Fall 2016 was a pretty special time here at XXL. Gucci Mane spoke to us after serving a 39-month prison sentence, and alongside him was his protégé, Atlanta's own Young Thug. The two rappers both introduced new sounds to hip-hop, respectively, and inspired hundreds of other rhymers with their unique flows, so it was only right to have the two grace the cover together.

In the their cover story interviews, Gucci and Thug spoke about Atlanta's growing hip-hop scene, their history with one another, and what they both have in store for the future, together and separately. Click the article below to read the original version of Just Like Us from the Fall 2016 issue.

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