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]

PRhyme (DJ Premier & Royce 5’9”) Announce PRhyme 2 Tour Dates

While PRhyme (DJ Premier & Royce 5’9”) achieved many milestones with their debut collaborative effort, the iconic duo’s follow-up PRhyme 2, which was released on 3-16-18 further cemented the ambitious group’s artistic legacy.

PRhyme 2 debuted at #1 on the iTunes Hip-Hop Chart and #2 on Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart, the projects second single, “Rock It,” has been predominantly featured on ESPN’s SportsCenter and they delivered an unforgettable performance of “Flirt” featuring 2 Chainz on the Jimmy Fallon Show.

The fans demanded it, so today Premier and Royce announced via an exclusive news premiere with Complex that they are going to take PRhyme on the road for a not to be missed seven-city tour run which will kick off on May 30th in Philadelphia and concludes on June 15th in Los Angeles.

“I look forward to getting back on the road and touring the country with Preem as PRhyme” Royce asserted.  “We had so much fun making this album and having the ability to share our vision with the world via our one of a kind live show is a great reward.” Further, DJ Premier added “PRhyme 2 brings another chapter of a unique union of what me and Royce present when we form our legacies together as PRhyme.  It’s only right to double up both projects and light the fuse.”

In addition to announcing their new tour, PRhyme is also releasing the release date for the vinyl release (Double Vinyl Album) of PRhyme 2 along with the Instrumental Album; both of which will be released on 4-20-18 and are available for pre-order.

PRhyme 2 Tour Dates:

5-30-18- Philadelphia, PA (TLA)

5-31-18- Boston, MA (Paradise)

6-2-18- Washington, DC (Howard Theater)

6-5-18- New York, NY (Highline)

6-7-18- Detroit, MI (St. Andrews)

6-14-18- San Francisco, CA (Slims)

6-15-18- Los Angeles, CA (El Rey)


No I.D. To Executive Produce Tobi Lou’s Debut Album

On the heels of the success of his viral release “Troop”, ArtClub International-signee, Tobi Lou, will have his debut album executive produced by the legendary No I.D.
We are excited about this pairing! When asked about the pending musical collaboration, Tobi stated, ​”I don’t think I even have the proper word that could legitimately describe how excited I am right now. Being from Chicago, ever since I heard Kanye [West] mention NoID on Last Call he’s been someone I’ve hoped to work with one day. And now it’s actually happening, so I guess the proper word is surreal, that’s how it feels.” Surreal.
The to-be-named album will also helm Tobi Lou, Taz Askew, and Tobi’s manager/A&R Derrick ‘Lottery’ Hardy as executive producers, and is slated to be released commercially summer 2018.

In the interim, you can ancipate the second installment of Tobi Lou’s ongoing series on April 27th. ​

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Stalley announces appointment of Smitti Boi as head of A&R for label, Blue Collar Gang

Hip hop artist Stalley (@stalley) today announced the appointment of long-time producer and engineer, Smitti Boi (@therealsmitti), as the head of A&R for his label Blue Collar Gang (BGC), effective immediately. Smitti’s new role includes overseeing the label’s music output from a lyrical and sonic perspective, while also finding and developing new and existing talent for BCG. He will play an active role in advising on projects and placements for the label’s roster of artists and producers.


The Atlanta-based producer and former MMG hip hop artist first met backstage at A3C music festival a few years ago, which later led to a studio session and eventual friendship. Stalley and Smitti are currently working on a collaborative project that will drop later this year. Smitti Boi’s producer credits include CeeLo Green, Boosie Badazz, B.o.B., Stalley, Curren$y, Starlito and more.

On his new appointment, Smitti Boi said, “My goal is to bring everything I can to Blue Collar Gang. I want to give the fans great music from not only Stalley, but the entire roster of BCG talent.” While he will continue producing music for other artists, his primary and day-to-day focus will be elevating the label and its artists.

JAY-Z and Beyoncé Announce ‘On the Run II Tour’

Hov and Bey will be touring across Europe and North America from June to October, with stops in Manchester, London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris, Washington, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Los Angeles and many other cities.

Pre-sale starts this Wednesday, March 14th, with general sale going live next Monday, March 19th.

Check out the dates and trailer below.

June 06 – Cardiff, UK @ Principality Stadium
June 09 – Glasgow, UK @ Hampden Park
June 13 – Manchester, UK @ Etihad Stadium
June 15 – London, UK @ London Stadium
June 19 – Amsterdam, NL @ Amsterdam Arena
June 23 – Copenhagen, DK @ Parken Stadium
June 25 – Stockholm, SW @ Friends Arena
June 28 – Berlin, DE @ Olympiastadion
June 30 – Warsaw, PL @ Stadion Narodowy
July 03 – Cologne, DE @ RheinEnergieStadion
July 06 – Milan, IT @ San Siro
July 08 – Rome, IT @ Stadio Olimpico
July 11 – Barcelona, ES @ Olympic Stadium
July 14 – Paris, FR @ Stade de France
July 17 – Nice, FR @ Allianz Riviera
July 25 – Cleveland, OH @ FirstEnergy Stadium
July 28 – Washington, DC @ FedEx Field
July 30 – Philadelphia, PA @ Lincoln Financial Field
Aug. 02 – E. Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium
Aug. 05 – Boston, MA @ Gillette Stadium
Aug. 08 – Minneapolis, MN @ US Bank Stadium
Aug. 10 – Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field
Aug. 13 – Detroit, MI @ Ford Field
Aug. 18 – Buffalo, NY @ New Era Field
Aug. 23 – Nashville, TN @ Vanderbilt Stadium
Aug. 25 – Atlanta, GA @ Mercedes Benz Stadium
Aug. 29 – Orlando, FL @ Camping World Stadium
Aug. 31 – Miami, FL @ Hard Rock Stadium
Sept. 11 – Arlington, TX @ AT&T Stadium
Sept. 13 – New Orleans, LA @ Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Sept. 15 – Houston, TX @ NRG Stadium
Sept. 19 – Phoenix, AZ @ University of Phoenix Stadium
Sept. 22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Rose Bowl
Sept. 27 – San Diego, CA @ SDCCU Stadium
Sept. 29 – Santa Clara, CA @ Levi’s Stadium
Oct. 02 – Vancouver, BC @ BC Place

Starz And Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell Debuts The Official Trailer for their New Docuseries “Warriors of Liberty City” Ahead of the World Premiere at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival

STARZ debuts the official trailer and character images for new original docuseries “Warriors of Liberty City” ahead of their World Premieres at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival this week. “Warriors of Liberty City” was chosen as Official Episodic Selections at the festival with a Q&A on Monday, March 12th.

Panel Information:

“Warriors of Liberty City”
Monday, March 12th
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Vimeo Theater

World premiere screening of the first episode, followed by a Q&A with creator, producer, and director Evan Rosenfeld (“30 for 30,” “Vice World of Sports”), hip hop pioneer, executive producer, and Warriors program founder Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell, Duke Johnson (Cleveland Browns) and executive producer Maverick Carter (“Survivor’s Remorse”).

“Warriors of Liberty City,” a docuseries from PGA award-winning director and producer Rosenfeld explores Liberty City – a crime-ridden neighborhood in Miami, Florida that is arguably the NFL’s largest, most successful football factory. The series follows a season with the Liberty City Warriors, a youth football program founded by an unlikely mentor: hip hop pioneer Luther Campbell, better known as “Uncle Luke.” Before Liberty City native Barry Jenkins won his historic Oscar® for Moonlight, the city was best known for producing some of the biggest names in football, including Devonta Freeman, Antonio Brown, Duke Johnson, and Teddy Bridgewater. It’s a place synonymous with poverty and gun violence, but in the face of incredible challenges and personal tragedy, the Warriors of Liberty City learn to triumph both on and off the football field.

Follow Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell at @Unclelukereal1 (Instagram and Twitter).Follow “Warriors of Liberty City” on Twitter at @Warriors_Starz.
Join the conversation with #WarriorsSTARZ and #WarriorsSXSW.

Tip “T.I.” Harris Officially Ends Atlanta Protest of National Chain Restaurant, Houston’s

Tip “T.I.” Harris has finally came to terms with national restaurant chain, Houston’s, after Tip, Jay Morrison and Ernestine Johnson kicked off a local protest of all Atlanta locations due to the mistreatment of minority patrons and employees.

Official Statement from Tip Harris:
“Over the past few months, we (me, Ernestine Johnson and Jay Morrison) have had some tough, yet productive discussions with Houston’s. Our goal was to bring to light specific issues that we felt they needed to address and correct. I am proud of the progress and look forward to continuing the dialogue and working together in the same communities that have helped make their business so successful.

For More Information Regarding Houston’s Protest:
The Barjon Group
Nikki Barjon | nikki@grandhustlemusicgroup.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

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