When Quality Control co-founders Pee and Coach K watched the new Showtime documentary Hitsville, which tracks the rise of Motown Records, they were struck by the similarities to their own story. Over the last few years, they’ve proved it’s still possible for a little record label to shake the culture, bringing the world Migos, Lil Yachty, Lil Baby, and many others. Coach K and Pee — who just released new compilation album, Control the Streets Vol. 2 — joined host Brian Hiatt for an episode of our podcast, Rolling Stone Music Now, to tell the entire story of Quality Control, from the long path of breaking Migos (including having Drake jump on “Versace” and leaking “Bad and Bougie”) to guiding Lil Baby from a non-rapper to a hit artist.
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