YOU’RE INVITED: The Beat Auction Atlanta Hosted by DJ Holiday

Have you ever wanted to work with a high-profile producer?
Well here’s your chance!

This Tuesday DJ Holiday hosts this year’s ‘Beat Auction Atlanta,’ event where grammy winning/nominated producers such as – Zaytoven, Drummer Boy, Kenny Bartolomei (J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League), Anonxmous, Black Metaphor, J Beatzz and many others, will be auctioning their beats for a discounted rate.

Not only are artists getting a chance to break into the industry with quality production, but the evening will shine light on the Music Education Group – “A Non Profit Organization that was formed to bring music, film and digital media-based education to underserved youth and provide every child in Metro Atlanta with an equal opportunity for music education.”

Don’t miss this great opportunity obtain exclusive beats and gain more exposure to your music, all the while helping fund music education for the young community eager to learn more about the industry. 

WHEN: 11/13/2018 – Tuesday 

RSVP TO BEATAUCTION@TMI.WORLD for official Location & Time details! 

KapG Has #AMessageToThePresident As He Drops The Official Video To His Single #WhatsADayWithoutAMexican

Kap G is aiming to make change not only for his own Mexican heritage, but also for the millions of other minorities who greatly suffer from the personal attacks from the Trump Administration. 

Thursday, November 1, 2018 — College Park native, Kap G, along with a few other local notable and proud Hispanic public figures hosted a very formal and inspiring panel discussion about what it’s like not only living as a minority in America, but as a Latino in America. 

The 5 person panel in addition to Kap included: Former Billboard Magazine deputy editor, Isabel Gonzalez Whitaker; The President & CEO of the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Santiago Marquez; The founder of Trill Multicultural, Rolando Rodriguez; The founder of the Latino Community Fund, Gigi Pedraza; and the founder of JCM Ventures, Juan Carlos Mejia.

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The hour long discussion followed after a brief networking period where Atlanta creatives could get to know each other while enjoying a variety of fresh tacos and an open bar. 

Finally, as apart of the eventful night, guests watched the first official premiere of Kap’s most recent video, #ADayWithoutAMexican, which was shot just yards away from the Mexican border. 

To say the least, the video and discussion left guests inspired to speak up and fight for their rights, and to also support other minorities in their fight for justice. 

If you haven’t already, check out Kap G’s official video for #ADayWithoutAMexican below, and be sure to leave your thoughts below. 

P.S, 

GO VOTE!!!

Twitter: @TheRealKapG

The Gathering Spot Hosted the 5th Anniversary Edition of Le Dîner en Blanc – Atlanta Attracting 3,500 Revelers

This past weekend 3,500 foodies, fashionistas, cultural enthusiasts, influencers and style-makers joined atThe Gathering Spot, Atlanta’s premiere private membership club, for the 5th Anniversary edition of Le Dîner en Blanc – Atlanta.

For this year’s milestone edition, Le Dîner en Blanc gave Atlantans a chance to showcase their classy taste for design and elegance, while sharing their gastronomic delights. World-renown for its photogenic moments, the Atlanta Le Dîner en Blanc was no exception, being held under the stars for an evening to remember.

Photos from Le Dîner en Blanc are available: HERE.

Photo credit: Christopher Moore Media

On June 3rd, Le Diner en Blanc de Paris marked its 30th anniversary! A record 17,000 guests from Paris and around the world gathered at the Esplanade des Invalides to celebrate this historic moment. Since its Parisian beginning, Le Dîner en Blanc has become a global phenomenon and taken over 80 cities around the world such as New York, Miami, Sydney, Los Angeles, Singapore, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, London, Montreal, Hong Kong, and Nairobi.

Le Dîner en Blanc – Atlanta gratefully acknowledges La Fête du Rosé as an official local partner of this 5th anniversary edition of Le Dîner en Blanc – Atlanta, as well as Luxury Retreats and Sofitel as the 2018 Le Dîner en Blanc US national partners.

Wyclef Jean, Jermaine Dupri and Rodney Carmichael Kick Off A3C Festival & Conference at the 3rd Annual ChooseATL ‘Welcome to ATL’ Reception

Gearing up for an amazing A3C week, A3C and ChooseATL hosted their 3rd annual ‘Welcome to ATL’ reception honoring Wyclef Jean, Jermaine Dupri and Rodney Carmichael. Over 250 guests gathered at the Loudermilk Conference Center for southern cuisine, crafted cocktails and live music by The Nourishment while celebrating the guests of honor.

A3C Director and Partner, Mike Walbert and ChooseATL Executive Director, Kate Atwood, opened up the evening with welcoming remarks, while event MC’s Royce Babble and Bria Janelle kicked off the awards ceremony. Media maven and longtime producer of Combat Jack’s radio show, A-King, presented renowned journalist of NPR, Rodney Carmichael, with the first-ever Combat Jack Storyteller Award. Next, music manager and executive Madeline Nelson, had the opportunity to present her client and business partner, Wyclef Jean, with the Social Impact Award; highlighting all of his philanthropic efforts not only in Haiti but worldwide. Concluding the award ceremony, legendary producer and DJ, Bryan Michael Cox, journeyed guests over two decades of friendship while honoring Jermaine Dupri with the Cultural Icon Award.

As the reception concluded Wyclef Jean made an impromptu performance alongside of The Nourishment, rapping lyrics to his hit song with the Fugees – “Fu Gee La”. Wyclef also jumped on various instruments such as the keyboard and drums, playing alongside the house band.

Following the “Welcome to ATL” reception, guests were invited out to Deep End for the official after party, with another guest performance by Wyclef Jean and his new artist Jazzy Amra.

“It was a special night for A3C and the city of Atlanta. We have to highlight and pay respect to the trailblazers in our culture, or we’ll lose sight of how we got here and where we need to go.” – Mike Walbert.

A3C Festival & Conference will be taking place in Atlanta all week long. To learn more info visit: www.a3cfestival.com

Photo Credit: DV Photography

Rodney Carmichael, Wyclef Jean & Jermaine Dupri
Wyclef & Jermaine Dupri
Toyota Ballroom
Rodney Carmichael
Madeline Nelson
Bryan Michael Cox & Jermaine Dupri
Mike Walbert
A-King
Royce Babble & Bria Janelle
Wyclef Jean

The Honorable Mayor of Atlanta Keisha Lance Bottoms Hosts Candid Conversation with Rembert Browne at A3C Festival & Conference

Launching A3C’s “Women in Charge” programming series, the Honorable Mayor Keisha Lance Bottomssat down with renowned culture journalist, Rembert Browne, for an intimate discussion sharing her journey into becoming the Mayor, from grade school until present day. This discussion, held at the A3C Festival & Conference headquarters, the Loudermilk Conference Center, invited all A3C attendees for a complimentary brunch buffet while learning more about the new Mayor of Atlanta.

Rembert asked a series of questions leading Mayor Bottoms into discussing a host of topics including her personal experiences now being a Black woman in power while still being able to identify with her community, a Black woman’s financial struggles to even make it and live in Atlanta and even touched on light hearted topics such as her surreal experience on being praised by top actor, Idris Elba, for winning the Mayoral race, even saying in the moment she couldn’t believe ‘Elba knew she was the Mayor of Atlanta’. Mayor Bottoms spoke very candid and open, connecting on a more personal level with guests on her journey.

“The Mayor’s Brunch was an important event for the city and hip-hop community. We watched Mayor Bottoms have a very genuine conversation with a fellow Atlanta native, Rembert Browne, about our city and the issues surrounding gentrification, competing on a national level and supporting culture. It was an honor to host Mayor Bottoms and it’s a conversation we hope to have annually at the A3C Festival & Conference,” Mike Walbert (A3C Director/Partner) states.

A3C’s Women In Charge series is intended to connect, inspire and educate women in the music industry through a series of events, panels, and sessions featuring some of hip-hop’s most influential and innovative women.

Women involved in this initiative include: Asya Shein (Fusicology, President), Dia Simms (Combs Enterprises, President), Dina Marto (Twelve Music & Studios, Owner & Founder), Ethiopia Habtemariam (Motown Records, President), Janee Bolden (BOSSIP, Managing Editor), Lola Plaku (Lola Media Group, CEO + Owner), Malita the Mogul (Mogul Mentality, Founder + CEO), Nicole Bilzerian (Interscope Geffen A&M, SVP Head of Urban Marketing), Nicole Wyskoarko (Interscope Geffen A&M, EVP Urban Operations), Phylicia Fant (Warner Bros Records, SVP Media + Special Projects), Uwonda Carter Scott (The Carter Law Firm, Attorney + Owner) and Whitney-Gayle Benta (Spotify, Head of Talent Relations).

Learn more about A3C Festival & Conference at: www.A3CHipHop.com.

Photo Credit: DV Photography

Tip “T.I.”Harris Hosts Exclusive ‘Dime Trap’ Listening Event at Trap Music Museum

October 4th, Iconic rap artist Tip “T.I.” Harris hosted the exclusive Atlanta listening party for his tenth studio album, Dime Trap. Held at the acclaimed pop-up TrapMusic Museum, the event hosted hundreds of celebrities, influencers and longtime supporters who joined Tip for a first listen of the new album before it was released at midnight. As guests entered, they were greeted by the all black orchestra, Orchestra Noir, who performed new music from the album, including ‘Jefe’ ft. Meek Mill, Wraith ft. Yo Gotti and Weekend ft. Young Thug.

Inside, guests were able to walk through the Trap Music Museum’s exhibits and learn more about the genre and culture that Tip brought to the forefront. The event also helped commemorate the 15th anniversary of Tip’s notorious album, Trap Muzik, which sparked the trap music genre. Tito’s Vodka and Hendrick’s Gin powered the event for the evening with well-crafted themed cocktails. Brave guests tried their luck at the first ever “Escape the Trap” Escape Room, located inside the museum. Tip greeted the crowd and gave a little history on the evolution of himself and his musical career.

Following the introduction, Tip played the album from top to bottom. The crowd vibed to the new songs, including “Jefe” and “Wraith”, which were released in September. “I really made a conscious effort to challenge myself lyrically and musically for this project to make it special for y’all. To make it new, fresh and nostalgic at the same time for the core fans, while finding ways to attract the young’ns who only know me from Antman & Family Hustle. Thank you to all involved no matter how major or minute your role was. This experience I’ve had on album X has been surreal and amazing. Dime Trap out now”, Tip stated.

Dime Trap is available now on all music platforms.

Video Credit: Urban Scope

Notables in Attendance:
The Harris Family, DJ Drama, Mannie Fresh, Trae Tha Truth, Young Dro, YFN Lucci, Young Joc, Reginae Carter, DC Young Fly, Angela Yee, DJ Sense, LeToya Luckett, J. Prince, Collipark, Angela McCoughtry, Big Tigger, Headkrack, J Nicks, DJ Kash, Sheree Whitfield, Kodie Shane, Scotty ATL, Akbar V, Brad James, Lotto Savage, Loso Loaded, Paper Lovee, GFMBRYYCE, Yung Booke, London Jae, Translee, Joe Green, Blame it on Kway, Spice, Just Brittany, Natalie Nunn, Estelita, Robin Hood Trae, Bryan Michael Cox, Kawan “KP” Prather, Chaka Zulu, Tuma Basa (YouTube), Fadia Kader (Instagram), Mali Hunter, Ray Daniels, Fly of TIG Records, Cortez Bryant, Amina Diop, Invest Atlanta.

Thank you to the Event Sponsors: Epic Records, Grand Hustle, Akoo, Tito’s Vodka and Hendrick’s Gin.

Photo Credit: Prince Williams of ATL Pics

DJ Drama, T.I.
Orchestra Noir
T.I., Bryan Michael Cox and Mannie Fresh
YFN Lucci, T.I.
J. Prince and Trae The Truth
T.I. and Domani Harris
T.I. and Tiny Harris
DC Young Fly, Mali Hunter, Trae The Truth and T.I.
Angela Yee and Janet Bolden of Bossip
Zonnique
Reginae Carter
Kawan “KP” Prather
Letoya Luckett
London Jae, Akbar V, Cortez Bryant and T.I.

IDK Announces ‘The Very Bad Run’ U.S. Headlining Tour

Critically-acclaimed rapper IDK (Ignorantly Delivering Knowledge) announces U.S. headline dates via The Very Bad Run Tour, commencing on November 6th at Slims in San Francisco. All confirmed dates are listed below, and tickets can be purchased tomorrow at 9am PST/12pm EST HERE. A number of special guests (to be announced) will be joining him for select shows. Additionally, IDK will support fellow rapper Denzel Curry on his European dates this winter, including stops in Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, London and Dublin.IDK’s upcoming tour arrives off the heels of his two recent releases–the no holds barred “WHY? (50 Cent Wanksta Remix)” and energy fueled track “Electric” featuring Q Da Fool. The latter, produced by Take A DayTrip and distributed via Foundation Media, premiered on AdultSwim.com as part of the Adult Swim Singlesprogram, which highlights music from underground artists. Ahead of the tour launch, IDK is set to perform at Adult Swim Festival this Sunday, October 7th in Los Angeles.
TOUR DATES
NOV 6 Slims – San Francisco, CA
NOV 8 The Observatory Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA
NOV 9 The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA
NOV 14 Middle East Downstairs – Boston, MA
NOV 15 The Foundry at The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA
NOV 16 SOB’s (Sounds of Brazil) – New York, NY
NOV 21 U Street Music Hall – Washington DC
NOV 28 – Paris
NOV 29 – Antwerp

NOV 30 – Amsterdam
DEC 2 – Munich

DEC 3 – Warsaw
DEC 4 – Berlin

DEC 6 – Hamburg
DEC 8 – Stockholm

DEC 9 – Copenhagen
DEC 10 – Cologne

DEC 12 – Manchester
DEC 14 – Birmingham

DEC 15 – Bristol
DEC 16 – London

DEC 18 – Dublin*
*Supporting Denzel Curry

T.I., Usher, Killer Mike, Monica and More Attend the VIP Preview of Atlanta’s Trap Music Museum

On Saturday, September 29th, Tip “T.I.” Harris hosted the VIP preview of the new Trap Music Museum in Atlanta. This pop-up museum is a collaboration of mix-media installations honoring the trap music culture and the artists, producers, DJ’s and more who helped create the genre. Over 300 guests came out to support and view the dynamic space while enjoying custom cocktails by Tito’s Vodka and bites by Chef Petey. DJ A1 spun the greatest trap music hits from 2003 – present time, while guests mixed, mingled and reminisced on the monumental moments that defined this movement. Select guests put their brains to the test by trying out the “Escape the Trap” escape room located within the space.

This star-studded event featured appearances by: T.I. and Tiny Harris and the Harris Family – Domani Harris, Messiah Harris, Zonnique, Deja Harris, Heiress Harris and Major Harris, as well as Usher, Monica, Rocko, Zaytoven, Killer Mike, Toya Wright, MikeWillMadeIt, Young Dro, Big Bank Black, Bangladesh, LeToya Luckett, Kap G, Gorilla Zoe, DJ Toomp, Fly, Ming Lee, Translee, Angel McCoughtry, Omar Dorsey, Reginae Carter, Hurricane Dave, DJ Scream, DJ Jelly, Shanelle, Brie, Ryan Wilson, TK Peterson, Joe Green, Shod Da God, Taylor Girlz, Summerella, Mali Hunter, Akbar V, Dennis White, Ernestine Johnson, Jazzy McBee, K Botchey, Branden Criss, KY Engineering, Mike Walbert, DJ Smallz, Sarah Vivan, Robin Hood Tre, and many more.

The Trap Music Museum is now open for the public.

“We have an intentional plan to revitalize and redevelop the Proctor Creek Watershed with investment from the entertainment industry. The Trap Museum is the first example of placemaking BY creatives FOR creatives. TIP, Atlanta’s native son has yet again raised the bar by curating an artistic experience that reflects poverty and struggle turned into success and community building.”

Kwanza Hall | Managing Director at Invest Atlanta for Proctor Creek Development

“Trap is often associated with “the crack era” and its horrors, but this museum shows you truly that the ‘Trappers’ (similar to moonshiners vs prohibition) were simply home grown entrepreneurs that used an ‘illegal’ means to better the economic experience for those in underserved communities. Without Moonshiners you have no NASCAR and the millions of dollars of generational wealth it created and without ‘Trap Music’ hip-hop would not be the most dominant culture force sold out of the USA worldwide. It has been a long hard road with a wicked drug war that locked up our best business minds, but the spirit of ‘do for self’ lives and thrives today because of ‘Trap Music’. Bravo To all my Trappers.”

Killer Mike | Grammy-Award Winning Rapper and member of Rap Duo Run The Jewels

Learn more information on the Trap Music Museum at www.TrapMusicMuseum.us

Trap Music Museum
630 Travis St NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

Follow on IG: @TrapMusicMuseum

TIG Records Announce “Trust In Giving” Campaign For Atlanta Residents *Month-long Community Giveback*

Today, the Trust In Giving Foundation—the charity created by Think It’s A Game Records Founder & C.E.O. GivanFlyHenry—and Black Celebrity Giving launch the “Trust In Giving Month” campaign for the entire month of October. The foundation’s mission is to create lasting solutions to problems faced by today’s youth, seniors and families, through the power of giving. The month of giving will bring hope to the lives of thousands through a variety of community activations in Atlanta, Georgia.

Trust In Giving (TIG) will enact one giveback daily throughout the month of October, ranging from surprise automobile giveaways and book donations to supporting shelters, youth homes and children with incarcerated parents, as well as senior citizen centers throughout the Atlanta area. “Fly” went on air with DJ Greg Street at V103 in order to personally break the news about the inaugural “Trust In Giving Month.”

As part of the announcement, he also gifted Jasmyn Bulls and her five-year-old daughter Riley a brand new car. Ms. Bulls arrived at the station under the impression her cousin would be interviewed only to receive a brand new car in the garage from “Fly” and “Trust In Giving.” After hearing her story, Black Celebrity Giving identified Ms. Bulls and arranged this amazing moment.

Check out the full recap video of the car giveaway at V-103 with Fly and Jasmyn HERE.

Yesterday, TIG hosted a shelter donation at Solomon’s Temple. The foundation will supply full bedding, mattresses, towels, and more. This week also culminates with a special appearance by “Fly” and the TIG Housing Program at the Hyatt House Hotel where he will surprise a family with rent and groceries for an entire year on Thursday, October 4.

On “Fly’s” birthday, Friday October 18, TIG remodels the Teen Room at the YMCA in Atlanta, which will now be dedicated to him by the City Council as “The Fly Teen Room.” What’s more, a proclamation will be presented to Fly by Atlanta City councilwoman Marci Overstreet for his work in the community. These represent just a few of this month’s acts of kindness.

Check out the full schedule for “Trust In Giving Month” HERE.

About “Trust In Giving Month,” “Fly” commented, “October is a very special month for me, but I wanted to make it even more special by giving back every single day. We found the perfect partner to bring this to reality in Black Celebrity Giving. I’ve been blessed with so much. However, the ultimate blessing is for me to give back and uphold the community that gave my start. It’s an honor to do something that might change someone’s life, whether it be helping them keep a roof over their head or gifting them a car to get to work. Giving is transformative. I want to show people how one small act of kindness can make a major difference. You can trust in giving!”

Be on the lookout for news about “Trust In Giving Month” @trustingiving across all social media platforms as it gets underway now. Share your story with us by emailing info@trustingiving.com

Derez De’Shon To Headline 30-City “Beat The Odds” Tour

Platinum-certified and critically acclaimed Atlanta rapper Derez De’Shon will launch the “Beat The Odds”headline tour this fall. Tickets go on-sale this Friday, September 28 at 12pm local time. The tour kicks off October 30 in Oakland, CA, performs in major markets coast to coast, and comes to a close on December 9 in Jackson, MS. Special guests will be announced in the coming weeks. The full itinerary can be found below.The tour sets the stage for the release of Derez’s anxiously awaited upcoming new album for Commission Music/BMG. As the MC hits the road, he continues to make headlines and break through to the masses. He recently took home the coveted “Social Star Award” at the 2018 BMI Awards. Meanwhile, his breakthrough mixtape Pain has generated a staggering 500 million streams worldwide with the single “Hardaway” cracking Top 5 at Urban Radio, racking up 88 million YouTube views, and earning a platinum certification from RIAA. At the same time, “Fed Up” quickly closes in on gold status with 23 million YouTube views. What’s more, earlier this year Derez made his television debut with a pair of appearances on Wild N Out and BET Music Awards 106 & Park Special.In anticipation of his upcoming project, he just dropped the video for “Beat The Odds” [feat. YFN Lucci]. Over sweeping piano and a delicate beat, his hypnotic voice takes hold on the empowering hook, “I’m just trying to beat the odds.”Meanwhile, he serves up the catchy, confident, and confessional bars he’s become synonymous with during the verses.See Derez De’Shon beat the odds as he continues his climb to the top of the game.Coming out of poverty, standing down adversity, and moving like a champion in the face of it all, Derez De’Shon has steadily risen through the ranks to become one of Atlanta’s most inimitable talents. With an ironclad flow, raw bars, and vivid lyrical honesty, he transformed the 2018 mixtape Pain into a phenomenon with half-a-billion total streams and his first platinum plaque for“Hardaway.” Acclaimed by everyone from XXL to HotNewHipHop, he’s primed to leave a lasting imprint on hip-hop in 2018 and beyond.
TOUR DATES:10/30 Complex Oakland – Oakland, CA
10/31 Velvet Jones – Santa Barbara, CA
11/1 The Regent – Los Angeles, CA
11/2 Music Box – San Diego, CA
11/3 Pub Rock – Scottsdale, AZ
11/5 Cervantes Other Side – Denver, CO
11/7 The Loft – Minneapolis, MN
11/8 Reggies – Chicago, IL
11/9 Pop’s – St. Louis, MO
11/10 Emerson Theater – Indianapolis, IN
11/12 Magic Stick – Detroit, MI
11/14 The Foundry – Philadelphia, PA
11/15 U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC
11/16 Toad’s Place – New Haven, CT
11/18 SOBs – New York, NY
11/19 Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
11/21 The Underground – Charlotte, NC
11/23 WorkPlay – Birmingham, AL
11/24 Centerstage – Atlanta, GA
11/27 Soul Kitchen – Mobile, AL
11/28 Truth Entertainment Complex – Jacksonville, FL
11/29 PLAY – Tallahassee, FL
11/30 Hangar – Miami, FL
12/1 Whiskey North – Tampa, FL
12/2 Guilt Nightclub – Orlando, FL
12/5 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
12/6 Come And Take It Live! – Austin, TX
12/7 Prophet Bar – Dallas, TX
12/8 The Howlin’ Wolf – New Orleans, LA
12/9 The Hideaway – Jackson, MS