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1017 Records
1017 Records' logo
Founded 2007
Founder Gucci Mane
Distributor(s) 101 Distribution
Genre Hip hop
Country of origin United States
Location Atlanta, Georgia

1017 Records, also known as 1017 Brick Squad Records, is an American record label founded by Gucci Mane after his departure from Mizay Entertainment and the closing of So Icey Entertainment. The label itself has been a home to a roster of prominent hip hop artists that include Waka Flocka Flame, OJ da Juiceman, Chief Keef, Young Thug, and Young Scooter.



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 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, Atlanta rapper Young Vito, was acquitted of murdering Slim Dunkin. However, he was given 25 years for aggravated assault and possession of a firearm.[4]


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 would tell MTV that it would be impossible for him to be dropped from 1017 Brick Squad as he owns stake in the company. He would also confirm that there was indeed a feud going on between the rappers and "they would never make music or do business together again."[7] On May 8, 2013, Gucci Mane announced via Twitter that Chicago rapper Chief Keef was the newest member of 1017 Brick Squad.[8] The following day, Gucci announced that he also signed producer C4, who has frequently worked with 1017 artists in the past.[9]

On September 7, 2013, various members of 1017 Brick Squad and Brick Squad Mafia 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.[10] During the following days, it was revealed OJ da Juiceman, Frenchie and Woo da Kid were no longer or in some cases had never been officially signed to 1017 Brick Squad Records Waka Flocka and OG Mack Drama also exchanged words on Twitter, that eventually developed into a huge story as reported by TMZ in which allegedly Waka Flocka Paid OG Mack Drama a substantiual amount of money to be stamped a Piru Blood. To the tune of $100k, they later had a falling out and the story emerged from that. Currently the situation has their street counterparts divided. The gangsters in the streets siding with OG Mack Drama and the want to be rappers thugs with Waka Flocka.[11][12][13] It was also revealed that the record label had lost their distribution deal with Atlantic Records.[14]

1017 South (Brick Squad Mafia South)

Label imprint 1017 Brick Squad South was launched in October 2016 as a subsidiary of Brick Squad Mafia. It was founded by seasoned music industry executive Jon Borrero and the CEO of Brick Squad Mafia OG Mack Drama. The label is headquartered in Miami, FL. 1017 Brick Squad South announced that it would sign its first artist in early 2017.


Current acts[edit]

In-house producers[edit]

Former artists[edit]

Brick Squad Monopoly[edit]

Brick Squad Monopoly
Parent company 1017 Brick Squad Records
Founded 2011
Founder Waka Flocka Flame
Status Inactive
Genre Hip hop, R&B, southern hip hop, trap
Country of origin United States
Location Atlanta, Georgia
Official website wakaflockabsm.com

Brick Squad Monopoly, also known as "BSM", is a subsidiary label of 1017 Brick Squad Records. It was founded by Waka Flocka in 2011. On June 9, 2013 Waka Flocka announced that BSM would be releasing a compilation album.[31]



Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions, certification and sales
Year Artist Album Peak chart positions
U.S.[52] U.S. R&B[53] U.S. Rap[54]
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 & V-Nasty BAYTL
Gucci Mane
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


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