Atlantic recording artist Gucci Mane has announced the release of his hugely anticipated new album, “EVERYBODY LOOKING” – the iconic rapper’s first studio album in half a decade – drops at last on Friday, July 22nd: http://smarturl.it/GucciAlbumTrailer.
“EVERYBODY LOOKING” was recorded in Atlanta with critically acclaimed producers, Mike WiLL Made-It, Zaytoven, and Drumma Boy, over six days immediately following his early release from prison last month.
Gucci will mark the arrival of “EVERYBODY LOOKING” with “Gucci & Friends,” his first full-scale live performance since his release, slated for July 22nd at Atlanta, GA’s world renowned Fox Theatre. The star-studded concert extravaganza will see the Trap God joined by an array of surprise special guests. For more information and ticket availability, please see foxtheatre.org/shows-and-events.
Over the last few weeks, Gucci Mane has been lighting up the internet with surprise visits from Drake and Young Thug while on house arrest, documented via his snapchat (@guwopsnap) and Instagram (@laflare1017).
In addition, Gucci recently took the stage at his sold out “Welcome Home Party” at Atlanta’s Mansion Elan. The event – which received extensive national media coverage – was highlighted by live takes on such recent tracks as “First Day Out Tha Feds” alongside classic cuts like “Lemonade,” “Wasted,” and of course, “First Day Out.”
“First Day Out Tha Feds” is available now at all DSPs and streaming services. Produced by frequent collaborator Mike WiLL Made-It (Future, Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign), the track proved an immediate smash, earning close to 1 million SoundCloud plays within the first 12 hours of its May 27th release.
“First Day Out Tha Feds” has also drawn unanimous critical acclaim, with Pitchfork naming it as “Best New Track,” praising Gucci’s “love of language, his onomatopoeic ad-libs, (and) his ability to channel joy.” “Gucci proves he’s still the wordsmith fans fell in love with during the ‘Lemonade’ era,” raved Entertainment Weekly, while Hot New Hip Hop noted, “His unique charisma is as strong as its ever been, and it sounds like he's just getting started.” “First Day Out Tha Feds” “finds Gucci in a vengeful, score-settling mode,” declared Stereogum. “It’s a great song, and it’s going to put a whole lot of people on notice.”
“Back On Road (Feat. Drake)” followed a week later, heralded by a world premiere via Drake’s OVO Sound Radio, broadcasting live on Apple Music’s Beats 1 Radio. As if that weren’t enough, Gucci is among the superstars contributing to the blockbuster new single, “Champions,” performed by Kanye West, Gucci Mane, Big Sean, 2 Chainz, Travis Scott, Yo Gotti, Quavo & Desiigner.
Gucci was further greeted upon release with news of three new RIAA gold sales certifications for his classic 2009 album, “THE STATE VS. RADRIC DAVIS’ and its two hit singles, “Wasted” and “Spotlight (Feat. Usher).”
Widely ranked among the most gifted rappers of his generation, Gucci has been incredibly productive despite his long incarceration, unleashing a string of mixtapes including April’s 36-track “MEAL TICKET.” Recent weeks have seen him return to the recording studio alongside producers including longtime collaborators, GRAMMY® Award-winner Zaytoven (Usher, Nicki Minaj), and Mike WiLL Made-It (Future, Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign), while also announcing his new Delantic clothing line, with complete details to be revealed soon.