“I remember being proud and angry the day it was released,” recalls Gucci. “I was proud of the work I put in and the quality of the project but I was angry that someone had to be killed over a dispute about the rights to some of the contents of the album. 10 years later I reflect on how that day impacted my life and my legacy and I am grateful for all the fans that supported me then and still support me now.”
Rather than detail the album specifically, Gucci reflects on the obstacles that he overcame to produce the release, and how it made him stronger. He also wants to inspire fans to stay resilient. "I hope my life showed someone somewhere that if you endure the storm you will eventually get your chance to shine. I never give up and I have grown and learned so much and still am eager to learn more. I look forward to showing the world how much I have grown and getting out and helping my community. I have been blessed with the opportunity to be a recording artist and help others get their chance to be heard.
Lastly, Guwop says that his legal predicament hasn’t changed his outlook. “I chose to not focus my attention on my negativities but on my dreams. I will keep on hurdling and keep on hustling. My liabilties I turn to assets and even my inconsistincies make me the unique person I am. I am focused and I will be returning soon very soon so get ready. If I had to change anything in the last 10 years I would not change one thing.”
The Atlanta rapper is doing time for felony weapons possession, and is scheduled for release next year.
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