You can't talk about hip-hop journalism in Atlanta without mentioning Maurice Garland. Years before Future and Trinidad James rose to fame, Garland has been following and documenting the culture below the Mason-Dixon line.

His breadth of knowledge goes beyond Peach State happenings. The Pittsburgh-born, Decatur-bred writer is a true fan who can be (and has been) called on to answer questions about the most obscure mixtapes from decades ago -- projects from ambitious guys who traveled across state lines to sell music from the trunks of their "Box Chevys" and never got their shot in the spotlight.

Every once in a while, you can catch Reese on Twitter in a pretty informative back-and-forth with anyone from Bun B to Killer Mike.

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