Signed to Warner Brothers, , taking his stage name from his hustler father’s nickname, “Gucci Man,” his first single, “Icy,” peaked at #23 on the Billboard Hot Rap Tracks charts, and his first album, Trap House, peaked at #101 on the Billboard 200. His second album, Hard 2 Kill, was released in 2006, followed by Trap-A-Thon and Back to the Trap House in 2007, all of which sold well as independently released albums. Contents
While incarcerated, an Atlanta producer by the name of Big Kat was also in jail. Gucci Mane spit a freestyle in the cell and the rest was history. After his first single “Black Tee,” was frequently played in Atlanta on urban radio. Then Gucci Mane released his album Trap House in May 2005; the album hit number one on the Top Heat seekers chart. His follow-up albums Hard 2 Kill, Trap-A-Thon and Back to the Trap House succeeded on the Top Heat seekers and Top Independent Albums charts.