American rapper and record executive, Radric Delantic Davis, known professionally as Gucci Mane, is ready to return on the artist front with his 17th studio album Ice Daddy. Set to be released June 18, Gucci’s latest endeavor will be dropping on the eve of Father’s Day Weekend, which serves as a befitting occasion for Guwop and his newborn son Ice.
We haven’t heard a new project from Gucci Mane since last summer when he released So Icy Summer, which is a very long hiatus by his standards. Just because he’s been quiet, doesn’t mean he hasn’t been working of course. Ice Davis is the first child between Gucci and his wife, Keyshia Ka’oir. Inspired by the birth of his son, Gucci decided to have his dripped-out baby boy serve as the cover art for his upcoming album. This is the first time the hip-hop couple has revealed their son publicly.
The two-year layover between albums has allowed Gucci to polish his resume as an executive with his label 1017 Records. Anchored by the success of rising star and February R & B / Hip-Hop Rookie of the Month honoree, Pooh Shiesty, Gucci’s label who once housed the likes of Waka Flocka and OJ The Juiceman is now ripe with youthful, spirited energy. Gucci’s other signee, Big Scarr, made his debut this week on the Billboard 200 with his project Big Grim Reaper, landing at No. 25. He helped pioneer the hip hop subgenre of trap music alongside fellow Atlanta-based rappers T.I. and Young Jeezy, particularly in the 2000s and 2010s.