March is Women’s History Month so all of the O.S.A.M.s (Old School Atlanta Memories) I write in the coming weeks will focus on women. And history. Unsung women’s history. And music. In the A. There’s a lot of that, by the way.
I had all kinds of grand plans to talk old school this week about the party promotress with the PhD or the Grammy-winning grandson of the unsung civil rights foot soldier who largely credits her influence for his success. I’d been in it for the past few days as Goodie M.O.B. is my default ATL group of choice and we started the week slippin’ on Black Ice with the snow and all. Was maybe going to talk about how great it was to actually be able to play ‘Beautiful Skin’ in the car with my kid when it first came out.
Thought about doing a ‘Still Standing’ (G.M.) vs. ‘Still Standing’ (Monica) retrospective til I saw a poster touting Lisa “Left-Eye” Lopez’s latest offering (r.i.p. eternally).
All that other stuff suddenly got pushed back like Keri Hilson’s (much-anticipated) release date.
So, what’s your favorite O.S.A.M. moment involving an ATL female rapper? Seemed like a logical place to start. The answers I’ve gleaned so far range from “working as a P.A. on my first video – TLC’s ‘What About Your Friends’ to “watching the fight between Princess and Diamond at Soulja Boy’s party.” In the age of instant tweeting, old school can sometimes mean………last year?
Sometimes. Continue Reading…
I caught up with Gorilla Zoe at the Atlanta Zoo last week during his”Don’t Feed The Animals” listening session. He shared his Old School Atlanta Memories or well…actually he shared a list which included Atlanta during the Olympics, the Braves championships seasons and of course Willie B ~ our infamous Gorilla.
I interrupt Flashback Friday to bring you this important update about my 2nd favorite Atlanta ‘Housewife’ without a husband Sheree Whitfield. It’s being reported this morning that since dismissing her divorce appeal seeking more money from her ex-hubby, former Falcons player Bob Whitfiled, Sheree has failed to pay her attorneys almost $90,000.
The complaint, dated Feb. 2, 2009 and filed at the Superior Court of Fulton County, states that Sheree Whitfield owed $69,343.98 in principal going back to May 10, 2006. Interest on the unpaid amount, based on a monthly interest rate of 1.5%, is $17,832.93 through January 31, 2009, according to the filing.
“Plaintiff has contacted Defendant in an effort to collect said debt. Defendent’s refusal to pay said debt as agreed constitutes an act of bad faith and has caused the Plaintiff unnecessary trouble and expense, thereby entitling Plaintff to an award of its expenses of litigation, including reasonable attorney’s fees in an amount to be proven by the evidence at trial.”
Steven Montalto, the attorney representing Levine & Smith, said as of March 5, 2009, the firm has been unable to track Sheree Whitfield down to service a summons and a copy of the complaint. (Source)
Now back to our regularly scheduled flashback…
Kim Zolciak Can’t Afford Her Publicist + Big Papa Named in Lawsuit
Lisa Wu-Hartwell Sues Keith Sweat + More Housewife Flix From South Dekalb
Sheree Whitfield Can’t Get Blood From A Turnip + Reveals New Website
Check out one of my many ‘A’ town favs, “85” from Youngbloodz which features my boo Twan…I mean Big Boi and Jim Crow. [SIDEBAR: For those of you who just hit Hartsfield/Jackson International, Jim Crow consisted of Polow Da Don, Cutty Cartel and Mr. Mo.] Some people’s standard introduction to the “A” is I285 where they get caught up driving in a never ending loop…but I’m sure I85 is a close second, leading you from the far north straight to the ‘dirty’ south.
Happy Flashback Friday! Y’all ready for that weekly Atlanta history lesson? It’s coming…hold on!
Outkast’s infamous Stankonia studio was the location of an exclusive listening session Wednesday night. Jeron Ward and Rick Wallk, the super producing duo behind Royal Flush Ent. hosted a top knotch event and laid out the red carpet for up and coming singers, songwriters, producers, and music industry professionals. Some of you may be wondering ‘who are these dudes?” Well, in case you’ve been under a rock or just plain in the dark, these two are the masterminds behind Big Boi’s recent grammy nominated song, “Royal Flush” featuring Andre 3000 and Raekwon.
Just to refresh your memory…
I also found this recent Rolling Out video of Jeron and Rick describing how it felt to be nominated:
These are two really cool, down to earth dudes who work hard to make great music. I’m sure we’ll be hearing a lot more from them REAL SOON.
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