12 Sep '17, 3pm
Best Quotes From Gucci Mane's Talk With Malcolm Gladwell
I don’t know how I even got the moniker [of the “godfather of trap”]. I am just a fan of music. I grew up listening to gangsta rap. To me, trap rap is just like gangster rap but to me the difference is most of the guys who are trap rap ain’t gangstas. That kind of made people imitate [gangsta rap]. It’s like this: I’m a big fan of trap music, I understand the name but I grew up on gangsta music. But I got a son, I would love for him to make trap music but I don’t want him to live the gangsta life. So I’m not knockin’ people who do it, but it’s like, I would see [my son] imitating me and making a beat like mine, or using the words I use, but he doesn’t have to go out there and do the things that I did just to make the music. So I’m all for it but what drew me into [music] was that it was real.