By Marissa G. Muller
Gucci Mane has returned with a new album, The Oddfather.
The full-length’s amazing title isn’t just a play on the 1972 Francis Ford Coppola film; it also works on another level since Gucci has played somewhat of a paternal figure as a label head at 1017 Brick Squad Records, signing and mentoring upstarts like Young Thug, Young Scooter, Waka Flocka Flame, and Chief Keef.
His protégés – Young Thug and Scooter – fittingly appear on the mixtape alongside PeeWee Longway, OJ da Juiceman, and Keyshia Ka’oir.
The album opens with Gucci phoning in the intro – presumably from prison while he was awaiting his sentencing for gun charges. In it, he lists off his next projects and proclaims that he’s “the only man who can make 5 mil sitting down – 20 mil on the first month I get back.”
Last week, Gucci tweeted that he was dropping The Oddfather on the same day he was going to be sentenced.
Despite his legal troubles, Gucci has had a prolific year releasing not only The Oddfather but also Traphouse 4 and his World War 3D trilogy with Migos, Young Thug, and PeeWee Longway.