1017 Records

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1017 Records
A silhouette of a flying bird over the vertically stacked words "1017 Brick Squad". The bird and the words are entirely black.
1017 Records' logo
Founded 2007
Founder Gucci Mane
Status Active
Distributor(s)
Atlantic Records (Gucci Mane)
Genre
Country of origin United States
Location Atlanta, Georgia
Official website 1017bricksquad.com

1017 Records, also known as 1017 Eskimo and 1017 Bricksquad, is an American record label founded by Gucci Mane after his departure from Mizay Entertainment and the closing of So Icey. The label itself has been a home to a roster of prominent hip hop artists that included Waka Flocka Flame, Young Thug, Ralo, Young Scooter and others.

History[edit]

2007–13[edit]

Gucci Mane opened the record label after signing with Mizay Entertainment in 2007, following the release of his independent album, Trap-A-Thon, on May 4, 2010, Mane announced he had closed So Icey Entertainment and left Mizay Entertainment due to business problems with Debra Antney.[1]

Gucci Mane stated that he was starting his own record label and that his employer, Jerry Alvarado, was already signing a distribution deal with Asylum Records, the first artists to sign up to 1017 Brick Squad were OJ Da Juiceman, and Waka Flocka Flame, who signed up whilst they were still signed to Mizay Entertainment.

Juiceman's debut album was unofficially released through the Brick Squad record label (officially it was released through Asylum Records and Mizay Entertainment). Brick Squad's first mainstream success occurred in 2009, when Gucci released The State vs. Radric Davis. Brick Squad also signed Waka Flocka Flame, who released his debut album, Flockaveli, through Brick Squad, Mizay Entertainment, and Warner Bros. On September 28, 2010, Mane released his third studio album, The Appeal: Georgia's Most Wanted.

On December 16, 2011, member Slim Dunkin was shot and killed at an Atlanta recording studio preparing to shoot a music video, he was shot while arguing with another person in the building, who has been identified as another Atlanta rapper, Young Vito.[2][3] On February 25, 2013, Young Vito was acquitted of murdering Slim Dunkin, but he was given a 25-year sentence for aggravated assault and possession of a firearm.[4]

2013–2016[edit]

On March 15, 2013, via Twitter, Gucci Mane said that he "dropped" Waka Flocka Flame and he was no longer a member of 1017 Brick Squad,[5] the next day, Gucci's management claimed his Twitter account was hacked and he had not sent the tweet about Waka Flocka.[6] However Waka would claim this to be false and later diss Gucci Mane at a Dipset reunion concert in New York City, on March 27, 2013, Waka told MTV that it would be impossible for him to be dropped from 1017 Brick Squad as he owns stake in the company. He also confirmed that there was indeed a feud going on between the rappers and "they would never make music or do business together again."[7]

On September 7, 2013, various members of 1017 Brick Squad and Brick Squad Monopoly traded shots back and forth on Twitter, including Gucci Mane, Waka Flocka, Frenchie, Wooh da Kid, and OJ da Juiceman. Gucci would go on to say "fuck brick squad" and accuse his former manager, Waka Flocka's mom Debra Antney, of stealing money from OJ da Juiceman and Frenchie. Frenchie also accused Gucci Mane of paying for Young Vito's lawyer, the accused murderer of former 1017 Brick Squad artist Slim Dunkin, which Gucci denied. Frenchie would release a diss record towards Gucci the following day.[8]

2016–present[edit]

Gucci Mane signed Ralo, Hoodrich Pablo Juan, Lil Wop, Lil Quill, Yung Mal & Kwony Cash & Lil Pump to 1017 Eskimo with Alamo/Interscope in a new label deal.[9]

Roster[edit]

Current artists[edit]

Act Year
signed
Releases
under the label
Gucci Mane 2004 (founder) 65
Waka Flocka 2009 15
OJ Da Juiceman 2009 6
Peewee Longway 2013 4
OG Boo Dirty 2015 4
Young Scooter 2016 14
Young Dolph 2017 10
Ralo 2017 3
Hoodrich Pablo Juan 2017 3
Lil Wop 2017 2
Lil Quill 2017 2
Yung Mal 2017 2
Z Money 2018
Kwony Cash 2018 0

Former artists[edit]

Act Year
signed
Releases
under the label
Young Thug 2013-2015 9
Waka Flocka 2009-2013 15

Current producers[edit]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions, certification and sales
Year Artist Album Peak chart positions
U.S.[10] U.S. R&B[11] U.S. Rap[12]
2009 Gucci Mane The State vs. Radric Davis 10 4 1
2010 Gucci Mane The Appeal: Georgia's Most Wanted
  • Released: September 28, 2010
  • Label: 1017 Brick Squad, Asylum/Warner Bros.
  • Format: CD, digital download
4 2 2
Waka Flocka Flame Flockaveli
  • Released: October 5, 2010
  • Label: 1017 Brick Squad, Asylum/Warner Bros.
  • Format: CD, digital download
21 5 4
2011 Gucci Mane
and
V-Nasty
BAYTL
Gucci Mane
and
Waka Flocka Flame
Ferrari Boyz 21 5 4
2012 Waka Flocka Flame Triple F Life: Fans, Friends & Family
  • Released: June 12, 2012
  • Label: Brick Squad Monopoly, Warner Bros. Records
  • Format: CD, digital download
10 2 1
2013 Gucci Mane Trap House III
  • Released: May 21, 2013
  • Label: 1017 Brick Squad, 101 Distribution
  • Format: digital download
175

Compilation albums[edit]

List of extended plays, with selected details
Title Album details
1017 Eskimo Presents: Eskimo Boys Vol. 1
  • Released: April 6, 2018[14]
  • Label: 1017 Eskimo, Alamo Records
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming

References[edit]