Southern rapper and collabo king, Gucci Mane, was known mostly for his street albums and his big-name collaborations before he hit it big as a solo star in 2007. The hip-hop heavyweight recently released his third album in 2010 and will be on the road throughout 2011 to promote the disc. Gucci Mane tour dates are scheduled at club venues throughout the nation this 2011. Don't miss a date on the Gucci Mane tour schedule; Use Eventful as your source for Gucci Mane concerts and performances.
Born in Birmingham, he was transplanted to Atlanta and was heavily influenced by the burgeoning southern rap scene of Georgia. He began rapping by 14-years old and released his street album debut, La Flare, in 2001. Only 1000 copies of the disc were made and Gucci Mane performed at local clubs and venues to promote the effort. It took the young MC a few years to hone his skills, but he managed to release his Tommy Boy debut, Trap House, in 2005. The album was a surprise hit for an independent release. It managed to chart at #10 on the Billboard Rap charts and the album featured the hit single "Icy" with Young Jeezy. Another street album, Hard to Kill, fared even better on the charts reaching #6 in 2006.
By 2007, Gucci Mane was ready to release his major label debut, Back to the Trap House. But it wasn't until 2009, that he scored his first #1 Rap album, The State vs. Radric Davis. The album featured the hit single "Spotlight", which featured Usher, and "Wasted" featuring Plies. The album was well-received and earned Gucci Mane the #6 spot on MTV's annual "Hottest MC in the Game" list in 2009. Gucci Mane tour dates and concert performances were scheduled periodically throughout the nation to promote the disc and capitalize on his rising cache. Gucci Mane also founded his own record label, 1017 Brick Squad Records, in 2009 and picked up rising MC, Waka Flocka Flame, the following year. He released his latest album, The Appeal: Georgia's Most Wanted, in 2010. The album featured the hit single "Gucci Time", and debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200, becoming his highest charting mainstream album to-date.
Gucci Mane scheduled the unofficially titled The Appeal Tour to promote the disc. The whirlwind concert tour has Gucci Mane traversing the country playing intimate venues to his loyal fans. In addition to his studio albums, he continues to release street albums; his most recent, The Return of Mr. Zone 6, recently hit #2 on the Billboard Rap charts in March, 2011. The prolific rapper continues to write rhymes and produce hits for his upcoming album to culminate the trilogy. The upcoming album, The State vs. Radric Davis: The Verdict, is due out once Gucci Mane wraps up his summer tour. The prolific rapper will be out on the road for selected dates throughout 2011. Don't miss a tour date on the Gucci Mane concert schedule; Use Eventful as your source for Gucci Mane tour dates and concert performance updates.
A rapper who built an indie empire with his Cocaine City imprint, French Montana is the New American Dream. French grew up playing soccer and dreaming of being a rapper, studying some of the biggest names in the game such as Tupac, Snoop Dogg, The Notorious B.I.G. and Wu-Tang Clan. Today, French is signed with some of the top labels, such as Interscope, Bad Boy, and Maybach Music Group.
Born in Morocco as Karim Kharbouch to a family of Somali heritage, he emigrated to the U.S. when he was 13. His father left the family when he was 17, forcing him to provide for his mother and younger brothers. He set up shop in the Bronx and began releasing his Cocaine City series of DVDs in 2002, mixing interviews with established hip-hop artists and unsigned talent. During this time Karim became French Montana, a combination of the French influence in Morocco and Scarface’s Tony Montana. Through these DVDs he showcased his talent as an underground artist and a new voice from the New York streets.
In early 2009, he began releasing his own mixtape CDs with DJs like DJ Drama, Evil Empire and Big Mike as his hosts. His friendship and frequent collaborations with Harlem rapper Mike B created a buzz for his work that still continues today. In 2009 he signed with Akon’s Konvict Musik label. However, in 2011 French and Konvict parted due to album delays and he signed with Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group and Bad Boy Records.
2011 brought on collaborations with artists such as Waka Flocka Flame and Pusha T. But it looks like 2012 will be French Montana’s year, especially with the release of his new album Excuse My French and numerous collaborations with artists such as Drake, Gucci Mane, Project Pat, Fabolous, Jadakiss, Busta Rhymes, 2 Chainz and Wiz Khalifa, to name a few.
French Montana only has a few tour dates left in 2012. Don’t miss out; who knows how much time he’ll have for shows once he’s finished working with just about every big name in the rap world. Is your city missing from his schedule? Make sure to demand him and let him know he’s wanted in your hometown.