What Gucci Mane Means To Atlanta

Jun 16, 2017

Atlanta-based rapper Gucci Mane got out of prison last year. A month later, he released a new album and headlined at the Fox Theatre.


He’s been busy in the year since and this weekend, he performs in Atlanta. We talked with Georgia-based hip-hop artist Makonnen and hip-hop scholar Regina Bradley about Gucci Mane’s influence on hip-hop in the South.



If you want to hear how prison affected Gucci Mane, listen to his latest album, "Droptopwop."  NPR Music hip-hop reporter Rodney Carmichael has this review.