DIPLO TO REMIX GUCCI MANE’S “COLD WAR” MIXTAPE SERIES IN SUPPORT OF DECEMBER 8 ALBUM RELEASE
Burbank, CA – Legendary Philadelphia DJ Diplo has announced that he will remix Gucci Mane’s acclaimed Cold War mixtape series. The Grammy nominated producer and songwriter (M.I.A’s “Paper Planes,” 2008) signed on for the project to support the Decemburrrr 8th release of Gucci Mane’s The State Vs. Radric Davis in light of the rapper’s recent legal woes. The remix album will incorporate Diplo’s unique fusion of electronic, hip-hop, reggae and Brazilian carioca inspirations.
“Gucci Mane is an underdog, and a divisive artist,” says Diplo. “I thought it would be cool to have a bunch of kids and weirdos do some mixes of his songs. We all are fans and we are from different scenes. Gucci is a rapper that doesn’t try and be anything he is not; he’s straight up. Maybe it’s ironic and all, but I’m just a fan and have been since day one. Gucci Mane is the cool uncle I never had even though I’m pretty sure I am older than him.”
Gucci Mane was sentenced to 12 months in Fulton County Jail on November 12, 2009, for violating his probation conditions. The courts have informed the rapper that he may be eligible for release in 6 months or less. Gucci’s 1017 Brick Squad label will team up with Diplo’s label, Mad Decent, to release a “Free Gucci” t-shirt in promotion of the remix album.
Despite his incarceration, Gucci Mane will continue with his first major release led by the singles “Wasted” featuring Plies and “Spotlight” featuring Usher. The 20-track LP will feature a slew of cameos from the likes of Lil Wayne, Soulja Boy, Keyshia Cole, Rick Ross, Cam’ron, Trina and So Icey family Nicki Minaj and OJ Da Juiceman among others. Polow Da Don, Bangladesh, Jazze Pha, Mannie Fresh, Scott Storch, Drumma Boi and long-time associate Zaytoven also contribute their production talents to this pinnacle album in the Atlanta-rapper’s career.