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Gucci Mane recently took to social media to express his opinion that he still has the best “First Day Out” track of all time. Mane’s statement came directly after City Girls member JT was released from prison and pleased fans with her new track titled “JT First Day Out”.
Gucci Mane was the first artist to deliver a fresh “First Day Out” track in 2009, after having a fair share of prison visits. Guwop’s initial freestyle release hyped up peers and the rap community alike, which in The Autobiography of Gucci Mane, Guwop details the reactions from his friends when he stepped out of the booth after spitting it:
“When I exited the booth every person in the studio had their eyes on me, looking bewildered. [Zaytoven] had goosebumps. [DJ Holiday] looked like he just watched me walk on water. It was like I’d just spit the hardest shit these people had ever heard in their lives. I loved it… Making that song is one of those moments I’ll always remember. “
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Since that day Gucci stepped out of the booth, it has become somewhat of a tradition for rappers to drop a track immediately after serving time. Always delivering rough and a fiery lyrics, detailing their hunger to be back in the game, this tradition has been most upheld by rappers Chief Keef (2013), Tee Grizzley (2016), Offset (2017), Kodak Black (2017) and Gucci again (2016). JT now joins these ranks.
Every version of a first day out track is great in their own right, but there is no denying Gucci started the wave back in 2009 and his influence can be felt. Guwop is confident his is the best version and reaffirmed this with a meme stating, “No one will ever top Gucci’s “First Day Out.” Let us know who you think had the best first day out?
Peep “JT First Day Out” below!
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