Video: Noisey Atlanta – Gucci Mane & Jeezy

Written by Nigel D. / 01.27.15

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.

Check below for episode 2 with Migos if you missed it.

Video: Welcome To The Trap (Episode 1)

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Documentary: Nicki Minaj – My Time AGAIN

Written by Nigel D. / 01.19.15

MTV takes us behind the scenes of Nicki Minaj’s life on “My Time AGAIN.”

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Video: Welcome To The Trap (Episode 1)

Written by Nigel D. / 01.13.15

“When a rapper’s rapping, you should be able to smell the dope cooking.”

In the first episode of our new 10-part series on Atlanta, host Thomas Morton meets longtime stick-up boy Curtis Snow (Snow On Da Bluff) while explaining what Atlanta means and why it’s become the center of drug trafficking and rap music. Later, we find ourselves in iconic Patchwerk Studios with Black Mafia Family’s Bleu Davinci. He explains the rise and fall of BMF, the city’s scene over the last decade, and what he thinks it takes to make it today. After a game of pool, we head to the strip club to meet Migos.

Noisey Atlanta is a 10-part series documenting unprecedented access into the city’s rap scene. Hosted by VICE / HBO / Noisey’s Thomas Morton and directed by Andy Capper—the makers of Noisey Chiraq—the series stars artists like 2 Chainz, Gucci Mane, Migos, Rich Homie Quan, Young Thug, Jeezy, iLoveMakonnen, and also spends time with the new wave of super-producers like Mike Will Made-It, Metro Boomin, and 808 Mafia.
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Video: Introducing O.T. Genasis (Mini Documentary)

Written by Nigel D. / 12.22.14

Take a look at the life behind the man in love with the “Coco.”

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Video: Beyoncé – Yours And Mine (Short Film About The Album “Beyoncé”)

Written by Nigel D. / 12.12.14

A retrospective short film celebrating the one-year anniversary of the self-titled visual album, BEYONCÉ.

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Documentary: OG Maco – OGG The Movie

Written by Nigel D. / 11.26.14

OGG, in their new film, takes the opportunity to tell their story from their own perspective. Often only considered three letters, O.G.G., the acronym for Originality Gains Greatness, has made significant strides as a collective, company, and label, in a short amount of time, at least to the public. Co-CEO’s OG Brylan Kerr and OG Maco tell their side of things from the very beginning, why and how OGG was created and everything it took to reach this current stage of success.

The 22 minute film showcases the struggles, the success, the highs and the lows, and the results from their dedication and hard work over a six month time period. OGG The Movie, displays the impact a solid group of people who can come together and focus on a concrete goal and do whatever it takes to to accomplish it by simultaneously being true to yourself. Remember, no one in OGG is the same. Everyone comes from a different walk of life. It’s always gangster to be original.

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Documentary: PRhyme (Royce Da 5’9″ & DJ Premier) – Raiders Of The Lost Art Part 2

Written by Nigel D. / 11.25.14

Check more on the making of PRhyme’s upcoming album, in stores December 9th. If you missed part one check it HERE.

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