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That's Mr. 2-17 to you

The upstart producer is leading ATL's snap and dance revival

Mr. 2-17 has an interesting quirk. Before jumping into an hour-long interview, the 22-year-old producer, dancer, and filmmaker faces forward with his palms resting on his kneecaps, eyes completely closed. He does this for the entire conversation. It "helps me think better," he says.

Dressed head-to-toe in FILA (except the jeans), the man born Nosakhere Andrews has a Yoda-like sense of calm. He may not see you, but his ears hear every single word exchanged and every ambient sound behind that. It's a stark contrast to the snap-meets-trap-meets-dance of his early aughts production style heard on songs for 2 Chainz ("El Chapo Jr," "Blue C-Note") and Bankroll Fresh ("Walked In").

It's his attention to detail that turned the elementary school comedian who grew up on Gresham Road in South DeKalb into one of the city's best ambassadors for a dance and snap music revival.

Mr. 2-17 says his musical journey more or less started when his mom sent him to Kittredge Magnet School "because she said I was too smart."

The school switch kept him focused and introduced him to the concert band where he started playing trombone before moving on to tuba and baritone horn. Outside of the classroom, Mr. 2-17's musical influences offered a different education.

"On Character Day, I used to dress up as Lil Jon, and this was before I even knew Lil Jon was making the beats," he says. "I just thought he was a rapper. This was prior to me even knowing about the musical factor of making beats."

Mr. 2-17 became an apt student of crunk, wanting to mimic Lil Jon and the East Side Boyz in almost every way. After Lil Jon, it was D4L's "Lean Wit It Rock Wit It," then everything from Soulja Boy.

"I was the number one Soulja Boy fan — ever," he says without flinching.

By middle school and into high school, Mr. 2-17 could see how the evolution of Atlanta dances was influencing everyone. "That really started hood choreography for the dancing," he says. "When 'Crank Dat' came out [in 2007] that's when folks was getting squads and we started choreographing moves."

During that time, Mr. 2-17 started providing the sound for himself and his peers who wanted to find their own "Crank Dat" success. But the music was going nowhere despite the talent. Mr. 2-17 found more success shooting and editing video for "In the Streets with DJ Jay T," an interview web series. He met Bankroll Fresh through that side hustle.

Bankroll, who was gunned down at a studio in March, helped land Mr. 2-17 his first production credit for "She on It," a bouncy street jam from Spodee featuring Bankroll Fresh and Strap Da Fool of Travis Porter. But Bankroll wasn't sold on just one successful beat from a young upstart.

"One thing about Bankroll was he always told the truth," he says. "He didn't like a lot of stuff I was bringing to him."

Mr. 2-17 went on the road with Bankroll after he was picked up by 2 Chainz' Street Execs management team. Eventually, Mr. 2-17 found himself closer to the rapper's circle of trust, even running his Instagram account.

"I didn't place a beat until a whole year later with 'Walked In,'" he says, laughing. "I wasn't even looked at as a producer. I was still looked at as a cameraman for like nine months."

It was "Walked In" that caught the attention of Speakerfoxxx, who was working on the joint project Girls in the Yard with Bosco for Fool's Gold Records. During the recording sessions that would lead to two of the project's strongest singles, "Shooter" and "Beemer," Mr. 2-17 says he spent time with the artists who went beyond his comfort zone, which he says made him a better musician. "I'm not used to folks telling me what to do," he says. "It made me uncomfortable but I loved it. I loved that it made me uncomfortable because I love a challenge."

Now the challenge, Mr. 2-17 says, is to "bring the old Atlanta sound back," devoid of trapping, shooting, and everything else the city stands accused of in VICE documentaries.

As a producer, Mr. 2-17 remains focused on less aggressive cadences, the all-inclusive pep rally chants, and the dancing of early aughts snap and crunk music. It's a return to the sounds that carried Dem Franchize Boyz, D4L, and Soulja Boy to the top of the charts.

"If it wasn't for me making those beats, I don't know what the kids would be dancing to now," he says, eyes still closed. "Right now, I'm going to start with the Atlanta music — that Atlanta old school — D4L. Over time I'm going to start evolving the sound into something else."

 


Mr. 2-17’s greatest hits (so far)
Here’s a few of the producer’s biggest singles

Photo credit:

SHE ON IT,” SPODEE FEAT. BANKROLL FRESH AND STRAP DA FOOL
The song marks Mr. 2-17’s first major placement. As the story goes, “She on It” was recorded in the basement of Travis Porter’s mansion. Mr. 2-17 finally had a chance to prove himself to Bankroll Fresh, so he pulled out a thumb drive with the beat, and as he tells it, “everyone went crazy.”
 
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EL CHAPO JR,” 2 CHAINZ
Don’t be surprised if more collaborations between Mr. 2-17 and the artist formerly known as Tity Boi surface. The video itself has more than 14 million views on YouTube, but Mr. 2-17 says the connection can’t be measured in online metrics. “With ‘El Chapo Jr’ and ‘Walked In’ they helped break my sound to the masses; that brought the sound back.”
 
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WALKED IN,” BANKROLL FRESH
One could go as far as saying “Walked In” is what broke Mr. 2-17 as a producer. The song helped continue Bankroll Fresh as an artist after the success of “Hot Boy.” The late MC proved he was no one-hit wonder thanks in part to the short camera guy who used to follow him around.
 
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SHOOTER” and “BEEMER”, BOSCO AND SPEAKERFOXXX
It may not sound like it, but recording songs for this collab project between two ATL queens didn’t start off as brilliant as the end product sounds. “This was one of the most challenging things to do for me because, like I said, I can produce a lot but they were real specific in what they wanted, Speakerfoxxx and Bosco.”



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They didn’t want to start the show without him. It was March 2017, and Goldyard’s A.T. and In-Doe were standing outside of Criminal Records with a few friends on a Friday night, waiting patiently for Grip Plyaz to arrive. He’d just finished another round of cancer treatments, and the grueling schedule made moving around a strenuous task. It didn’t matter. He promised his friends he’d be there to perform their collaboration “Down4it” off of Goldyard’s third studio release, Fuck Culture 3. 

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Three months later, Grip Plyaz passed away from complications of the pleomorphic sarcoma he’d been fighting for two years. Like many artists in the Atlanta hip-hop community, A.T. and In-Doe were heartbroken. “I think that affected everyone if you knew him or not. You just felt the loss,” In-Doe Says. “He was ATL.”

Despite being an underground legend in Atlanta, Grip’s influence and genius were never fully appreciated until he passed. Like their friend and mentor, Goldyard’s contributions to the city’s musical fabric are often overlooked. The strength of their independently released Fuck Culture trilogy (which predated Migos’ Culture) has enabled A.T. and In-Doe to share stages with Mobb Deep, Cam’ron, Scarface, and Waka Flocka.

As Atlanta became the world’s epicenter for trap music, the duo, along with producer Flick James, found their niche as lyrically and sonically progressive rappers. The Fuck Culture series showcased Goldyard’s ability to go from flexing their machismo (“Cosby Kids”), contemplating mortality (“Die Tonight”), and embracing their rap calisthenics alongside some of the city’s best lyricists (“Mxe”).

The group’s latest release, eponymously titled Goldyard, continues their tradition of genre pushing — a tradition which has been both their gift and their curse. “We used to get in meetings with labels and they’d want to strip us from that,” A.T. says. “They’d want us to make one sound, and have us stay in one lane and focus on that sound.”

Asking Goldyard to maintain a sense of sonic tunnel vision was never something the group felt good about. After all, A.T. and In-Doe have never really adhered to the prescribed standards for what makes an artist successful in the city. “A lot of people are content just with being in the scene though there’s only a handful of artists that are really trying to push for something, and the rest are just here for show and Instagram posts,” In-Doe says.

Though the group’s roots are in Atlanta, they’re actually transplants, which is nothing new in this transient city. A.T. hails from Charlotte and In-Doe was born and raised in New York City before relocating to North Carolina where he met his partner-in-rhyme. Before ever opening for hip-hop legends, they were two kids working on music out of a house off Moreland Avenue in East Atlanta. They would walk to their shows in EAV to perform with other left field acts such as Hello Ocho and Cousin Dan. 

A.T. remembers those early aughts of Goldyard trying to establish a sound and build their brand. “I used to pay junkies to cut our grass so we could work on music then one stole the lawn mower,” he says. 

Never deterred, even by thieving drug addicts, Goldyard continued to see their fair share of change on the musical landscape. They call out Department Store being shut down, the Dungeon Family reunion at One Musicfest, A3C’s rise, and the aforementioned loss of their friend Grip Plyaz as moments that changed the city’s terrain forever.

Beyond these shifts in the music and the city itself, A.T. and In-Doe are also growing into adulthood. Both are fathers and family guys now. Partying hard has given way to shopping for car seats and attending parent-teacher conferences. Regardless, the music is never on hold. The group’s working on more new music, as well as solo projects.

For Goldyard, family has given them a clear focus.

“I feel like everything has to have a reason or explanation because I’m responsible for them now,” A.T. says. “I did everything I’ve done up to this point to be able to do what I want in life. So, I look at my two-year-old son and if he starts ridin’ to it I know it’s gon’ go.”

Goldyard plays Estoriafest on at 97 Estoria on June 23, and Union EAV on July 28."
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They didn’t want to start the show without him. It was March 2017, and Goldyard’s A.T. and In-Doe were standing outside of Criminal Records with a few friends on a Friday night, waiting patiently for Grip Plyaz to arrive. He’d just finished another round of cancer treatments, and the grueling schedule made moving around a strenuous task. It didn’t matter. He promised his friends he’d be there to perform their collaboration “Down4it” off of Goldyard’s third studio release, Fuck Culture 3. 

For a set performed inside a record shop, it was a raucous performance. In-Doe’s standing ponytail flapped up and down as he stomped his Jordan 13’s into the floor. Standing across from him was A.T., arms fully extended, hands flailing about with his fingers pointed down as if to say, “This is our house!” Standing between them was Grip Plyaz, tired, weak, but absolutely destroying his verse. Everyone, including the two MCs, stood watching in awe, not realizing it would be the last time the group would ever perform the song together.

Three months later, Grip Plyaz passed away from complications of the pleomorphic sarcoma he’d been fighting for two years. Like many artists in the Atlanta hip-hop community, A.T. and In-Doe were heartbroken. “I think that affected everyone if you knew him or not. You just felt the loss,” In-Doe Says. “He was ATL.”

Despite being an underground legend in Atlanta, Grip’s influence and genius were never fully appreciated until he passed. Like their friend and mentor, Goldyard’s contributions to the city’s musical fabric are often overlooked. The strength of their independently released Fuck Culture trilogy (which predated Migos’ Culture) has enabled A.T. and In-Doe to share stages with Mobb Deep, Cam’ron, Scarface, and Waka Flocka.

As Atlanta became the world’s epicenter for trap music, the duo, along with producer Flick James, found their niche as lyrically and sonically progressive rappers. The Fuck Culture series showcased Goldyard’s ability to go from flexing their machismo (“Cosby Kids”), contemplating mortality (“Die Tonight”), and embracing their rap calisthenics alongside some of the city’s best lyricists (“Mxe”).

The group’s latest release, eponymously titled Goldyard, continues their tradition of genre pushing — a tradition which has been both their gift and their curse. “We used to get in meetings with labels and they’d want to strip us from that,” A.T. says. “They’d want us to make one sound, and have us stay in one lane and focus on that sound.”

Asking Goldyard to maintain a sense of sonic tunnel vision was never something the group felt good about. After all, A.T. and In-Doe have never really adhered to the prescribed standards for what makes an artist successful in the city. “A lot of people are content just with being in the scene though there’s only a handful of artists that are really trying to push for something, and the rest are just here for show and Instagram posts,” In-Doe says.

Though the group’s roots are in Atlanta, they’re actually transplants, which is nothing new in this transient city. A.T. hails from Charlotte and In-Doe was born and raised in New York City before relocating to North Carolina where he met his partner-in-rhyme. Before ever opening for hip-hop legends, they were two kids working on music out of a house off Moreland Avenue in East Atlanta. They would walk to their shows in EAV to perform with other left field acts such as Hello Ocho and Cousin Dan. 

A.T. remembers those early aughts of Goldyard trying to establish a sound and build their brand. “I used to pay junkies to cut our grass so we could work on music then one stole the lawn mower,” he says. 

Never deterred, even by thieving drug addicts, Goldyard continued to see their fair share of change on the musical landscape. They call out Department Store being shut down, the Dungeon Family reunion at One Musicfest, A3C’s rise, and the aforementioned loss of their friend Grip Plyaz as moments that changed the city’s terrain forever.

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