I caught up with Antwan ‘Big Boi’ Patton the other night and told him about my Old School Atlanta Memory (O.S.A.M.) project and my desire to capture them all on film. Of course Twan was down for the cause and we stepped outside the club for a mini trip down memory lane. I was expecting tales of Freaknic (as almost everyone has a Freaknic tale to tell) but what I GOT was an old school hustler tale of chillin on Simpson Road’s Charles Disco. Continue Reading…
Check out a few old school prom pics received in my inbox recently. I’m not gonna even admit that I know these people but you might. Both of these couples were photographed attending North Fulton High School‘s prom.
North Fulton was located in Buckhead and closed it’s doors in 1991 but was well known as an international school due to its large mix of nationalities.
North Fulton High School started out as a segregated school under the state-mandated system that prevailed until the early 1960s. The school reached a racial balance under the majority-minority program. In the 1970s the school developed a more racially balanced faculty as well.
Through the years, North Fulton acquired a large international student body, and ranked at the top academically. In 1981, North Fulton became the site for the School of International Studies, a magnet program that became nationally recognized. Today this program continues at North Atlanta High School. (Source: Wikipedia)
A one way Breeze Pass to the first person who responds correctly to the following question: What horror movie was playing at the Greenbriar Mall Movie Theater when they busted the windows out? (yes, Greenbriar once had a theatre! It used to be downstairs right across from the public library…but I digress..) I’m racking my brain trying to remember as it was all the way back in ’83 (maybe ’84). While I thought I had it, IMDB is saying something different.
Can somebody also tell me why Hollywood has re-made Friday The 13 for “a new generation?” This is not an umpteenth sequel but a modern retelling of the actual movie. There ain’t no new horror flicks to make? Can’t we at least do a Scream: The Next Generation revealing Coco Arquette as the Chuckie Doll-like slasher in the “suprise ending” to end all surprises? Help me get this people.
If I remember correctly, they ended up closing the theater in Greenbriar Mall because too many people showed up and rushed the entrance causing the front windows to come crashing down in a hail of glass and metal. I never even made it downstairs there were so many folk jammed up in the place! All I remember, really, is going to Baskin Robbins instead for Daiquiri Ice with my guls and going back home. Another wasted day at Greenbriar Mall, where ‘there’s always something new for you-oooooooooo‘.
Were you there? Do you remember? Are your kids *or you* (most studio guilty pleasure movies are ok) planning on going to see this thing? “A” discussion in the COMMENTS please.
*Back in the Day in the ‘A’ is a new column that will feature Old School Atlanta Memories (O.S.A.M) and insightful commentary on how it was back in the day in Atlanta. Feel Free to submit your fond O.S.A.Ms and photos for consideration to StraightFromTheA@gmail.com.*
Just in time for flashback Friday, I spotted these pics of Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly over at Concrete Loop:
A CL Reader spotted former Kris Kross member Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly, 30, at Piedmont park in ATL earlier this week. The former 90s rap star, was just chilling and enjoying the atmosphere. He was still rocking his pants backwards like he did in the 90s. (UPDATED): According to various sources he has Alopecia Areata that’s why he is balding in certain areas.
As of 2007, the group supposedly reunited and are currently working on different projects with Jermaine Dupri. & word is he has his own label called C.co records. No word on what his former group member Chris “Daddy Mac” Smith is doing.
In case you don’t remember Kris Kross peep a few flashback joints below:
Last night I attented a VIP preview event at the View. The event was jam packed with ATL’s musical elite as they all came out to celebrate the upcoming February 17th launch of “Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned” with Rockstar Games, Xbox 360 and the Konsole Kingz . Antwan “Big Boi” Patton (or Twan as I affectionately call him), Slim of 112, Mr. Collipark, DJ Cannon, DJ Drama & No ID each sat down for an up close and personal preview of the new game and some even took home limited-edition Xbox 360 “The Lost and Damned” consoles.
Check out a few more pics from the event below as well as a GTA IV Preview:
I don’t know bout all that ‘blood, intense violence’ and stuff…I’m a Wii girl myself! *don’t shoot!* I know quite a few guys who love this ish and it looks fun enough. I guess. Anywhoo…shouts out to Nicole Garner of The Garner Circle for yet another great event and KonsoleKingz for the goodie bag!