The Autobiography of Gucci Mane

The Autobiography of Gucci Mane NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER As wild unpredictable and fascinating as the man himself Complex A cautionary tale that ends in triumph GQ A revelation and a welcome addition to hip hop s literary legacy

  • Title: The Autobiography of Gucci Mane
  • Author: Gucci Mane Neil Martinez-Belkin
  • ISBN: 9781501165320
  • Page: 471
  • Format: Hardcover
  • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER As wild, unpredictable, and fascinating as the man himself Complex A cautionary tale that ends in triumph GQ A revelation and a welcome addition to hip hop s literary legacy All Hip Hop The highly anticipated memoir from Gucci Mane, one of hip hop s most prolific and admired artists The New York Times.For the first time Gucci Mane tNEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER As wild, unpredictable, and fascinating as the man himself Complex A cautionary tale that ends in triumph GQ A revelation and a welcome addition to hip hop s literary legacy All Hip Hop The highly anticipated memoir from Gucci Mane, one of hip hop s most prolific and admired artists The New York Times.For the first time Gucci Mane tells his story in his own words It is the captivating life of an artist who forged an unlikely path to stardom and personal rebirth Gucci Mane began writing his memoir in a maximum security federal prison Released in 2016, he emerged radically transformed He was sober, smiling, focused, and positive a far cry from the Gucci Mane of years past.Born in rural Bessemer, Alabama, Radric Delantic Davis became Gucci Mane in East Atlanta, where the rap scene is as vibrant as the dope game His name was made as a drug dealer first, rapper second His influential mixtapes and street anthems pioneered the sound of trap music He inspired and mentored a new generation of artists and producers Migos, Young Thug, Nicki Minaj, Zaytoven, Mike Will Made It, Metro Boomin.Yet every success was followed by setback Too often, his erratic behavior threatened to end it all Incarceration, violence, rap beefs, drug addiction But Gucci Mane has changed, and he s decided to tell his story.In his extraordinary autobiography, the legend takes us to his roots in Alabama, the streets of East Atlanta, the trap house, and the studio where he found his voice as a peerless rapper He reflects on his inimitable career and in the process confronts his dark past years behind bars, the murder charge, drug addiction, career highs and lows the making of a trap god It is one of the greatest comeback stories in the history of music.The Autobiography of Gucci Mane is a blunt and candid account an instant classic.

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    1. I’m old so I knew nothing about Gucci Mane but this book was great. A fascinating look into the man’s life and how his career evolved. So many funny asides. So much realness. I kept thinking LEGEND! Just so fucking great.

    2. I'm a big fan of Gucci Mane aka Guwop. I love ratchet rap music. The more hood, the better. Gucci Mane has the talent to be as big as Future or Migos but he just can't seem to stay out of jail. Gucci has had a very interesting life. Poverty, abandonment by his father, multiple stints in jail, one very infamous stint in a mental hospital and of course the tattoo of an ice cream cone on his face. Through it all he hasn't lost his sense of humor or his zest for life. Recommended for hip hop heads a [...]

    3. I have to admit I wasn't expecting much. I find his story fascinating, but I've never been a fan of his music. I like rap in general, but his sound just isn't my thing and I find him repetitive. That said, this was well written, reflective, and generally an easy read. The tone was direct. He never made excuses for bad behavior and didn't try to justify poor decisions. He told the tale in a matter-of-fact way that didn't feel like bragging or exaggeration.

    4. Here's my full review: youtu/LIra_LjE_d8 but in short, I loved it because it was gritty, raw, unapologetic and redemptive. It spoke of mental illness, and how he struggles with Bipolar disorder/symptoms of PTSD. As a fan of his music, it was nostalgic for me to see the lyrics and where the song came from. If you're a rap/hip-hop/Gucci Mane fan, or even a little curious about the book, I highly recommend!

    5. initially, i was not going to give a review but a lot of things took place in this book that really stuck with me. there is a lot that can happen in a man's life and although shit can seem so lavish, that is not always the case. when i look back on this book i understand Radric (Gucci Mane) so much better, but it was more to it. i think of how the world has constantly failed our black men and how we look for ways to survive and for family in so many different places. we feed of the next person's [...]

    6. Unlike the bulk of musician memoirs, Radric Davis seems to have zero interest in crafting a mythology. He presents as self-aware, honest and brilliant. Up there with I Live Inside as the finest artist memoirs I've read.

    7. This was a decent ass book. I don't know what else to say. It wasn't even that my expectations were low this book was good enough to thoroughly enjoy.

    8. Make no mistake. Gucci Mane is a gang banger, as he explains in his memoir. You name it, he's been through it. In and out of jail and rehab? Yep. Cough syrup addiction? Yup. Fights with Waka Flocka and Young Jeezey? Yep. Gucci's memoir reads like you might expect from the Scarface of the rap game, complete with all of the guns, drugs, hood rats, recording studios, and beef with other rappers, one might expect from one of the ATL's hardest rappers.

    9. "If you keep looking back you're going to trip going forward. In life, sometimes you reach a folk in the road and you have to make a decision. Which direction will it be? Left or right? To be firm in the decision you can't keep looking back. You have to make peace with the past. It doesn't happen overnight. It takes time for wounds to heal.To start a new chapter you've got to turn the page on the last one." ~ Radric Davis, The Autobiography of GUCCI MANE.

    10. As a music fan I’ve always been an admirer of Gucci Mane’s work ethic, the sheer amount of releases he’s had throughout his career speak for themselves. However, also reading all the non-music related news about him throughout the years, it’s been apparent that he’s always had a lot of demons counteracting this strength.In his autobiography, Gucci Mane is honest, unapologetic and reflective while describing both the good and the poor decisions that’s taken him to where he is now. The [...]

    11. 4.75 stars. I don't usually do half stars but this was so, so very close to being a full 5 star but I took off that last .25 because I had just a few minor issues with it.Listen, I have such a soft spot for Gucci Mane and I don't give a damn who knows. He just has this 'it is what it is' type of attitude and I can respect that. No regrets. He put Trap Music on the map as a genre which is no small feat because it's huge even now. His story and the way he has changed so much since being released f [...]

    12. Wow! I devoured this book. Such an easy read. Before reading I admittedly didn't know too much about Gucci Mane, outside of his music. But now I'm a fan.This book made one of rap's biggest legends seem human and relatable. Gucci allowed himself to be vulnerable for this autobiography and his growth over the years is evident.

    13. 🤔2.5 it was interesting hearing about the different artists he’s been connected to at different points in their careers but the only reason I finished it was because I LOVED Guy Lockard’s voice!

    14. Wow! This book is an experience! I was not sure even what Gucci Mane looked like when I started reading this. Still not going to be a fan of his music but great book.

    15. I thought the book was very interesting because it all came straight from him and he opened up about his past. He talked about all the important things that went on his life from his days selling drugs as a kid to now where he is a multimillionaire artist that everyone knows.

    16. A fun book to cleanse the palate between heavier reads. You don't really need to be a Gucci fan to get into his autobiography. Neil Martinez-Belkin does a great job of capturing Gucci's voice and keeps the narrative cohesive. Gucci comes across as warm, funny and endearing.

    17. I didn't think I had any expectations for this book going in, but apparently I did expect that it would at least be tolerable. Well, I was let down. This has to be one of the worst books I have ever read. It wasn't poorly ghost written, it was just a weak ass story. I'm not sure why I even read it because I hate his music, so that should have been red flag one. Anyway, I stupidly bought it and regretted it from about page 30 on. The story went something like this: I sold drugs, I did a bunch of [...]

    18. I didn't know much about Gucci Mane or listen to too much of his music but I really enjoyed this book. His mom moved the family to Atlanta from Alabama to make a better life but living in rough neighborhoods at such a young age he got caught up in the streets. Reading Gucci's journey from then until now was fascinating. He has really transformed himself and seems to be committed to a more healthy and stable lifestyle. It's Gucci!

    19. I found Gucci Mane's autobiography completely captivating. I learned a lot about him as a person, the behind the scenes of hip hop, and the criminal justice system. I also really enjoyed reading about Gucci's Atlanta, a city I love so much. First, Gucci the man. What a complex guy. I really enjoyed the brief chapters about his background and upbringing, first in Alabama and later in ATL. He drops little nuggets of his backstory throughout the book. He mentions a medical diagnosis of bipolar only [...]

    20. Really enjoyed this book, despite being only a little familiar with Gucci's music. Three stars because I found it hard to consistently read the book in Gucci's voice — it was a little too obvious where the co-author was writing for Gucci which felt jarring for me.I walked away from this book with a lot of respect for Gucci, his determination, and willingness to help others succeed. His reputation as the "grandfather of trap" is well deserved. So much happened to bring Gucci down, including mul [...]

    21. His roots and birthplace where in Bessemer Alabama, his mother wanted a better life and so they moved from Alabama to Ellenwood Georgia Eastside Atlanta in August 1989. His place of abode in east Atlanta was found to be strife with drugs and criminality, through the ruff and tough he tells uncut his struggles, of being young from the country thrown into the hustle bustle suburb of east Atlanta and the shock of it all.Through his tumbles and mistakes we have a tale of truth, one of a heart at con [...]

    22. I didn't know what a trap house was when I started this book. Now I do, and so much more! But really I liked the way the writer (a music journalist, despite the "auto" in the title) brought song lyrics, legal statements, and news clippings into the story in a way that didn't feel forced. Gucci Mane is a fascinating guy. How he didn't die of a drug overdose or shooting in the first couple years of this decade, I have no idea. I would love to know more about his wife and how she stuck through all [...]

    23. Really interesting. Not only for the small history of the Atlanta rap scene, but also to hear Gucci's story and struggle. Wasn't expecting to get anything out of this, but was definitely pleasantly surprised.

    24. Seriously amazing auto by Gucci Mane. Packed with raw stories of his experience on the streets and gaining popularity. A lot of super interesting music industry info as well. Easy, quick read! Definitely recommend!

    25. To be completely honest, I wasn’t sure what to expect out of this book. I really enjoy rap, so I figured it’d be fun to get a closer glimpse into Gucci’s life, but I wasn’t sure how well it would be written. However, after the first chapter, I found myself quite connected to the writing. Story after story of life in the hood and the music industry created both suspense and intensity. From many trips to prison, to beef with Waka Flocka, to meeting his wife, to his long stints in rehab, th [...]

    26. When will he finally learn his lesson? The Autobiography of Gucci Mane consists of events and stories that happened throughout his childhood up until 2016. Radric Davis, known as Gucci Mane in the rap industry, surprised readers with his writing abilities with help from Neil-Belkin. This book is filled with stories and roadblocks that Gucci pushed himself out of to become who he is today. Just as he was getting big, he was put in jail for either firing a gun at someone for self-defense or violat [...]

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