We give you a run-down of all the Atlanta producers you should know about, as well as their most noteworthy record.
Someone once remarked that Chicago and Atlanta had replaced New York City and Los Angeles as the capitals of modern rap music. As blasphemous as that claim might seem, it’s 100% true in 2014. Atlanta has been a dominant force in hip-hop for over a decade now, but since 2010, it has experienced a lot of change. T.I., Jeezy, and Ludacris (sorta) are still around, but a new crop of artists has emerged. Young Thug, Migos, and Future, to name a few, have been able to experiment with cadences, flows, and structure, but they have also ushered in a new Atlanta sound with the aid of talented producers. And there are a lot of talented producers in Atlanta.
Here’s a brief rundown of all the major producers to follow in the A. It’s worth noting that most of the names on this list got their start working with Gucci Mane. GuWop’s ear for talent is uncanny.