Atlanta's a big town, but for two of the biggest names in Southern rap, things tend to get a little too close for comfort.
Young Jeezy and Gucci Mane have seen their careers ascend almost simultaneously—they each released their first albums in the same year, and haven't stopped grinding since. Too often, however, their separate ambitions to be the voice of their city's streets have collided, leading to humiliating diss tracks, brawls, shootouts, attempted murders, and even one violent death.
We thought this beef had gone cold, but the two got into a war of words in the media last week, culminating in a new diss track from Gucci, "Truth."
To make some sense out of why all of this is happening, we put together A History of Young Jeezy and Gucci Mane's Beef. Read on to see the messy, but occasionally peaceful, relationship that's existed between two of ATL's finest for the past seven years.
Written by Justin Block (@JBlock49)