Noisey Atlanta Kicks It With Rich Gang, Bankroll Fresh and Trinidad James

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Bankroll Fresh‘s new single “Hot Boy” has recently put him way up on the Atlanta rap radar, but Fresh is not new to this… he has been rapping for seven years. Bankroll Fresh takes Thomas Morton to the Westside projects that he uses as the backdrop for his “Hot Boy” music video as well as introduces him to the video extras, his neighborhood homies. Bankroll remembers how he used to hustle candy as a child and how that work ethic has carried him over the past seven years to this moment.

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Rich Homie Quan, Atlanta native and national rap sensation, was locked up at the age of 19 but used it as a driving force to launch his mega career. He is currently signed to local label TIG but is being courted by Birdman and Cash Money. Rich Homie Quan has a lot of respect for Birdman but enjoys being an independant artist.

“I’m glad Birdman reached out to me, it’s great to work with him. He brings a lot of energy… but with the music industry changing right now i think it;s better to just be independent and control your own identity.”

Young Thug, the wildchild of the Atlanta trap scene, is described as, “a modern day ODB or Biz Markie with an androgynous flair.” No one really knows how to read Young Thug, but he prefers it that way. Young Thug, Makonnen and Travis Scott are known for opening the door for strangeness into the rap community down in Atlanta¬†and¬†recently on a national scale.

Lastly, Trinidad James talks his rise and fall from glory. He was signed to Def Jam back in 2012 after his hit single, “All Gold Everything” but both he and his new album were dropped a year later. He took some down time to catch up on Netflix shows, but is mapping out his rap revival.