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Trap music superstar Gucci Mane comes to Baltimore on Saturday, September 23, taking over Pier Six Pavilion. Gucci Mane will perform alongside Moneybagg Yo and 21 Savage; the three acts will bring their uniquely Southern style of rap to the outdoor amphitheater starting at 7 p.m.

Gucci Mane’s Story

Gucci Mane – born Radric Delantic Davis – has been a major force in rap for the past decade. Along with T.I. and Young Jeezy, he’s at the forefront of the trap music scene; trap, a Southern subgenre of rap, is known for its dark lyrics and heavy beats.

Gucci Mane was born in Alabama and moved to Atlanta when he was none. Even as a child, he wrote poetry that later evolved into rap; he started rapping when he was just 14.

In his early 20s, Gucci Mane moved to New York to further his career, but the move was a bust. After coming back home to Atlanta, though, he began to find some success, collaborating with Young Jeezy and ultimately getting a distribution deal with Tommy Boy Records for his debut album, Trap House, which came out in 2005. 

Since the release of his first record, Gucci Mane has appeared on remixes of songs by everyone from Mariah Carey to the Black Eyed Peas and has released 11 studio albums. In 2017, he won an MTV Video Music Award for “Down,” his collaboration with pop group Fifth Harmony.

While he’s been busy working over the past decade, Gucci Mane is also no stranger to controversy, often injecting provoking lyrics into his songs and calling out others on Twitter. He and Young Jeezy have been in an ongoing feud since shortly after they collaborated and he has been in legal battles (and Twitter wars) with Waka Flocka Flame, a formerly close friend and frequent collaborator.

Moneybagg Yo & 21 Savage

On September 23, Gucci Mane will appear alongside Moneybagg Yo and 21 Savage.

Moneybagg Yo’s recent release Federal 3x debuted at number 5 on the Billboard 200 in late August. The artist, also from Atlanta like Gucci Mane, is a protégé of Yo Gotti and signed with Memphis label N-Less Entertainment and has a distribution deal from Interscope Records.

Another Atlanta native, 21 Savage had a tough upbringing, having been kicked out of one county’s school district for gun possession in 7th grade, spending time in a juvenile detention facility. His history informs his music and he considers Gucci Mane a key influencer. He has released several mixtapes and his debut studio album, Issa Album, debuted at number two on the Billboard 200.

Visiting Pier Six

If you’ll be at the Gucci Mane show – or any upcoming Pier Six concert – it’s time to start planning your before-and-after show activities – and figure out where to park. Harbor Park Garage, located at 55 Market Place in downtown Baltimore is convenient, reasonably priced and staffed with a friendly, knowledgeable crew that can help answer any questions you have.

Harbor Park is a short walk to Pier Six and is close to tons of restaurants and bars, including those in Power Plant LIVE – giving you plenty of options for pre- and post-concert drinks and food. Plan to park there and you’ll be in a great spot for the concert and anything else you get up to that night.

Gucci Mane tickets: https://www.livenation.com/events/698170-sep-23-2017-gucci-mane

Pier Six Pavilion: https://www.livenation.com/venues/14732/pier-six-pavilion

Harbor Park Garage: https://harborparkgarage.com/