8 Atlanta Artists Break Down Hip-Hop’s Buzzing Movement

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Rich The Kid

On The Movement Of New Atlanta:
The energy is crazy. The studio energy like all the artists from Atlanta. We all have been working for a long time. Really down together. We been all around each other working, but we ain’t never been on the level that we at now. So it just crazy to see all of us working and going crazy together.

On Sticking Together:
I knew K Camp for a very, very long time. My first time ever performing K Camp was there. It was an open mic at Marietta at this place called Mariachi. Peewee Longway he cool. We working in the studio. I got him on my new mixtape. Young Thug, we around him a lot. Whoever is in Atlanta. Metro cool. Producer-wise, London The Track. He cool too.

Migos, they knew Metro and them already because they also went to school in Gwinnett. I met up with them, Migos, later. Metro and all them, they’ve been working for a long time. When we seeing them come up, they on the production side. But we are on the artist side, so we’ve been seeing them working. It’s nothing for us to link up with them. It’s like perfect timing because they’ve been working. They’re on the production side, we are on the artist side. It’s different.

On Veterans Giving Advice To The Younger Generation:
Before I was a rapper, I used to like skateboard a little bit. I was skateboarding in the city and I had ran up and met up with Tip. This was way before I started rapping and stuff. He had told me–Tip and Dro–they were out there together. They had put on again about a lot of the industry stuff. And people in Atlanta. Cause I was just telling them that I want to start rapping before I even start rapping. They put me up on game and other rappers in Atlanta that they always support and show love. Jeezy and them, they always show love. Gucci. You know Gucci we always used to be up in his studio all the time before he got locked up. He like a big person and my boy Jose Guapo. Jose Guapo, he one of us in the little circle too.

On Who Else Is Poppin’:
Johnny Cinco, he’s an upcoming rapper. He’s actually at QC with us too. Peewee Longway. Young Thug. Of course, Young Scooter. That’s pretty much it from Atlanta right now. That’s why we try to stick together and go hard. It’s really just us right now. We the next one coming out of Atlanta. I’ve been linking up with other artists from out of different places. We stand out more, you know what I am saying? We the younger generation.