ATL Jacob had to deal with some confusing info when he hopped on Twitter on Friday (May 26). Moreover, as far as he was aware, he was very much alive, but it seems like a fan thought that he had left this world too early. "Ever since atl Jacob died durk songs been a**," one user tweeted, which seems like quite the unpopular sentiment concerning both statements. Sure, Lil Durk recently got flamed for his new album cut "Sad Songs," but he still has plenty of fans out there. Still, that's obviously not the most inaccurate claim in that assertion. "N***a I'm still living," the Georgia native responded on the social media platform.
For those unaware, the 24-year-old is one of the hottest producers in the game right now with an impressive array of credits and collaborations. Furthermore, if this is news to you and you're a Future fan, you've likely heard dozens of his beats already. After all, ATL Jacob was once the in-house producer for Pluto's record label, Freebandz, and produced massive hits like "WAIT FOR U." While his production might be his main claim to fame, he also has a few verses on some solo tracks, and started in the industry as an engineer.
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ATL Jacob Clarifies That Yes, He Is Alive
During an interview with HipHopDX last year, the Metro Boomin affiliate spoke on how his background in high school band prepared him for his success. "It's about knowing when a certain instrument should come in, when you should take it out, or when to have something solo," ATL Jacob remarked. "Just growing up knowing those techniques from band, I use that same theory today. Besides piano, I play some trumpet, a little trombone alto sax, clarinet, marimba, and xylophone. The whole percussion section: bass drum, timpani, quads, and drums. When I was in high school, I never bragged about hanging with Future. Only my close homies knew. They were telling everybody but nobody believed them," he concluded with a laugh.
Meanwhile, the fan who tweeted the claim clarified that he meant to reference Turn Me Up Josh, who tragically passed away in June of 2021. Similar to Atl Jacob, he was a key piece of many smash hit hip-hop cuts like "Versace" by Migos and "Laugh Now, Cry Later" by Drake and Lil Durk. No matter how you slice it, there's an important takeaway from this interaction: put some respect on producers' names. Regardless, return to HNHH for the latest news and updates on ATL Jacob and your favorite rap producers.
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