Major Players: Rappers Who Went from Indies to Majors
Gucci Mane (Big Cat to Warner Bros.)
Gucci Maneenjoyed early career success on the independent level with his work with local Atlanta indie Tommy Boy, including the single "Icy." In the later part of the 2000s, he signed with Warner Bros., where he dropped a few albums, including The State vs. Radric Davis, which hit No. 1 on Billboard's Rap Albums chart.