(AllHipHop News) Rapper Gucci Mane channeled his energy into his music and writing his memoir while incarcerated to “protect his sanity.”
The hip-hop star, real name Radric Davis, walked free from prison in May of 2016 after spending almost two years behind bars on weapons and drug charges.
During his prison stint, the 37-year-old released several albums and started writing his memoir.
In an upcoming interview with rocker Marilyn Manson for CR Men’s Book, Davis explains being creative helped him keep his mind clear.
“When I was locked up and they put me in the hole, this is what I was doing to keep my sanity,” he told Marilyn Manson. “This is how I was protecting myself.”
Gucci Mane is now gearing up to hit the road for his first tour and he will release his 11th album later this year.
The rapper has been pouring all of his focus into the trek and has a specific vision.
“I want to look like Liberace (on stage), just big diamonds, shining,” he says. “But I want the production to be like the (Flaming) Lips. I want the crowd to feel that sweat, like Hendrix.”
“I ain’t gonna lie, I think I could be a hell of a rock star,” he adds. “I’m a free spirit, I love having fun, I don’t give a f##k. Even the way I record, the way I perform, I’m unstructured. I just let the wind blow through me.”
Gucci Mane’s tour will kick-off this week and in October, he will tie the knot with fiance Keyshia Ka’oir.
They have been dating since 2010.