Pick Up the Pieces (Outro)

Album: Everybody Looking (2016)
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  • On May 13, 2014, Gucci Mane pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He agreed to a plea deal which resulted in a prison sentence. The rapper was released two years later on May 26, 2016. Gucci wrote a good portion of his Everybody Looking album in jail. However, this song was written in the first days of freedom.
  • The song's music video was shot by Gabriel Hart, who helmed 12 visuals in total for Mane in just five days. The director told Spin about this clip:

    "[With 'Pick Up the Pieces'], I figured that had to do with something that was aggressive and dark, and then we [would have] him pick up the pieces. To me, that symbolized a fresh new start. I didn't want to do too much, but I didn't want it too simple, so I kind of had him stunt or rap in front of this set design that we built from a bunch of frames, and I replaced the pictures with all his old mixtapes. Then in the video he had a bat, and he's breaking all the picture frames with the mixtapes in them, and the pieces of the glass fall to the ground - but the glass turns into his necklace, into his jewelry. Then he picks the jewelry up and puts it on his neck. The concept of the video was made without hearing the song, so luckily it fit."


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