By The Hip Hop Writer
Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer
New Orleans hip hop has had a strong influence over the rap game over the past twenty years. Starting with Master P’s No Limit Records and continuing with Cash Money Records through the success of Juvenile and Lil Wayne, New Orleans has dominated the game. However, there is a new era of New Orleans hip hop.
Dee-1, the protege of Mannie Fresh, has enjoyed much success. However, Kevin Gates has also had a lot of success. Recently, Kevin Gates released his new mixtape, which is called The Luca Brasi Story. The mixtape caught the attention of the game and led to labels asking questions about him.
Atlantic Records has been on a spree, as of late. Earlier this year, Atlantic Records became the new home for Rick Ross’ Maybach Music. Now, Atlantic Records has made more big moves. Kevin Gates made his deal with Atlantic Records official earlier today and he is now a member of the roster.