Yes he’s out and I’ve got video footage and pictures of his ankle monitor to prove it!
If you’re a “rap head” from Atlanta, there’s no doubt you already know about Andrell “Kilo Ali” Rogers, but if you’re a transplant or a youngster, let me give you a lil background information on the popular Atlanta rapper.
That’s right. One night Kilo smoked some of that funky stuff and heard voices telling him it was time to set it all aflame. He served about 6 years of a 15 year sentence stemming from the arson charge [click HERE to view his arrest record] and was released just before Christmas last year.
Kilo is somewhat of a legend around these here parts after he hit the pinnacle of success during the days when Atlanta was all about the bass.
I ran into Kilo a few weeks ago, as he was making a return to the stage by performing at Atlanta’s “Living Legends” concert at Center Stage.
Kilo proudly showed me his ankle monitor and hilariously admitted he’s not up on all this internet stuff.
Kilo was one of several A-town favorites who hit Center Stage performing classic Atlanta hits.
DJ Kizzy Rock, MC Shy D, DJ Smurf (now known as Mr. Collipark), Raheem the Dream, Da Organization, DJ Jelly all had the crowd singing along word for word.
I’m preparing to honor them all in individually, but first up is the LEGENDARY Kilo Ali!
Under the stage name Kilo Ali, Rogers released Organized Bass in 1997 on Interscope with featured several well-known artists including George Clinton, Cee-Lo from Goodie Mob, JT Money as well as my boo Big Boi from OutKast.
Kilo had a slew of hits. “Donkey Kong” sparked a new dance craze inspired by the Bankhead Bounce, and “Cocaine” had everyone singing about that “white girl in town”. Other well known singles include “Show Me Love,” “Baby Baby” and “Love In Ya Mouth”.
Check out a bit of video from Kilo’s return to the stage:
Major shouts out to Demetria Hines (Urbaneme, Inc.) for the invite to the spectacular concert! I can’t wait for the next one.
Stay tuned for more profiles on the other other Atlanta Legends on StraightFromTheA.com!