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Imagining New Worlds: New ‘Fahamu Pecou’ Exhibit at Atlanta’s High Museum of Art

unnamed-3Talented visual artist Fahamu Pecou will be unveiling a new exhibit about at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, GA. Fahamu Pecou along with Jose Parla will be showcasing in what is titled ‘Imagining New Worlds.’ The art will be on display to the public starting February 14th but you can view it early Friday February 13th at the opening reception. How does enjoying a nice drink in the Taylor lobby of the High while grooving to sounds provided by DJ Teknology sound? I already know the answer so if you are in ATL look after the jump for ticket information!


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J Dilla – ‘Bangin’ Like A Dilla Instrumental’ (Mixtape)

To celebrate Dilla Weekend Miami today, deejays Manuvers, DJ Sharpsound and LouiArson have concocted this hour long mix of J Dilla instrumentals. Niiiiiiice! Big shout of to everyone in Miami today for the huge Dilla Weekend going down from February 5-8th. For the rest of us who are out of town we’ll just ride out to his mix all day as we’ll all be there in spirit. Check out the full lineup for Dilla Day Miami after the jump below….

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The 15 Project By ‘Fahamu Pecou’ at the ‘High Museum Of Art’ (Video)

Fahamu Pecou is an Artist, Scholar, Father, oh and he is also known as THE SHIT!  He recently had another edition of his Artist Live Talk Show The 15Project (Andy Warhol was famously quoted as saying “…in the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.”) The 15 Project facilitates that claim as an irreverent fusion of pop culture, fine art, sketch comedy, musical entertainment and much more.  The show was co hosted by Fabian Williams with DJ Kemit on the 1’s & 2’s and this went down at the renown High Museum. Read the rest of this entry »

KONNICHIWA: Japanese Urban Night @ Studio No.7 ATL [1.17.15]



Tweet @ScreamTour With Hashtag #HEAVEEHEAVEEHEAVEE To Help @FortKnoxLive Get On With #ScreamNation Tour 2015

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Very few have a demonstrated capacity to make you wanna “be there” like the homie Fort Knox. Not only does he promote events; he IS an event unto himself. Once he tags an event with that “Heavee! Heavee! Heavee!” it becomes a must-not-miss.

His excitement about an event he is down with is unparalleled… and infectious. We get amped feeding off his energy. He hasn’t steered us wrong about a happening yet. It follows, that when he reached out asking supporters to vote for him to get on board with and host the #SCREAMNATION Tour 2015, we leaped at the opportunity to spread the word. Good brother. Great promoter! We know he will be an incredible host for yet another monstrous event. He deserves this. Read and hit up Twitter “HEAVEE” for the homie, please.

Massive shout out to #THEPEOPLE because yall BEEN supporting me! I appreciate AND reciprocate it to the fullest! A new campaign has begun! Please repost/retweet/share if your vibing!

Hit @screamtour (twitter/ig) with the hashtag #HEAVEEHEAVEEHEAVEE to vote me the official host for #SCREAMNATION Tour 2015!

Fort Knox (@FortKnoxLive)

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DJ Dug Boogie + Children Benefit

dj dug boogie + fam - jayforce.comAs you may have heard, Atlanta based DJ Dug Boogie’s wife, Linett Wilder lost her battle with Lupus on Tuesday. The hip hop community is coming together to raise some funds to help Dug & his children through this difficult time.

On Tuesday December 23rd, there will be a benefit concert at the Apache Cafe in Atlanta

Performances by
Clan Destined
Boog Brown
DJ Nervex
DJ Gee Supreme
Hosted by Fort Knox

We are suggesting a minimum of $10 donation at the door, but any support at all is greatly appreciated.

“This fundraiser is on behalf of my friend and DJ comrade Dug Boogie. Dug Boogie has been a prominent figure amongst the hip hop DJs in Atlanta and needs our help. His beloved wife Linett passed away from complications of Lupus on the morning of 12/16/14. Now what you may not know is Linett and Dug adopted Linette’s niece and nephew a few years after their mother passed away.

Now that Linett is gone, our homie Dug Boogie needs assistance for the two children that he’s become a dad to. Fortunately, he has the burial costs covered but I figured we in the hip hop community can offer some extra help to relieve some financial stress while he segways into being a single parent.”

Thanks in advance,
Rashuri Rasyrious

There is also a Go Fund Me page set up here:

Beat Royale On December 11th (Event)


In Hip Hop you have the emcee and the DJ that get most of the recognition.  The producer is someone who can’t be ignored in this conversation though.  What has you nodding your head or moving your feet?  It’s the beat, and on December 11th Beat Royale goes down in Atlanta GA at the Basement in East Atlanta.  What is Beat Royale you ask?  Well it is the premier Beat Battle competition a sonic experience of Beats and Beyond brought to you by Dynamic Producer & Savage Fam Pro entertainment.

This will be a 16 producer Beat Battle showcase with live performances, celebrity appearances, major label execs & industry managers in the house.  If that is not enough to entice you well how about super Grammy award winning producer Needlz whose credits range from 50 Cent, Drake, Busta Rhymes, Young Jeezy and many many more. If that is not enough how about Big Rec on the rise emcee who has been wrecking stages left and right with his new album Doomsday which is entirely produced by the legend Diamond D! Still not enough you say?  Okay well Diamond D himself will be in the place legendary producer/emcee DITC crew need I say more?

So be in the place on December 11th at the Basement 1245 Glenwood Ave SE Atlanta GA 30316 show starts at 8pm!


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J. Keys Recap: Performance at the 2014 A3C Festival (Video)

That’s alright right there, J. Keys! Perspectives from the A3C we just put in the books… and from our Beatz & Lyrics Show 15th Anniversary Concert (featuring J. Keys, Elzhi, Skyzoo, J-Live and more) during the Festival.

The 10th annual A3C took place over 5 days, between Wednesday, Oct 8th and Sunday, Oct 12th. A3C venues were centrally located throughout four closely connected, high traffic, cultural hubs in metro Atlanta: Downtown, Old 4th Ward, Little 5 Points and East Atlanta Village.

J. Keys took the stage for an impromptu performance on the A3C Main Stage during the Beatz & Lyrics Show 15th Anniversary show hosted by JayForce Friday, October 10, 2014.

Nice. Very nice. Salute! Y’all click and enjoy.

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The Beatz & Lyrics Show with Jayforce 15-Year Anniversary @ the 2014 #A3C Festival 4pm-8pm (#Atlanta Event)


The Beatz & Lyrics Show with Jayforce 15-Year Anniversary @ the 2014 #A3C Festival (Event)

NEWERVERSION/>15 years of anything good is something to celebrate. Of something dope as Beatz & Lyrics … more so. And with an all-star line-up hosted by the B & L mix maestro? C’mon man. GET THERE EARLY! Going down this Friday at one of the biggest Hip-Hop festivals in the world, A3C. Get more event and ticketing info right here.

JAYFORCE’s 15 Year Anniversary show at A3C Festival’s Main Stage in the Old 4th Ward on Friday, Oct 10th from 4:00-7:30pm.


Beatz & Lyrics With Jayforce Brings 15-Year Anniversary Show To A3C 2014 Main Stage (Event)

NEWERVERSION15 years of anything good is something to celebrate. Of something dope as Beatz & Lyrics … more so. And with an all-star line-up hosted by the B & L mix maestro? C’mon man. GET THERE EARLY! Going down this Friday at one of the biggest Hip-Hop festivals in the world, A3C. Get more event and ticketing info right here.

JAYFORCE’s 15 Year Anniversary show at A3C Festival’s Main Stage in the Old 4th Ward on Friday, Oct 10th from 4:00-7:30pm.


Kanye West Rocks ‘AAHH! Fest’ (Chicago) [Video]

It’s been said, “You can’t be a hero in your hometown.” Don’t know how many times it was said to Kanye West. No one is saying it now. Check out Kanye doing a full set at the AAHH Fest in Chicago. Common put it on. Gonna be an annual thing. Only right he joins Yeezy on stage for the shut down song, “Get ‘Em High.”

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DJ Kemit – “Soul Makossa” (September 2014) [Promo Mixtape]

Held every First Friday of the month, our homie & superior sound selector DJ Kemit’s event – Soul Makossa – is where the cool & sexy music lovers are. Simple. If you are there every month, congrats. If not, get over to Sound Table over on Edgewood (downtown Atlanta, Georgia, USA) for the next one… your friends will already be there (old and new)! Oh, we got Kemit’s latest hour-strong promo mix on that below. HOT! We’re sure the Dominican portion of Jayforce’s DNA is definitely digging this joint right here!


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Atlanta Event: Everyone Is Ready For ‘One Music Fest 2014’, But Are You Ready For DJ Deliver?

DJ Deliver

Join DJ Deliver and Jeremy Avalon, with special guest DJ Dice (official DJ for Redman & Method Man) at The Sound Table (Space 2), 423 Edgewood Avenue, Atlanta (GA, USA).

See the announcement clip above. Be in the spot!

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DJ Rasta Root – “One Music Fest 2014 Artist Mix” (Mixtape)


DJ Rasta Root with another HOT mix! This one in anticipation of One Music Fest 2014; slated for Saturday, September 13, 2014, at Aaron’s Amphitheater – Lakewood (Atlanta, GA, USA). Get a taste of the performing artists in the lineup for the festival. Check out for more info on the festival.


A3C Presents The Periodic Table of Hip-Hop


Very nice! Deluxe graphic work now available from A3C. You can pick up a copy of this instant classic print… and get a discount on event passes in the process.

In preparation for the 10th Anniversary A3C Festival (Oct 8-12th) we took some time off from producing the world’s largest hip-hop festival and went into the lab to create the “The Periodic Table of Hip-Hop.” This unique piece of art is NOW available at Pop Chart Lab.

… and as a bonus, each print comes with a discount code for 2014 A3C Festival passes!

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Event: Invest In Gold (Art Show)


Goldi Gold hit us with the news of his upcoming art show, and we had to share. “Invest In Gold” looks set up to be more like an art experience than just a show. Goldi with details…

[M]y first solo art show. Featuring 22 all new unseen pieces (All art work for Sale) Limited edition prints, buttons, mix cd & wine.

Prints and limited edition swag and music. DJ Jamad on music duty. Admission: FREE. Get down to City of Ink (323 Walker Street, Castleberry Hill District, Atlanta)

DJ Blakmagic Helps ‘Usher’ In the 15-Year Celebration of the R&B King’s New Look Foundation

Good work by the homie DJ Blak Magic. A video recap of the celebration for the good work Usher’s New Look Foundation has been doing over the past 15 years. Scholarships for the youth; this year raising over a million dollars’ worth. Check out the celebs in the house, including but not limited to, hosting duties held down by fellow ATL-ien Ludacris.

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AEBL Hoops ‘Final Four’ Playoffs, ‘3-Point’ & ‘Slam Dunk’ Contests Taking Place This Weekend

AEBL 3-pt dunkConsidered to be Atlanta’s answer to NY’s Rucker Park, the AEBL (Atlanta Entertainment Basketball League) continues to grow quickly in popularity in only what I believe to be it’s second full season of existence. NBA stars such as Kevin Durant, Dwight Howard & many other entertainers have come out in support & to take in the games. This weekend proves to be no different & only better.  It’s playoff time with the ‘final four’ of the tournament games taking place tonight at 6pm & the final championship game on Sunday in addition to a 3-point & Slam Dunk contest. If you happen to be in Atlanta, this is something you may definitely want to come out at Central Park 400 Merrits Ave in Atlanta. Shouts out to @AEBLHoops!



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Event: Sango at The Graveyard Tavern Tonight in Atlanta!

Sango2Yet another thing that’s cool about the A-T-L (and…eh hem… about checking this site often), is the hip happenings that hop into to view to do. Like, you could stream the music below and say to yourself, “Sango really puts some chill vibes into the atmosphere.”

And you’d be right.

And right when you were about to say, “I bet experiencing Sango live would be next level,” you notice the flyers on this post and go, “Oh sh!t…I can catch Sango live TONIGHT!”

And you’d be right. See you there!

Shout out to the good folks at WERC, AB+L Radio and So High On Life for putting this on and putting us down.


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