Last night (Feb. 7th), VICELAND aired the sequel to its 2015 documentary on Atlanta hip hop. An updated (and in this writer’s opinion, a much better and far less exploitative) version, “NOISEY: Atlanta 2” would focus on the likes of Killer Mike, Lil Yachty, T.I., 21 Savage, Young Thug, Jeezy and the Migos.
Unlike its predecessor, which at times felt like one bad “let’s go to the hood and tape rappers with guns and drugs” joke, this episode was more thought out and better developed. Mike served as a narrator, providing “elder statesmen”-type insight on Atlanta’s music scene; the Migos spoke on their appreciation for the Beatles; 21 Savage explained how, essentially, his life would be different had it not been for a constant series of tragedies which ultimately turned him cold; Yachty introduced viewers to his parents; and much more.
Watch the full episode below.