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SXSW is known for its vast variety of film, music and culinary seduction. Over the years it has also become a strong platform for independent artists, independent labels and various genres of music. This year, “The Padded Room” was granted the opportunity to join the platform with its concert series and provided a chance for…

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Blazing a new trail for artists and musicians alike, Atlanta’s creative underground scene is shaping the way the culture moves in the arts and entertainment. From curating shows, fashion, film, street art, and music, this scene is the “wave.” As the spotlight grows on the underground scene, its influence will continue to spread on the…

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Jordan Peele revealed the budget for his latest horror film, Us, in comparison to his first project, Get Out. The 40-year-old comedian turned filmmaker, says that although his hit 2017 satirical horror Get Out was made with $5 million, he thought it was “key” to have a bigger budget for his upcoming psychological fright fest Us — which was made…

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South by Southwest (SXSW) is an annual gathering of conferences and festivals to celebrate the unity of the film and music industry. Events began Friday, March 9, 2018, and will last until Saturday, March 17, 2018. The festival serves as a creative platform to introduce and bring projects to life. This year, TBS celebrated Tracy…

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SXSW is the first major festival to kick off the year in music, media, and more. The week-long entertainment fest in Austin, Texas is always a popular attraction for people from all over the world. With an average attendance of 300K people every year, there’s always fun and excitement throughout the venues and stages at…

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Jemouri is the latest Los Angeles (by way of South Central) artist to gain prominence in music. Since the release of his certified hit, “Another Number,” Jemouri has garnered national attention with his smooth voice and hard-hitting lyrics.

While working on his latest EP, Jemouri recently took a moment to speak with rolling out about his new music and performing at the Smokehouse Social stage at SXSW.

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On the final night of the music festival at SXSW, Street Execs Busted Speakerz Stage featured several new artists who are establishing respectable followings in hip-hop and a few who are a part of the Smoke House Social project. Georgia-based artist PREZZ, a Smoke House Social artist, hit the stage with his brash brand of…

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Rapper and philanthropist T.I. sat down with Sway Calloway of “Sway in the Morning” radio show for an in-depth conversation to break down the assault on Black men in America. The music mogul has experienced everything from the trap to the prison cell to living life as an award-winning artist. In 2007, T.I. was arrested…

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On Saturday, during SXSW’s music week, Snoop Dogg joined Extravagant Records Founder Weldon Angelos, Charles Koch Institute’s senior research fellow Vikrant Reddy and Koch Industries’ Mark Holden to discuss the nation’s flawed criminal justice system. Some critics questioned if the 45-year-old rapper could hold his weight in the conversation, but Snoop proved his intellect extends…

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  The “Beer N Tacos” showcase has become a staple of SXSW. This year’s event offered a good mix of up-and-coming artists and prominent rappers and producers. Held at Emos in Austin, Texas, attendees were able to take home Backwoods swag while also being entertained by top rappers. Crowd favorites included Scotty ATL, Skooly, and…

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Atlanta-based startups led by Black and Latina women have a life-changing opportunity to apply to the digitalundivided BIG ATL Accelerator Program 2016, which will provide a structured curriculum focused on developing sustainable businesses, mentorship by top leaders, opportunities to pitch directly to investors, and direct access to funding. Applications are due July 31. The first…

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