Gucci Mane Is Eating Really Well In Prison, If The Cover Of His Upcoming Burrrprint 2 Mixtape Is Any Indication
From Rap Radar comes news of the next Gucci missive, out April 13, which promises to be anot--man look at that spread! Three bottles! Such tastefully arranged carrots! And I hear Fulton County Jail's lobster is excellent! Tough TV-viewing angles though. Some PR info on this eagerly awaited sequel after the jump:
Rapper Gucci Mane, along with 1017 Bricksquad/Asylum/Warner Bros. Records, have announced plans to release the first installment in a series of commercial mixtapes, The Burrprint 2, a follow-up to the biggest mixtape release of 2009. The Burrprint 2 will be in stores on April 13, 2010. The 24-track mixtape is hosted by DJ Holiday and is a mix of all new songs and interludes featuring some of the biggest names in popular music today. Features include Trey Songz, Ludacris, Nikki Minaj, Rick Ross, DJ Khaled, Lil' Kim, Yo Gotti, Jim Jones and Gucci's Bricksquad label mates Waka Flocka Flame, OJ Da Juiceman and others.
This collection is the last piece of music Gucci Mane had recorded before his recent incarceration in 2009, as well as the opening track, "Live From Fulton County Jail", which was recorded over the phone from behind bars. "Gucci called me from Fulton County and told me to start recording," says DJ Holiday. "He busted a hot verse right there on the phone and that's what you hear on the record, with the 1-minute automated warning and all, 'you have one minute remaining', it's so real."
"Many of my fans know me from the massive amounts of mixtapes I've released over the years," says Gucci Mane, currently serving a 1-year sentence for a parole violation. "The Burrprint 2 mixtape is just something I wanted to put out there as a thank you for all those who have stuck by me through my incarceration, all those who have written letters, this is for you... I will be home soon."
The mixtape series will preface Gucci's follow-up album, The Appeal, scheduled for a Summer 2010 release. The Burrprint 2 comes on the heels of DJ/producer Diplo's Free Gucci mixtape, a re-working of previous material from Gucci's The Cold War mixtape series, and Gucci's first major full-length LP The State vs. Radric Davis that includes the hit songs "Wasted," feat. Plies, "Spotlight," feat. Usher, and current single "Lemonade," which has just cracked the Top 10 at urban mainstream radio. The album, released December 8, 2009, has been nestled in the Top 50 of Billboard's Top 200.