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It’s no secret how Young Money’s leading general Lil Wayne got his spot as one of the most popular entertainers out today. He continuously expanded his music catalogue by releasing mixtape after mixtape, and collaboration after collaboration with various artists. After doing this for over a year, Weezy released his album hitting platinum success, and continues to be one of the most popular entertainers today.

It appears that rappers are taking notice of Weezy’s strategy, as Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane is on his way to the top. While in jail, a series of mix-tapes featuring Gucci’s music were released, increasing the So Icy MC’s street popularity. Once released from prison, Gucci Mane set off on a campaign to keep the streets hot and conquer the mainstream scene. Collaborating with Mariah Carey on the ‘Obsessed’ remix and appearing on Mario’s hit ‘Break Up,’ Gucci was becoming a crossover artist and being introduced to America. Not forgetting where he came from, he continued to cater to the streets, as his post-prison released mix-tapes, Writing On The Wall, The Movie Part 2, and The Burrprint 3D, have had both the ‘net and streets in a frenzy. Gucci Mane shows no sign of slowing down, as he continues to release new tracks, and was just recently named the #6 Hottest MC of 2009 by MTV. Below are a few of his recent collaborations.


Cam’ron & Vado feat. Gucci Mane: Cuffin’

Sean Garrett feat. Gucci Mane: Up In My Heart

Teairra Mari, Soulja Boy, Gucci Mane: Sponsor

Jagged Edge feat. Trina & Gucci Mane: Tip Of My Tongue

Triple C’s feat. Gucci Mane: Trick’n Off

Big Boi feat. Gucci Mane: Shine Blockers

Mariah Carey feat. OJ Da Juiceman, Gucci Mane: H.A.T.E. U (Remix)


Do you think Gucci Mane is the next Lil Wayne (in terms of popularity), or will his buzz start to go away?


Until Next Time,