Gucci Mane Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Gucci Mane is an American rapper, songwriter, and record executive born on February 12, 1980. He is recognized for his role along with other Atlanta-based artists like T.I. and Jeezy in popularizing trap music in the 2000s. His first album “Trap House” released in 2005 under Big Cat Records made its mark on the Billboard 200 chart. His 2007 single “Freaky Gurl” marked his debut on the Billboard Hot 100.

Continuing independently Gucci Mane released several mixtapes that gained regional acclaim. In 2007, he signed with Atlantic Records’ sister label Warner Bros. Records to release “The State vs. Radric Davis” in 2009 featuring the double platinum-certified single “Lemonade.” His subsequent album “The Appeal: Georgia’s Most Wanted” reached number four on the charts.

After a hiatus due to incarceration from 2014 to 2016, Gucci Mane returned with his ninth album “Everybody Looking” which reached number two on the Billboard 200. He gained further attention with his feature on Rae Sremmurd’s “Black Beatles” his first song to top the Billboard Hot 100.

Throughout his career, Gucci Mane has released sixteen studio albums and seventy-one mixtapes since he started in 2001. In 2007, he founded 1017 Records distributed by Atlantic Records signing artists such as Young Thug, Waka Flocka Flame, Chief Keef, and Pooh Shiesty. He has collaborated with artists across various genres including The Weeknd, Drake, and Lil Wayne.

Gucci Mane’s prolific career and influence have earned him recognition as a pivotal figure in East Atlanta and as one of the most influential underground rappers of the 2000s. He was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2020 for his contributions to music.

Full NameRadric Delantic Davis (Gucci Mane)
Date of BirthFebruary 12, 1980
Place of BirthBessemer, Alabama, USA
OccupationRapper, songwriter, record executive, author
Height6 feet 2 inches (1.88 meters)
SpouseKeyshia Ka’oir
Net Worth$14 million

Gucci Mane’s Early Life and Education

Gucci Mane Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Radric Davis was born on February 12, 1980, in Bessemer Alabama. His father Ralph Everett Dudley was a former serviceman and power plant worker while his mother Vicky Jean Davis worked as a social worker and teacher. Both sides of his family had strong military backgrounds. Radric’s father and both grandfathers served in the military during World War II.

Radric’s early life was marked by challenges. His father was absent due to legal issues and Radric took his mother’s last name at birth. Raised by his grandmother while his mother pursued her education Radric’s upbringing centered around his mother’s teaching and religious guidance.

Moving to Atlanta at the age of nine Radric faced instability due to family issues. Despite the difficult environment he excelled academically at Cedar Grove Elementary School and was introduced to hip-hop by his older half-brother. However, influenced by his surroundings Radric became involved in selling drugs during his early teens.

During his high school years at Ronald E. McNair High School Radric maintained good grades and popularity among his peers. His involvement in drug dealing led to encounters with violence including a robbery and conflicts with local gangs. Despite these challenges, he graduated with a 3.0 GPA and earned a scholarship to Georgia Perimeter College.

Following a brief stint in college Radric focused on his passion for music. He started rapping and released his first album independently. Inspired by his early success Radric launched his music label LaFlare Entertainment and collaborated with prominent artists in the Atlanta scene.

His journey in the music industry faced setbacks including legal troubles that led to a brief jail sentence. However, Radric continued to pursue his music career eventually gaining recognition with notable collaborations and securing a distribution deal for his music.


Gucci Mane Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Gucci Mane launched his first solo album “Trap House” in 2005 featuring the track “Icy” with Young Jeezy. Disputes over the song caused tension between the two artists. Despite this “Trap House” saw success for an independent release reaching the Top 20 on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and topping the Heatseekers Album chart. The album included collaborations with Bun B, Killer Mike, Lil Scrappy, Jody Breeze, and Khujo from Goodie Mobb.

His next album “Hard to Kill” featured the hit “Freaky Gurl” peaking at number 12 on Hot Rap Tracks and number 19 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Gucci Mane also shot videos for “Street Nigazzz” and “Pillz”. Later on his commercial debut album “Back to the Trap House” he included a remix of “Freaky Gurl” with Ludacris and Lil’ Kim.

Gucci Mane gained more attention with his mixtapes “Bird Money” and “Writing on the Wall” leading to a deal with Warner Bros. Records in 2009. That year he appeared on remixes of songs like “Boom Boom Pow” by The Black Eyed Peas and “Obsessed” by Mariah Carey. His second studio album “The State vs. Radric Davis” included hits like “Wasted” and “Spotlight”.

After a brief stint in jail, Gucci Mane rebranded his label to 1017 Brick Squad Records. He released “The Appeal: Georgia’s Most Wanted”  featuring singles like “Gucci Time”. His subsequent works included collaborations like “Ferrari Boyz” with Waka Flocka Flame and “BAYTL”  with V-Nasty.

Gucci Mane continued to release mixtapes like “Trap Back” and “Trap God” gaining popularity with tracks such as “Trap God 2”  and “EastAtlantaMemphis”. Despite controversy and legal issues, he maintained a prolific output in the rap scene.

Gucci Mane kicked off 2014 by dropping his first music of the year on April 20 teaming up with Young Thug for the mixtape “Young Thugga Mane La Flare.” He followed this up with “Brick Factory Vol. 1” on May 24 featuring other artists from 1017 BrickSquad. Then on the same day in June, he released three digital albums: “The Purple Album” with Young Thug “The Green Album” with Migos, and “The White Album” with Peewee Longway collectively known as World War 3D.

Continuing his prolific output Gucci Mane released “Trap House 4” on July 4 2014 featuring guest appearances from Chief Keef Young Scooter K Camp and Fredo Santana.

Gucci Mane Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Throughout 2014 he collaborated on several projects including “Felix Brothers” with Young Dolph and PeeWee Longway and announced “The Oddfather” set to drop on July 28, 2014. Later that year he released “Gucci Vs Guwop” on August 15 and followed up “Brick Factory Vol. 1” with “Brick Factory Vol. 2” on September 3.

He continued his streak with a free mixtape in September titled “The Return of Mr. Perfect” leading up to the release of “Trap God 3” on October 17 2014 which became his highest-charting release during his prison time. To cap off the year he dropped “East Atlanta Santa” on Christmas Day and teamed up with producer Honorable C Note for “C-Note Vs. Gucci” a compilation of new tracks and old collaborations.

In 2015 Gucci Mane continued his prolific pace with “1017 Mafia: Incarcerated” released on January 3 and “Brick Factory 3” on February 12. He surprised fans with “Views From Zone 6” on February 18 and dropped another triple digital album titled “Breakfast Lunch and Dinner” on March 20. Shortly after he released “Dessert” on March 24 produced by Mike Will Made It and Honorable C-Note.

April 6, 2015, saw the release of the final installment of his Trap House series “Trap House 5 (The Last Chapter)” featuring collaborations with Young Thug, Peewee Longway, and Chief Keef. On May 20 he released “King Gucci” his tenth project of the year featuring Fetty Wap Migos PeeWee Longway and RiFF RAFF.

In 2016, Gucci Mane made headlines by getting released from prison five months early and immediately dropping “First Day Out tha Feds” under his new deal with Atlantic Records. He continued to dominate with projects like “Everybody Looking” his ninth studio album released on July 22, 2016. He followed this with performances at major events and collaborations that kept his momentum strong.

Gucci Mane’s career from 2016 to 2018 saw him release several more albums and EPs including collaborations with notable artists like Rae Sremmurd on the hit single “Black Beatles” which topped the Billboard Hot 100. His releases during this period like “Mr. Davis” and “El Gato: The Human Glacier” further solidified his place in the rap scene.

From 2019 onwards, Gucci Mane continued to drop albums and collaborations showcasing his versatility and ongoing influence in the hip-hop world. His 2023 album “Breath of Fresh Air” marked a significant milestone in his career featuring an extensive tracklist and multiple music videos.

Net Worth

Gucci Mane has an estimated net worth of $14 Million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. The main source of Gucci Mane’s net worth mainly comes from his successful career as a rapper and musician. He has released many albums and mixtapes, which have sold well and earned him a lot of money.

In addition to his music, he makes money from touring and performing live shows. Gucci Mane also has his own record label, 1017 Records, which adds to his income. He has written a book and made money from endorsement deals and business ventures, such as his clothing line. All these sources together contribute to his overall wealth.

Personal life

Gucci Mane Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Gucci Mane married Keyshia Ka’oir the founder of Ka’oir Cosmetics and Ka’oir Fitness in Miami on October 17, 2017. BET sponsored their wedding which became a 10-part TV series called The Mane Event. The show followed their wedding preparations and ceremony.

Gucci Mane proposed to Ka’oir after performing at an Atlanta Hawks basketball game. They welcomed their first child together a son named Ice Davis on December 23, 2020. Their daughter Iceland Ka’oir Davis was born on February 8, 2023.

In his autobiography from 2017, Gucci Mane revealed that he discovered he had a son born in 2007 whom he didn’t know about until the child was ten months old.

Other ventures

Gucci Mane Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Gucci Mane made his first appearance in film in 2012’s “Birds of a Feather” alongside Producer Zaytoven. That same year he also appeared in “Spring Breakers” featuring James Franco, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, and Rachel Korine.

In May 2016, Gucci Mane began sharing sneak peeks of his new fashion line called Delantic. The collection includes a variety of clothing items like T-shirts hoodies and even underwear.

In September 2017, Gucci Mane released his memoir “The Autobiography of Gucci Mane.” Co-authored with Neil Martinez-Belkin a former editor of XXL Magazine the book was written during Gucci Mane’s time in prison. Before its release, he unveiled a trailer directed by Cam Kirk. The autobiography became a bestseller on the New York Times list praised by The New Yorker for its candid storytelling.

In 2019, Gucci Mane began a partnership with the renowned Italian fashion brand Gucci. This collaboration marked a significant shift for Gucci as they had previously distanced themselves from him due to his legal issues and public image. After personal growth including marriage and a commitment to fitness Gucci Mane was chosen to lead Gucci’s Cruise 2020 Campaign.

Legal issues

Gucci Mane Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

In April 2001, Davis was arrested for cocaine possession and received a 90-day jail sentence.

On May 10, 2005, Davis and his friends were attacked in Decatur Georgia. They defended themselves shooting and killing one of the attackers named Pookie Loc. Davis surrendered to police on May 19 2005 and was charged with murder.

The case was dropped in January 2006 due to lack of evidence. Earlier in an unrelated incident he had pleaded no contest to assaulting a nightclub promoter and was serving a six-month jail term when the murder charge was dropped. He was released in late January 2006.

In September 2008, Davis was arrested for violating probation by completing only 25 out of 600 community service hours. He was sentenced to a year in jail but was released after six months. He was later incarcerated for a probation violation in Fulton County jail and released on May 12, 2010.

From 2010 to 2011, Davis faced multiple arrests including charges for traffic violations and psychiatric evaluations.

In April 2011, he was arrested twice in DeKalb County for battery and aggravated assault.

In September 2011, Davis was sentenced to six months in jail for battery, reckless conduct, and disorderly conduct charges. He was released in December 2011.

From 2013 to 2014, Davis was involved in several incidents including assaults on fans resulting in arrests and legal proceedings.

In December 2013, Davis faced federal charges for firearm possession as a felon and later pleaded guilty leading to imprisonment until late 2016. He was released earlier in May 2016 due to time served before his trial.