Entertainment veteran Shanti Das and Marlon Nichols presented yet another incredible R&B talent showcase at Park Tavern in Piedmont Park last week (September 24, 2014).
The crowd was treated to performances by K.P. and Envyi, DJ Jelly and DJ Nabs, Backbone, Organized Noize, and Goodie Mob’s Big Gipp.
Kenny Burns hosted the event and kept the crowd hyped alongside DJ Trauma and in-house band Quinn and the Jukebox.
Notables in attendance: Big Boi (Outkast), Tameka Raymond (Atlanta Exes), Peter Thomas (RHOA), Gregory Smith (Director, SESAC), Kwanza Hall (Atlanta City Councilman), Ray Daniels (VP of A&R, Epic Records), Theron Thomas (Rock City), Blackowned C-Bone, Slimm Calhoun, Mr. Collipark, CoolBreeze, Derek J (Fashion Queens), Chaka Zulu (Co-founder, DTP), Cool Breeze (Rapper), C-Bone (Dungeon Family), Ashley Reid (daughter of LA Reid), DJ Toomp, Juan Farmer and more.
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The show kicked off with a performance by female duo K.P. and Envyi, who performed their crowd favorite, “Shawty Swing My Way”.
K.P. and Envyi
Derek J (Fashion Queens), Michelle ‘ATLien’ Brown, Tameka Raymond…
DJ Jelly and DJ Nabs followed with an incredible DJ set that took the audience down memory lane. Performing off one another in a battle-like style, the legendary DJs showcased their virtuoso talent and proved why they are a staple in the Atlanta hip-hop community.
DJ Toomp, Michelle ‘ATLien’ Brown, DJ Jelly…Mr. Collipark, Shanti Das, DJ Toomp, Kenny Burns…Dungeon Family’s own Backbone performed his classic Atlanta hit “5 Duce 4 Tre.” for the hyped Atlanta crowd…
Dungeon Family rapper Cool Breeze also livened the crowd by performing Goodie Mob’s famous hit “Dirty South” alongside rapper Big Gipp from the legendary hip-hop group Goodie Mob, who headlined the event.
Gipp joined Cool Breeze onstage to finish performing the hit “Dirty South” before presenting his own new music, which included his new single “Shine Like Gold” and others from his upcoming album Zagga (in stores December 9th).
September’s edition of ATL Live on the Park also included recognition of notable influencers in the hip-hop community. Atlantic Records exec Kawan “KP” Prather first received the Hip-Hop Pro Trailblazer Award.
Host Kenny Burns poses between Organized Noize (Ray Murray & Rico Wade) and Kawan ‘KP’ Prather
DJ Jelly, DJ Toomp, DJ Nabs, DJ Jaycee and DJ Smurf then earned the Hip-Hop Pro Legend Award. Rapper Big Boi from the influential hip-hop duo Outkast presented the Hip-Hop Pro Visionary Award to Organized Noize.
Big Boi (center) poses with T-Mo Goodie, Ray Murray & Rico Wade (Organized Noize)
Lastly, Shanti Das awarded Outkast with the Hip-Hop Pro Champions Award and Big Boi accepted the award on behalf of the group…
Big Boi and his wife Sherlita Patton…
Congratulations to all of the award recipients!
Photos: Prince Williams (ATLPics)