Gucci Mane Popularized One of Rap’s Most Distasteful Trends. Now He’s Trying to Undo It

Gucci Mane is largely responsible for one of rap music’s worst trends: gleefully mocking the dead. Now, ten years after he first brutally digs at someone’s grave, he’s expressed regret and urged fellow rappers to stop practicing on his recent track. there, “Dissing The Dead”.

In the song, Gucci prolific urges people to stop making songs that poke fun at the dead. Two years after his infamous Verzuz 2020 moment, when he claimed he was “smoking on Pookie Loc tonight” – a reference to an affiliate of Jeezy, who was shot and killed by Gucci in 2005 following an incident surprise robbery – he admits he was wrong and urges his colleagues to stop following his example.

From the song’s chorus:

I know my blade is a sword

I know I should be more careful with what I say

I feel like I’ve started a trend that never stops

They continue to dissect the dead

Gucci doesn’t regret killing: It was gloating after he felt bad, as he read:

Why should I put my name on a song?

I’m the one who put your son’s name on the rock

I dissected the corpse and I knew I was wrong

But I’m shooting like DaBaby, they break into my house

True, his forging Cuban links in a graveyard in the “Dissing” video isn’t the best way to illustrate this meager culpa, but it’s still good to see a veteran rapper perform. show responsibility.

Let’s step back a minute for a quick recap of Pookie Loc’s story. In 2005, Gucci’s career took off, thanks in part to a collaboration with Young Jeezy “So Icy”. However, Jeezy wanted the song for his own album, which led to a war of words between the two Atlanta powerhouses. During the “Stay Strapped” show, Jeezy offered $10,000 to anyone who could steal Gucci’s “Icy” diamond necklace.

On May 10, 2005, four attackers dressed in all black attempted to rob Gucci while he was at a female friend’s Decatur, GA home. A scuffle ensued, shots were fired, the men fled, and three days later the body of Henry “Pookie Loc” Lee Clark III (who was affiliated with Jeezy’s label, Corporate Thugz Entertainment) was recovered. found at a nearby middle school. The day before Gucci released its debut album, Trap househe made himself a DeKalb cop and faced murder charges, but witnesses corroborated his claim of self-defense, and the District Attorney eventually dropped the charge.

The two Atlanta rappers continued to feud for years. Although tensions appeared to have eased in 2011, Gucci halted peace talks when he released “The Truth” in 2012, which contained the following line:

Ten thousand dollars bounty on my neck (brr)

I hope you didn’t pay them because they failed

He mocks Jeezy, rapping: “Go dig your partner up na, bet he can’t talk nonsense. “

“The Truth” was followed by another 8 silly years until Jeezy and Gucci randomly agreed to complete in 2020 for the most watched Verzuz ever. The confrontation is designed to set the beef aside and celebrate the culture. That’s more or less what happened – although Gucci doesn’t exactly represent the maturity of an older statesman. He wants it all to smoke as he plays various Jeezy songs. Tensions run high as Gucci plays “The Truth”—and then happily exclaims that he “Smoked Pookie Loc Tonight”. (Thankfully, Jeezy didn’t take the bait, and things cooled down.)

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Russell Falcon

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