Park Tavern in Piedmont Park was the site for ATL Live on the Park’s 4th annual Hip Hop Pro Awards hosted by Shanti Das and Marlon Nichols. Awards were presented to five individuals who have made it a lifetime commitment to keep Atlanta’s Hip Hop culture in the forefront of the entertainment industry. The 2016 recipients included: Ludacris; Hip Hop Pro Icon Award recipient, Josh ‘Jay 1’ Raiford; Hip Hop Pro Trailblazer recipient, Phillana Williams; Hip Hop Pro Visionary recipient, Cannon Kent; Hip Hop Pro Legend recipient and Jay Carter; Hip Hop Pro Trendsetter recipient .
Guests also enjoyed performances by Pepsi’s Artist of the Month, Silkk the Shocker of No Limit Records, legendary hip hop artist and radio personality Chubb Rock, new artists Solo and Lyric. 102.9’s Ed Lover was the evening’s host and kept the crowd going alongside DJ EClazz and house-band, Quinn and Jukebox. The September edition of ATL Live on the Park was sponsored by Gentleman Jack, Pepsi, ChooseATL, Majic 107.5, 10 Squared and Boom 102.9.
Notable guests in attendance included: Hurricane Dave, Operations Manager of Radio One, Gregg Smith; Associate Director, Writer/Publisher Relations for SESAC, Euxodie Bridges; Wife of Ludacris, Eva Pigford; American actress, TV host and fashion model, Toya Wright; Businesswoman and Author, Torion Sellers; Actor, Barbershop 3, Monyetta Shaw; Author and Actress, Chaka Zulu; Manager of Ludacris, Keinon Johnson; Interscope Executive, founder of Never Sold Dope, Tim Davies; VP/GM of Radio One and Michael Sterling; Executive Director at Atlanta Workforce Development Agency