Although their unity took some hits in a stream of acrimonious allegations during the Gucci Mane Twitter drama of 2013, it's hard to deny that during the crew’s heyday, Brick Squad was anything less than a united front. And in some sense, they were literal family: Waka Flocka is the son of Debra Antney, the head of Mizay Management, who, at that time, managed Gucci, Nicki Minaj, and Brick Squad as a whole. And Wooh da Kid is Waka’s blood brother. The crew introduced the world to an entire shelf of new producers who shaped the sound of rap from that point. Gucci was, as a rapper, a democratizing force; one need only to look at the many artists who've come out in his wake to see the true impact of his innovative approach. Brick Squad was the test case, the proof that rapping was something accessible to those who might not get much critical acclaim or other commercial opportunities.