TICKET GIVEAWAY 3: Vh1′s ATL Documentary Screening

Vh1, Corner of the Cave and Ebony Son Management have teamed up to put together a DAMN GOOD documentary on the rise of the Atlanta music scene. And I’m not just saying that because I’m in too (*wink*).

The documentary is called ATL: The Untold Story Of Atlanta’s Rise In The Rap Game and it airs on Tuesday, September 2nd. It starts as far back as the Atlanta Child Murders and goes all the way up to Migos. So yes, that means everyone from Edward J to Jermaine Dupri is in there. I really think that Atlanta is going to be proud of this documentary. Of course it’s difficult to fit 34 years of history into a 90-minute film, but they did their thing.

That said, there is a screening this Sunday at the Rialto in downtown Atlanta and I have some free tickets to give away.

Of course, I don’t just be giving away anything easy. You’re going to have to do something for them. And you’re going to have to prove just how much you know about this great city of Atlanta and the music it has put out.

The first two pairs went fast! Here is the third trivia question.

What DJ did Shy D steal from Raheem the Dream?

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TICKET GIVEAWAY 2: VH1′s ATL Documentary Screening

Vh1, Corner of the Cave and Ebony Son Management have teamed up to put together a DAMN GOOD documentary on the rise of the Atlanta music scene. And I’m not just saying that because I’m in too (*wink*).

The documentary is called ATL: The Untold Story Of Atlanta’s Rise In The Rap Game and it airs on Tuesday, September 2nd. It starts as far back as the Atlanta Child Murders and goes all the way up to Migos. So yes, that means everyone from Edward J to Jermaine Dupri is in there. I really think that Atlanta is going to be proud of this documentary. Of course it’s difficult to fit 34 years of history into a 90-minute film, but they did their thing.

That said, there is a screening this Sunday at the Rialto in downtown Atlanta and I have some free tickets to give away.

Of course, I don’t just be giving away anything easy. You’re going to have to do something for them. And you’re going to have to prove just how much you know about this great city of Atlanta and the music it has put out.

The first pair went fast! Here is the second trivia question.

Name the record label that Jermaine Durpi and Kris Kross signed to and released their debut album Totally Krossed Out on.

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Ticket Giveaway: Vh1′s ATL Documentary Screening

Vh1, Corner of the Cave, Ebony Son Management and For Georgia have teamed up to put together a DAMN GOOD documentary on the rise of the Atlanta music scene. And I’m not just saying that because I’m in too (*wink*).

The documentary is called ATL: The Untold Story Of Atlanta’s Rise In The Rap Game and it airs on Tuesday, September 2nd. It starts as far back as the Atlanta Child Murders and goes all the way up to Migos. So yes, that means everyone from Edward J to Jermaine Dupri is in there. I really think that Atlanta is going to be proud of this documentary. Of course it’s difficult to fit 34 years of history into a 90-minute film, but they did their thing.

That said, there is a screening this Sunday at the Rialto in downtown Atlanta and I have some free tickets to give away.

Of course, I don’t just be giving away anything easy. You’re going to have to do something for them. And you’re going to have to prove just how much you know about this great city of Atlanta and the music it has put out.

Question: Kilo had two highly-publicized beefs with two other equally popular Atlanta rappers. First person to name both of them get a pair of tickets.

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The Game feat. Every Rapper Out Right Now – “Don’t Shoot” (Tribute to Mike Brown)

This should settle the “rappers never speak out” stuff for at least a little while. The Game called up just about every rapper out right now and got them to contribute to “Don’t Shoot” in wake of the Mike Brown murder in Ferguson, MO. Is it jammin’ like “Self-Destruction” or “We All In the Same Gang?” That’s up to you to determine, but, all profits from this song will be donated to the Justice For Mike Brown charity. So if you’re down with that, buy the song on iTunes.

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Rae Sremmurd – “No Type”

No…the song doesn’t go exactly like “No Flex Zone.”

Song actually kinda riding though. Interesting artwork. Hodgepodge of different “bad chicks” put together, trying to say they see past color, I’m assuming.

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One Music Fest: The Time Erykah Badu Had To Replace Amel Larrieux

One Music Fest founder J Carter shares the story about how last year’s Amel Larrieux performance hit a snag and Erykah Badu came to the rescue.

If you haven’t bought tickets yet, you’re tripping.

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Yelawolf – “Primus” (freestyle)

Yelawolf goes all the way in over that old Primus “My Name Is Mud.” Vintage ‘Wolf.

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KICKSTARTER: Help Fund The Dungeon Family Pyramids

The homie Fabian Williams aka The Occasional Superstar has always been one Atlanta’s most innovative artists and now he’s looking to pull off something that will only add to his legacy…and t the legacy of one of the greatest Hip Hop collectives in history, The Dungeon Family.

He’s looking to build a 8-foot tall pyramid paying homage to the crew, that he will also be painting himself. Here’s how he’s explaining his endeavor on his Kickstarter page.

I’m building an 8ft by 12 ft Dungeon Family Pyramid on the Atlanta’s beltline. Why? Well I want to create a semi permanent monument that pays homage to the creative achievement of the Dungeon Family. To me, pyramids are a symbol to the viewer that something significant has occurred here. It’s a reference to mastery of one’s self. In this the capstone is not the all seeing eye but the soul. It will be illuminated by solar powered LED lights but at night, we would like those lights to be lasers. Lasers that will light up as a symbol of the DF creative endeavors and investment in funk.

The pyramid structures that have been left behind from ancient civilizations rival or even surpass modern construction in just about every continent. The Pyramid is a remnant of a society that celebrates the mastery of its architecture, culture and wisdom. The concept of this design was crafted from inspiration of these processes and honestly, Ancient Aliens, a show I watch religiously on H2. Although the original, functional, purpose of this type of structure is unknown, the visceral effect of the architectural mastery is not lost on the viewer. Similar to seeing a sculpture by Michelangelo or the colossal heads on Easter Island, not having access to the back story on the creation of the piece does not take away from the feeling that what you are seeing is indeed lasting.

The Dungeon Family Pyramid will be an artistic homage to their iconic achievements. As nomadic travelers view it, even if they are unaware of the cultural influence of the artists who will be depicted on the structure, it will be evident by the style and representation of the figures that they hold great significance.

In the future, I would like to create monuments like these combining ancient ruins with prominent hip hop artists. I want these structures to be made of materials that would last thousands of years. So when archaeologist find these installations they will know of the hip hop culture that preceded them and it was a mighty thing.

Sound cool, sounds legit, sounds necessary. If you want to support Fabian, CLICK HERE and donate to the campaign, or at the very least, spread the word.

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RaRa feat. Killer Mike – “Frustrated Young Man” (video)

This was one of my favorite songs off RaRa’s High End Low Life (H.E.L.L.) project. RaRa’s lyrics and Mike’s story at the end over the Cody ChesnuTT “Don’t Go The Other Way” sample is the perfect union.

They shot this video a couple of months ago, but it still wound up being timeless as they were able to incorporate the song’s message with the recent Mike Brown shooting and the reaction that followed in Ferguson, MO.

If you’re still sleeping, pick up RaRa’s High End Low Life album right now.

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Run the Jewels – “Blockbuster Night Part 1″

Tuck your chains, hide your wallets..Run the Jewels is back with the first clip from their sophomore effort to be released on Mass Appeal Records.

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