Today, it was formally announced that Gucci Mane will be President and CEO of Brick Squad 1017 Records. The imprint, through Warner Brothers/Aslyum, is home to Wacka Flocka Flame, OJ Da Juiceman and Brick Squad, a super-group of the trio (including Gucci).
This move marks the end of a relationship Gucci Mane has had with label, So Icey Entertainment, former management Mizay Entertainment and booking agent Hitt Afta Hitt Enterprises. The Atlanta rapper and his imprint will now be exclusively handled by First Avenue Management, with new business manager David Bolno, Managing Director at Nigro, Karlin, Segal, & Feldstein and top entertainment law firm Davis Shapiro Lewit & Hayes, LLP.
There had been several reports of illegally sold Gucci Mane verses as well as unfulfilled show bookings in the past year, perhaps a catalyst for the change.
"The rest of 2010 is going to be real major," said Gucci Mane in a statement. "I'm taking control of all of my business properties and keeping the focus on my career, my music and my artists. All the pieces to the puzzle are finally in place and once I get home it's Gucci time."
Gucci Mane's next appeal, The Appeal, is planned for late 2010 release.