Gucci Mane "Breath of Fresh Air" Album Signing

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It’s Wop Season! Yesterday (October 17), Atlanta legend Gucci Mane released his sixteenth studio album Breath of Fresh Air. To celebrate the monumental milestone, Guwop performed at The Tabernacle last night and the concert was filled with plenty of surprises.

During the show, Gucci was able to bless his city with performances from some of the biggest artists in The Game. Quavo took the stage with Guwop to perform their smash hit ‘I Get The Bag,’ which also featured the late great Takeoff. Latto made sure to  ‘Put It On Da Floor’ in her hometown with an electrifying showing. The last single that was dropped before Breath of Fresh Air was released was titled ‘Glizock and Wizop’ and featured Memphis rapper Key Glock. The 26 year-old made an appearance and performed ‘Russian Cream’ for the excited crowd. Glock’s mentor, cousin and former label head Young Dolph makes two posthumous appearances on the double album also.

If those names and performances didn’t excite the raucous Atlanta fans, the last one surely did. Gucci completely surprised fans when he brought out none other than T.I. The two trap pioneers and former rivals shared a brief conversation, proclaimed their respect for each other and even shook hands in front of the crowd prior to performing. Seeing the two legends share the stage confirms the end of a beef between the two that’s been relevant since about 2012. It stemmed from T.I.’s relationship with another trap pioneer and Gucci’s biggest rival Jeezy. The Snowman and Wop seemingly patched their issues up in 2020 when they shared the stage at a Verzuz battle and ended the night by performing their classic ‘Icy.’

If all of that wasn’t enough, the night still wasn’t over for the founder of 1017 Records. The Atlanta City Council declared October 17th ‘Gucci Mane Day.’ This just goes to show how important and connected Guwop is to his city. Earlier in the day before the concert, he made a special appearance at a CD and vinyl signing event. Fans gathered to meet the acclaimed artist at DBS Sounds, one of the longest-standing Black-owned record shops in Atlanta.

Breath of Fresh Air, the follow-up to 2021’s Ice Daddy, comes in at 24 tracks. The latest offering contains features from heavyweights including J. Cole, Lil Baby, 21 Savage, Kodak Black, the aforementioned Young Dolph and many more. Congrats to Big Guwop on the release of his latest album, getting a day named after him in his city and all of the success he is currently seeing!