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Gucci Mane Is Officially Getting A Biopic

One of the most influential rappers of the last decade is finally getting the biopic he deserves. According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Autobiography of Gucci Mane is being turned into a movie. Paramount Pictures and Imagine Entertainment are coming together to adapt The New York Times bestseller to the big screen.

In September, Gucci Mane sat down with MTV News correspondent Gaby Wilson to discuss what inspired him to write an autobiography.

“My engineer suggested it, you know, when I was away. And then it was just something I guess to kill time. When you’re in prison, you don’t got nothing but time. You know what I’m saying? I just reflect on my life, and I just started writing. Next thing I know, 30-40 pages was down, and I was off and going.”

Later, Gucci revealed what he learned about himself during the writing process.

“I learned that I can be more than a rapper. I learned that I really feel I have a future in writing books if I wanted to do that.”

The only question that remains is who will play Radric Delantic Davis? Will Gucci pull an Eminem in 8 Mile and play a version of himself, or will an unknown with a heart of Guwop gold mesmerize us?


Justin Bieber Says He’d Consider Getting a Face TattooSee more…

Justin Bieber Says He’d Consider Getting a Face Tattoo

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Johnny Cash Getting Ready to Perform at Folsom PrisonJanuary…

Johnny Cash Getting Ready to Perform at Folsom Prison

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How to Eat a Nature Valley Bar Without Getting Crumbs Everywhere

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NK Conversation // Are You Getting Tired Of Theme Colorways?

McFly Hyperdunk

words // Nick DePaula:

Back in 2008, there was a phenomenon taking over basketball sneakers. Thanks to the “McFly” Hyperdunk, an entirely new era for footwear was upon us.

Themed sneakers.

Larry-Bird-Magic-Johnson-Converse-WeaponPrior to that, signature sneakers followed a fairly standard formula: The player’s namesake shoe featured the colors of the player’s team. It was a formulaic but basic principle that footwear had followed pretty much since the days of Magic and Bird’s dueling Weapons. Of course, there were three or four colorways of a signature shoe that released per year.

Then the “McFly” Hyperdunk happened. Then “South Beach.” Then “NERF,” “Brenda,” “What The” and so much more. Everything began to have a story even a red shoe for a guy on the Bulls, or a yellow shoe for a guy on the Lakers.

Just a few years ago, a friend at Nike summed it up perfectly when I asked about the shift in approach.

“Less team. More theme.”

Now that it’s actually 2015, has the themed approach by sneaker brands looking to tell stories about the lives, triumphs and greatest accomplishments of their signature athletes ran its course? Would you rather see more straightforward and clean colorways instead of having a graphic on every release?

It’s not enough to celebrate KD’s love for the Oklahoma City Thunder or his home state of Maryland — this year we saw a sneaker that literally had Peanut Butter & Jelly on the side of the shoe. Because KD loved PB &J as a kid.

That might be an extreme example of just how far reaching some of the themed stories have become these days, and it’s definitely worth pointing out that the KD 7 “PB & J” was only released in kid’s sizes, but as brands continue to expand the number of colorways they’re dropping for each player, where do you draw the line on what makes for a good story?

Let us know in the comments section below in our latest weekly NK Conversation.



The True Fan’s Guide to Getting Hooked on Soccer Here’s…

The True Fan’s Guide to Getting Hooked on Soccer

Here’s how to become a year-round, perfectly legit, totally addicted, not-insufferable fan of the world’s most popular sport.


The GQ Guide to Online Shopping Getting the wrong size. Dealing…

The GQ Guide to Online Shopping

Getting the wrong size. Dealing with returns. Ordering olive green and winding up with sea foam. Online shopping can be treacherous, which is why we’re spilling our secrets. These are the sites where GQ’s editors spend our own cash, plus the strategies we use to keep our wardrobe stylish enough for the streets (even if we bought it in our pajamas).


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