Atlanta-origin rapper Gucci Mane would like to see more female rappers’ representation in the music industry.
During a recent interview XXL, the 40-year-old rapper discussed the place of the female artist in the music industry, and he wanted to give a chance to up-and-coming rappers, regardless of their gender. He said:
“We need more female rappers in the game. I had a female artist one time, right. My whole thing is I’m not gonna just replace any artist. I’m gonna give female artists a chance, you get what I’m saying? I’m embracing the female artist, like, she hard? I’m fuckin’ with it. It ain’t gonna be like, I’m starting my label and this gonna be my token female artist. No.”
He continued and explained about Guwop’s newly released project named ‘Gucci Mane Presents: So Icy Summer,’ under the moniker ‘So Icy Girlz.’ He said:
“I want some So Icy Boyz. ‘Cause whoever I sign naturally we gonna call ourselves the So Icy Boyz. That’s natural. So my whole thing was I’ma sign two dope females and just off the drip I’m naturally gonna call them the So Icy Girlz, but they’re solo artists, they’re not a group. It’s like me, Foogiano, Pooh, and Scarr.
We all solo artists but we’re the So Icy Boyz. So, I wanted to start that type of movement with females, you know what I’m saying? Empower them and boss them up.”
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