kat Stacks.
There were also rumors that he was involved with Mya. Davis revealed in his autobiography, published in 2017, that he has a ten-year-old son from a previous relationship.
Gucci Mane’s Teeth, Height
In 2016, Mane got himself a new smile for 20,000 dollars. His old teeth are said to have rotted away completely through years of smoking and wearing gold bars.
The 37-year-old rapper is 1.89 m tall, weighs 99 kg and has an estimated net worth of around 20 million dollars.