The Autobiography of Gucci Mane (2017) Review

Author: Radric “Gucci Mane” Davis
Publisher: Simon Schuster Publishing
Genre: Autobiography
Length: 304 pages
ISBN: 1501165321

Goodreads rating: 4.0/5.0
My rating: 8.1/10

Wow. One of, if not the best autobiography I’ve ever read not named Scar Tissue.

A refreshing and deep look into the legend of Gucci Mane. Starting from the beginning, his rise to fame, to the demise, and finally to the Phoenix like rise from the ashes to reclaim his title as Trap God.

It’s truly crazy to hear these first hand accounts of how Radric Davis became Gucci Mane. Davis was born into poverty and had learn how to hustle to survive. A true Trap God, Gucci doesn’t have the most innocent upbringing. This autobiography lays out how he eventually turned all of that around to become the man we know today.

My love for trap is unorthodox to say the least, and this novel did nothing but strengthen that love. Hearing how Gucci himself had a hand in the foundations of trap and so many artists who we know today. t’s fascinating to hear how he came up with all of his classics, despite his dependency on drugs at the time. My one wish is that him and Waka would spend the time to work things out and give us just one more ‘Rari Boyz tape.

Highly recommended for anyone interested in the music industry, life in Atlanta/The South, trap music itself, or just a refreshing and honest autobiography on one of hip hop’s most influential artists who has managed to stay relevant for over a decade. 

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