The State vs. Radric Davis is the second studio album by rapper Gucci Mane. It was released on December 8, 2009.http The State vs. Radric Davis comes after a slew of independent releases, mixtapes and features over the past few years. It brings together production from Polow da Don, Drumma Boy, Mannie Fresh and others. Featured artists include Usher, Plies, Lil Wayne, Cam'Ron, Soulja Boy Tell 'Em, Rick Ross, Bun B, OJ da Juiceman, Wooh Da Kid, Waka Flocka Flame, Nicki Minaj, and more. The iTunes Deluxe version will contain the EP Wasted: The Prequel.
The album debuted at number 10 on the Billboard 200 selling 90.000 copies in its first week. The album was met with generally favorable reviews from music critics. As of June 6, 2010, the album has sold an estimated 369,000 copies.http
With the success of The State vs. Radric Davis, Gucci Mane announced that his next two albums will be parts of a trilogy. The second and third albums will be called The Appeal: Georgia's Most Wanted due for release September 28, 2010, and The State vs. Radric Davis: The Verdict, respectively.http
*"Wasted", which features Plies, was released as the first single. It peaked at number 36 in the United States and number 3 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, making it his first top five on the chart.
*"Spotlight", which features Usher, was released as the second single and peaked at number 42 in the United States as well as reaching number 15 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.
*"Lemonade" was released as the third single and peaked at number 53 in the United States, number 15 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs, as well as number 8 on the Rap songs chart. The song's subject matter involves the proceeds from the illegal sale of codeine-infused lemonade, all of which the artist describes as yellow or lemon-colored.
*"Bingo", which features Clint Eeastwood and Waka Flocka Flame, was released as the fourth single and peaked at number 75 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart.
*"Worst Enemy" was released as the first promotional single on November 12, 2009. The song revisits Gucci Mane's past, how it led to his fame, and how he's moving on in life despite his struggles. Young Jeezy & T.I. are referenced in the song.
*"Heavy" was released as the second promotional single on November 25, 2009.
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Radric Davis (born February 2, 1980), better known by his stage name Gucci Mane, is an American rapper. He debuted in 2005 with Trap House and followed with albums such as Hard to Kill in 2006, Trap-A-Thon and Back to the Trap House in 2007. In 2009, his second studio album The State vs. Radric Davis was released. Gucci Mane has released many other mixtapes as well.
While serving a six-month jail term for assault in late 2005, Davis was charged with murder, though the charges were later dropped due to a lack of evidence. In 2009, he served a year-long prison term for violating probation for his 2005 assault conviction.
Davis was born in Birmingham, Alabama, and later moved with his single mother to Atlanta. He enjoyed writing poetry as a child, and began rapping at age 14.
2005–2006: Trap House and Hard to Kill
In 2005, Davis released his independent debut album entitled Trap House, which featured the successful single "Icy" with Young Jeezy. Disputes over the rights to this single caused a rift between the two artists. Hard to Kill followed in 2006. Hard To Kill included the hit single "Freaky Gurl". The song peaked at number 12 on the Hot Rap Tracks, number 19 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, and at number 62 on the Hot 100.
2007: Back to the Trap House
The official remix of Freaky Gurl featuring Ludacris and Lil Kim was included on his 2007 commercial debut album Back to the Trap House. Gucci Mane appeared on OJ da Juiceman's "Make Tha Trap Say Aye" and began working on various mixtapes. Gucci Mane signed to Warner Bros. Records in May 2009.
2009–2010: The State vs. Radric Davis
He appeared on remixes of the songs "Boom Boom Pow" by Black Eyed Peas, "Obsessed" by Mariah Carey and "5 Star Chick" by Yo Gotti and made a guest appearance on Mario's "Break Up" (he has made 17 guest appearances total in 2009). Gucci Mane's second studio album The State vs. Radric Davis was released under the label Warner Bros. Records on December 8, 2009. Its first single, "Wasted" featuring Plies, was originally from Mane's 2009 mixtape Writing on the Wall. It peaked at number 36 on the Hot 100, number 3 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, and number 3 on the Rap Songs making it Gucci Mane's most successful single to date. The second single is "Spotlight" featuring Usher. The third single is "Lemonade". The fourth single is "Bingo". On October 2, 2009, Gucci Mane was listed at number 6 on MTV's annual Hottest MC in the Game list.
Gucci Mane performing at the Williamsburg Waterfront 2.jpgthumbright200pxGucci Mane performing on August 29, 2010.
2010–present: The Appeal: Georgia's Most Wanted
After being released from jail, Gucci Mane stated that he would start or change the label name from So Icey Entertainment to 1017 Brick Squad Records. He also announced that his next album would be titled The State vs. Radric Davis, The Appeal and would be released in late 2010,Jacobs, Allen (2010-05-04). . HipHopDX. CHERI MEDIA GROUP. although the latest journalistic reports gave the title as The Appeal: Georgia's Most Wanted, with a release date of August 31.Hanna, Mitchell (2010-07-06). . HipHopDX. CHERI MEDIA GROUP. Mane has since announced via Twitter that the album has a release date of September 28, 2010.gucci1017. . Twitter. Retrieved 2010-08-02. The first single from this release is titled "Gucci Time",gucci1017 (2010-07-30). . Twitter. produced by Swizz Beatz. It premiered on Gucci Mane's official MySpace page on August 6.gucci1017. . Twitter. Retrieved 2010-08-06. The single features Swizz Beatz and was released to US urban radio stations on August 24, 2010.http
In April 2001, Davis was arrested on cocaine charges and sentenced to 90 days in county jail.
On May 10, 2005, Davis was attacked by a group of men at a house in Decatur, Georgia. Davis and his companions shot at the group, killing one. The corpse of one of the attackers, Henry Lee Clark III, was found later behind a nearby middle school. Davis turned himself in to police investigators on May 19, 2005, and was subsequently charged with murder. Davis claimed that the shots fired by him and his party were in self-defense. The DeKalb County district attorney's office dropped the murder charge in January 2006 due to insufficient evidence. The previous October, in an unrelated matter, Davis had pleaded no contest to a charge of assault for assaulting a nightclub promoter the previous June; at the time the murder charge was dropped, he was serving a six-month prison sentence for this. Davis was released from jail in late January 2006.
In September 2008, Gucci Mane was arrested for a probation violation for completing only 25 out of 600 community service hours following his 2005 arrest for assault. He was sentenced to a year in jail but was released after six months. He was incarcerated in the Fulton County jail for probation violation and released on May 12, 2010.
On November 2, 2010, Gucci Mane was arrested for driving on the wrong side of the road, running a red light or stop sign, damage to government property, obstruction, no license, no proof of insurance and other traffic charges. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital.
On January 4th 2011, A judge in the Superior Court of Georgia’s Fulton County ordered rapper Gucci Mane to a psychiatric hospital, according to court documents.
The documents reveal that his lawyers filed a Special Plea of Mental Incompetency on Dec. 27 arguing that he is unable “to go forward and/or intelligently participate in the probation revocation hearing.”
After his release from hospital, Mane visited a tattoo parlour and had a large tattoo of an ice cream cone inked onto his face
* Back to the Trap House (2007)
* The State vs. Radric Davis (2009)
* The Appeal: Georgia's Most Wanted (2010)
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