Gucci Mane used his verse versatility to pay respect to other rappers in Atlanta, most notably Young Thug and Gunna, as both are still in jail facing RICO charges. They’ll remain behind bars until their trias begin in January 2023.
He also showed love to Trouble, who was fatally shot in June.
“Don’t get shot on the interstate, your girlfriend hyperventilate. R.I.P to Trouble and free Thugger and free Gunna too,” Gucci Mane raps. “While you at it, free the Mayor Foo and free my n—- Pooh.”
Gucci Mane doesn’t stop there, and he continues to rap about lyrics being used against artists in the courtroom. He references the Protect Black Art petition which calls for legislation at federal and state levels to limit the use of art as evidence in criminal trials.
“The DA bring up lyrics in the court, may not be even true. And try to pen some s— next to your name that you ain’t even do,” Gucci Mane said.
In a message to his fans on June 12 at Hot 97’s Summer Jam, Thug said “I always use my music as a form of artistic expression, and now I see that Black artists and rappers don’t have that freedom. Everybody please sign the Protect Black Art petition and keep praying for us. I love you all.”