Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane has never performed in Canada. In 2016, he rapped, “I got so many felonies, I might can’t never go to Canada.” That changes this May with this morning’s announcement of the hip hop artist’s first-ever Canadian tour, and he stops at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton on May 28th.
Gucci Mane helped pioneer the hip hop subgenre of trap music alongside fellow Atlanta-based rappers T.I. and Young Jeezy. In 2005, Gucci Mane debuted with Trap House, followed by his second and third albums, Hard to Kill and Trap-A-Thon in 2006. His fourth album, Back to the Trap House, was released in 2007.
Following a string of critically and commercially successful mixtape releases in 2009, Gucci Mane released his sixth studio album, The State vs. Radric Davis, his first gold-certified album. Following time spent in prison between 2014 and 2016, he re-emerged with several new retail projects, including Everybody Looking (2016), which was released to critical praise. His 2016 collaboration with Rae Sremmurd, titled Black Beatles, provided Gucci Mane with his first number-one single on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. His latest album, Evil Genius, was released just this past December.
All told the rapper has released 12 studio albums and over 70 mixtapes, and has worked with artists such as Drake, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Selena Gomez, Mariah Carey and Marilyn Manson.
Tickets go on sale this Thursday, March 15th. Merkules and Peter Jackson open the show.