Don’t sleep. Atlanta is representing HARD in this year’s Grammy nominations. Included in the list are several Atlanta Transplants as well as some home grown A-T-L-iens. I am so proud of our city! We have the music game on LOCK right now…
“Toomp killed this $ish….”~ Kanye West in “Big Brother”
Kanye West is leading the pack with eight nominations this year. While considering his nomination, you can’t forget the contribution of A-Town native (and my favorite “play play” baby daddy) DJ Toomp, who produced several of my favorite tracks from that album (Big Brother, Can’t Tell Me Nothing, Good Life)! Toomp keep “killin ’em” !
Cee-Lo (of Gnarles Barkley) Darius “the Dream” Nash
We also have former Goodie Mob-er Cee-Lo in the nomination as part of the group Gnarles Barkley for a short film video titled “Gone Daddy Gone” and Terius “the Dream” Nash just earned his first Grammy nomination — for “Umbrella” — a week before his first CD, “Love Hate,” hits stores.
Another ATL favorite, T.I. is also up for three awards including best album and Atlanta transplants Ne-Yo and T-Pain also have a good representation in this year’s noms.
Leading local contenders with five nominations were Ne-Yo (record of of the year for penning Beyoncé’s “Irreplaceable”) and T-Pain. T-Pain’s nominations included two in one category — best rap/sung collaboration. The College Park resident born Faheem Najm currently appears on four singles on Billboard’s Top 10 pop listing, so the Thursday morning announcement from L.A. “was just icing.” (Source)
It’s a CELBRATION BITCH-EZZ! We claiming errr body!!! Click HERE to see the full list of 2007 Grammy Nominations.
Atlanta’s Hip Hop community reeling over the unexpected death of UGK’s Pimp C. Rashan Ali of Atlanta radio station Hot 107.9’s “The A-Team” spoke this morning about her efforts to honor UGK at their annual Dirty Awards. DJ. Drama gave UGK credit for paving the way for southern artists and while Andre 3000’s rep said he had no comment, Big Boi issued the following comment:
First and foremost my prayers go out to Pimp C’s family and Bun B. He was a dear friend and colleague, one of the most honorable men in the game. He will definitely be missed, but his legacy will live on through the music of UGK and Bun B. (Source)
UGK will not be the same without the voice of Pimp C.
Pimp C of UGK (aka Chad Butler) was found dead in an L.A. hotel earlier today. There were no signs of foul play and no evidence of drug use. All signs point to natural causes but he was only 33 years old.
To a mainstream audience, Pimp C was best known for UGK’s cameo on the Jay-Z hit “Big Pimpin’,” and for “Free Pimp C” T-shirts and shout-outs, ubiquitous in rap several years ago while he was jailed on gun charges. On Tuesday, his MySpace page had been changed to read: “C the Pimp is FREE at last.” (Source)
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BUDDHA aka Ezra on BET’s “Hell Date”
Notice T.I. up in our right corner? Peep Jeezy down on your left? Well, you can get several more animated gifs from our new friends over at Youvee.net.