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The Atlanta-based rapper has recently announced his third studio album, 'The Appeal,' the follow-up to 2008's 'The State vs. Radric Davis,' tentatively scheduled for a September 28 release - the same release date as T.I.'s 'King Uncaged' and Young Jeezy's 'Thug Motivation 103.'
"I feel good about this new project," he said in an interview. "I think this one's going to be bigger because the last album, I put a lot into it, I put my heart into it, and this one right here, I think it's a good representation of where I'm at now musically, mentally. It's just where I'm at. I've grown a lot, and I think I expressed it really good musically and I just want everybody to hear it and see what everybody think about it."
Gooch also shed some light on which producers provided beats for the 'The Appeal,' stating that the album features instrumentals from Swizz Beatz, Wycelf Jean, Pharrell, Drumma Boy, Zaytoven, Fat Boy and Shawty Redd. "It's the combination of people that I've been working with for the last six, seven years, and the new people that I been want to work with," he explains, stating that he made six records with both Swizz and Pharrell. "I actually made hit records with them."
Gucci's last album, 'The State vs. Radric Davis,' was released in December 2009, selling 89,000 copies in its first week, debuting at No. 10 on the charts and becoming his best-selling release to date. 'The Appeal' is the second in a trilogy of albums from Gucci, with the third tentatively titled 'The Verdict.'