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Noisey, the incredible YouTube brand explores the origin of trap music, beginning with Young Jeezy’s 2004 mixtape, “Tha Streets Iz Watchin”.  In this video, Atlanta legends explain the explosion of the genre and eventual beef between Young Jeezy and Gucci Mane. This also explains how Gucci Mane has not only become one of the most significant rappers in the Atlanta scene, but how he has so much leverage that his opinion can essentially decide the career trajectory of any new rapper trying to make it. What’s even more impressive is that Gucci’s influence is still just as prominent as ever—even though he’s currently locked up until later next year in 2016.

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