Too $hort has successfully cracked the code to hip-hop immortality with 32 years, 15 million Soundscan sales, 6 platinum plaques, 4 gold certifications, and collaborations with the likes of Tupac, The Notorious B.I.G., and Jay-Z. With Drake utilizing his flow and lyrics on the double platinum DJ Khaled smash “For Free” and Yo Gotti and Nicki Minaj twisting “Freaky Tales” for “Rake It Up,” Too $hort’s influence is timeless, and his impact is felt across the globe. As far as West Coast hip-hop icons, Too $hort deserves mention in every conversation alongsideDr. Dre, Tupac, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, and E-40. His forthcoming project The Pimp Tape should leave no question about his spot at the top by embracing everything listeners fell in love with since 1985.
The-Dream celebrates the 10-year anniversary of ‘Love Hate’ with new music.
KP The Great – Photo Credit Joe Films
Last Weekend, thousands of music lovers invaded Atlanta for the first-ever ‘A-Town Music Fest. Held at the famous Wolf Creek Amphitheater, this festival highlighted some of the artists that helped shape the sound of Southern Hip Hop and put ATL on the map. Dungeon Family’s own, KP The Great, controlled the vibes in between each act and kept the energy at an all time high DJing for his DF brothers, The Goodie Mob.
Ceelo Green and KP The Great – Photo Credit Joe Films
Towards the end of the night, KP The Great surprised the crowd with a true Atlanta special guest DJ set. ScottyATL introduced the set with his song “Cloud IX” which set the tone. KP hit the ATL crowd with a barrage of Atlanta hits and then David Banner hit the stage, performing music from his acclaimed album, “#TheGodBox”, as well as his classic hit “Like A Pimp”. The Dream followed, who performed his hit records “I Luv Your Girl” and “Rockin’ That Thang”which had all the ladies singing to every word. KP The Great transitioned from that song to Crime Mob’s set, who performed smash hits “Stilettos”, “Rock Yo Hips” and “Knuck if You Buck”, which had the entire crowd on their feet.
T.I. – Photo Credit Joe Films
To end his Atlanta set, KP The Great did a special Shawty Lo tribute for the fallen rapper, whose life ended tragically this year. As the tribute was closing, none other than T.I., the King of the South. T.I., ran out to close out the set. T.I., who was celebrating the 14th birthday of Trap Muzik, gave his fans an impromptu show, performing classics like “24’s”, “You Don’t Know Me” and ending on a high note with “Rubberband Man” with Banner joining him on stage. “These artists I brought out for the show have all contributed and shaped Atlanta music. Each of them are unique and have made a major impact to the music industry. Big thanks to my brothers Tip, Banner, Dream and ScottyATL and Crime Mob for helping to make history tonight”, KP The Great stated.
KP The Great – Photo Credit Joe Films
KP The Great and The Dream
David Banner and ScottyATL – Photo Credit Vincent G. Photos
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