New York, NY – Prescription drug abuse is constantly glorified in music. What appears comparatively innocent turns into a harsh get up name when rappers like Lil Peep and Mac Miller begin shedding their lives to dependancy. Gucci Mane understands this all too effectively.
During a latest interview with Beats 1 Radio, the East Atlanta Santa opened up about his struggles with substance abuse and divulges he would’ve died had he not sobered up.
“It’s [drug use] never gonna go nowhere,” he advised Zane Lowe. “It’s going to always be like that. Drugs gonna always be a part of society. It’s going always be people fighting. It’s going to always be death. It’s just, you know, just what it is. It’s always going to be a part of music. Think about all these rock ‘n’ roll stars before these Hip Hop stars.”
Gucci, who had been utilizing alcohol, weed, ecstasy, prescription tablets and lean for years, believes that life-style would’ve ended him.
“I think I would have been dead, probably,” he stated.
In 2013, Gucci started serving a three-year jail sentence for possession of a firearm by a felon. He was lastly in a position to kick the medication contained in the jail partitions.
“I wouldn’t want to do it like that again, but you know… I don’t know,” he stated. “Drugs could’ve killed me, so you don’t know the future, but at the same time, jail was so hard, so I don’t know. That’s interesting.”
Since his May 2016 launch from jail, the 1017 boss has grow to be captivated with jail reform and desires to become involved by some means.
“[I want] to try to get all these people out of jail that are just locked up,” he stated. “I used to be simply locked up so many individuals that don’t need to be there, but it surely’s like, what do you do? The most I do is attempt to maintain down the folks with lawyer charges or give cash to the those who I received incarcerated, and simply being there for them after they name.
“If somebody came to me with a plan like, ‘this is what we can do,’ because I don’t know, and I can’t act like I know.”
Elsewhere within the dialog, Gucci acknowledged his slower tempo this yr. In 2017, it appeared like he was placing out a challenge each week. Now, he’s simply centered on getting Evil Genius out, which he defined is far more private than previous endeavors.
“This is my first album of the year,” he stated. “It’s my very own album of the yr and I did it on goal. I used to be eager to take my time and chill. I didn’t wish to be in studio with a deadline, like I received to make an album and it received to come back out at the moment.
“This album was like the first time I kind of had more fun making the records. With the intentions of just going in the studio and just had fun and this is what came out. But before, I was kind of going and expressing myself, talking through the mic, like I had a lot of my chest. This album was like, let’s find the best beat, make the best song and put it out.”
Evil Genius is predicted to reach on Friday (December 7.) Until then, try the total interview right here.