Gucci Mane was released from an Indiana prison on Thursday night after serving more than two years — and the prolific 36-year-old rapper has already released new music.
Gucci, whose real name is Radric Davis, shared “First Day Out Tha Feds” on Friday morning. Mike Will Made It, the producer behind songs like Beyoncé’s “Formation” and Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop,” did the track’s beat.
“First Day Out Tha Feds” alludes to Gucci’s 2009 track “First Day Out,” which he also released immediately after the end of a prison stint. Gucci’s label, 1017 Records, tweeted Thursday night that he had already returned to the studio — and tweets from Gucci himself Friday morning suggest a full mixtape will arrive this evening.
Gucci had been incarcerated for a September 2013 incident when authorities found him possessing firearms. Since the rapper was already a convicted felon, the transgression carried a possible 20-year sentence — but he struck a plea deal that put him behind bars only until Sept. 20, 2016. According to a TMZ interview with Gucci’s lawyer, Drew Findling, the rapper was released early after a judge allowed credit for previous time served. Gucci will now face a stint of house arrest and then transition to probation.
Gucci’s new track celebrates his release from prison, but the rapper had continued to make music while incarcerated: He released numerous mixtapes and digital albums including a trifecta of meal-themed collections that he dropped on the same day in March 2015.
Hear “First Day Out Tha Feds” below.