Video | Entertainment’s music family pays homage to Shanti Das on 25 years in the business video:
The June edition of ATL Live on the Park was a special celebration of perseverance, strength and love as Shanti “SHOESTRING” Das celebrated 25 years in the entertainment industry. Hosted by her friends and family, the evening included special performances by emerging and seasoned artists Benjamin Brim, The YRS, and Pepsi’s Artist of the Month, Vivian Green. The June edition of ATL Live on the Park was sponsored by Gentleman Jack, Pepsi, ChooseATL, MAJIC 107.5 and Boom 102.9 and co-produced by Shanti Das and Marlon Nichols.
Before the evening started, event host Ed Lover paid a tribute to Muhammad Ali and the victims of the Orlando mass shooting with a moment of silence. Soon after, new artists Benjamin Brim and The YRS opened the show. The YRS was immediately coined as the next big ‘Boy Band’ as their vocals were reminiscent to band group One Direction. This was also the group’s debut performance in front of a live crowd.
Following their performance, Das’ closest friends, clients and music family including Usher, Donell Jones, T.I., Big Boi and Andre 3000 of OutKast, Sway Calloway and more who paid homage to Das. After the video presentation, event hosts Devyne Stephens, Kawan “KP” Prather, Dee Dee Hibbler, Phillana Williams, DJ Eddie F, Councilmembers Ceasar C. Mitchell and Kwanza Hall presented Das with an award commemorating her success in the industry. The group credited Das as the driving force behind establishing the hip-hop industry in the South.