This weekend in Atlanta, GA was the weekend where the BET Hip-Hop Awards literally shuts down the city with celebrities every single place you can probably imagine. Plus! on top of that, it was the “King of the South”, T.I.’s birthday weekend and he made sure that it was known and to start it off, on Saturday, Grand Hustle held a BET Block Party on Atlanta’s infamous Peter St. at 255 where Young Dro, Kuntry King, Trae Tha Truth all performed with DJ MLK on the 1’s and 2’s and to top it off, T.I. came through performed and debuted a new song titled, “I Ain’t Wit It” right after he gave a “F*ck Gucci” Shoutout. Aye, can’t blame him, you talked about my wife, you lucky if thats all you get. I am super surprised that the fire marshall didn’t try to close this place down because the streets/venue was PACKED!!!!!!
On this track, Atlanta artist’s Sonny Bamboo, goes in on the instrumental to Drake’s song, “5AM in Toronto”, and definitely does it justice as usual. If you don’t know about Sonny, then make sure you take some time and get to, because this cat is a lyrical beast that will set the music industry a blaze. Also make sure to checkout and download his album Leprechuan Don and more at SonnyBamboo.com
CJ Da Fly Guy raps over a southern classic! Goodie Mob’s “They Dont Dance No Mo” track. This is the 1st release off CJ Da Fly Guy’s up and coming “Resurrection” mixtape hosted by Eldorado which will be available on hiphopsince1987.com on Oct.17! This tape consists of nothing but ol southern classic beats which CJ decided to jack!
Jawz Of Life, a member of the Dungeon Family 2nd Generation: Dungeoneze, is well-known for his animated, sometimes fun-loving rap style. The Decatur-born, son of a preacher is also a proud alum of Southwest Dekalb High School, affectionately referred to as “SWD.” Located in Decatur, GA, SWD is steeped in a rich history and tradition.
Jawz Of Life pays homage to that heritage with the release of his new song, “Panther Pride (We Won).” With this anthem, Jawz gives voice to the spirit of excellence which is manifested at the nationally recognized high school, whose notable attendees include Andre 3000 (Outkast), Quincy Carter (NFL quarterback), Terrence Trammell (Olympic silver medalist) and Rashan Ali (media personality).
Only for the holiday season, Jay-Z has now teamed up with Barney’s New York to bring guys a very upscale and sheek look to close out and bring in the new year. Some will definitely be trying to save up some of there money as the clothing will feature Lanvin, Balenciaga, Balmain, Proenza Schouler, Rick Owens and Moncler and will be released on November 20th until January 2, 2014.
This Thursday, The Basement (At The Graveyard) will be packed as MixtapeAtlas.com, We Got This Ent, DDB Ent and SEC presents there 2nd annual “Welcome 2 Atlanta” BET Hip Hop Awards Pre-Show Concert. Last year Trinidad James was presented and definitely artists on the lineup this year will be next.
Big Bank Black, Tom P, Johnny Cinco, Kap G, Earthgang, Mic Barz, Young Lyxx, Bags and Miloh Smith.
This event is hosted by Maurice Garland with DJ Mike Mars and 94.5’s DJ Blak controlling the music.
With a jam-packed week of events, this past Monday in Atlanta, DJ Genius and Verse Simmonds kicked off the week of events for the BET Hip Hop Awards with their party at the 24-7 Vixen Life Lounge (299 Peter St., Atlanta, GA) for the video premier to their song, “Fvcks With U”. Many came out to attend the event and had a chance to mingling with Verse and Genius, Smoke Hookahs and enjoyed drinks within a great environment.