To say that Gucci Mane has been busy since getting released from prison is a major understatement. Soon after his release last May Gucci dropped Everybody Looking, and a little over a week ago he released Woptober. He's also announced the third album in his East Atlanta Santa trilogy, The Return Of East Atlanta Santa, to be released on December 16th.
Those who've been following Gucci on Twitter know that the prolific artist's plans extend far into the new year, too. "By the end of 2016 I will have dropped 3 albums and produced my first movie "The Spot". 2017 My first tour, My first book and 3 more albums!," he tweeted earlier today.
By the end of 2016 I will have dropped 3 albums and produced my first movie "The Spot". 2017 My first tour, My first book and 3 more albums!— Gucci Mane (@gucci1017) October 24, 2016
Publisher Simon and Schuster confirmed they've struck a deal to publish Gucci's memoirs last month, though no publication date has been set. "Simon & Schuster is thrilled to publish Gucci’s story in his own words," a spokesperson for the publisher said. "Gucci Mane is one of the most influential and revered hip hop artists in the world. His impact on American music is profound. This will be a major memoir revealing the life and times of the artist and man, chronicling his youth, ascent to the top of the Atlanta trap scene, incarceration, struggles with addiction and personal rebirth."
One thing's for sure—even before Gucci is a published author, he already has one well-respected writer who is a fan. After tweeting to sociologist Malcolm Gladwell that he was his favorite author, Gladwell treated the words like praise from Caesar, claiming Gucci's tweet was the greatest thing that ever happened to him.
I read blink,outliers, and tipping point you my favorite author https://t.co/TNgvznmuOk— Gucci Mane (@gucci1017) October 24, 2016