Gucci Mane has been released from an Atlanta jail after serving six months for violating his probation on an assault charge.
The rapper, whose real name is Radric Davis, was released early Wednesday (May 12). He went to jail just as his latest album, "The State vs. Radric Davis" - which features Keyshia Cole, Lil Wayne, Soulja Boy, Keri Hilson and Usher - was being released.
The rapper has launched a new label, 1017 Brick Squad Records, in affiliation with Asylum/Warner Brothers Records, and said he'll be recording with rapper Wacka Flocka Flame in the near future.
His new album, "The Appeal," is scheduled for a summer release and that he'll begin a nationwide tour in July to promote it.
"First and foremost, I would like to thank my legal counsel, Dwight Thomas and Michael Holmes, for their excellent representation, as well as my label, Asylum and Warner Brothers Records, for sticking with me through my situation and helping me through my time behind bars," Gucci said. "Most importantly, I want to thank all of my fans for their support while I have been away. Your letters and your words of encouragement helped me make it through. None of my success would be possible without you. I have made some mistakes in my life that have hurt a lot of people who care about me. I have worked very hard to get past them, but those mistakes have brought me to where I am today, and they will not be repeated."