Atlanta continues to remain ahead of the nation when it comes to Black music. It’s a city that inspires creatives who often figure out new ways to create the next big moment. In terms of music, Future, and Lil Baby have both used their star power to create unforgettable moments.
On Jan. 19, the two Atlanta rappers helped to create another big moment by joining forces for the “No Place Like Home” concert. Held at the Coca-Cola Roxy, the show was brokered by Duct Tape Entertainment CEO, Big Bank Black.
Big Bank Black reached out to Future’s manager, powerhouse female boss, Ebonie Ward, and Lil Baby’s manager, Rashad. Together the trio secured Big Bank’s longtime friend, Grammy Award-winning, Future, and Quality Control rapper, Lil Baby, for the show titled “No Place like Home.”
Ward and Rashad curated the show for two and a half months and called on artists such as Dirty Tay, DT, Bankroll Freddy, Heroin Young, Doe Boy and others who performed before Future and Lil Baby took the stage.
“We really made history and showed the world what it looks like when everybody comes together,” Big Bank Black said. “There is so much to be created with all the talent we have in just this city. By us collectively working together we can really make an imprint all over the world and economically elevate local businesses and homegrown companies right here in Atlanta. Stay tuned because I have more surprises on the way for 2020.”
A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Shaw's latest book, Trap History, delves into the history and global dominance of Trap music. Follow his journey on TrapHistory.Com, Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.