The historic Clermont Hotel is shutting it’s doors amidst reports of several health code violations. According to the AJC, Fulton County’s Department of Health and Wellness has ordered the hotel to shut down by December 31st after finding a slew of dirty linen, old bedding and bed bug stains.
Inspectors also found mold growing on the walls, black water spilling from faucets and broken toilet fixtures. A sign on the door notes that the hotel closed on Dec. 12th, but residents have until Dec. 31st to find new lodging.
Some of you reading this may not know a thing about the Clermont, but that’s OK. The hotel was built in 1924 as an apartment building but was converted to a hotel in 1940. The photo above may seem familiar if you’ve ever visited Dugan’s or drove down Ponce. The lounge *cough* was a spot that earned its reputation as a after hours joint where shady ATLiens went to watch over the hill strippers.
Bubba Sparxx, Killer Mike & Cool Breeze rapped and ode to the “Clermont Lounge” a few years ago and I still bump it on my “A” Pod. Take a walk down memory lane below: (Strong Language): Continue Reading…
Check out this previously unreleased shot from last summer’s Dungeon Family Reunion at Piedmont Park. Everyone was present and accounted for and an article ran in Vibe’s final issue called “Am I My Brother’s Keeper” (Part 1).
For those of you who are interested in reading Part II, Vibe’s recently been resurrected and you can find it tucked away in the new issue which features Drake on the cover. It’s only about 2 or 3 paragraphs but at least they got it out.
The Goodie Mob is holding a reunion show September 19th at the Masquerade. I posted the first of 4 TV spots announcing the show last week which featured Big Gipp. Now the 2nd drop has been released which features Khujo discussing what the reunion means to him. Stay tuned for the remaining two spots featuring T-Mo and Cee-lo.
Check out Goodie Mob’s Reunion commercial (Part 2) ft. Khujo Goodie below:
Did y’all even pay attention to the words of Big Rube’s “Love’s Deceit” poem while you were drooling over T.I. (or Lauren London)? Peep game:
Pleasure turns to the pain of lessons learned from the strain of the questions burned in my brain about whether love is humane in its touch
These thoughts are like salmon swimming upstream in the tears of your deceit
Fighting a current hurt that kills more than is created by the chaos of our intertwined emotions
Chaotic because the anchor of Eros’ arrow has been plucked from the vessel of my undying infatuation
Separation not as simple as the distance between us
My mind no longer possessed by the demons that had been the overseers of my enslavement to your lies
The seeds of these lies rooted so deeply they’ve cracked the foundation of what we once shared
Allowing the faith in us I had sealed inside to gush out like a river
Ripping the image of our future together from my thoughts as violently and as brutally as if it were a child being taken from its mothers arms
I’m left surrounded in darkness but I refuse to be swallowed by it
My loneliness like night air; invisible to the eye obvious to the touch, in its cold uncomfortable ness
Yet If I could do all over again I’d do it in the same skin I’m in
To lay down and let love die, just stay down and let love lie
No, no, no, no, not I
I’ll stay around and let love fly
Even though I’ve seen its darkest form; deceit
Nothing else could tastes this warm or feel this sweet
The Goodie MoB is holding a reunion show September 19th and y’all already know I feel about all things ATL. I’m absolutely ecstatic! The first of 4 TV spots announcing the show has been released which features Big Gipp discussing what the reunion means to him. I’m assuming each of the other members will have their own segment as well. I’ve never been so happy to see a commercial in all my days!
Check out Goodie Mob’s Reunion commercial (Part 1) ft. Big Gipp as well as a few promo pics below: