As I previously reported, ATL Rapper Gucci Mane was released from Fulton County Jail today at 12:01 am after serving six months for violating his parole. Gooch was greeted by the press and his friend , ATL Shawty Lo, before thanking his fans.
Gooch then read a written statement where he admitted he had made some mistakes and has a new attitude.
“I have made some mistakes in my life that have hurt a lot of people who care about me. I have worked very hard to get past them, but those mistakes have brought me to where I am today, and they will not be repeated,” Gucci stated. “These past six months have been a difficult time but fortunately I have learned a great deal from my experience. I was able to do a great deal of soul-searching; I am coming back with a new attitude towards life.”
Gooch was not able to celebrate his Billboard’s Top 10 album The State vs. Radric Davis, because he was arrested about 3 weeks before it was released. Gooch now admits that he’s a role model.
“Unfortunately, my incarceration also came at a pivotal point in my career, just as my first major label album was dropping. I was forced to miss what should have been one of the proudest moments of my life,” he explained. “This is something I will make sure never happens again. My time in jail was trying, but I grew from it and am now a stronger and better person. I want to continue on a positive track and truly focus on being a role model to my fans and my community.”
“As, I previous reported, Gooch parted ways with his management company Mizay Entertainment, and his booking agency Hitt Afta Hitt Enterprises http://yodonbleekraps.com/2010/05/04/breaking-news-guccimane-to-be-released-next-week-fired-manager/. Gooch confirmed the split with both companies, and also advised that he has launched a new label.I have launched a new label, 1017 Brick Squad Records in affiliation with Asylum Warner Bros Records, and I’m working with a new team,” he verified.
Gooch will be performing at Hot 97’s FM Summer Jam concert, touring in July and is working on his forthcoming LP The Appeal. Then he will focus on releasing projects from Wocka Flocka Flame, OJ da Juiceman, and the Brick Squad. In addition, he proclaimed he will work hard to become the best rapper in the world, and urged his peers to also strive for excellence.
“The rap game is in need of substance right now…I’m ready to compete, so may the competition begin,” he declared. “I set out five years ago to be the #1 rapper in Hip-Hop. Today that journey continues with an even sharper focus. I challenge all artists to put out the best music they ever made this summer. I will accept nothing less than victory, but I still want worthy opponents.”
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