Jun
19
2014

Events: Outkast ATL Show Announced For September 27th

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Earlier this year it was announced that Big Boi and Andre 3000 better known as Outkast were reuniting to perform at the Coachella Festival in Cali. Shortly after more and more shows were announced across the U.S. including the Counter Point Festival which is about one hour outside of the city of Atlanta. I actually missed Counter Point due to being out of town, and proceeded to buy tickets in another city to catch Kast. From the beginning I was hoping there would be an Atlanta show (I mean this is the ground zero for Outkast right) but I was in fear that CP would be as good as it gets.

Last week it was announced via Creative Loafing that Outkast would be performing in downtown Atlanta on September 27th in Centennial Olympic Park. Tickets went on sale yesterday morning and sold out in a few minutes. Later a second show was announced for Friday September 26th. Those tickets sold out even faster.

I just learned yesterday about the opening acts that have been added to this show. Kid Cudi, Childish Gambino, and newcomer Raury who actually just performed his very first show a week ago are set to set the stage for Kast. I must admit I am a little puzzled about the opening acts for this event. Not artist I would necessarily associate with Outkast or think will be able to properly set the stage for the duo… Of course none of that matters if you didn’t get tickets already cause this baby is SOLD OUT and re-sellers are having a field day.

Will a third show be added for Sunday? Stay Tuned…

Jun
12
2014

Video: Welcome To World Cup

It’s that time again… WORLD CUP!

“The last game” is a story about risky football vs. safe football. It included Ronaldo and a mad scientist. Check it out.

Jun
10
2014

Finish Strong: Jacques Slade’s Journey With The Nike Pegasus 31

I recently spotted this video at TheShoeGame: “How Nike Kicked Jacques Slade’s Butt And Tricked Him Into Liking Running.”

I enjoyed watching Jacque’s journey throughout this video, as I’ve had a similar journey. I started running about 5 years ago, but knee injuries kept me from really getting after it. I’m just getting to a point where I can actually enjoy it and appreciate the art and science of running. Check out Jacque’s journey in Oregon trying out the new Nike Pegasus 31. If you live in ATL. I host a Run Club called Movers & Pacers that meets weekly.

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Jun
10
2014

Video: Lupe Fiasco “Sway In The Morning” Freestyle

Lupe Fiasco recently stopped by Sway’s satellite radio show and showed why if he’s not one of your favorites, he should be. When Sway asks: “You going to kick a written or a Freestyle?” Lu responds with “when people say freestyle, I freestyle!”

The act of “Freestyling” or creating lyrics and wordplay off the top or your head is a talent and skill many so-called emcee’s don’t posses. When done correctly it can create excitement and leave you hanging on to what the next words or phrase will be. Lupe definitely not only did that, but he held it down for 4 minutes and got busy!

Check it out below. Lu just dropped a new track called “Mission” as well. New album coming soon? Guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

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Jun
5
2014

Movies To Check For: “Blacking Up: Hip Hop Remix of Race”

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There is a special screening of this documentary tonight at the Atlanta Cyclorama in ATL. Possibly the only time you’ll get to see it on the big screen. Early arrival is suggested.

African American and Latino youth created Hip-Hop more than thirty years ago. The reasons were varied but were partially in response to racial oppression, economic marginalization, and as a means of expression and a way to talk about their culture and their lives. The genre is now embraced by youth the world over and has become part of mainstream youth culture in the United States.

From Cyclorama:

“As we continue our commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War’s Battle of Atlanta we hope to expand the discussion of how the changes that occurred as a result of that war changed the course of our country and our people,” states Camille Russell Love, Executive Director of the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. “In dealing with racial issues and economic challenges, it’s interesting to look at how different groups express themselves through art and music. Join us at the Atlanta Cyclorama for a free screening of the documentary Blacking Up: Hip-Hop’s Remix of Race on June 5 at 7 pm as we explore the Hip-Hop culture.”

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May
28
2014

Cool Execs: Señor Kaos Interview with Rolling Out

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I recently sat down with the good people from Rolling Out Magainze to discuss Brand Marketing. Check out the full story HERE and shouts to Rolling Out for showing love to the kid.

May
26
2014

Movers And Pacers Run Club

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Back in November 2013 I started a weekly group run with a few friends in the city. The idea then was the same as it is now: Providing a place where some of ATL’s movers and shakers can meet weekly to run together. The goal: to encourage the running habit. Promoting health & wellness as well creating another networking opportunity.

The crew meets up every Sunday evening at 8pm at Central Park in Atlantic Station. We run 3.2 miles around midtown. Feel free to join us. Follow the journey socially at @MoversAndPacers on Instagram and Facebook.

May
26
2014

Video: Pharoahe Monch – “Rap Life” Produced By Diamond D

Pharoahe Monch comes to ATL to get a taste of the rap life. The latest video for “Rap Life” is produced by Diamond D who also makes a cameo and drops a couple bars on the track as well. Filmed on location in ATL the video was filmed and directed Deacon The Villian & Amond Jackson. Rap Life is taken from Diamond’s forthcoming LP “The Diam Piece.”

Apr
16
2014

Events: Spinderella & Monie Love In ATL

Spinderella DJing with Monie Love on the mic hosting this Saturday @ 595 North in ATL. Nuff Said.

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Apr
16
2014

Mixtape Mondays: Mick – “Greetings Earthing” Outkast Rarities Remixes Mixtape

Man… It’s already Wednesday! I working on getting this posted for you guys this past Monday, but time flies. Either way, if you haven’t heard this yet, it’s a treat so check it out.

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In honor of the Outkast reunion and concert at Coachella this past weekend. DJ Mick (formerly Mick Boogie) put together a special collection of rare tracks and remixes. If you’re looking for the greatest hits mix, this ain’t that! A true treat for any real Kast fan though. So check it out now and thank me later… BREAK!

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