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EDITORS’ NOTES

For a decade and a half, Atlanta has dominated the sound of modern rap with the same monopoly that Motown-era Detroit once had on soul music. The first generation of trappers (Jeezy, T.I., Gucci Mane) has long passed the torch to their lavish-living scions (Future, Migos, 2 Chainz) and a wave of post-Dungeon Family eccentrics (Young Thug, Childish Gambino), but if you look closely, you'll see that a youth movement is quite literally underway. The New Atlanta playlist features three Lils (Yachty, Baby, Donald), three Youngs (Nudy, Bans, Thug), and Rich the Kid; with Young Thug the eldest Young at 27, the future of the new capital of the South looks as blinding as an iced-out Patek watch. Our editors regularly update this playlist—if you hear something you like, add it to your library.

EDITORS’ NOTES

For a decade and a half, Atlanta has dominated the sound of modern rap with the same monopoly that Motown-era Detroit once had on soul music. The first generation of trappers (Jeezy, T.I., Gucci Mane) has long passed the torch to their lavish-living scions (Future, Migos, 2 Chainz) and a wave of post-Dungeon Family eccentrics (Young Thug, Childish Gambino), but if you look closely, you'll see that a youth movement is quite literally underway. The New Atlanta playlist features three Lils (Yachty, Baby, Donald), three Youngs (Nudy, Bans, Thug), and Rich the Kid; with Young Thug the eldest Young at 27, the future of the new capital of the South looks as blinding as an iced-out Patek watch. Our editors regularly update this playlist—if you hear something you like, add it to your library.

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