Video: Noisey Atlanta – Shots Fired In Little Mexico With Young Scooter & Gucci (Episode 5)

Written by Nigel D. / 02.10.15

Thomas rides along with a police officer through East Atlanta’s Zone 6 and we learn about the complicated sprawling neighborhoods of the city and what the cops think of Gucci. Still stoned from his previous meeting with Trouble, he links with rapper Young Scooter in an area of Zone 6 known as Little Mexico. During the conversation, Scooter gets a message that somebody has been shot.

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Behind The Scenes: Beyonce’s “Take My Hand, Precious Lord” Grammy Performance

Written by Nigel D. / 02.10.15

A behind the scenes look at the voices behind Beyoncé’s 2015 Grammy performance of “Take My Hand, Precious Lord.”

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Video: Noisey Atlanta – Trouble with the ATL Twins (Episode 4)

Written by Nigel D. / 02.03.15

Thomas enters the strange world of the ATL Twins, the brothers that live a life that’s akin to a Shakespearean farce costumed by streetwear. They talk about Gucci Mane, who they met through Harmony Korine, during the making of Spring Breakers. We also meet an artist known as The Devil. He takes Thomas across town to a fully-working trap house, to meet the rapper Trouble and his crew, Duct Tape Entertainment.

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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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