News: Gucci Says C'Mon Mane, Ices Brick Squad Rumors
Thursday, Jul 11, 2013 9:19AM
Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane has come forward to stop rumors and speculation that suggest he has packed up his bags and left Warner Bros. Records for an independent label situation.
Gucci hopped onto his Twitter page to set the record straight.
"The Rumors about Me and Bricksquad being signed to 101 Distribution are FALSE RT," he tweeted July 10. (Gucci Mane's Twitter)
Initial reports suggested Gucci had decided to leave Warner Bros. and try his luck independently.
Gucci Mane has found a new home. The Atlanta rapper has reportedly severed ties with his label home Warner Bros. Records and has signed with, 101 Distribution. Guwop will move his entire 1017 Brick Squad roster including Chief Keef, OJ Da Juiceman, Frenchie and Whoo Da Kid over to the indie distributor. Gucci signed with Warner Bros. in May 2009 after starting off his career with the Atlanta indie imprint Big Cat Records. (XXL Mag)
Last month, Mane explained the difference between Brick Squad and ex-pal Waka Flocka Flame's Brick Squad Monopoly.
"1017 Brick Squad records was a label I made when I ended my partnership with So Icey Entertainment. I signed Waka to that label and I signed myself to the label. OJ Da Juiceman actually came up with the name Brick Squad. We were like a group Brick Squad: me, Wooh da Kid, Frenchie, Juice and Waka. We were gonna drop a group album. Then I decided to just focus on me and Waka. While I focused on me and Waka, we dropped Ferrari Boyz. Then after we dropped the Flockaveli album, Waka decided he wanted to have his own label and put out some of his own artist,s cause he's got a lot of people that he collaborate with and a lot of artists that love to work with him. That's where the BSM came in, that's his imprint that he's starting off and trying to get going. But both me and Waka are signed to 1017 Brick Squad records, with a partnership with Atlantic right now." (The FADER)
The 33-year-old rapper also spoke on his publicized dispute with Waka and his appearance on an upcoming Brick Squad compilation album.
"He'll definitely be on the album, just because we've recorded so much material to date that we were planning to put on the Brick Squad album anyway. So no matter if we work things out or not, whether he drops his next album on 1017 Brick Squad or Brick Squad Monopoly or however the situation works out, he definitely will be on the Brick Squad album. Those songs are already recorded. And we're gonna push forward and try to let him drop the next three albums that he's contracted to drop on my label. Cause at the end of the day it's still business. I pride myself on being a great businessman and I think he'll honor what he committed to and we'll push forward." (The FADER)