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Where is Gucci Mane from? Gucci Mane is from Birmingham, Alabama, where he was born Radric Davis on February 12, 1980. The rapper’s hometown might surprise some fans, as he’s primarily associated with Atlanta, where he moved with his mother as a fourth grader. By that time, Davis had already developed an interest in poetry, and he began rapping at the age of 14. After adopting the name Gucci Mane, he dropped his first album, “Trap House,” in 2005. While it was a good time for the young MC — the album hit No. 10 on the Billboard Rap chart and earned him a fair amount of national attention — the year proved somewhat bittersweet, as Gucci wound up facing murder charges (later dropped) and beefing with Young Jeezy, his collaborator on the single “Icy.” Drama notwithstanding, Gucci has since released eight studio albums and established himself as one of the most notorious rappers in the game.

Fans wondering where Gucci Mane is from might be confused by the title of his best-selling album, “The Appeal: Georgia’s Most Wanted,” which climbed to No. 4 on the Billboard 200 in 2010. It would seem the rapper’s hometown is Atlanta, but technically speaking, he’s a Birmingham native. Regardless of where he’s from, Gucci Mane is an international star, and over the years, he’s collaborated with such artists as Twista, Yelawolf, Wale, Usher, Soulja Boy, and Swizz Beatz. While his many run-ins with the law have often overshadowed his music, he’s still a prolific maker of mixtapes, and in 2013, he made his acting debut, appearing in the film “Spring Breakers.”

Gucci Mane’s hometown of Birmingham, Alabama, might not be as famous as Atlanta, New York City, or Los Angeles, but it’s spawned some music heavyweights. Oddly enough, two “American Idol” winners hail from the city: Taylor Hicks and Ruben Studdard, who was technically born in Germany.

 

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