Sometimes we come across these stories that’s hard to imagine. BUT the story of Gucci Mane signing Young Thug without hearing a drop of his music is very true.
With Gucci and Young Thug joining forces for the cover of XXL, Gucci talks about how he signed the young artist off the strength of someone else’s word.
“When Pewee got to the studio, Peewee brought Thug and two other guys… Peewee is like ‘Gucci listen, they hard, they’re the ones who got me to start rapping, sign them!’ I had a bag with some money and got $25,000 out and I signed Thug right there. Never even heard a song from him … I value Peewee’s opinion so much … From that day on, Thug didn’t leave the studio, he spent the night there. He’d have 30 people in the studio, but he’d never leave.”
Apparently, there was one moment in particular that sold Gucci on Thug. “I already had Scooter and I was working with Dolph,” he said. “I didn’t really know what I had with Thug, I was just taking a chance. A week later I was like ‘oh, he’s a star.’ Once we did [a] video, and I seen Thug doing the video, I’m like ‘he a star, he outta here,’ and I started putting more focus on him.” – HNHH