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

Ski2Cold X Pilot – “Neva Know”


Minnesota continues to push out new unsigned hype – and here we’re able to share a new hitter from Minneapolis artists, Ski2Cold and Pilot, with their brand new single, “Neva Know.”

The two midwest rappers are also dropping a collab project titled, Cold Flight, releasing April 20th via all major streaming outlets.
As we wait for the new tape to drop, make sure you check out, “Neva Know,” below and more music from Pilot via SoundCloud.

Twitter: 
@TheReal_Pilot
@Ski2Cold

Atlanta based singer Sophia Releases Visual ‘BYOB’ (Buy Yo Bitch)

 
Sophia‘s back, and with an interesting message this time.
“She can buy your bitch.”
Yep, you heard right. The young west African songstress releases the flashy visual for her single BYOB.
Synonymous for Buy Yo Bitch, BYOB is one of the more up-tempo songs from her project ‘Love So: The New Classic.’
With a sound remnant of it’s flaunty style, in this Art Deco – Miami inspired track produced by D Sims, Sophia lets the fellas know her time ain’t cheap.

Also available on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, & Google Play.
Click here to stream http://hyperurl.co/Sophia-BYOB
Social Media:
@_OneSophia
Directed by @_CreedLife

Introducing ATL’s #1 host: Fly Guy DC

Deemed the Voice of the Millennial, FlyGuyDC‘s energetic soul is one who can spark the plugs of any event he hosts and leave the crowd with an unforgettable experience.
What is it that he doesn’t do? From being a full-time personality on ATL’s top radio station, Streetz 94.5, to volunteer work inspiring his peers and community daily to hosting at the hottest clubs…I give youFlyGuyDC!

AUC Homecoming concert:

 

Yo Gotti “I Am” release party:

Meek Mill & Nicki Minaj @ Mansion Elan:

I want my fans to take away that I love and appreciate the people that I entertain daily. I interact consistently to keep the foundation and relationship with them because I wouldn’t be who I am today without them. The more I stay the same and never change, the more loyal they will be to me and stay following my journey.”
-FlyGuyDC
Social Media:
Twitter @IAmFlyGuyDC
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Reck442 – Big Racks (Prod. RicoElite)

 

Hailing from the Bronx, NY by way of Zimbabwe, Reck442 is somewhat of a nomad. Having to assimilate to American culture at a young age, the MC eventually relocated to Dallas, TX and now resides in ATL. Due to the constant moving, Reck picked up on the influences of each area, thus, he was able to use all of his living experiences, including Africa, to influence his sound musically. Now that he is currently working on his debut EP The African Plug, which is slated for release later this year, Reck442 unveils his brand new single titled “Big Racks.” Produced by RicoElite, the newcomer rides the beat with unquestionable ease. “Big Racks” is currently available on all digital platforms. 

 

Sm00veShidOnly – Poetic Justice EP (Prod. by MUCHO ON DA MF’n BEAT )

After a brief hiatus, Sm00veShidOnly is back with his sophomore project, the Poetic Justice Ep. Sm00ve linked up with Acknowledge Family’s Own, super producer, MUCHO ON DA MF’n BEAT for an undeniably dope combination of bass, rhythm and soul.

Social Media:

@sm00veshidonly

Prod. @MUCHO67