I felt like he captured the humor that goes along with that, when you come from the hood or the inner city. In the South, you know how to be creative, you know how to make something out of nothing, you know how to make the most of the situation that just comes with from where we at. You gotta make something out of what you got. Sometimes you almost have to laugh to keep from crying to deal with the pain associated with the hood. And I feel like James Franco — drugs are serious; guns are serious; killing, murdering, shooting, everything is serious — he brought a type of humor to it that does live in the hood.
— Gucci Mane, after being asked by Vulture what James Franco “captured best” about the hood in the South.