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Gucci Mane Covers The Source


Gucci Mane, that ice cream tattoo, and bling are on the cover of The Source’s April 2011 issue.  Inside, he talks about being famous in Atlanta, the media mistaking him for stupid, and his desire to be “the richest man in Atlanta.”

On critics calling him less than intelligent:

“Yeah. The critics and bloggers ridicule and scrutinize [but] it fuels my fire. I can’t say I want to enjoy all the spoils of the game without being criticized. I actually welcome it as a part of success. I don’t want everybody to like me. So many people feel like I don’t deserve the things I got. I know I worked so hard for ‘em, so [criticism] makes me work even harder.”

“When I came out of school, I had a 3.4 GPA,” said Gucci, who went to Georgia Perimeter College. “I was always a smart guy. I always prided myself on being a challenger and making challenging decisions. I’m not perfect, but I definitely try my best to be a good person that makes wise decisions.”

On Being Famous in Atlanta:

“I’m so big in Atlanta right now, I can’t even go outside.  It never used to be like this. Now old people, white people, all people know who I am. Like people almost wrecking their car to take a picture of my car.  Yesterday, I’m in my Ferrari, I get pulled over, the cop comes to the car and says, ‘Sorry, I just wanna see the inside of your Ferrari.’ I swear to God.”


Kanye West Gets 5 Mics from The Source

You can’t tell him nothin’!!!!!

Kanye joins an elite list of artists at The Source. The magazine has named his newest album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,a classic by giving it 5 mics, the highest honor.  I think it’s well deserved.  I’ve heard the new album and think it’s amazing!!  In case you were curious, take a look at all of the 5-mics albums from the magazine’s history:

Run-D.M.C. — Run-D.M.C.

Radio — LL Cool J

Licensed to Ill — Beastie Boys

Raising Hell — Run-D.M.C.

Criminal Minded — Boogie Down Productions

Paid in Full — Eric B. & Rakim

By All Means Necessary — Boogie Down Productions

It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back — Public Enemy

Long Live the Kane — Big Daddy Kane

Critical Beatdown — Ultramagnetic MCs

Straight Out the Jungle — Jungle Brothers

Strictly Business — EPMD

The Great Adventures of Slick Rick — Slick Rick

Straight Outta Compton — N.W.A.

No One Can Do It Better — The D.O.C.

All Eyez on Me — 2Pac

Grip It! On That Other Level — Geto Boys

Doggystyle — Snoop Doggy Dogg

The Diary — Scarface

Me Against the World — 2Pac

The Score — The Fugees

Reasonable Doubt — Jay-Z

People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm — A Tribe Called Quest

Let the Rhythm Hit ‘Em — Eric B. & Rakim

AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted — Ice Cube

One for All — Brand Nubian

De La Soul Is Dead — De La Soul

The Low End Theory — A Tribe Called Quest

Illmatic — Nas

Life After Death — The Notorious B.I.G.

Aquemini — Outkast

Breaking Atoms — Main Source

Death Certificate — Ice Cube

The Chronic — Dr. Dre

Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) — Wu-Tang Clan

Ready to Die — The Notorious B.I.G.

The Infamous — Mobb Deep

Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… — Raekwon

2001 — Dr. Dre

The Blueprint — Jay-Z

Stillmatic — Nas

The Fix — Scarface

The Naked Truth — Lil’ Kim

Trill OG — Bun B

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy – – Kanye West