Me personally I always heard he was outta Alabama but raised in ATL on the eastside....I mean if u heard Guccis original diss he exposed Jeezy for being from macon/hawkinsville....Never heard he was really dealing with bricks or nothing....but he was heavily sponsored by "Big Cat" and them n*ggas who really DID do street s**t...They paid for all them early albums/mixtapes/whips.....They both got roots in the streets here......Neither of them are FROM here.....but yeah they both got roots in the streets here...
I know a bit more about the situation.....one thing I always wondered is howcome nobody ever pulled Jeezys card about not getting questioned by the police after Gucci k!lled dude that time...They tried to say it was a random robbery, then it turned into crazed Jeezy fans reacting to his "10 k for Guccis Chain, or either his neck" threat......But that dude was signing to Jeezy soon....Hell he can be seen multiple time on the footage of Trap or Die 1....and in a few other old a.ss Jeezy vids....
I did some work for CTE before, know a few of them....Hell I got a tape I produced with DJ MLK coming out soon featuring one of em....Some of the s**t dont add up..
Nobody knew Gucci BEFORE 2004, bro. That's the issue. I was 13 years old in 9th grade and I knew who Gucci was.
The thing that gets me is how prominent Gucci became when he came back from the murder trial. 2005, when the Icy video dropped n*ggas could give a f**k about him. But he came on the mainstream scene like three years later and he was an automatic star.
I think "new school trap music" (Gucci, Ross, Boosie) is all real suspect because dudes are getting caught up in crimes that would put an average n*gga away for 20 years.
Then as soon as they come back out, they profit off of their arrests and go back out and make music that influences n*ggas go out and trap again. T.I. is a bit different because he had to switch up his language on Paper Trail.
I think prison is being used as a distraction to eliminate the possibility that ALL of these rappers could be snitching.