Young Thug's label situation was a complete mystery, until an in-depth Buzzfeed investigation (inspired by a Noz complaint) concluded that the rapper was trapped in an Atlantic deal he wanted no part of.
Last month we were given "New Atlanta", a re-vamped version of Ludacris and Jermaine Dupri's immortal "Welcome To Atlanta", with some of the most exciting new artists from the scene (Young Thug, Rich Homie Quan, and Migos) taking the reigns.
Young Thug seems to be signing deals with just about everyone these days. Today it's being reported that Thugga is signed to the independent label 300, helmed by Lyor Cohe and Todd Moscowitz. This just muddies the water even further when it comes to Thug's label status.
Casino is New Atlanta's Waka Flocka Flame (or perhaps its Bonecrusher?). The scene has become increasingly weird with so many yelps, warbles, and assaults-by-way-of-triplet that people forgot have effective a good old-fashioned yell can be.
Last time we heard from Akon it was on some hyper-dancey-shit, "Dutch That Shit." Akon heads a completely different (and welcomed) direction today with "NASA", a joint effort with OG Boo Dirty and Young Thug who handles the hook.
Last week, Gucci Mane announced (from prison) that his label will be dropping three new albums on the same day from his current and former signees; Young Thug's The Purple Album, Migos' The Green Album and PeeWee Longway's The White Album.