Gucci Mane has announced yet another new album following the release of Woptober three days ago. The album will reportedly be called The Return Of East Atlanta Santa, which serves as a sequel to his 2014 work East Atlanta Santa. The sequel will reportedly be out on Atlantic Records this upcoming December (Dec. 16).
The Return Of East Atlanta Santa will mark Mane’s third full-length album, following Woptober and Everybody Looking, since he was released from prison this past May.
Woptober was announced following an early release from house arrest. The Atlanta rapper had initially been sentenced to 39 months in prison after he plead guilty to gun possession back in 2014.
SPIN reported that after his release, Mane Snapchatted an image of himself cutting off his ankle monitor. The rapper is still on probation but is free to leave his home. His time under house arrest was the inspiration for his Everybody Looking music video stream, with the album being released this past July.
The rapper has talked openly about his crime and struggles with addiction in the past, giving an interview to The New York Times about both over the summer. Mane was originally arrested for having a firearm in his home and he got sober in prison, which may be behind the extensive creative output.
As a teenager, Mane began drinking and smoking weed, and added “lean” to the mix when he was only 21. Lean consists of syrup and prescription cough syrup, and the rapper also reportedly abused both ecstasy and prescription pills.
"I felt like I couldn't make music sober, I couldn't enjoy my money sober," he said in the interview. "Why would I wanna go to a club and couldn't smoke and drink? I felt sex wouldn't be good sober. I associated everything with being high... In hindsight I see it for what it was: I was a drug addict. I was naive to the fact that I was numb."