As Atlanta plays host to the BET Hip-Hop Awards, ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) took the opportunity to honor a few music industry legends that were the foundation of Atlanta’s historic musical past.
ASCAP Rhythm & Soul and Hennessy Black hosted the 2nd annual Atlanta Legends Mixer at the W Hotel last night (September 26, 2012) and honorees included Clifford “T.I.” Harris, Michael Mauldin, Kendall Minter, Noontime Music and Perri “Pebbles” Reid.
Actress/singer Demetria McKinney, the Teddy White Band and DJ Baby Yu were the featured entertainment for the evening.
Attendees included former Atlanta mayor Bill Campbell, Jermaine Dupri, DaBrat, Jazze Pha, DeVyne Stephens, Dondria, Christopher Hicks, Derek J, Johnta Austin, Shanell, Atlanta city council members Kwanza Hall and Ceasar Mitchell and more.
Former Atlanta mayor Bill Campbell & T.I.
DaBrat (and yes… this photo was actually taken last night and not 1995!)
T.I. shares a moment with Jermaine Dupri (while Johnta Austin looks on)
[Sidebar: You have no idea how much that gave me life! (But I digress)]
CLICK HERE to watch Tip’s ASCAP “Living Legends” Speech in it’s entirety.
Pebbles & Demetria McKinny hit the stage for a “ride in my Mercedes” flashback…
Michael Mauldin and his ASCAP Award…
Congrats to all of the ATL legends honored last night!
Photos: Joi Pearson (JoiPearsonPhotography)/Prince Williams (ATLPics)
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