It seems like a bygone era in Hip-Hop that will probably never been seen again.
It was the apex of the streets running into Hip-Hop. In 2006, we were down in Atlanta partying with Def Jam and Young Jeezy, celebrating the success of his debut release Thug Motivation and his pending second album, The Inspiration.
Everything was good, the parties were poppin, money was falling from the sky like a scene out of a rap video – except this was very real. Every Atlanta rapper was there – Jermaine Dupri, Da Brat, Lil Scrappy, Big Boi, Young Jeezy. I even recall seeing T.I. in the parking lot pulling up in one of his Rolls-Royce’s.