It's hard to believe that "Welcome To Atlanta" dropped 12 years ago. The Jermaine Dupri and Ludacris-helmed single was an iconic salute to a scene that was experiencing a moment of sorts. Not its first and certainly not its last.
The city has recently seen a new wave of rappers getting nationwide attention. It's hard to say where and when it started. Was it kick-started by Gucci Mane, was Future its breakout star? But it's clear that the three acts on this track, introducing "New" Atlanta are very much figureheads of the movement.
Migos, Young Thug, and Rich Homie Quan display their chemistry (New Atlanta's collaborative apect being one of its greatest strengths), but also what makes each special. Many will still see the rise of these atypical rappers as an omen, but I predict time will shine on this movement the same way it has with the regions great acts of the past.