Gucci Mane Visits His Grandfather’s Home After Signing Alabama Rapper: ‘The Real 1017’
Gucci Mane took a trip down memory lane and visited his grandfather’s house after signing a new artist from his hometown in Bessemer, Alabama.
The full-circle moment happened on November 12 as Guwop shared footage of himself walking up to the home entrance where he spent his younger days before moving to Atlanta, Georgia when he was nine years old.
In the next piece of footage, Gucci celebrated the signing of the newest addition to his 1017 Records imprint, TLE Cinco, by gifting him a new diamond chain in front of his grandfather’s home.
“I just signed the hardest youngin in Alabama welcome @truckload_cinco to the 1017 family,” Gucci wrote in the caption. “This signing was personal since he from my hometown Bessemer Alabama I had to stop by my granddaddy house the original 1017 for inspiration! #1017Mafia.”
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Cinco hails from the same neighborhood where Gucci spent most of his childhood. The younger Bessemer native is still fresh in the game, with a total of three projects under his belt, including the first one called 20Cinco in 2019. He followed that up with Self Conscious the next year and Evil Genius in 2021.
The latest 1017 signee had a better introduction than Baby Racks, who was dropped from the label a day after signing his contract. Baby Racks’ severed deal appeared to stem from disparaging comments he made about the city of Houston, Texas, where Migos rapper Takeoff was tragically shot and killed.
“I’m definitely not fw houston after that DONT BOOK ME CAUSE BABY RACKS AINT COMING,” Racks tweeted after Takeoff’s death.
Gucci seemingly didn’t take Baby Racks’ comments too lightly and announced on Twitter that the buzzing rapper was no longer a part of his label.
“Congratulations to @Babyracks1017 first artist to get signed and dropped in a day that dude is not signed to 1017,” Gucci wrote in a since-deleted tweet.
Baby Racks appeared to shrug off the humiliation as he fired back at Gucci Mane with a sarcastic tweet of his own.
“Congratulations to babyracks [partying face emoji] appreciate the video appreciate flying me out I appreciate that check Atlantic records sent thank you Gucci,” he wrote.
He then seemingly taunted Gucci by asking Jeezy, Yo Gotti and NBA YoungBoy — who’ve had issues with the Burrprint rapper in the past — for a record deal.
“Ima free agent now youngboy get at me @YoGotti wassup @Jeezy holla t me,” he added, before tagging fellow label heads Rick Ross and Quality Control’s Pierre “Pee” Thomas.