I’ll be honest with you guys, I put Gucci in a category. I just knew this book was gonna be hood as the West End Mall. I was thinking I’d need a translator to cypher through the slang. Pre judgment at it finest. I’m only human.
I was sorta surprised when I notice Gucci himself was the author; after the first few chapters I quickly learned why. Well duh Lipstickzngunz its La Flare is a hustler. Thats the long and short of it. Period. Neil Martinez-Belkin former music editor at XXL magazine lent his expert touch as well. I mean since he’s written a ton about hip-hop why wouldn’t he.
The rollercoaster ride of Mr. Burrrrrr starts out with humble well sorta humble beginnings deep in Alabama before we end up at the Texaco or Sun Valley, and long before Gucci becomes Atlanta Trap God. We meet his family and learn the meaning behind the name. After all none of us calls him Radric.
I learned a bunch. So many Atlanta rappers currently on my playlist could possibly not be there if it wasn’t for Gucci. Or anywhere. I can remember all the Gucci Mane rumors. Fake beefs, real beefs twitter being hacked. This book takes you to the other side. The side that puts social media rumors to rest. Was Gucci flipping the mess out or was his twitter really hacked? Was the Ice cream face tattoo really a bipolar episode or was it for attention. I love the fact that almost every Gucci song I’ve made into a corny Facebook status glorifies some type of drug, the book however, none of that. Rappers well anyone with any time of fame and fortune have access to almost unlimited amount of drugs addictions are the norm, but called the “rock star” lifestyle. Rockstar lifestyle might not make it living life high every clique wasted. Addiction isnt sugar coated by Gucci Mane. We’ve seen the visual effects of his “double cup” get the details. The gritty, grimey details. Imagine being the at the top of you game in the rap industry while sitting in Fulton County Jail. Whats next? Howd he go from trappin at the Texaco to writing this book?
No doubt this autobipgrapy is entertaineing. I felt like a hustler. I thought La Flare was crazy. I’ve a new found respect for Gucci. When you learn about someones struggle; you look at the process and end result in a different way. I know why hes “cocky” “flashy” and I definately know why he loves Atlanta. I know for certain Gucci Mane La Flare is not crazy. Hes a Trap Star. I was definately left wanting more. To read about all the twist, turns and upredictable stuff thats well pretty much life of the trap star. I’ve become a different kinda fan. I’ll listen more to the lyrics because I know they’re real. Street poetry that he lived and turned into MTV performances.
Have you checked out this book? I got it from my local library because Im broke. You can get it on amazon here. If you read or have read this book, let me know what you think!