Skip to main content
Updated:
Original:

Gucci Mane Embraces "Anything That's New," Should Others Follow?

“It’s nothing in Atlanta that ever moves that I don’t touch.”
DJBooth_logo2x

Since being released from prison, Gucci Mane has done a 180 and doesn’t really look or sound like the Gucci we used to know. The Atlanta native has gotten healthy and sobered up, and he looks pretty damn good. He’s also announced his second project of 2016, Woptober, while dropping off the second single from the project, the Young Dolph-assisted “Bling Blaww Burr.”

In a new interview with Funkmaster Flex, Gucci went into detail about his life post-jail, his new album, and who he’d like to work with.

“I love collaborating, you know what I’m saying,” Gucci said, “I love working with people so I like the young people. So maybe like 21 Savage, Young M.A—these are people who I’m just now meeting, I’ve never even met—Dae Dae. All the young people who in the thing that’s hot. Lil Uzi Vert, I’m a fan—Lil Yachty. Anybody who hot, and the kids say he hot, I think is hot. That’s how I do. I embrace anything that’s new.”

Gucci clearly doesn’t subscribe to the same opinion as many others—Ab-Soul, Pete Rock, Blueprint, Anderson .Paak—who believe the latest wave of "rappers" are disrespecting rap’s legacy.

RECOMMENDED ARTICLES

BOTW-16x9--3-

DJ Neptune, Yungeen Ace & Joony: Best of the Week

DJ Neptune, Yungeen Ace, and Joony, among others, have the best new songs on Audiomack this week.

am-world-top10-nov-16x9--1-

10 Rappers You Should Know Right Now

Luh Soldier, Snowsa, SGaWD, and K.Charles are four of the 10 new rappers you need to know right now on Audiomack.

BOTW-16x9--2-

Freddie Gibbs, Saweetie & Earl Sweatshirt: Best of the Week

Freddie Gibbs, Saweetie, and Earl Sweatshirt, among others, had the best new songs on Audiomack this week.

In the interview, Gucci concedes that this is the new generation’s moment.

“At the end of the day, it’s a different generation—and it’s theirs, not mine. But instead of me judging it, I embrace it and support it, and commend them and be like they creative, they smart.”

Such a cosign by Gucci holds a lot of weight, considering—like he says to Funk Flex during their conversation—“It’s nothing in Atlanta that ever moves that I don’t touch.”

The rappers he mentioned—21 Savage, Young M.A, Dae Dae, Uzi, Yachty—should feel blessed that their names even touched his lips.

They don’t call Gucci Mane the Trap God for nothin’.

***

By Tara Mahadevan. Follow her on Twitter.

Photo Credit: YouTube

Related

DJBooth_logo2x

Shocking: Gucci Mane Reveals Plans to Release Yet Another New Album

Gucci continues to record and release music at lightning speed, but are people listening?

DJBooth_logo2x

Gucci Mane: I Don't Play Eminem in My Maybach

"Is Eminem good? Yes. But do I want to play that when I jump in my Maybach?” - Gucci Mane

Gucci Mane: "I Usually Just Take 20 Songs and Put Them Out"

Gucci Mane Details Unexpected Change in Process for New Album

“This time I really recorded a bunch of songs and then picked through them.”

DJBooth_logo2x

Gucci Mane Teases Drake Collaboration

East Atlanta Santa begins unloading gifts prior to the release of his new album tonight.

DJBooth_logo2x

Holy Sh*t, Gucci Mane Performed a Tiny Desk Concert for NPR

It's not the best performance of 2016, but it's a performance that could only happen in 2016.

DJBooth_logo2x

Gucci Mane is Finally a Free Man, Now What?

What does Big Guwop do now that his freedom is more than just a hashtag or slogan on a t-shirt?