Davis had not only been a member of the highly successful disco-funk group Instant Funk, but had produced national hits for Gucci Crew's label mates L'Trimm the previous year, which led L'Trimm to a licensing deal with Atlantic Records.In a maximum effort promotional campaign, Hot Productions bought time for an interview on B. T.'s "Rap City" video show for both L'Trimm and Gucci Crew.In December 2007, MC V (Victor May) was shot 6 times in the back and killed in Americus, Georgia. Disco Rick was the only former Gucci Crew II member that attended his funeral.
The success was only heightened as the campy single, "Sally, That Girl", caught fire outside of Florida that same year, which over time proved to be their signature song. It's Gucci Time, and was quickly embraced by the emerging car audio bass market.
On July 17, the crowd at Dallas' Gexa Energy Pavilion witnessed the full throes of "Omeeka." The portmanteau describes the love of Meek Mill and Nicki Minaj (her real first name is Onika), and the couple wasn't shy about celebrating it onstage that night: She licked his face; there was a makeout session; four duets were performed, including current hit "All Eyes on You." As photos of their unbridled PDA ricocheted across the Web, tabloids reported that he had given her a ,000 ring with yellow heart-shaped diamonds.
By the time Minaj's Pinkprint Tour, featuring Meek as opener, reached Brooklyn's Barclays Center on July 26, though, the cross-country honeymoon for hip-hop's most public lovebirds had been eclipsed by a brewing war of words.
" return the group to its old formula, with good results.
It's just another Gucci Crew record, with mediocre tracks surrounding the highlights.