Chanel Iman, Alvin Kamara, Big Boi, Saquon Barkley and More attend T.I.’s Celebrity Skate Night in Atlanta

 Last night leading street wear brand,Akoo, held a Celebrity Skate Night hosted by T.I. and Big Boi at the legendary Cascade Family Skating center in Atlanta. Over 700 guests came out to celebrate the big weekend, while enjoying complimentary cocktails by Deep End Vodka and Remy Martin, a custom airbrush t-shirt station, caricaturist, pictures by OMG Booth and more. Top skating teams across the city came out to battle on the rink, showcasing their best moves for a prize of $500. While the energy was kept high by host Fly Guy DC, and top DJ’s, DJ Holiday and DJ Tonee.

Saquon Barkley, Sterling Shepard, Chanel Iman and Friends

Many celebrities were in attendance including: T.I., Big Boi, Trouble, Chanel Iman, Saquon Barkley, Zaytoven, Trae Tha Truth, Q Money, Devonta Freeman, Alvin Kamara, Sterling Shepard, Rico Pressley, Translee, Robbiworld, Whoa Vicky, Veronica Vega, JoJo Zazur, Jhonni Blaze, Posa, Althea Carter, J Mulan, Majah Hype, Shaun Ross, Sincerely Ward, Cortez Bryant, Just Brittany, Austin Awake, Wayno, Venus, Taylor Rooks, Landstrip Chip, and many more.

Thank you to our partners: Akoo, Hustle Gang, Remy Martin, Deep End Vodka , Certified Agency, S.M.O.O.T.H. Marketing and Theory Communications.

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Zaytoven
Jason Geter & T.I.
Jhonni Blaze
Fly Guy DC
Q Money
Rico Pressley
Whoa Vicky & Guests

KP The Great Takes The Stage Along With Big Boi, Goodie Mob & More For The First-Ever ‘A-Town Music Fest’ This Weekend

Grammy award winning writer, DJ and ATL native, KP The Great, has just been announced as the official DJ for the first-ever A-Town Music Fest, taking place this Saturday. Held at the popular Wolfcreek Amphitheater, over thousands of guests will be entertained by some of the ATL acts who’ve helped pave the way with the sound of southern hip-hop. Legends like Goodie Mobb, Cee-Lo Green, Big Boi, Kilo Ali, Raheem The Dream and YoungBloodz will all perform their biggest hits, with KP controlling the vibes throughout the evening.
KP The Great will also give his fans a treat with a special guest DJ set focused on Atlanta’s impact on music and culture, with special guest performances toward the end of the night. “The A-Town Fest is going to be a party…celebrating Atlanta. I’m grateful to share the stage with some of my real friends and give a great show to the city that made all of us. Saturday will go down in ATL history,” KP The Great stated.

Big Boi Reveals ‘Boomiverse’ Artwork and Tracklist

Big Boi new album Boomiverse is due out June 16 via Epic Records and it looks like he has brought some friends along for the ride. No Outkast reunion here. Gucci Mane, Snoop Dogg, Jeezy, Killer Mike, Kurupt, Sleepy Brown and Curren$y all make appearances on the effort, though. We’ve already heard two singles from the project and on paper, it seems like there is going to be some bangers on here.

01. DA NEXT DAY
02. KILL JILL (FEAT. KILLER MIKE AND JEEZY)
03. MIC JACK (FEAT. ADAM LEVINE)
04. IN THE SOUTH (FEAT. GUCCI MANE AND PIMP C)
05. ORDER OF OPERATIONS
06. ALL NIGHT
07. GET WIT IT (FEAT. SNOOP DOGG)
08. OVERTHUNK
09. CHOCOLATE
10. MADE MAN (FEAT. KILLER MIKE AND KURUPT)
11. FREAKANOMICS (FEAT. SLEEPY BROWN)
12. FOLLOW DEEZ (FEAT. CURREN$Y AND KILLER MIKE)

Organized Noize Releases Official Video For “We The Ones,” feat. Big Boi, Ceelo Green, Sleep Brown, And Big Rube

When the story of Atlanta’s turn-of-the-millennium sonic boom is told 100 years from now, Organized Noize — the production trio of Ray Murray, Sleepy Brown and Rico Wade — will be the sound architects credited with putting the Dirty South on the map.
But making history, as it were, is less paramount than standing on the right side of it, especially in troubled times. That’s the testament behind the Organized Noize’s new video for “We the Ones.” Featuring their Dungeon Family brethren Big Boi, CeeLo Green and Big Rube, the song delivers a political gut check on a self-titled EP that finds returning to form after overcoming their own trials.
The video directed by Trevor Kane features footage from Black Lives Matter protests in Atlanta and around the country. But it’s the artful treatment of Murray, Brown and Rico, emerging as silhouettes from the shadows, that makes for a powerful portrait, one that finds the forefathers issuing an urgent call to stand up in the face of oppression.
“That’s kind of our backbone,” says Wade when asked about the themes explored on the seven-song Organized Noize project. “We got testimony, if we ain’t got nothing else. We are survivors and winners. So yes, we find a way to get that in with our music.”

When Organized Noize introduced Dungeon Family acts OutKast and Goodie Mob to the world in the mid-’90s, it presented a formidable challenge to hip-hop’s bicoastal dominance. They ushered in a new wave of street-approved, soul-searching emcees with distinctly Southern sensibilities. The trio’s stock also rose as they became sought-after hitmakers for the likes of TLC (“Waterfalls”), En Vogue (“Don’t Let Go [Love]”) and Ludacris (“Saturday [Oooh! Ooooh!]”), earning them a label deal with Jimmy Iovine’s Interscope Records. But for Organized, the soul and funk that infused their sound was more than a vibe — it was the manifestation of a brotherly bond. That family pedigree would eventually clash with the demands of a fickle industry, as chronicled in their 2015 Netflix documentary The Art of Organized Noize.
Though they’ve always remained close and continued to work together, the new EP presents the first of a slew of new music recorded since Brown returned from the west coast after five years.
Over seven tracks, they lay down the kind of funk heard on opening dub-heavy bass track, “Anybody Out There,” featuring Dungeon Family first lady Joi and longtime affiliate Scar. “Why Can’t We” and “Awesome Lovin'” alternately find Brown offering up love as the cure for what ails, be it an intercultural or interpersonal bridge. The sticky, sensual “Kush” break features Joi and 2 Chainz and on “Chemtrails” Brown reunites with his dad, Jimmy Brown of the legendary funk band Brick, who plays sax on the song.
“We knew as soon as he got on the record it was going to make it more special than it was,” Brown says of his dad, who has contributed vibes since Organized’s first group incarnation, 1995’s Society of Soul. Never formulaic or known to rely heavily on samples, the trio follows its form with an EP of 100-percent original music.
“We try to organize noise, man, to manifest who we are,” Wade says. “We pull from real elements. That’s Sleepy’s real father. There are no samples on anything. All of this is from the soul, the spirit. And this is just the EP, so this is a peek into where we’re going.”
As the crew gears up for its 25-year anniversary two years from now, they’re already looking forward to a follow-up full-length of unreleased music, including vaulted verses from the likes of Andre 3000 and an expansion of the Organized Noize sound. Murray, whose ingenious approach to beatmaking was heralded long before Atlanta became a hotbed for production talent, is equally inspired by the young guns they’ve inspired along the way.
“That shit is really cool. I love all of it,” Murray says, pointing out the collaborative efforts of producers like Sonny Digital and Mike WiLL Made-It. “On one hand, it leaves a door for us to do something different and, on the same token, it allows us to not be bound by things that we were. We can change and adapt and be brand new in this mother**** for 2017. We plan on making music until we’re gone. We can still do it; Chuck Berry did it until he died.

KP The Great Releases His Weekly “Monday High Five” With Music From Big Boi, GoldLink, Travis Scott and More!

 

KP The Great is fresh off of performing at Miami’s Rolling Loud Festival, this past weekend. Energy was at an all-time high during his set and he made sure to take that energy back home to Atlanta, giving us his top five songs for the week, today. Atlanta’s heavy hitters, Big Boi, Jeezy and Killer Mike teamed up for a new track, while Khaled gave us another smash with some of today’s hottest acts in music!

 

 

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