Hey you guys…I want to introduce a new feature that starts tomorrow.? I’ve finally taken a cue from a few of?the StraightFromTheA veterans who suggested that I start compiling videos of celebs speaking on their favorite Atlanta memories.? I’ve gotten quite a few for you gus and have decided that since Friday’s are already slated as the day I post ‘flashback’ videos, I’d continue with that theme and include a new video each week of O.S.A.M.s or Old School Atlanta Memories.? A few I’ve already captured on film include my boo, Antwan “Big Boi” Patton, who reminisced about his days chillin at Charles Disco and Slim from 112 who cut?the video short when he found out my ties to one of his teachers. 😆 I can’t wait to share them with you!?
I’ve also recruited a fellow ATLien who’ll be writing under the moniker ‘Ms Auburn’ as in Auburn Ave.? Ms Auburn will do her O.S.A.M column each Friday as well.? Of course ALL?of you are invited to join in on our Old School fun.? I’ve even promised to reveal some of my tales of growing up in the SWATs (translation = Southwest Atlanta). If you’d like?to submit a picture, video clip?or simply want to share your fond memories of driving down Peachtree Street during Freaknik, chillin at Five Points or spending all your allowance at the Gold Mine game room in Greenbriar Mall, hit me up at [email protected] and I’ll be glad to share your memories with?the world.? And guess what? You don’t even have to worry about me putting a name to your afro pic unless you want me to… 😆
Jermaine Dupri held his Grammy afterparty at Hyde in LA last night.? Queen Latifah & her brother (above), Big Boi, Dallas Austin, Jay-Z and more all came out to party as JD held it down on the ones & twos:
Heeeyyyy Twan! I see you boo 🙂
Dallas was rasing the roof… woop woop!
No comment on the lack of women of color in the building! 😆 Just kidding JD! Of course there were tons of parties to choose from last night. Check out a few flix from more Grammy celebrations below:
Rapper/Producer/Entrepreneur Lil Jon was spotted partying it up at the Universal/Motown party.
Keyshia Cole arrives to the GlobalGrind.com launch party.
The 2009 Grammy Awards was full of unexpected drama but that didn’t stop the stars from shining!? Keyshia Cole appeared a vision in black as she graced the event with her hollywood swag. Fantasia’s ready for her close-up and Antwan “Big Boi” Patton may have lost the Grammy but he still a winner!
“So fresh and so clean clean!”
Jeezy looks sexylicious! OMG…I’ve got chills!
Check out a few more red carpet poses and performances you may have missed below: Continue Reading…
Patience is a virtue… and has paid off in a big way.? We’re finally getting a lil taste of Big Boi’s Sir Lucious Leftfoot: The Son of Chico Dusty project as Mr. Patton picks up the vocoder/autotunes thingy for his new single.? Check out “Ringtone” below and let me know what you think:
Since it’s quite well known that most of us ATLiens stick together, it’s no surprise to see my boo, Antwan ‘Big Boi’ Patton featured in T.I.’s AKOO (A King of Oneself) clothing line. Twan is the first celeb pinup for AKOO and the shots were taken by legendary photographer, Zach Wolfe. Peep the socks… 😆 That’s why I love him!
The Grammy Nominee Reception (Atlanta Chapter) was held at the W Hotel on Thursday, January 29, 2009.? Big Boi, T.I., Drumma Boy, DJ Toomp, Dallas Austin and more were spotted at the affair. You know how they say, “it’s just an honor to be nominated” well this A-Town group are winners all the way!