The Autobiography of Gucci Mane
GUCCI MANE HAS ESTABLISHED HIMSELF as one of the most ubiquitous rappers of the 21st century, and in The Autobiography of Gucci
Mane, gives insight into his intriguing rise to fame, from being a drug dealer on the streets of Atlanta to a hip-hop household name. The book details struggles from feuds with fellow rappers to excessive partying to the multiple prison stints that loosely frame his story. His latest (and hopefully last) stay in jail came after the rapper isolated himself at the height of his codeine addiction, leading to him being charged with possession of a firearm. The book is jammed with anecdotes about Migos’s disbelief that Gucci Mane was calling to work together, discovering Nicki Minaj while on tour with Lil Wayne and the rise of famed Atlanta producer Zaytoven.
These are fascinating, but it’s stories from prison that help shine a light on a world largely hidden from view. Fans will be pleased with the behind-the-scenes peeks, but the bigger story is about how one man worked his way to the top and had to choose between changing his life or losing it all. (Simon & Schuster)