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Diplo Wants to Spring Uncle Gucci from the Clink

December 03, 2009

Diplo's label Mad Decent is known for its cheeky wearable merchandise, our latest (as in just-now-discovered) favorite being this Pon de Floor sweatshirt with a squiggly font that implies, to us, the wiggly freneticism of daggering (or being daggered). For their newest newest look, they've brought back the "Free _________" t-shirt trend that was so gianormous in 2003 and added a detailed, strangely regal illustration of Gucci Mane that we would definitely rock with some kind of miniskirt both as fashion and actual statement. If the Mad Decent Gucci support seems weird to you, it's not: it was just announced that Diplo is working on remixing Gucci's Cold War tapes with a bunch of his friends, one of whom may or may not be featured on the latest cover of the FADER. His quote in the press release was also hella funny:

“Gucci Mane is an underdog, and a divisive artist,” says Diplo. “I thought it would be cool to have a bunch of kids and weirdos do some mixes of his songs. We all are fans and we are from different scenes. Gucci is a rapper that doesn’t try and be anything he is not; he’s straight up. Maybe it’s ironic and all, but I’m just a fan and have been since day one. Gucci Mane is the cool uncle I never had even though I’m pretty sure I am older than him.”

What kind of uncle would Gucci be? We posed this question to resident Gucci mega-fan, FADER editor Felipe Delerme, who responded, "The kind who always in jail, and when he shows up to shit he grabs food and segregates himself, and doesn't talk to anyone, and leaves way before the gathering is over (unless he needs his mom to give him a ride)." Diplo please let us know if that is the general cool uncle steez or specific to this particular cool uncle.

Diplo Wants to Spring Uncle Gucci from the Clink