For most people jail is a major setback, but for some people like Gucci Mane, it was a second chance. The Atlanta rapper made a guest appearance on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 Radio podcast and explained how being behind bars helped him beat his drug addiction.

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But before speaking on his own addictions, he spoke about drug addiction in society on a larger scale. “It’s [drug use] never gonna go nowhere,” he told 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.”

For Guwop jail was an opportunity to get away from his addiction otherwise he thinks he would’ve been dead.


Further, in the conversation, Gucci Mane spoke on his joint effort with the Migos and Lil Yachty.

“With the Glacier Boyz, you know, we just want to make the music doper,” Gucci told Lowe. “At the same time, I think we should encompass all the dope people that be around. We should involve Pablo. We should invite Baby. Marlo. We got so many dope artists Marlo, Lil Quill. I feel like it’s a family thing. It’s going to get done. It don’t take us long to record. We’ve been in the studio, but just like… look for it early in the spring.”