The Best Atlanta Rap Songs

Any list that limits the most important rap capital of the past decade to just 50 songs is bound to be an argument starter. But Maurice Garland is well-equipped for such a task, having covered the scene since the early 2000s as a writer, tastemaker and current radio talk host (often with political firebrand Killer Mike). While there’s one too many Kilo Ali songs, and a few curious choices (Gucci Mane’s “Pillz” over “Freaky Gurl” and “Lemonade”?), this is a solid reflection of the vaunted rap history of the ATL. — Mosi Reeves

Note: Not all of these songs are on Spotify, hence the playlist having less than 50 tracks.