Here are my shots from Saturday's OutKast show. Part of a three-day, open-air festival in Atlanta's Centennial Park, #ATLast celebrated 20 years of Andre Benjamin and Antwan Patton's hip-hop service to the south, right in the heart of downtown. Shout out to the junior publicist who thought I was going to stay in the media cage and not get into the crowd. Ha! FOH.
Here's a rumor that would certainly be sucktastic if it turns out to be true. Art, Beats & Lyrics, the annual traveling show that started in Atlanta and now includes several other major U.S. cities (NY, LA, DC, … St. Louis?), will end after this 2013 show. Without having spoken to my friend Jabari Graham, a promoter who started the show six years ago with Atlanta artist Dubelyoo, I can't confirm it, but I hope that it's either a wickedly clever promotional play or a vicious lie. Either way, at least it looks like we'll have something new from the same team. Yae-yaeeee!
Anyway, here are some pics of amazing art created by ATL residents, throngs of people enjoying free Gentleman Jack cocktails, and two music legends--DJ Quik and Teddy Riley--performing live.
You Missed The Frankie Beverly & Maze / Isley Brothers Concert, But Your Awesome Uncle And Auntie Didn't
Elder R&B statesmen Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, The Isley Brothers, and Kem came through Chastain Park in ATL on Labor Day Sunday and turned up. Where were you? Probably recovering from a moscato hangover after some 2 Chainz party Saturday night. But your family (yes, yours) was in attendance, and boy did they do it big. Proof is in the slideshow.
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