Gucci Mane Has Discovered & Co-Signed The Most Artists Out Of Atlanta And Industry Hands Down

Earlier in the year, it was believed that Gucci Mane would be released from the Atlanta prison that he has been calling home since 2013. He was locked up due to a parole violation, however he has been released early, in part because of a plea deal in which Gucci complied with. According to TMZ Magazine, he was released on Thursday, May 26. A wave a photos on his girlfriend Keyshia Ka’oir’s snapchat feed was the first to show off the homecoming of the Bricksquad rapper, and fans of his could not be happier to celebrate the occasion.
GuWop is an example of the few artists who truly live out the lifestyle in which they speak in their music. Not only has Gucci Mane been in and out of prison, but he was successful in his street business before he began to pursue his career in rap music. He has made major contributions to the rap game, and has even proved to be a beneficial A&R, as he has shed some light on the best talent coming out of Atlanta and the whole music industry, introducing some of the most popular rappers in music today that includes: 2 Chainz, Migos, Young Thug, Waka Flocka, Young Scooter, Rich Homie Quan, French Montana, Young Dolph, Niki Minaj, and many more that we listed below. Not only has Gucci supported the careers of rappers, but he also has presented talented producers such as Metro Boomin, Mike WiLL Made It and Zaytoven.
 Now that Gucci is no longer behind bars, there is no doubt that we’ll find him back in the studio with plenty of associated acts in the near future. Peep the list of artists & producers below that Gucci Mane discovered and put his “1017 Brick Squad” stamp on.

1. Zaytoven

Since helping produce Gucci’s Icy record, the two have continued to work together on just about every GuWop album out there.

1. Zaytoven

2. French Montana

The New York native made his way down to Atlanta to be featured on a couple Gucci songs, which would help him make a name for himself in the rap world. He would eventually return to New York to branch out on his own.

2. French Montana

3. Young Scooter

One of Gucci’s hand picked artists to bring Brick Squad into a new era, Scooter hails from ATL and his mixtape Street Lottery has us eagerly awaiting his debut album Jugg House.

3. Young Scooter

4. Young Thug

Thug teamed with Gucci after his breakout success with I Came From Nothing and would release 1017 Thug through GuWop to take his name nationwide.

4. Young Thug

5. Rich Homie Quan

Quan first partnered with Gucci on Trap House 3 before making it big with his single ‘Type Of Way.’

5. Rich Homie Quan

6. Mike WiLL Made It

Mike WiLL owes quite a bit to Gucci, right down to his name! When Gucci rapped, ‘Mike WiLL Made It, Gucci Mane slayed it’ Mike WiLL Made It was born, and would go on to team with Gucci on No Pad, No Pencil.

6. Mike WiLL Made It

7. OJ Da Juiceman

OJ started off as Gucci’s right-hand man, but was pushed to the side when Waka Flocka Flame took the reigns. Da Juiceman still was able to make an impact in the ATL with his Make The Trap Say Aye album, but still left us wanting more.

7. OJ Da Juiceman

8. 2 Chainz

The former Tity Boi can credit Gucci for featuring him on mixtapes under both names, and definitely helped redefine 2 Chainz as a street rapper after so many years in the rap world without much success.

8. 2 Chainz

9. Nicki Minaj

Moving to Atlanta helped Minaj find herself as an artist, and Gucci was quick to scoop her up after her Beam Me Up Scotty mixtape dropped. She would eventually move on to Young Money, but it was in her time with Gucci that she first reached the public.

9. Nicki Minaj

10. Peewee Longway

Another member of ATL’s new wave of rappers, Peewee was brought in to usher in the next era of Brick Squad. Longway has partnered with Gucci and Young Dolph to form The Felix Brothers.

10. Peewee Longway

11. Young Dolph

Speaking of Dolph, who relocated from Memphis to the ATL, he has been partnered with Gucci for some time now, with collaborations like “A-Plus” helping him get his name out there.

11. Young Dolph

12. Chief Keef

Keef was able to make it on his own, but Gucci was there for support after Finally Rich dropped. The two would have some studio collaborations that have been released here and there, but there’s definitely room for the two to make a few more hits together.

12. Chief Keef

13. Migos

While not officially signed with Gucci, Migos collaborated with Gucci on a number of songs that were released on The Green Album.

13. Migos

14. Metro Boomin

The St. Louis native made his way to ATL to join up with OJ Da Juiceman, which led Gucci to him. Metro would collaborate with Young Thung through Brick Squad, and credits Gucci with helping a ton of Atlanta rappers shine.

14. Metro Boomin

15. Waka Flocka Flame

Despite his falling out with Gucci, Wakka still got his start working with Gucci under his mom’s MIzay Entertainment label. Wakka would rise into the public sphere after Gucci was arrested, and upon his release, Gucci would collaborate with Wakka on a number of hits.

15. Waka Flocka Flame

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