Bling out the John Deere tractor, Gucci Mane wants to venture into country music.
The famous rapper is looking to venture beyond hip-hop and R&B artists to his independent 1017 Records. Gucci Mane has had the record label under many names over the years, but most recently, he rebranded in 2020 to the current name, partnering with Atlantic Records to distribute music from his signees.
Upon discovering overnight viral sensation Oliver Anthony, Gucci Mane reached out to his fans via Instagram, asking them to put him in touch with Anthony.
“Aye fam, I need y’all help on this one I’m trying to sign these guys as my first country artists to 1017!!! I need the info ASAP.”
Although given that Anthony recent said that he turned down an astounding $8 million offer, I’m not sure he’s really interested in signing any deals right now.
Anthony also noted he is not interested in touring: He simply wanted to put out the song to share his message, and it took off.
“I wrote the music I wrote because I was suffering with mental health and depression. These songs have connected with millions of people on such a deep level because they’re being sung by someone feeling the words in the very moment they were being sung.”
While you have to respect Gucci Mane for attempting to expand his label, I think he might have to wait for the next viral artist before landing his first country artist.
The commentary from Gucci Mane’s attempt to contact Oliver is filled with entertainment.
“An iced out John Deer Tractor chain is gonna go crazy.”
“Did not have this on my 2023 bingo card.”
“Gucci going country this is incredible.”
“Please do this. Please Gucci.”
“1017 Yodel boys.”
“Gucci trying to unite the country with this one.”