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.
My Photos of Nas, Kendrick Lamar, Jhene Aiko, Daley, Red & Meth, and Everybody Else at ONE Musicfest 2014 (including the Drone)
ONE Musicfest 2014 went down Saturday, Sept. 13 at Aaron's Amphitheater in Atlanta. Here's a big cache of photos taken by yours truly from all sides of the stage.
Because you missed it, here are a whole lot of photos from the April 27th OutKast reunion concert. As far as festivals go, Counterpoint was a little nutty and unorganized (we sat in traffic at the site for an hour and a half trying to park), but complications aside, you can't beat OutKast live in Georgia after more than seven years of not performing together. Hootie-Hoo, my friends. Check the shots.
There's not really much to say about this new (free!) mix from DJ Wax On, other than it goes ridiculously hard, especially considering it's actually a funked-out, brassy, pimp-walky super-cool collection of songs that come together to make just under 60 minutes of the flyest noise a player such as yourself could play, any day of the week.
Whoever the guys are behind goldybeats.com, they're obviously brilliant. Two producers (if their profile at TED is "legit") are using the popular website and brand--known for its frequently updated catalog of disruptive speeches on technology, entertainment and design--to promote their own website, at which "hip hop and trap instrumentals" are "for sell." Between the incorrect grammar and the sheer bravado of introducing their hustle to these so-called innovators at TED, I've gotta go on and call it genius.
...She floods me with dread. Soaked in soul; she swims in my ice, by the bed.
Warning: This is a loooong read. But it's worth considering. Are you mad at Macklemore?
Listen below if you feel as if you really need to before downloading an honest-to-goodness free collection of songs--including new ones--from Q-Tip and Busta Rhymes (or if you've maxed out the disk space on your Dell with one too many Chief Keef mixtapes).
If you don't like this it just might be too late to save you.
Download it now from The Abstract & The Dragon. Also, how dope is this artwork?
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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