Kool Moe D, Killer Mike, David Banner, Lecrae, Gangsta Boo and More Celebrate Rap Legend Roxanne Shante at the Atlanta Screening of Netflix Movie ‘Roxanne Roxanne’

Last week, I am OTHER and Netflix partnered for a private screening of the original Netflix film, Roxanne Roxanne, in Atlanta. Held at the city’s premier members-only club, The Gathering Spot, Hip Hop’s finest MC’s, execs and industry affiliates came out to support one of Hip Hop’s legends, Roxanne Shanté. Acclaimed music executive and Hip Hop historian, Chaka Zulu, welcomed guests to their seats to the private screening and began the show.

Immediately following the screening, Chaka welcomed Roxanne Shanté, debut actress, Chanté Adams, Producer & Chief Creator Director for I am OTHER, MiMi Valdes, and Grammy Award-Winning Executive and Head of Music for I am OTHER , Kawan “KP” Prather, to the stage. The group conducted an intellectual conversation about the film, Roxanne’s life and journey as well as the impact she left on the music scene, today.

During the panel an honest exchange between Hip-Hop vet, Killer Mike and Roxanne Shanté took place, as he professed to the audience how Roxanne was the reason for him believing in himself which led to him starting his music career.

After the panel discussion, guests were invited to the after party in The Gathering Spot, where Martell Cognac powered movie-inspired cocktails all evening such as the crowd favorite, ‘Roxanne’s Revenge’. DJ A&R kicked off the after party spinning classic Hip Hop records and KP The Great (Kawan Prather) controlled the music the remainder of the night fusing songs from Roxanne Shanté, classic ATL records and today’s hits. As a special surprise, Atlanta’s leading dance studio, Dance 411, performed a tribute dance routine to one of Roxanne’s hit singles “Have A Nice Day”, that had everyone in awe.

“This was the first event where we had hip hop icons and fans coming together to celebrate their love for Roxanne Shante and her story. From Killer Mike crediting her for inspiring his career to audience members mentioning how grateful they were that this time in hip hop was now documented, it was an incredibly beautiful event. The more we can come together to celebrate our stories, the stronger our culture becomes”, stated producer MiMi Valdes.

Roxanne Roxanne Is Now Available On Netflix.

Notables in Attendance: Roxanne Shanté, Chanté Adams, Kool Moe D (Hip Hop Icon), Sparky D, Killer Mike, Big Gipp (Goodie Mob), David Banner, Honorable Judge Hatchett, Gangsta Boo (3-6 Mafia), DJ Nabs, MC Shan, Maddie Jay (Actress), Scotty ATL, Kap G, Lecrae, Tedashii, KCamp, Yung Booke (Hustle Gang), and Lil’ Zane.

Special Thank you to the Event Sponsors: Netflix, I am OTHER, Significant Productions, The Gathering Spot, Martell Cognac and Theory Communications.

Tedashi, Kool Moe D, Kawan “KP The Great” Prather, Lecrae, Killer Mike, Big Gipp, Scotty ATL, David Banner

Chanté Adams, Roxanne Shanté, MiMi Valdes

KP, Gangsta Boo, Kap G

Dance 411

Judge Hatchett

David Banner

Big Gipp of Goodie Mob

MiMi Valdes (IAO), Chanté Adams, Roxanne Shanté, KP Prather and Justin Moyer (IAO)

Yung Booke

KP The Great

Photo Credit: I’m That Photo Chick/Briana Crudup

#CareFreeBlackGirl, LLC Gears Up For 2nd Annual Interactive #CFBG Festival ATL 5/12

Food. Games. Melanin! Join CareFree Black Girl, LLC for their second annual #CareFreeBlackGirl Festival and Picnic taking place May 12th, 2018 as women, men, boys, and girls gather to celebrate girls and women of color. Taking place at Cleopas R. Johnson Park near the Atlantic University Center from 1 to 7 pm, expect to be around nothing but positive energy and great vibes. Enjoy the cookout and picnic as we embrace women empowerment, indulge in food-ways, arts and crafts, women-led performances and DJ sets, and health & wellness activities like meditation, yoga, and aerobics instructed by Tamica Sheree.

With 500+ expected attendees, this activation will be festival-style with vendor booths and interactive activities available. Enjoy a host of vendor tables and food trucks at our field day inspired festival with games like kickball, jump rope, hot potato, red light/green light, and more. With free food, prize giveaways, glam bars (hair, nails, braids, etc.), art, and engaging performances, you’re sure to have an undeniably great time.

Click here to RSVP for the #CareFreeBlackGirlCookout!

Event Specifics:

Event: CareFree Black Girl Festival

Date: Saturday, May 12th, 2018

Time: 1-7 PM

Address: Cleopas R. Johnson Park | 572 Fair Street SW Atlanta, GA 

Official hashtags:




IG: @carefreeblackgirl_inc

What to Bring

•Entry is free! Just bring money for various vendor tables
Want to become a vendor? There’s still time to sign up and apply!

•Blanket(s) for the grass

•Good Vibes 

For media and publicity concerns, contact Ayana “Georgia Doll”, media@georgiamediaagency.com

For performance inquires contact Shanika, @carpenika [shanika@broke2dope.com]

SpitFireHipHop & Spit Fire Frenzy Will Take Place on March 16, 2018

The first ever ‘Spit Fire Frenzy’ will take place on March 16, 2018

SpitFireHipHop.com in association with Most Precious Promotions cordially invite you to attend the sure to be exciting ‘Spit Fire Frenzy’ at SXSW. The lineup includes Headkrack from the Ricky Smiley Morning Show and Dish Nation. The Bodega Brovas, K’Valentine (Talib Kweli signee), Mahdi and more. Also featuring a premiere cypher and some of the world’s finest DJs will be live. The list includes DJ Jus, DJ J MIXX, DJ Pucca Scott, DJ Special K, and DJ Presstige.

The event will take place at the Austin Toy Museum in downtown Austin. Alongside the performances, there will be lots of fun to be had by all in this unique venue.

Join us on March 16 and be part of this history making event.

To perform, sponsor or set up a vendor table contact mppmusicgroup@gmail.com for more information

Purchase tickets here bit.ly/2GplzUo

Stay tuned via our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram social media outlets for free giveaways and more.

Ty Dolla $ign Embarks on Don’t Judge Me Tour Next Month!


BEACH HOUSE 3– which marks the long-awaited follow-up to the star’s 2015 breakthrough debut album, FREE TC – made a stellar chart debut upon its October arrival, landing at #8 on Billboard’s “Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums” chart as well as #11 on the overall Billboard 200. The album includes a number of critically applauded hits, among them “Dawsin’s Breek (Feat. Jeremih),” “Ex Feat. YG,” “Love U Better (Feat. Lil Wayne & The-Dream),” and “So Am I (Feat. Damian Marley & Skrillex).” The album received a wide range of acclaim and was named one of the Best Albums of 2017 by Rolling StoneXXLSPINHotNewHipHopRap-UpLA Times, and more. 

2018 Trumpet Awards Announces Performers and Honorees [Jermaine Dupri, Keke Wyatt, Bow Wow, Rhyon, Estelle & More]

Jermaine Dupri, Cameo, Richelieu Dennis, Tamika Mallory, Marley Dias,

Dr. Lonnie Johnson, Rhyon Brown Announced as Recipients of 2018 Bounce Trumpet Awards

Performers to Include Doug E. Fresh, Keke Wyatt, Anthony Hamilton, Bow Wow,

Sir the Baptist, Arrested Development, Estelle

Cee Lo Green, Omar Gooding, Angell Conwell Among Presenters

Larenz Tate (Power) and Erica Ash (Survivor’s Remorse) to Host

26th Annual Event World Premieres on Bounce Sun. Feb. 11 at 9:00 p.m. ET

(ATLANTA, GA) – Jan. 17, 2018 – The 2018 Bounce Trumpet Awards, the prestigious annual event celebrating African-American achievements and contributions, will air exclusively onBounce on Sunday, February 11 at 9:00 p.m. ET.

Larenz Tate, Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award-winner and Power series star and Erica Ash, who appears on Survivor’s Remorse and stars in the upcoming BET legal drama series In Contempt, will serve as this year’s hosts. The gala black-tie ceremony will be held at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, Georgia on Sat. Jan. 20, 2018.

2018 Honorees announced today: Jermaine Dupri, Cameo, Richelieu Dennis, Tamika Mallory, Marley Dias, Dr. Lonnie Johnson and Rhyon Brown.


Performers at the event will include: Doug E. Fresh, Keke Wyatt, Anthony Hamilton, Bow Wow, Sir the Baptist, Arrested Development, Estelle, Bilal, Big Daddy Kane, V. Bozeman, Donald Lawrence, Major., We’ McDonald, Mr. TalkBox, Kevin Lemons & Higher Calling, Rhyon Brown, Michel’le, Stokley Williams and Carl Thomas.


Cee Lo Green, Omar Gooding and Angell Conwell will be among the presenters.


About this year’s honorees and awards:

  • GRAMMY® Award-winning record producer, songwriter, hip-hop artist, Jermaine Dupri will receive The Music Innovation Award. Dupri has worked with Mariah Carey, Usher, Jay-Z, Janet Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Anthony Hamilton and Alicia Keys. He founded So So Def Recordings in 1993 which launched the careers of Bow Wow, Xscape, Da Brat, Jagged Edge and many others.

  • American soul-influenced funk group Cameo will be presented with this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award. With a career spanning four decades, Cameo has released 17 albums and is well-known for their dance floor hits including Single Life, Candy and Word Up!, which led to the pop-culture catch phrase of the same name. Their undeniable impact to contemporary music can be heard in songs from Tupac Shakur to The Beastie Boys.

  • Founder of Sundial Brands and Essence Ventures Richelieu Dennis will be recognized with The Entrepreneur Award. Driven by his passion for entrepreneurship and sustained by a vision to fill unmet consumer needs, Dennis founded SheaMoisture in 1991 which has grown into one of the world’s most recognized beauty brands. Just this month, it was announced that Dennis’s Essence Ventures, LLC will acquire Essence Communications, Inc. which includes Essence Magazine.

  • Activist and National Co-Chair of the Women’s March, Tamika Mallory, will receive The Impact Award. In 2009, Mallory became the youngest Executive Director of the National Action Network (NAN). She gained recognition as one of four co-chairs of the Women’s March on Washington, which saw participation from five million people worldwide. Her role in the March landed her on the 2017 Time 100 Pioneers List and Fortune’s 2017 List of the World’s Greatest Leaders.

  • 13-year old social activist behind the #1000BlackGirlBooks, Marley Dias, will be given The Trailblazer Award. Dias has appeared on Ellen, CBS This Morning and BET’s Black Girls Rock and recently became the youngest person featured on this year’s Forbes 30 Under 30 List.

  • Nuclear Engineer and Inventor Dr. Lonnie Johnson will be honored with The Innovator Award. Dr. Johnson holds more than 80 patents, including his most famous invention, the Super Soaker® water gun, which is one of the most popular toys in the world with sales approaching sales of $1 billion.

  • Actress, singer and dancer Rhyon Brown will receive the Rising Star Award presented by McDonald’s.  Brown is best known for her role as Elizabeth “Lizzie” Sutton on the ABC Family series Lincoln Heights and has had recurring roles on That’s So Raven, Judging Amy and Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse.

The Trumpet Awards were conceived to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of African Americans and those who have succeeded against great odds and inspired success in others. Founded in 1992 by American Civil Rights leader Xernona Clayton, The Trumpet Awards were acquired by Bounce in 2016. The list of prestigious honorees over its 26-year history includes Muhammad Ali, Beyoncé, Jamie Foxx, Halle Berry, Stevie Wonder, The African-American Women of the United States Congress, Steve Harvey, Martin Luther King III, Janelle Monáe and Spike Lee. Visit www.trumpetawards.com for more information.


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WEtv Presents Exclusive Season 2 of Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta With Cast Q&A (Photos)

On Tuesday, January 9th, WEtv presented the first episode of Season 2 of hit show Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta presented by star Bow Wow, who introduced the episode to a jam-packed house at the Woodruff Arts Center’s Rich Theater in Midtown Atlanta. Co-stars Reginae Carter, Zonnique Pullins, Brandon Barnes, Shaniah Mauldin and Ayana Fite were also in attendance, joined by supporting cast members Jermaine Dupri, Deb Antney, Da Brat and newcomer singer Jhonni Blaze, who appeared as a guest on season one. The star-studded event saw music and TV luminaries including fellow WEtv stars Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson and her mother “Mama” June Shannon; Towanda and Trina Braxton; and “LA Hair” star Gocha Hawkins; along with “Real Housewives of Atlanta” stars Cynthia Bailey and Kenya Moore; super-producer Bangledash, actors Demetria McKinney and Brad James (from SyFy’s “Superstition”); singers Damion Hall(Guy) and Daron Jones (112) and more.

Following the screening the Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta cast gave the audience insight into the upcoming season with a Q&A, moderated by Gary with Da Tea from the Rickey Smiley Morning Show. While avoiding any spoilers, the cast revealed that Season 2 is all about their growth as individuals, particularly for Reginae and Shaniah establishing themselves beyond their famous parents’ careers; and professionally, with Bow Wow andZonnique working on new music; Brandon developing two new R&B groups; and Ayana developing her clothing line. The cast also hinted at a focus on exploring past issues between Bow Wow and mentor Jermaine Dupri; and Zonnique and Reginae, who are working to recreate the bond they once shared.

After the screening, the Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta stars and their guests headed to new Atlanta nightspot Revel, where they recreated a vibe worthy of JD’s hit “Welcome to Atlanta” with music by DJ Infamous. The near-capacity party crowd included a few more recognizable faces with “Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta” stars Erica Dixon and Estelita; producer Mr. Hanky; rapper Silentoand more coming out to celebrate the show’s new season.

Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta returns to WEtv on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 9pm.

Click here for additional photos from the event. (All photo credits: Paras Griffin/Getty Images for WEtv)

Pharrell Williams, Lil Uzi Vert, Migos, 2 Chainz & More Join KP The Great for The i am OTHER/#BEGREAT Complexcon Party

Last week, DJ and Grammy Award winning songwriter, Kawan “KP The Great” Prather, shut Los Angeles down for the first-ever i am OTHER /#BEGREAT party. Held during the second annual Complexcon convention and festival, KP The Great teamed up with Pharrell Williams and their i am OTHER family for the most epic set of the weekend. KP kicked off the show on the Pigeons and Planes stage with up and coming artist Buddy who performed “Shine” and “Big S*“. Big K.R.I.T. took the stage next performing “Big Bank” and “Get Away”, off his acclaimed new album.

i am OTHER artist Watch The Duck have a unique soulful feel and Leikeli47 stormed the stage to do “Miss Me” and “Money”. i am OTHER artist BIA performed “Muetre”, “Fungshway” and “Nice Girls”. Don Zio P performed his new song “Dunk On Yo B” and i am OTHER’s Kap G performed “Slump”, “Girlfriend” and OG Maco joined him onstage to perform his hit “You Guessed It”. Kap ended his set with his new song”Big Racks” that had the crowd vibing. Rexx Life Raj performed “Sh N Floss”, who’s energy and style set the tone for the rest of the show.

Pharrell, Ty Dolla $ign and Wiz Khalifa performed their hit “Stare” and Wiz went on to perform “Something New” with Ty. KP then went on to introduce 2 Chainz to the stage, who performed his hits like Watch Out” and “4 AM”. KP The Great called Pharrell back on stage to perform “Neon Guts” with Lil Uzi Vert, then transitioned to platinum selling single, “XO Tour Life”. KP closed the set with fellow ATL natives The Migos, who came out to their chart-topping new hit, “Motorsport” and ended with “Bad & Boujee”, closing the #BEGREAT Party on a high note.

Check out all of the action and watch the recap video below:

Video Credit: Joe Films
Photo Credit: Tasha Bleu and Tse Daniel Photography

Ty Dolla $ign Celebrates The Release Of His Latest Album Beach House 3 With A Halloween Themed Party In Los Angeles


Wiz Khalifa                                                                                              YG and Gizzle

Purchase Beach House 3 HERE.


Hip-Hop heavyweights flocked to a haunted beach bash to celebrate the release of Ty Dolla $ign‘s highly anticipated sophomore album Beach House 3 at an exclusive Halloween extravaganza presented by Beats By Dre at the upscale 41 Ocean lounge in Santa Monica Monday night. Guests arrived adorned in creative and hilarious costumes from the Black Panther Party to André 3000’s “Hey Ya” look and enjoyed specialty cocktails named after the album- “Famous Last Words,” “Dawsin’s Breeze,” and “Side Effects,” along with an interactive photo booth and more. Ty Dolla $ign even got into the spirit- Lauren Jauregui and Ty Dolla $ign made a cute pair dressed as Alice and The Mad Hatter from “Alice In Wonderland.” Celebrities in attendance included Wiz Khalifa, 2 Chainz, Fifth Harmony’s Lauren Jauregui, YG, Kid Ink, Kevin McCall, A1, THMVMNT’s TeeCee4800, Joe Moses and D-Loc, E!’s The Platinum Life cast members Lola Monroe and Asiah Collins, Love & Hip Hop Hollywood ‘s Hazel E and Chanel West Coast, and more.

Beach House 3 includes the critically acclaimed singles “Love U Better” [feat. Lil Wayne and The-Dream], “Dawsin’s Breek” [feat. Jeremih] and “So Am I” [feat. Damian Marley and Skrillex]. Earlier this week, Ty Dolla $ign performed new single “Ex” [feat. YG] on Jimmy Kimmel Live’s outdoor concert! Watch the performance HERE.

Born Tyrone Griffin Jr., Ty Dolla $ign has been an in-demand writer, producer, and featured artist since helming YG’s 2010 smash, “Toot It and Boot It (Feat. Ty Dolla $ign).” Ty Dolla $ign made a major splash with 2014’s critically-acclaimed BEACH HOUSE EP, highlighted by the RIAA platinum-certified “Paranoid (Feat. B.o.B)” and 3x platinum smash, “Or Nah (Feat. Wiz Khalifa & The Weeknd).” He’s also been credited with writing several hits such including Rihanna’s 3X platinum hit “FourFiveSeconds” with Kanye West and Paul McCartney, Chris Brown’s “Loyal,” and most recently Gucci Mane’s “Enormous.”

Ty is among the most popular featured artists of the modern era. Highlights include Fifth Harmony’s 5x platinum certified, Teen Choice Award-winning chartbuster “Work From Home (Feat. Ty Dolla $ign),” Kanye West’s “Fade (Feat. Post Malone & Ty Dolla $ign)” and “Real Friends (Feat. Ty Dolla $ign),” Chance the Rapper’s “Blessings (Reprise) (Feat. Ty Dolla $ign),” Jason Derulo’ 5x platinum “Swalla (Feat. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign)”, 2 Chainz’s “It’s A Vibe (Feat. Ty Dolla $ign, Trey Songz & Jhené Aiko”), Joe Moses Feat. Ty Dolla $ign’s “On My Bumper,” and of course “Sucker For Pain” by Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa & Imagine Dragons with Logic and Ty Dolla $ign (Feat. X Ambassadors).” The latter track – featured on SUICIDE SQUAD: THE ALBUM, Atlantic Records’ chart-topping musical companion to the Warner Bros. Pictures film – has proven a crossover phenomenon, currently riding high at #1 on “Hot Rap Songs” while also standing tall as a top 3 fave on “Hot Rock Songs” and a top 15 hit on the overall “Hot 100.” The “Sucker For Pain” companion video is an equivalent blockbuster, currently boasting more than 475 million YouTube views and counting.

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Cardi B, Kodak Black, YFN Lucci & Rich The Kid Headline The 1st Annual Trap Circus Festival In Miami!

Just when you thought the festival season was over, the Trap Circus makes its national debut. On Wednesday, November 22, 2017Cardi B, YFN Lucci, Kodak Black and Rich The Kid will headline the Florida based festival’s Inaugural show along with a slew of other buzzing artist’s and DJ’s.
The one-day event boasts over 30 acts, with host’s adam22 of No Jumper there to keep the show, which will be held at the RC Cola Plant (550 NW 24th St. Miami, Fl. 33127), rocking throughout the day. In addition to the incredible headliners, Chris Travis, Lil Xan, Zoey Dollaz and Lil Tracy are also set to hit the stage in style. Tickets for the Trap Circus Festival are already on sale via their website at TrapCircus.com.
Today, we are asking for your support in the form of general website and/or social media coverage. Also, if there is anything we can do on our end to make it easier for you to support this event, let us know. Peace!
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Tip”T.I.” Harris Along With the Hustle Gang Family Shuts Down the 4th Annual Revolt Music Conference in Miami

Last weekend, Hustle Gang invaded the Eden Roc Hotel for the 4th annual Revolt Music Conference, in Miami. Kicking off Saturday in style, Tip “T.I.” Harris, took the stage for one of Revolt’s most controversial and talked about panels; Hip Hop vs. Trump. This politically charged conversation included some of today’s community and music leaders who continue to use their platform for social change, such as David Banner, Joey Bad A$$ and up and coming conscious, rapper, Myssone (seen on BET’s cypher). With Revolt’s leading man Sean “Diddy” Combs in the front row, the panelists shared sound advice on how we can all better ourselves and our communities. Additionally, T.I. ended by giving the audience the raw, uncut truth of today’s political climate.

Following the panel, T.I. and the Hustle Gang family invaded the RMC stage to close out the Ciroc Hustle Pool Party. Artists RaRa, Tokyo Jetz, Translee, Yung Booke, London Jae, Brandon Rossi with special guest GFMBRYYCE, rocked the crowd performing some of the singles off the new Hustle Gang collaborative album, ‘We Want Smoke.’ T.I. ended the set with back-to-back, solo, Trap classics and wrapped the show with Hustle for an unforgettable rendition of “About the Money.”

After the amazing performance, Hustle Gang switched gears to join live on Revolt’s hit show, “Drink Champs.” Hosted by legendary rapper N.O.R.E, Miami’s DJ EFN and guest host Angela Yee, T.I. introduced his artists to the show and in true “Drink Champs” fashion, the gang took a few shots to commemorate the We Want Smoke album and their continued success.

Wrapping up the weekend, T.I. and Hustle Gang’s first lady, Tokyo Jetz attended the Revolt Music Conference Gala, honoring fellow female emcee and entertainment extraordinaire, Queen Latifah, for her tremendous contributions to the music, film and beauty industries.