‘Finesse': A South By Southwest Story

Written by Nigel D. / 03.27.15

Over the course of three days at SXSW, a crew captured the spirit of finessing, from concert stages to street side conversations, where they bring to you the art of the finesse from the people (which, it turns out, means something slightly to every individual), while flexing its own skill in the process. Camera’s rolling throughout in this Cris-directed and Chris Roy co-produced doc, get the scoop on finesse and, ultimately, a number of other difficult-to-access spots, as well, and prove that when executed correctly, anything is possible.
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The Documentary: Action Bronson – Mr. Wonderful

Written by Nigel D. / 03.19.15

Action Bronson drops a short documentary for “Mr. Wonderful.”

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Video: Not Afraid – The Shady Records Story Ft. Eminem, 50 Cent & Dr. Dre

Written by Nigel D. / 03.05.15

Eminem, Paul Rosenberg, Dr. Dre, and 50 Cent all reflect on how Shady Records became one of the most dominant labels of the 2000s.
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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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