Gucci Mane, a pioneering figure in hip-hop music, is known for his influential contributions to the trap subgenre and his role in shaping the modern rap landscape. His distinctive style, characterized by his gritty lyrics and unique flow, resonated with listeners and played a significant role in popularizing trap music. Despite facing legal troubles and personal challenges, Gucci Mane's determination to overcome adversity and reinvent himself has been an inspiration to many. His music often reflects his life experiences, offering a glimpse into the complexities of street life, personal growth, and artistic evolution. Gucci Mane's journey from the streets of Atlanta to becoming a successful rapper and entrepreneur is a testament to the transformative power of self-determination and the impact of music as a means of expression and connection.
Gucci Mane Quotes
If a man does not have the sauce, then he is lost. But the same man can be lost in the sauce.
I stay higher than giraffe pussy
Ain't got no comparison and I ain't being arrogant.
I learned that everybody is not your friend. You have to watch who you associate with and surround yourself with positive things and people who want to do something positive.
I'm satisfied and proud of the things I did - even the bumps and the bruises that I've had on the way. You fall down, you get up, you brush yourself off and you keep going. And that's what we're doing.
I ball all through the winter and I stunt all through the summer.
Girls are like buses, miss one, next fifteen, one comin.
I don't give a damn how you feel about me, I sip lean pure codeine and I don't give a damn what you say about me.
How you dress on the outside, it represents your soul.
A lot of times when you keep it real with somebody, you can't expect them to keep it real with you. In this industry people just want to be famous and they forget how to keep it real and they forget to give credit to the people who helped them get to where they at.
I will keep on hurdling and keep on hustling.
It feels like all my hard work is getting recognized. It makes me work even harder.
I'm so high, it's so lonely up here
I might be ugly, but my cars are real pretty.
Don't never drop your head. Don't never feel like you counted out.
Before I make an action, think about the consequences. ... Any decision I make is a heavy decision.
I just want to let everyone know I'm not a murderer.
The way I think I should stay out of trouble is by staying busy. With idle time comes a lot of biz, so the more my work load is heavy, I'll have no time to get into any trouble or makin' dis tracks or get into conversation about any other rappers.
I always have faith that something's going to happen good for you, and it going to happen.
I hope my life is a testimony to show people no matter what you go through, how many hurdles are placed in front of you, how many bumps and bruises you get, to pick yourself up and be resilient and keep on trucking.
I'm not a fan of anybody music who I feel like a sucka. I don't listen to you. They play you in the club, you can have the #1 jam, but if I know your character, how can I listen to your music?
I believe I can make all the money I've missed. But I can't regain the time with fans and family.
There's a lot of people scared of me, and I can't blame them. They call me crazy so much I think I'm starting to believe them.
When I wanted to be professionally known as a rapper I said I wanna take the moniker Gucci Mane. But all the people in my hood, not even my closest friends but everybody in Atlanta, calls me Guwop. I didn't start it. I can't put my finger on how it spread. I know it started from my boys but then everybody who I collaborate picked up on it and they'd say it to me.
Unfortunately I've been to jail a couple times. Anytime I come in it's difficult to make music, write songs.
I take responsibility for the times I was arrested and the things that I did. Me being 33 now, I look back on those times and I wish that a lot of things I didn't do. I wish I could have back because I see how much I influence people. People wanna follow in my footsteps and I wish that I can now do more positive things, and that back then I'd done more positive things.
As nervous as I am to pick up a water bottle, that's how nervous I am to perform. My confidence is very high. I really enjoy going up, I feel like it's my birthday everyday that I have to go up there.
Always watch your back - when I was fourteen I got a tattoo of an eye on the back of my neck, so I could say I was always watchin' my back.
I'm a big bike fan - my homies got Harleys and all kind of choppers - but to be honest I'm scared to ride motorcycles like that.
A lot of people say if they could go back in time they would not change anything. But, to be honest with you, I like it and I don't like it. I like the fact that all I went through as a youngster made me a great man, but just goin' through what I went through - I wouldn't wanna go through that again. I wouldn't wish that on nobody.
I'm not from the heart of Atlanta, I'm from the Eastern outskirts. Stone Mountain is the town - Gambino is from there, Danger Mouse is from there. So there's a lot more greenery, lakes and a mountain you can climb everyday - all kinds of stuff that I'm into. I wear sandals, or a harness - I'm prepared to be outdoors because that's just how I am.
I feel like you don't have to go through jail, that's not part of bein' a man.
I feel like I'm a trendsetter. I try to always stay on the edge of everything I do, whether it be music, fashion, film. I just like to stay abreast of what's going on. What's going on in the street and what's going on in the hood I put in my music and I feel like a lot of people follow that.
I'm just a careful person around wheels and stuff like that. I try to be as cautious as I can, cause I lost friends to motorcycle accidents and car accidents. So I don't ever play around anything like that.
I try to take a couple of young guys under my wing and tell them what I've learned, because you can't teach nobody if you don't know anything.
I feel like I am an example. And I hope my life is a testimony to show people no matter what you go through, how many hurdles are placed in front of you, how many bumps and bruises you get, to pick yourself up and be resilient and keep on trucking.
I decided I was gonna call myself cause Gucci Mane cause that was my father's name. His nickname was Gucci Mane. That's what my grandmother called my father. People would call me Gucci Mane every now and then, but honestly, that was his name.
I'll like to tell all the people who wrote me and said a prayer for me, thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I feel like if I show people how good I'm doing with myself, then it'll bring people to want me to manage them as well.
I did some things to some people that was downright evil. Is it karma coming back to me - so much drama.
That fame monster's a fool, man. It really is.
My own momma turned her back on me, and that's my momma.
Most of my subject matter was all kind of, like, party stuff, jewelry and cars. It was really just, you know, shallow.
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Tal Gur is an author, founder, and impact-driven entrepreneur at heart. After trading his daily grind for a life of his own daring design, he spent a decade pursuing 100 major life goals around the globe. His journey and most recent book, The Art of Fully Living, has led him to found Elevate Society.