This last year has been huge for Gucci Mane as both a rapper and leader of his 1017 label imprint. Despite some slight bumps in the road stemming from Pooh Shiesty‘s unfortunate incarceration, the label as a whole has seen unprecedented growth.
Boasting a total of 34 tracks (17 on each disc), So Icy Boyz is a thorough introduction to Guwop’s army of trap artists. BiC Fizzle, BigWalkDog, Big Scarr, Hotboy Wes, Foogiano and Enchanting make themselves heard loud and clear throughout the project, proving themselves worthy of the 1017 co-sign.
Quavo, Bankroll Freddie, Cootie, Lil Baby, BIG30 and Kali make appearances to add to the album’s Atlanta-based star power. Infrequent yet tasteful features on the packed tracklist help make the lengthy project a little more digestible for new listeners looking to meet The New 1017.
Though he currently seems to have more investment in his pupils than in his solo career, Gucci has managed to keep his name in the headlines with his most recent individual album, Ice Daddy. Putting his own artists alongside the likes of 2 Chainz, Lil Uzi Vert, E-40, Young Dolph, Project Pat and Peewee Longway, the 1017 CEO continues to impress his fanbase with quality work time and time again.
Listen to ‘So Icy Boyz’ by Gucci Mane and the New 1017 below!