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The annual Rondo Days celebration honors the history of the Rondo neighborhood in St. Paul, Minnesota. Rondo was a well-established African American community in the mid-1960s that was split with the construction of Interstate 94. The daylong festival and community celebration is hosted by Rondo Avenue Inc., the organization dedicated to preserving, conserving and accurately…

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When Rico Wade, Ray Murray and Sleepy Brown — collectively known as Organized Noize — decided to embark on a journey in music in the early 1990s, a music scene barely existed in Atlanta. Overshadowed by hip-hop artists in New York and, at times, Los Angeles, Atlanta artists often failed to achieve national attention. However,…

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Funk Fest has become a staple of the summer music festival season. The traveling festival will make its way to Atlanta this weekend with a mix of live hip-hop and R&B performances. The festival will take place from Saturday and Sunday at Wolf Creek Amphitheater in College Park, Georgia. Here are the five most anticipated moments at…

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Check out images from the best moments of Funk Fest Atlanta 2016. The festival featured T-Pain and the Nappy Boyz, Snoop Dogg, Goodie Mob and the Dungeon Family, and Naughty By Nature. Goodie Mob’s performance was a highlight for the crowd. Thirty minutes into the set, the atmosphere intensified as Cee Lo and the rest…

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One of Atlanta’s biggest summer festivals will take place on May 13 and 14 at Central Park. The Pepsi Funk Fest will feature some of the biggest names in music as well as Atlanta legends such as TLC, Babyface, and Goodie Mob. Here are 10 things you need to know about the festival prior to arrival. 1.…

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Atlanta’s thriving hip-hop and entertainment scene may have never happened without Organized Noize. The production trio (Rico Wade, Ray Murray and Pat “Sleepy” Brown) crafted Atlanta’s hip-hop sound while exposing the city’s culture to the national scene. The story of Organzied Noize is highlighted in the new documentary The Art of Organized Noize. The film,…

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Goodie Mob’s debut album might be the best debut in southern rap history and it represents that period in Atlanta’s history just before the cultural and aesthetic shift that defined the city after the 1996 Olympics. If OutKast were your cool cousins you’d hung out with in high school, Goodie Mob was like college “super seniors,” passing blunts while dropping knowledge in university housing.

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