Two of my favorite people, Antwan “Big Boi” Patton and Cory “Black Owned C-Bone” Andrews hit up Atlanta’s club Utopia last weekend dressed like they were in the frozen tundra. Mario may have jumped on the PETA bandwagon with his “Ink not Mink” campaign but apparently, Big Boi, C-Bone and dem believe in “Ink PLUS Mink”.
Big Boi’s “Shine Blocka’s” video also premiered via StraightFromTheA.com at midnight 2010. Click Here if you missed it.
For the 7th year in a row, Hittmenn DJ’s co-founder and Zone IV Vice President Kaspa Da Don has managed to give back to the community with his Toyz N Da Hood toy drive for needy families. Continue Reading…
Fonzworth Bentley (pictured above with producer Bangladesh, Will Packer (Rainforest Films) and Kenny Burns) hosted the Atlanta leg of the 2009 Gillette Men of Style Awards last night at the Geisha House in Atlantic Station. Bentley also hit up Good Day Atlanta to explain the tour and the importance of barbers and great grooming:
Video ~ Fonzworth Bentley on Good Day Atlanta
The Gillette Men of Style honorees included Bernard Bronner (Publisher, Upscale Magazine), Mark Hayes (Good Day Atlanta), Frank SKi (V103 Frank & Wanda Morning Show), the 2 Live Stews (790 the Zone/ ESPN), Will Packer (Rainforest Films), Ryan Cameron (V103 and Atlanta Hawks announcer), Big Boi (Outkast) and Lance Gross (actor).
Mark Hayes, Big Boi, Lance Gross, 2 Live Stew
Where there’s sexy men, there’s bound to be cougars! Actress Vivica Fox attended last night’s festivities as well and looked amazing. More photos below: Continue Reading…
Antwan “Big Boi” Patton held another private listening session for his highly anticipated Sir Lucious Leftfoot: Son of Chico Dusty project at Stankonia Studios about a week ago. The session, hosted by Atlanta radio station V-103, also doubled as a surprise birthday bash for host Ryan Cameron:
Devyne Stephens, Slim (of 112), Rasheeda, Ryan Cameron
Soullow & Neffe
Neffe & Soullow, Finesse Mitchell (SNL), Slim (112), Devyne Stephens, Kandi Burruss, Ronnie Devoe, Rasheeda…the list goes on and on. Tons of ATL friends, family and supporters hit up the spot as Big Boi treated guests to the gift of music along with a buffet of soul food.
Check out the newest leak from my future ex-husband/baby daddy Big Boi called “Shine Blockas” which features Gucci Mane. Now because I’m biased I’m not gonna say much EXCEPT that this song is one of my favorites from Big’s unreleased CD. I’ve heard Sir Lucious Leftfoot: Son of Chico Dusty in it’s entirety twice and I’m still anxiously awaiting it’s release. Yep…hear it and download it right here first cause I always have to represent for the home team. Naah meen?
Shine Blockas ~ Big Boi ft. Gucci Mane
And speaking of representing… I read a tweet earlier that said in essence ‘if Jay-Z released a song New York radio is all over it’, so how come Atlanta radio hasn’t represented for their own? I’m not privy to all that radio talk, but I’ve heard that the first song I leaked, For Your Sorrows has gotten “ZERO spins” on Atlanta radio…. WassssupWitThat?
Download links for both CLEAN and DIRTY versions of Big Boi’s “Shine Blockas” ft. Gucci Mane below: Continue Reading…
My all-time favorite ATLien, Antwan “Big Boi” Patton was honored this weekend by the Collective Renaissance Guild of the National Black Arts Festival (NBAF). The event, dubbed “The Art of Change,” was a star-studded celebration of Big Boi’s collaboration with the Atlanta Ballet in “Big” and he was awarded the 2008 Renaissance Award for “Artistic Innovation”. In a symbolic gesture of passing the baton from one generation to the next, Dr. Cornel West presented Big Boi the award after a crowd raising speech in the atrium of Mercedes Benz of Buckhead.
The event was hosted by Rashan Ali and Kenny Burns, while DJ Trauma kept the house rocking. Several celebs were also there to celebrate with Big Boi. Check out a few exclusive flix courtesy of NecoleBitchie as well as StraightFromTheA.com exclusive video footage of Dr. West’s speech and Big Boi’s acceptance of the honor below: Continue Reading…