Atlanta, GA is known for its array of rappers, singers, music producers, now actors can be added to that line up as 20 year Myles Truitt is from East Atlanta and is making a name himself in the film industry. He played a young Ronnie DeVoe on BET’s The New Edition Story and fast forward a few years later he is playing the role of B-Mickie on the hit Starz show BMF. On his debut on The Progress Report Podcast, Myles Truitt discusses acting with Wood Harris twice, preparing and learning for his role on BMF, misconceptions, employing his mom, other roles, and more!
Tre Savage is making a name for himself with the release of his debut project ‘Still Me’ which released this past summer. He is also Baton Rouge rapper Webbie’s oldest son. During a sit down conversation with Lalaa Shepard on The Progress Report, Tre Savage discusses what it was like growing up Webbie’s son, looking up to Boosie, rumored ‘Gangsta Muzik 2’ with Boosie’s son Tootie Raw, Reality TV Show with Webbie, and more!
Stream/ download “Goodfella” by Lou Vellvito & Bigga Rankin: https://song.link/us/i/1589131971
St. Louis artist Lou Vellvito just released his latest video installment for “Goodfella” from his new project ‘Weigh Wit Wurdz’. The song is produced by his longterm producer GameRunnaz and is the second song on the project. The official music video was filmed by Boomin Visuals throughout various parts of Atlanta and St. Louis.
Although Lou Vellvito took a minor hiatus to focus on building his catalog and rebranding his image, he is no rookie to the game. Formerly known as Luey V, Lou Vellvito built strong relationships with Hip Hop heavyweights Bishop of ATL Top 20 and Bigga Rankin dating back to over 15 years ago. Fast forward to today, Bigga Rankin is 100% behind Lou Vellvito’s career.
When asked about the inspiration behind the record and visual, Lou Vellvito states, “It’s based on the film ‘Goodfellas’ but I’m also speaking on an actual street in St. Louis also this video captures the suit wearing mobster look which is a first for me just selling the title of the song and my name Lou Vellvito is a mobster type name so it goes hand in hand”.
Pothead Genius, a Cannabis lifestyle Brand and Backwoods Atlanta have teamed up to bring the local cannabis community a new event on Saturday nights right in the heart of Atlanta. “The Genius Social” is a safe place for hippies and stoners alike to vibe, eat great food, shop with local vendors and network with other like-minded people. The Progress Report Podcast’s DJ Exel is set to provide the music alongside LaLaa Shepard who will host the event.
“The Genius Social is a safe space for hippies, stoners, and cannabis enthusiasts. It’s a social experience centered around good energy and even better people. It’s a vibe that you have to experience. Pothead Genius the brand works to debunk the stigma that Potheads aren’t geniuses!”, Ashley of Pothead Genius states.
Click the link below to purchase tickets and be sure to save the date!
October 16th, 2021
140 Walker Street Southwest
Atlanta, GA 30313
6:30PM — 9:30PM
“I’m back dropping music, nothing is holding me down, I’m back to telling my story”
In a new edition of Conversations with Lalaa, Lalaa Shepard catches up with Atlanta native Rich Homie Quan to speak about his come up doing open mics, his first big break with “Type of Way”, hating his most popular song to date, “Flex (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh)”,
changes in the music industry since 2013, fatherhood, and more.
(Atlanta, Georgia, July 16, 2021) – Fresh off the release of his single featuring Ne-Yo, Grindin Pun has released “Love Me Not” with Grammy award-winning producer, Zaytoven. The song is a testament to dating in 2021, and how people might not be who they appear to be. With a creative delivery over Zaytoven’s dreamy and bass heavy production, “Love Me Not” explores what goes through a man’s mind when he feels his love interest is untrustworthy.
Allen “Grindin Pun” Lane was born on January 26, 1990, on the West Side of Chicago, Illinois. He was raised in the Henry Horner Projects, just blocks away from the United Center, home to the Chicago Bulls and the Chicago Blackhawks. Being raised near the United Center opened Pun’s eyes to expensive homes and condos, luxurious cars, high-end fashion, and expensive jewelry. Although only nine-years-old when he first discovered he was a talented lyricist, Pun knew that he would one day live the of the rich and famous on his terms
In early 2001, at the age of eleven, Pun and three of his cousins formed the rap group, S.W.A.T. In 2006, as new members joined the group and became intrigued by Pun’s cool, yet sly demeanor, the name of the group was changed to Chi-Town Shysters, with Pun serving as its leader. Upon entering high school, the group sought out ways to make money to finance their careers, which they believed could catapult the group to a new level. Some got jobs and others locked into the streets to make money. Now with more capital, the group was able to make an impact on the local underground rap scene. In January 2007, the Chi-Town Shysters were featured on Fox News Chicago for their accomplishments, with the exposure opening many lucrative doors that allowed them to become more regionally known. Capitalizing on the exposure, Pun has made countless business endeavors, has repeatedly appeared on public access television, has been featured on 28 mixtapes, and has released 5 solo albums.
In 2015, Pun left the dangerous streets of Chicago for Phoenix, Arizona, where he was blessed to be in the presence of Les Paul Rogue, a music sensation who once performed with Kool and the Gang, Billy Paul, and Sister Sledge. While in Arizona, Pun continued to work on his music, producing “Pills and Patron”, which quickly became Pun’s highest viewed video, with a combined 2+ million views. Pun would go on to produce for videos and perform on stages across the West Coast. But in December 2020, after realizing that Arizona was not a good fit for his advancing music career, Pun picked up and moved to Atlanta, Georgia.
Since moving to Atlanta, Pun has worked with in-house producer Shaun Heard, with the two of them creating a number of hit songs, including “Fine Wine”, that caught the interest of three-time Grammy award winning recording artist, Ne-Yo. He would go on to host “Fine Wine” releasing it as the number one song on his unsigned artist playlist. Following the release of the Ne-Yo project, Pun received a message from Zaytoven, which led to him getting production from him and creating “Love Me Not”. He says “It’s a blessing to be able to work with someone we grew up listening to. Zay was just as famous to us as the artists that rapped on his beats”. He is “anxious to see the type of response and growth this song generates. I feel great about it and [feel] like it’s perfect timing”.
Connect with Grindin Pun on Social Media:
It’s all on the line. Roddricus Maybaxh Hot Livsey is competing in his first world title match as he goes head to head against Drake Heitfield for the vacant spot of the UBF International Welterweight. A Night of Championship is presented by Pulse Boxing and is set to take place on July 23rd at Cosmopolitan in Decatur, GA. With several undercards scheduled throughout the evening, the main event is a highly anticipated one.
Roddricus Maybaxh Hot Livsey is best known for his resilience in the ring with him already competing in two back-to-back matches in 2020 following a hand injury. Now in 2021, he has even more to prove with his fight against Heitfield. Livsey took a huge hit when he lost his longtime coach Hakim “Pops” Lopez in December, but it only made him more determined to be successful in the boxing ring. The two fighters are set to step into the ring for a ten-round contest for the vacant spot, but prior to, Livsey will host a public workout on Tuesday, July 20th at 6 PM.
With backing from his representation with Independent label LSMG Music group and TJ INdustrys, Maybaxh Hot bout at fighting has him 7-0 with 4 KOs as he competes to continue his reign at 8-0 and win his first World Title.
It’s no secret that America has had a rocky history with race relations and even in 2021, there’s still a conversation to be had. King Elway opens up the discussion with the release of his latest single, “Different Places”, a look into the unique experiences had by Black men in America due to their skin color. This story isn’t a new one, but one that needs to be told again and again to bring about the proper changes.
The fact remains that darker skin tones have a harsher reality than that of lighter complexions and King Elway uses “Different Places” as a way to shine a light on these experiences. In the Supadope-directed visuals, we see two friends who come from different backgrounds and how their daily lives play out in this current racially infused world. It’s so common to assume that Black people are the bad guys in situations, but the reality is that White men can be just as much of a threat. “To tell the truth I’m glad I ain’t been killed by a cop yet,” rhymes the artist. “Just a black man in America but you don’t know nothing bout dat”.
“Different Places” is the first single off of the Playas Club Music Group signee’s forthcoming project, 2 Soulful, which is the sequel to his 2019 So Soulful.
“Guwop didn’t baby me”
Yung Mal is a rapper from Atlanta, GA. He recently released his third body of work, ‘1.5 Way or No Way’ with features from G Herbo, Quill, BIG30, Slimelife Shawty, Pooh Shiesty, Lil Gotit, and Real Taker. During the season 2 premiere episode of Lalaa Land, Yung Mal speaks on giving up smoking since he’s on probation, bossing up, fatherhood, coping with death, music, and moving safely as a public figure.
Rezz just delivered a freestyle titled Summersalt to hold his fans over until the release of his upcoming album ‘Buddah’ set to drop June 18th. On Summersalt, Rezz raps, “Lil rezzy ain’t lettin no money walk”, all of which is his creative way of referring to making flips from plays. The track is produced by Denver based music producer, HenkeTooRaw.