He’s Atlanta’s most influential rapper of the last decade. Since his last album, Trap House, and the single “Icy” in 2005, Gucci Mane’s influence on hip-hop has kept on growing. Without him there’d be no Migos, Lil Yachty or Young Thug – who he signed based on his instinct within seconds of meeting him. His erratic style and his nonchalant flow mean the 36-year-old is omnipresent and admired without limits. He’s a demigod in the world of hip-hop. He records without cease in the studio and has released two dozen mixtapes and around ten albums. When he got out of prison in May 2016 after two years on the inside, he needed less than 24 hours to release a new single and to get back to the top of his game. Shortly afterwards, he got involved in the mainstream: that’s him on Rae Sremmurd’s hit “Black Beatles”. He’s sober and in great shape, ready to start the first real tour of his career in April.