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Gucci Mane Teases Drake Collaboration "Both," Reveals Favorite Album of All-Time

East Atlanta Santa begins unloading gifts prior to the release of his new album tonight.
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On Friday (December 16), Gucci Mane will release his brand new album, The Return of East Atlanta Santa, as an Apple Music exclusive. Before the LP is made available on the streaming service, however, DJ Khaled will premiere the entire project, which includes a collaboration with Drake entitled "Both," on his #WeTheBestRadio program. 

Also in support of his third project of 2016, Gucci stopped by Complex on Thursday, to participate in an #AskGucci question and answer session on Twitter.

Over the course of an hour, Gucci fielded 35 questions, including "Who is your favorite producer?" (Zaytoven), "Who is your current favorite rapper?" (Drake, Future, Peeway Longway, Young Dolph and Young Thug), and "What is your favorite breakfast cereal? (Fruity Pebbles). None of those answers were particularly head-turning—who doesn't love Fruity Pebbles?—but there was one question, in particular, that Guwop answered in surprising fashion.

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When asked what his favorite album of all-time is, Gucci responded with:

That's right, Gucci's favorite album of all-time, not just his favorite hip-hop album of all-time, is 50 Cent's Get Rich or Die Tryin'.

While some might be surprised that 50's major label debut, an album that has sold six million copies in the United States and in 2013 was named the 67th best debut in recorded music history by Rolling Stone, is No. 1 in Gucci's headphones and in his heart, the answer isn't all that shocking. Get Rich or Die Tryin', released in 2003, was arguably the biggest hip-hop album of the oughts, a period of time during which Gucci Mane became a rap artist and began to release material. Not to mention, considering Gucci's nonstop hustler mentality, it's likely the mantra of "get rich or die tryin'" is something that's stuck with him.

In an interview with HipHopDX in July, producer Mike Will Made-It declared Gucci's comeback album Everybody Looking "the best since 50's Get Rich or Die Tryin'." The fact that Mike Will used 50's album as a barometer for the most recent past greatness is an early sign Gucci, who didn't know what questions he'd be asked during the Q&A prior to the beginning of the social media promotion, has indeed felt this way for a long time.

Gucci previously collaborated with the creator of his all-time favorite album on "Recently," a track from 2011 mixtape Writings On The Wall 2.

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