By The Hip Hop Writer
Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer
One of the driving forces behind Gucci Mane’s popularity has been his willingness to collaborate with a high volume of artists. During the summer of 2009, Gucci Mane took a page from Lil Wayne’s playbook and began collaborating with several artists. While adding verses to popular songs, Gucci Mane also began releasing several mixtapes and street albums.
Now, Gucci Mane is considered one of the biggest rappers from the South. Not only is Gucci Mane popular, he also has his own successful record label, 1017. The label is home to Waka Flocka Flame and OJ Da Juiceman, among others. With Gucci Mane now in a position of popularity, there are several up-and-coming artists who are using methods he used to gain popularity.
Among those artists are The White Girl Mob. Earlier this year, the world was introduced to Kreayshawn, who immediately bumped heads with Game and Rick Ross. Kreayshawn and V-Nasty, her group-mate, made waves for their frequent use of the N-word. Despite several rappers being offended by their usage of the word, Gucci Mane was receptive and began working with V-Nasty.
Speaking on V-Nasty’s use of the N-word, Gucci Mane said he could not judge her after everything he went through. Due to all of his trouble with the law, Gucci Mane said he is not in a position to judge anyone. Gucci Mane said the only thing he knew is that he enjoyed working with V-Nasty and they put together the BAYTL album. The Atlanta rapper went on to reveal V-Nasty has yet to use the N-word since working with him.
Discussing the recording process of BAYTL, Gucci Mane said the two have been recording their album over the past three months.