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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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Are you an aspiring artist waiting on a chance to work with some of the hottest artists and producers in the game? Well, Craft Syndicate by Dutch Masters is looking for you. Craft Syndicate has teamed with some true star power in the music industry for the 5th edition of their mentorship and collaboration competition.…

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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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It was a night to remember as celebrities and heavy-hitting tastemakers gathered at Restaurant Eugene in Atlanta as Martell show appreciation to Organized Noize for their contributions to the music industry. Organized Noize is known to have been the production team that curated Atlanta’s signature sound that birthed a culture that still thrives today. The group…

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“World-class cities have world-class arts and culture.” –Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed Fahamu Pecou really is the –ish, as stated on his social media handles. An internationally-recognized scholar, visual and performing artist, Pecou was selected by the City of Atlanta Bureau of Cultural Affairs to be this year’s curator of ELEVATE Atlanta. Pecou, whose work has been…

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