The Attic LA Becomes LA’s Safe House for Musicians

Have you heard the news? The Attic LA is a new platform for all creatives to display their work to the public. The event is a safe haven that encourages and promotes positive vibes for artists from all over LA giving artists a chance to tell their story. We got a chance to chop it up with the founders of The Attic LA to see what the hype is about.

Can you break down what The Attic LA is?

At this moment in time, we are a group of Artist/Curators that are working to produce and develop unique events and shows that showcase artist that are diverse in their mediums, perspectives, and backgrounds. We love our city so we are pushing to make a show for LA, with LA talent, and most importantly in LA. At the same time we are focused on building a community where the artist expose themselves to that community and the community exposes themselves to the artist. A symbiotic relationship that keeps people wanting to come back and soak up those good vibes, and give all that love right back to the artist. Ultimately, inspiring them to keep creating beautiful works. We have our sights set pretty high as far as future and our goals.

What challenges did you face while building The Attic LA?

We are all different. We have diverse perspectives and strong personalities. When you have that all in one room, it can be challenging to agree on certain inputs and aspects. So we had to learn how to communicate better with one another, we had to be willing to put our egos aside so the event could thrive, and ultimately we grew to trust whomever had a hold of the wheel in certain aspects of creation. Conquering these obstacles only made us better as a team. Something that may get misconstrued to us is that having a lot of competitive people in the room is dysfunctional. We are all competitive, but growing up in sports gave us all a great foundation for team dynamics, collaborating, culture, and making sacrifices to accomplish a common goal.
You talk a lot about the culture. What does that mean to you?

We follow very closely the given definition. Culture – “The customs, arts, social institutions, and achievements of a particular nation, people, or other social group”. We are starting out and establishing our culture as a social group. There are certain ideals we uphold steadfastly. We believe in an inclusive community.  We are accepting of all people and any way in which they choose to express, identify, or define themselves as individuals. We believe in “we before me” and the idea that collaboration and sacrifice can breed situations where everyone involved can win. We believe in maintaining and building solid relationships with the artist and patrons of our shows. We are laying the foundation for what we believe we’ll be able to build something truly special on. It is imperative that we establish and maintain a culture where artist can be vulnerable and express their message, people can connect, respect is given, relationships are valued, and a community can grow.

How would The Attic LA differentiate from other platforms that already exist?

We believe that the right people always set you a part. The way you carry yourself, conduct your business, and treat people. A great deal of that stems from your culture and the ideals you uphold. Only time will tell, but we believe we are standing on a solid foundation. As we build this community and continue to have our culture permeate it, we’ll be hard not to notice in our humble opinion. People gravitate towards genuine people; that’s what we are!

What direction do you see The Attic LA going in the next year if the first event is a success?

Success breeds opportunity! So we are excited to see what opportunities come to us after the show. Collaborations, connections, artist lining up to work with us, people buzzing about upcoming show, and other events because they want to get back to that initial feeling and experience that we were able to provide them. Success will be being able to reproduce that quality consistently. Taking that standard of excellence and quality to everything we produce in all areas of art, media, and entertainment.

How would you measure the success rate of The Attic LA?

We have lofty ambitions! Success is accomplishing those goals we have set. Each one being a stepping stone to the others. So first and foremost is establishing the culture and developing shows that meet and exceed our standard of excellence. We have array of projects in our sights and we want to make sure they are executed well. We hope each time you leave an Attic LA event your filled with joy and sorrow, happy to have come, sad to see it go. We hope to leave you sick with longing and eager to get back and have that experience, soak up the vibe, and be amongst the community again. We want people to not only follow us (@theatticla) but feel like they’re home whenever they are with us.

In order to be in attendance at the next event, you’ll have to follow The Attic LA at @theatticla. Catch you next time!

Love & Hip Hop Hollywood Cast Reveled: Lil Fizz, Omarion, Ray J, Soulja Boy and More

LIL FIZZ & OMARION!!! YES LAWD!

It’s been months of speculation and rumors about the filming of Love and Hip Hop Hollywood and VH1 has finally answered our questions! On Monday September 15th @ 8 PM a new set of artist, producers, DJ’s and radio host will hit the VH1 screen and entertain us with their personal life dramas.

CHECK OUT THE CAST & PRESS RELEASE BELOW:

VH1’S “LOVE & HIP HOP” GOES HOLLYWOOD
LOVE & HIP HOLLYWOOD
Season Premieres Monday, September 15, 2014 at 8PM*

NEW YORK, NY (AUGUST 18, 2014) – VH1’s hit franchise “Love & Hip Hop” is heading to Tinseltown with the series premiere of “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood.” Premiering on Monday, September 15 at 8PM, a new group of R&B and hip hop hopefuls have their eyes on the prize and are ready to deliver the shock, drama and scandal as only the #1 social show of the summer can do. With the music industry constantly evolving, these artists’ unwavering ambition keeps them hustling to stay at the top and willing to lay it all on the line.

The series will follow a brand new cast of celebrities and musicians including:

· Ray J- Recording artist who has been romantically linked to several well-known names in recent years. Currently, he seems inseparable from his best friend and executive assistant Morgan Hardman.

· Soulja Boy -YouTube sensation with his hit “Crank Dat,” romantically linked to R&B Royalty, Nia Riley, daughter of Grammy-award winning music producer/singer/songwriter Teddy Riley.

· Omarion- Former lead singer of hit R&B band B2K, now pursuing a solo career while dating Apryl Jones, a backup vocalist. The two are currently expecting their first child.

· Lil Fizz- Former band member of R&B band B2K who, although he shares a child with ex-girlfriend Moniece Slaughter, is thinking about settling down with his present love Amanda Secor.

· Young Berg – Grammy-nominated producer and musician. He has worked with artists such as Lil Wayne, T Pain, Ray J, Tamar Braxton and Meek Mill.

· Teairra Marie – Actress and R&B songstress and ex-girlfriend to Ray J. Popular for her hit song “Make Her Feel Good.”

· Hazel E – Former celebrity publicist, currently pursuing her own music career as a rapper.

· Yesi Ortiz -”Voice of LA,” DJ/ Music Director for hip hop radio station Power 106.

· Sincere – A premier club promoter in the Los Angeles area.

· Nikki Mudarris – A born and bred LA girl, Nikki is an heir to her family’s real estate fortune.

And many more!

After taking over the East Coast with “Love & Hip Hop: NY” and conquering the Dirty South with “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta,” the pressure is on for the West Coast to find their place in the limelight and these “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood” starlets refuse to settle. Get red-carpet ready for “lights, camera, action” in the series premiere of “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood” Monday, September 15 at 8PM* on VH1.

“Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood” is executive produced by Mona Scott-Young for Monami Entertainment and Toby Barraud and Stefan Springman for Eastern TV. Susan Levison, Nina L. Diaz and Vivian Gomez are executive producers for VH1.

Follow “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood” on Instagram and Twitter using @LoveHipHopVH1, and here on Facebook. Join the conversation using #LHHH
For additional information on VH1 follow @VH1 on Twitter or “Like” VH1 on Facebook, and visit VH1.com for all the latest in music and celebrity news.
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If you know me then you know the only person I really care about on this show is former B2K member Lil Fizz, that man has been on my “Husband in my head” list since I was in 7th grade. After B2K broke up he disappeared which actually worries me for a show like this. The people who already have their lives out there for the public aren’t too taken aback by the backlash and drama these shows bring, but for years Lil Fizz hasn’t had a Twitter and the one he had never even used.

I’m also interested to see who else is on the show being that the press release is claiming to have more cast mates.

Will you be watching? How do you think this season will compare to LHH and LHHATL?

All credit to: http://www.naybesa.com/2014/08/18/love-hip-hop-hollywood-cast-reveled-lil-fizz-omarion-ray-j-soulja-boy-and-more/