Back in October, an image of Gucci Mane holding Malcolm Gladwell's 2013 novel, David and Goliath surfaced, which quickly caught the attention of Twitter users and the best-selling author and sparked the beginning of the rapper's friendship with Gladwell. On Monday night, fans were able to witness what came of the budding friendship as Gucci finally met his "favorite" author and sat down with Gladwell at the YouTube Space in Manhattan ahead of his autobiography's release to discuss which artists keep him inspired and how he remains relevant in today's music scene.
Guwop spent roughly two years in prison before being released a few months early back in May 2016. According to HighSnobiety, on Monday Gucci revealed that while he was behind bars he used much of his leisure time to prepare his upcoming novel, The Autobiography of Gucci Mane, and looked to authors Joel Osteen, Robert Greene and, of course, Gladwell for inspiration.
Elsewhere in the interview, the rapper admitted that today's artists aren't as inspiring as the artists he grew up listening to.