The State Vs. Radric Davis, the upcoming release from Gucci Mane comes after a slew of independent releases, mixtapes and features over the past few years. It brings together some of the best production work from Polow Da Don, Drumma Boy, Sean Garrett, Mannie Fresh and others. Confirmed features so far include Usher, Lil Wayne, Soulja Boy and So Icey Entertainment family OJ Da Juiceman and Waka Flocka Flame.
The news comes on the heels of the rapper being named the #6 Hottest MC currently in the game by MTV staffers and fans. The network justifies the decision in stating “no artist this year has more effectively merged the underground with the mainstream. He’s broken through in ’09 and shined through the clouds of controversy that have continued to dampen his career.”
While Gucci continues to release mixtapes, including his latest The Cold War series, the new album will contain ALL new never before heard music and will include not only the mainstream hits, but also a slew of street anthems from Drumma Boy, Zaytoven, and Fat Boi.
Gucci Mane first came onto the scene in 2005 with his smash single “So Icey” featuring Young Jeezy off his debut album, Trap House. His follow-up album Back to the Trap House spawned the hit “Freaky Gurl” which peaked at #12 on the Billboard Hot Rap Tracks.
Bridging the gap between the streets and mainstream, Gucci Mane elevated his profile by appearing on four Top 20 singles this summer including Mario‘s “Break Up,” Trey Songz‘ “LOL” feat. Soulja Boy, and landing the feature on Mariah Carey‘s “Obsessed” remix and his own first single “Wasted” feat Plies with OJ Da Juiceman on the remix is the rapper’s most successful single to date. “Spotlight” which features 5-time Grammy Award winning R&B singer Usher and promises to capitalize on the rapper’s momentum in the mainstream and will surely be a strong, radio-ready follow-up for his ever-growing audience.
“The State Vs. Radric Davis” In Stores & Online December 8th!