Jeff Vaughn is the director of A&R at Artist Partners Group (or APG), an imprint of Atlantic Records dedicated to signing buzzing artists who would be a higher risk for its parent company. The exact narrative of Young Thug’s convoluted history of record deals is hard to pin down, but Vaughn helped ink Thug’s 360 deal with APG last fall (unaware of his pre-existing deal with Gucci Mane). Whether that deal is still in place is unclear, as Thug insists that he is currently signed to YMCMB. Regardless, Vaughn helped bring Thug out of Atlanta and into the mainstream in 2014.