If you haven't heard, Atlanta is the Hollywood of the South. Atlanta has become a hub for all things entertainment, but more importantly, the music that derives from the city creates a musical fortress for the South. Festivals play a huge part in establishing a permanent foothold in the music industry. Atlanta has over 50 music festivals a year and being that everybody enjoys an excellent concert, it can be a great tactic for some artist to gain exposure.
Today Mar.9. marks the 20th anniversary of the death of legendary rapper Biggie Smalls also known as the Notorious B.I.G. The “Juicy” rapper died at the age of 24 in a drive by in Los Angeles. His murder remains unsolved.
Kodak Black recently released a highly anticipated song named “Tunnel Vision”. “Tunnel vision”, Kodak’s latest single, was produced by one of the hottest producers blazing through Atlanta, Metro Boomin. The title of the song gives a great insight into what the focal point of the song will be.
Maurice “Moetown” Lee gives us the lessons to life in branding and marketing in Patchwerk’s latest Weekend Werkshop on Feb.11.
Love was in the air, along with clouds of smoke, at the Lauryn Hill Concert on Tuesday. Her visit, one of many on her “Diaspora Calling” tour took place at the Tabernacle and just so happened to fall on Valentine’s Day. It provided a perfect opportunity for couples to grab a drink and snuggle up in their seats as they awaited Ms. Hill’s arrival.
The wait is finally over! Kehlani dropped her album around 11 pm on Jan. 27, and the world came to a halt. All you could see on social media was screenshots of each individual's favorite song. After two years since her last release, her fans were patiently waiting for the arrival of her first album. The wait was worth it; her fans were gifted with a story of heartbreak, growth, love, and life. It's no secret that Kehlani is just like us and goes through everyday problems and just like a real artist she exemplified her flaws in her music.
Coming off the early release of singles “Bounce Back,” “Moves,” and “Halfway Off the Balcony,” rapper Big Sean delivers in his fourth studio album I Decided.
I Decided. is Big Sean’s love letter to himself featuring his past and present self on the cover. He decided that he is the best rapper and proves himself with his hard hitting verbiage. Big Sean has come a long way from Finally Famous. For this album he worked heavily with up and coming producer and keyboardist Amaire Johnson, which provides a consistency and fluidity with each track. You can hear the Kanye West influence in tracks “Bounce Back” and “Sunday Morning Jetpack.”
As I’ve written, the Migos were dominating 2017 even before the January 27th drop of their sophomore album Culture. However, the subsequent release of their album, and the shows they played in the days after releasing it has pumped up the hype train to another level.
The Recording Industry Association of America better known as the RIAA awarded Def Jam Recordings an astonishing 13 digital sales awards last Friday.
The Migos have long had an imprint on Atlanta’s trap music scene, ranging back to their 2013 smash hit “Versace” off their Y.R.N. (Young Rich N*****) mixtape. They followed up on this success with charting singles “Handsome and Wealthy”, “Fight Night”, and “Pipe it Up”. While these hit singles, along with a bevy of heavily backed mixtapes, put Migos on the map, famed Atlanta music influencer, Migos manager, and Quality Control Label Exec Coach K had something more in mind for the Atlanta trio.
Tidal has long been rumored as an acquisition target for major companies looking to expand their footing in the music industry, such as Apple. However, on January 23rd, Japanese telecommunications giant Softbank – who owns Sprint – moved to buy 33% of the burgeoning streaming service. Sources report that Sprint’s one-third acquisition cost $200m, which would value Tidal at $600m. Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure will join Tidal’s board of directors in an advisory capacity.
Amina Diop of Diop Agency described herself as the artist whisperer, as she shared her secrets to the art of artist management. This past Saturday, aspiring music professionals filled the Patchwerk Studios’ live room to hear Diop speak at this year’s first Weekend Werkshop.
When it comes to 2 Chainz, you can most likely expect the unexpected when it involves the visuals for his songs.
The Atlanta rapper just released the video for his single “Good Drank” featuring fellow Atlant-ians, Quavo from the Migos and the legendary Gucci Mane.
Lil Yachty ‘Sailing Team’ member Kodie Shane released her first mixtape "Big Trouble Little Jupiter" on soundcloud today. Within the first seven hours, each of the 10 tracks already had thousands of plays.
The 18 year old Atlanta native really started hitting the scene once her single ‘Sad’ featuring Lil Yatchy made its debut. In the video released shortly after, her tomboy swag, baby- face, sing-song lyrics and millions of views caught my attention.