The rapper Gucci Mane was condemn to one year of prison for a parole violation.
Now Gucci Mane is set to get an early prison release next Wednesday (May 12) after serving nearly six months.
Gucci, born Radric Davis, was incarcerated after violating terms of his probation for a 2005 assault conviction. In December, he released an album titled "The State vs. Radric Davis," which has sold 353,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Days before being free he is getting ready to keep working hard. He is booked to perform at the Hot 97 Summer Jam concert in New Jersey on June 6. He also is launching a new record label, 1017 Brick Squad Records, where Gucci will serve as president and CEO as well as it's marquee artist.
He has restructured his team from top to bottom, signing an exclusive management deal with First Avenue Management, Inc., and bringing on board powerhouse agency CAA, which represents other heavyweights like Usher, Justin Bieber and Anthony Hamilton.
Before being incarcerated slowly become one of the hottest artists of 2009, making guest appearances on songs alongside the likes of Mariah Carey, the Black Eyed Peas, Omarion, Usher, and even 50 Cent.