Gucci Mane adds Waco, Texas rapper Hotboy Wes to his growing New 1017 Records label and gifts him with an iced-out chain as a welcome.
Gucci Mane Welcomes Texas Rapper Hotboy Wes To New 1017 With Icy Chain Published on:Jul 7, 2021, 4:20 AM by 0 The New 1017 Records is thriving with the success of artists such as Pooh Shiestyand Foogiano,but Gucci Maneis still looking to add more talent to the roster. Over July 4 weekend, Guwop took to Instagram to announce that Hotboy Wes is the latest rapper to sign with the label. Gucci Mane welcomed the Waco, Texas artist with an embrace in the studio and gifting him with an iced-out 1017 chain. In the video, an excited Hotboy Wes referenced lyrics from Guccis Hood Affairs Freestyle from 2009: I was trapping like a fool, me and FF Fool/Didnt go to school/I was trapping like a bitch, I sold a lot of bricks. Follow my new artist @_hotboywes2 the hardest young n-gga outta Texas 1017 we still spinning money #SoIcyBoyz, Gucci Mane wrote in the caption. His wife Keyshia Kaoir Davis added in the comments, BEST A&R in the GAME. His life aint gon be the same no mo. HE A STAR. A post shared by Gucci Mane (@laflare1017) Hotboy Wes biggest YouTube video to date is I Cant, which has over 421,000 views. The song appears on his Never Had Shit project that was released in July 2019. The New 1017 Records welcomes Hotboy Wes during a promising time for the label, with Gucci Mane, Pooh Shiesty, Foogiano, BigWalkDog, Big Scarr and Enchanting all currently signed to the Atlantic Records subsidiary. Gucci Mane just dropped his Ice Daddy album in June, with Pooh Shiesty sharing Shiesty Season in February and Foogianos Gutta Baby arriving in November 2020. 1017s compilation album, So Icy Gang, Vol. 1, came out in October 2020, showcasing the labels roster at the time.