The New Atlanta
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 has featured several Lils (Yachty, Baby, Gotit, Nas X) and as many Youngs (Nudy, Bans, Stoner Life). 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.