Mane's release has been pushed forward to September, sources reveal
It looks like Rapper Gucci Mane may be released from prison in September and will mark the occasion with a ‘Gucci and Friends’ tour, it has emerged.
The Atlanta hailing artist has been incarcerated at Terre Haute Penitentiary but according to XXL, his release date has been brought forward from March 2017 to September 2016. Mane was sent to prison for possessing a firearm in May 2014, to which he pleaded guilty in order to serve a recduced sentence.
Since his sentence began, he’s been writing music and releasing mixtapes, with an estimated 12 projects in 2014 alone, plus nurtured the careers of Young Thug, PeeWee Longway and Young Dolph.
He also released a Christmas themed album, entitled ‘East Atlanta Santa’.
The rapper shared the album online, which featured 15 new tracks. You can download it here.
The mixtape followed a host of releases from Mane in 2013, including ‘Trap House 4’, ‘The Return Of Mr Perfect’ and ‘The Oddfather’. It may not be his last release of 2014, either, with ‘Trap House 5’ said to be dropping soon too.
Earlier that year, Mane wrote an open letter to his fans, updating them on his career plans. “My idea is to take my career to the next level. I am planning to take my music to a higher level and use the attention and influence to sell movies, books, clothing and be a living testimony to all people showing that you can start from humble beginnings and transcend to something greater,” he wrote.
“It feels great to see my plan take root and begin to blossom even though I’m physically incarcerated but spiritually and mentally I’m free as ever. I enjoy working out molding my body and I look forward to changing my diet for the better because I realize to get to the status I crave I must make a life-change which is permanent not a quick-fix.”