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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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Big Boi represented Atlanta’s vibrant music scene with his performance during the Super Bowl LIII halftime show. Arriving on the field in an old school Cadillac, Big Boi opened his performance by rapping the hook to his 2005 hit “Kryptonite” before performing “The Way You Move” with Adam Levine an Sleepy Brown. Big Boi’s clothing…

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All eyes will be on Atlanta as the city hosts the 2019 Super Bowl on Feb. 3. Beyond the big game, Atlanta’s culture will also take center stage. Before the city became synonymous with rap music and reality TV, Atlantans lived by their own cultural rules. Rolling out created a list that will resonate with Atlantans.…

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Atlanta has been preparing for Super Bowl LIII for the past decade, maybe even longer. Everything from the debut of the million-dollar Mercedes-Benz Stadium to the intra-city transportation upgrades, to the renovations at Hartsfield-Jackson airport, have been in anticipation of snagging one of the biggest tourist attractions to the city since the 1996 Olympics. Atlanta has…

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Big Boi hit the stage wearing his signature General Patton military jacket, aviator sunglasses, a dookie rope gold chain and a baseball cap. The veteran wordsmith took no time getting into the mix. He immediately ripped through the song catalogue from his group Outkast, including “Rosa Parks” and “So Fresh, So Clean,” among others, before launching…

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Rapper Big Boi claims he doesn’t care about winning Grammys anymore after having “trophy cases full” and still enjoys going on tour. The 42-year-old rapper-and-producer is one-half of the pioneering hip-hop duo OutKast alongside Andre 3000 and on Frida, June 16, he released his long-awaited third solo album, Boomiverse. During their career, Big Boi and…

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The entertainment community bid farewell to an industry giant, Timothy “Big Tim” Melchor, yesterday. A Buffalo, New York, native, Melchor made Atlanta his home as a student, and member of the football team at Morehouse College. Melchor became a staple in the Atlanta community, as a security consultant providing road management, and a term he…

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On Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, Dr. Joycelyn Wilson, known simply as Dr. Joyce, a Georgia Tech visiting professor is offering a hip-hop course on Atlanta’s civil rights history utilizing a unique and groundbreaking personalized learning tool, virtual reality, in addition to trap music and lyrics of OutKast. The students will examine relationships between culture, media, race,…

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  The end of 2016 is near and Christmas is finally here. On this day, families everywhere will be tearing gifts open, sharing smiles, and playing Christmas music. In case you’re in the mood for some hip-hop Christmas music, here are the five most memorable Christmas rap songs of all time.   RUN-DMC – “Christmas…

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