I remember in 2005 sitting on my couch watching MTV Jams. About 80% of what played I did not like. However, I liked Lil Rob’s “Summer Nights” for whatever reason. I like it till this day. Perhaps the primary song I despised was Gucci Mane’s “So Icy.” I felt it was just too elementary for people to listen to, but I trucked on and waited for the next thing to show for the hundredth time, which was probably Lil Rob and AZ’s “The Come Up.” But what do you expect for a teenager whose primary goal in life was to collect every underground Bizzy Bone album?
Matter of fact, Bizzy dropped “Speaking in Tongues” the same year, following his “speaking in tongues” on KPFT-FM in Houston earlier in 2005.
Gucci Mane’s rise in 2005 was overshadowed with the reign of Young Jeezy’s “Thug Motivation 101.” Jeezy (and Boosie) was what you heard in my parts for quite some time, but we know Gucci Mane was constantly working as much as Jeezy.
Even with the critical acclaim he has received, more that what I thought, Gucci Mane’s legacy has been somewhat overlooked between Young Jeezy’s success and his legal troubles. I have never cared for Gucci, but I have to admit that he has done one thing that many Hip-Hop fans want their favorite artists to do, evolve.
The only other post I have found on Gucci’s evolution involves his belly that complex posted in 2012. In lieu of that, here are some songs that show Gucci’s evolution.