Thomas continues his conversation with Coach K about the origin of trap music, beginning with Young Jeezy's 2004 mixtape, "Tha Streetz Iz Watchin" (according to Coach). Both Coach and super producer Zaytoven, who rose to prominence alongside Gucci Mane, explain the explosion of the genre and eventual beef between Young Jeezy and Gucci Mane. We quickly learn that Gucci Mane has not only become one of the significant rappers in the Atlanta scene, but has so much leverage that his opinion can essentially decide the career trajectory of any new rapper trying to make it. What's perhaps most impressive is that Gucci's influence is still just as prominent as ever, even though currently locked up until 2016.
Thomas meets Migos during a video shoot at Magic City, Atlanta's most famous strip club. Following their hit "Versace" in 2013, Gucci Mane took the group under his wing. They signed with his manager Coach K and went on to work with the super producer Zaytoven, crafting some of the most entertaining and innovative new music from most entertaining and innovative new music from the city. Now all they've gotta do is stay out of trouble.