Gucci, Gucci! 5 Things Gucci Mane Needs To Do To Stay Out Of Jail
Whew! Already!? Ohhh, that’s right. You have heard this one before. For what seems like the tenth time in the last few years, Gucci Mane was released from prison earlier this month after serving three months for violating his probation. “I’m back bitch gucci back bitch did u miss me or miss my raps bitch” he wrote on his Twitter account back on July 8, just a couple of days after dropping his DJ Holiday-hosted mixtape, Writing On The Wall 2. And just like that, Gooch was a free man—again!—and ready to get back on his grind. He’s now preparing to release his Ferrari Boyz project alongside Waka Flocka Flame.
Gucci’s problem? He’s been down this road before. Over the course of the last few years, he’s served several prison sentences and struggled to stay out of trouble. And every time he does manage to catch a break, he’s blown it and gone right back to prison. As a result, his career has been filled with more starts and stops than an intersection. So to help him try and get back on the right track, we’ve put together a list of the five things Gucci needs to do in order to stay out of jail moving forward. You’re running out of chances, dude—get it together!
1. Make yourself available to the press and tell everyone that your legal battles are behind you once and for all.
Since day one, Gucci Mane has been terrible when it comes to dealing with the press. He rarely grants interviews and when he does, they’re usually very brief interviews that don’t delve very far into his life. Being private is all well and good, but Gucci has to realize that his legal troubles have become a part of his life and people are only gonna talk more about his problems if he doesn’t address them. So he has to do it now and get it out of the way in order to be able to move forward.
2. Stop putting yourself in places that could possibly bring about trouble.
It’s as simple as this. If you don’t enjoy going to jail, Gucci, stay away from places that could get you into trouble. Go to clubs to perform. Go to the studio to record. And go home when you’re finished doing both of those things. At this point, you’ve got into trouble so many times that you shouldn’t leave the house unless you’ve got something important to do. Otherwise, you’re putting yourself—and your career—into jeopardy.
3. Rededicate yourself to your craft by starting work on another major label album.
There’s nothing wrong with building up your buzz by dropping mixtapes and street albums. But that’s all Gucci has been doing since releasing his last album, The Appeal, at the end of 2010. He needs to announce the title of his next major label album and then hit the studio hard to create a classic. Okay, okay, so a “classic” might be stretch, but he needs to rededicate himself like never before so that he’s got a good reason to stay in the studio and out of trouble.
4. Start acting more like the CEO of your label and less like a new artist who doesn’t know the ropes.
Does Gucci even run 1017 Brick Squad Records anymore? We’re not sure, because he really hasn’t claimed the label lately or done much to improve it over the course of the last few years. If he still plans on making 1017 Brick Squad work, he needs to tap into his business sense and start pushing it a little bit harder. Believe it or not, Gucci did something that most other artists struggle to do when he helped his protege Waka Flocka Flame launch a successful career. So, who’s to say he can’t do it again with another one of his artists?
5. Stop doing dirt when you know it’s going to land you back behind bars!
No one can keep Gucci Mane out of jail except Gucci Mane. So if he wants to stay out of jail and he doesn’t want to throw away his career, he needs to take matters into his own hands and stop breaking the law. It sounds silly but that’s really what it’s going to take for Gucci to get his life together. He needs to grow up both as a person and as an artist and start acting like he wants to stay out of the can. If he can do that, there’s still time for Gucci to have a long and successful career.