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.

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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.

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


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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 HO– USE 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.


Kawan “KP” Prather Takes Over The Fourth Annual Revolt Music Conference in Miami, Florida

This past weekend, Kawan “KP” Prather took over Miami Beach for the fourth annual Revolt Music Conference as a special guest panelist, judge and DJ. Hundreds of music lovers and aspiring artists gathered at the beautiful Eden Roc Hotel to learn key information from some of today’s leaders in music. KP kicked off the conference on Thursday as a guest judge for Revolt’s ‘Be Heard’ competition. KP auditioned dozens of performers, all hoping to make it through to the next level to win a slot on Revolt TV. Paxton, the winner of the competition, was one of KP’s artists he selected to advance to the next round.

Friday morning, KP was a special guest speaker on the ‘F* A&R I Can Do It All Myself!’ panel, in which the name alone drew a curious crowd. KP had the packed audience engaged from the moment the panel began. He, along with Brooklyn Johnny, Orlando Wharton and Ryan Press with Darrale Jones as the moderator, shared key insider advice that every aspiring artist should follow. KP shares, “When you look at the artists that are making the biggest impact today like Kendrick Lamar, SZA, 6LACK, Khalid and legends like Kanye and Jay Z, they all acknowledge that having a dope A&R is a key member to have on a winning team.”

Saturday KP switched gears from music Exec to DJ when he was selected as a special guest DJ for the Ciroc Hustle Pool Party at Eden Roc Hotel. KP warmed the crowd up for one of his long time friends and legendary artists he signed, Tip “T.I.” Harris, who took the stage next for a full Hustle Gang experience. “The RMC felt like a music business family reunion, where the statesmen & women share their stories and experiences with the young people, in hopes that it would help them navigate the journey a little bit easier and faster. I look forward to being apart of it next year,” KP stated.

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#ATL The HillTop HYPE Radio Show & NDORADIO Present: Monsters & Margaritas

The HillTop HYPE Radio Show, NDORADIO, and Da Warehouse ATL present the biggest Halloween party this year!

Monsters & Margaritas will be the livest Halloween turn up event in the city, so make sure you don’t miss it!

There will be Monsters and Margaritas of course.
Body Paint. Beer Pong. Photo Booths. Edibles. Pre Rolls. And more!

The dope music will be provided by, @CodyGotBeatz and DJ Oh La La.

There will be a twerk contest and costume contest for CASH prizes.

Sounds too lit to believe?

As the hosts of the HillTop HYPE Radio Show would say… “It’s a lituation!”

Come start off your Halloween weekend and turn up with your hosts Portia Terrae, 6Twelve, and the entire ndoradio staff!

When: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 10 pm – 3am
Where: Da Warehouse ATL (2339 Brennan RD)
Sponsored By: Still Broke Clothing & Green Goddesses

$10 Tickets at the door!
$5 Presale Available HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/the-hilltop-hype-radio-show-amp-ndoradiocom-15465202893

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Kevin “Coach K” Lee and Angela Rye Honored at Second Annual A3C Festival & Conference ‘Welcome To Atlanta’ Reception

For the second year in a row ChooseATL kicked off the 13th annual A3C Festival & Conference with the ‘Welcome To Atlanta’ Reception at Loudermilk Center’s Toyota Ballroom. Hundreds of music lovers, tastemakers, social activists, startups and artists joined together for a night of music, celebration and fun. As the doors opened, guests were greeted with true southern cuisine, delicious Martell cocktails and a full open bar.


Royce Bable and Kate Atwood

Kate Atwood (ChooseATL) and Royce Bable (A3C Partnership Director) hosted the evening while DJ Reese controlled the vibes with classic ATL hits mixed with indie artists.


Rohit Malhotra and Matt Weiss

Rohit Malhotra (Center for Civic Innovation, Director) and Matt Weiss (A3C Production Director) took to the stage to stress the importance of voter registration and civic participation. They acknowledged the finalists for their A3C Action Pitch Competition who will pitch on Friday, Oct 6th at 7:00PM for $10,000 at A3C’s Action Summit.

Following, the night’s special guests Angela Rye and Kevin “Coach K” Lee, were honored with the Social Impact Award and the Cultural Icon Award, respectively. Angela who was the first recipient of the night, is an outspoken activist who lends her voice of hope and change to top media outlets such as CNN pushing the message of equal rights. In true Angela Rye fashion she left the hip hop community with a call to action to further pursue ownership of the culture.


Fadia Kader (Instagram) gave a beautiful speech on Coach K and shared some personal stories illuminating Coach K’s long history of supporting the Atlanta’s indie hip-hop scene and what it means to be a trailblazer in Hip-Hop. He is currently the president of Quality Control record label and manager of Migos and Lil Yachty, to name a few.

The night was capped off with a special moment, when FRKO and Eastside Chris took to the stage to present Grip : mother with a custom piece of art and let her know how much her son meant to Atlanta. Grip Plyaz was a local hip-hop legend who supported A3C every year, but tragically lost a 2 year battle with cancer, recently.

Mayor Kasim Reed and Atlanta City Councilmember and mayoral candidate Keisha Lance-Bottoms were in attendance to give a warm welcome and show their support for the event that has thrived in ATL for over a decade. “There is no better way to start the 13th annual A3C Festival & Conference. Gathering friends, activists and entrepreneurs to honor and acknowledge some people we really respect and admire. It was a special night and we look forward to a great week”, Mike Walbert stated.

YFN Lucci, Trinidad James, Q Money and More Celebrate TIG Records 5th Year Anniversary In Atlanta

In celebration of their 5th year anniversary, TIG (Think It’s A Game Records), hosted a series of events in lieu of the annual A3C Festival in Atlanta. Kicking off the week, TIG held a DJ appreciation event hosted by Coalition DJs & D Haynes. This event gave the label a chance to show their gratitude to the DJ community who has assisted in breaking their artist records. The event had a chef, topless bartenders and massage therapists (Rejuv Spa). The TIG roster including – YFN Lucci, Q Money, Rubberband OG, ForteBowie, Damar Jackson, Garren, YFN Pound (YFNBC Artist), YFN Kay (YFNBC Artist), Ferrari Red (YFNBC Artist), La Mazii and Posa all performed new music for the DJ’s to review and give feedback on as well. Some notable DJ’s in attendance included: Bigga Rankin, Tephlon, DJ X, DJ Winn, Swamp Izzo, DJ Omezy, DJ Ice Berg, King Pin and more.

The following day after the DJ appreciation event, guests came out to the Masquerade for the A3C Kickoff: TIG 5th Anniversary Concert powered by Boost Mobile. Hosted by Bigga Rankin and D Haynes, each TIG artist performed their latest hit records; including rising rap star YFN Lucci performing records such as Everyday We Lit, Heartless and Key to the Streets. Trinidad James popped up for a special guest performance on Lucci’s set to pay homage to his former label, TIG. DJ Lavish Lee and DJ Southwest Atlanta kept the crowd going, as Lucci presented his Family & Friends (YFNBC) with their #1 Plaque for his hit Single “Everyday We Lit” which was the #1 Urban Record in the country back in late July. Lucci’s CEO, Fly then surprised him & their super producer June James with their “Key To The Streets” Platinum Plaque.

Wrapping up the week, TIG founder and CEO, Girvan “Fly” Henry was honored at the Black Music Moguls Brunch. Fly was recognized for being a leading music executive in the industry and nurturing the rap careers of talent such as YFN Lucci, Rich Homie Quan, Trinidad James and More. “It’s a BLESSING to be successful in the music business over these past 5 years. Honestly, I feel like this is only the beginning for us! So like Puff said, ’10 Years from now we’ll still be top,’ THINK IT’S A GAME!!!” Fly stated. TIG has quickly become one of the top independent hip-hop labels in the industry.

Event: “Empowered” By PR – A Brunch & Roundtable Event

Atlanta, GASunday, October 22nd 12:00 PM – The Empowered by PR Brunch and Roundtable Event presented by Georgia Media Agency is set to take place this month at Holly’s Event Center, celebrating the profession of Public Relations. Our brunch includes Mimosas and Champagne for our guests, door prizes, networking, and more. Join us as we honor Publicists and Business Professionals: La’Torria Lemon, Tamiko Hope, Diana Schweinbeck, and Leon Valentine. Our Master of Ceremony is RJ Darnell of Partnr, Inc. along with a special keynote presentation from Author and Public Speaker Juan C. Moore, MBA.

Immediately following the empowerment brunch, stick around for our networking mixer beginning at 2:30 – 4:30 PM. At our mixer, expect to meet attendees, engage in networking games and activities, and experience a performance by R&B Singer Alexis Ayaana.

We invite you out for a collaborative networking and engaging experience to connect with PR Professionals, Business Owners, and Creatives. Both events are open to the public. If you are interested in purchasing a ticket to our empowerment brunch, please visit GeorgiaMediaAgency.com before tickets sell out.

Sponsorship: There is still time to become a sponsor! Click here to learn more about contributing.

Point of Contact: Ayana Gunn

Email: Media@GeorgiaMediaAgency.com

Social: @georgiamedia

Get your tickets for The #EmpoweredbyPR Brunch here: EmpoweredbyPRBrunch.Eventbrite.com