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Published on 27 Jan 2015 | over 3 years ago

Thomas continues his conversation with Coach K about the origin of trap music, beginning with Young Jeezy's 2004 mixtape, Tha Streets Iz Watchin (according to Coach). Both Coach and super producer Zaytoven—who rose to prominence alongside Gucci Mane—explain the explosion of the genre and eventual beef between Young Jeezy and Gucci Mane. We quickly learn that Gucci Mane has not only become one of the most significant rappers in the Atlanta scene, but has so much leverage that his opinion can essentially decide the career trajectory of any new rapper trying to make it. What's perhaps most impressive is that Gucci's influence is still just as prominent as ever—even though he's currently locked up until 2016.

Episode 1: Welcome to the Trap: bit.ly/NOISEY-ATL-E1
Episode 2: Meet the Migos - bit.ly/NOISEY-ATL-E2
Episode 3: Gucci & Jeezy: Trap Lords - bit.ly/NOISEY-ATL-E3
Episode 4: Trouble with the ATL Twins - bit.ly/NOISEY-ATL-E4
Episode 5: Shots Fired in Little Mexico - bit.ly/NOISEY-ATL-E5
Episode 6: 2 Chainz Up Close & Personal - bit.ly/NOISEY-ATL-E6
Episode 7: The Bizarre World of iLoveMakonnen - bit.ly/NOISEY-ATL-E7
Episode 8: Rich Gang: Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Lose - bit.ly/NOISEY-ATL-EP8
Episode 9: The Producers - bit.ly/NOISEY-ATL-E9
Episode 10: Peewee Longway's Playhouse - bit.ly/NOISEY-ATL-E10

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From the makers of Noisey Chiraq, a new 10-part series documenting unprecedented access into the Atlanta rap scene. Hosted by Vice / HBO / Noisey’s Thomas Morton and directed by Andy Capper, the series stars artists like 2 Chainz, Gucci Mane, Migos, Rich Homie Quan, Young Thug, Jeezy, upcoming stars like the Grammy-nominated iLoveMakonnen, and also spends time with the new wave of super-producers like Mike Will Made-It (Miley Cyrus), Metro Boomin, and 808 Mafia. The series goes behind the songs and into the trap houses, neighborhoods, problems, and solutions that have inspired the wheelhouse behind one of America's most vibrant and influential music scenes. Also featuring appearances by the Atlanta Police Department, gang members, the ATL Twins and Curtis Snow (Snow On Da Bluff), we attempt to illustrate the complex and vibrant rap scene and what that culture means to the city.
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