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. 😆
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.
Danity Kane alumni D. Woods performed live in Atlanta Tuesday night. The show was held at Sambuca and was packed wall to wall with fans. Since I was only there to support my girl Dee, I had no idea that Janelle Monae was going to perform (I know I’m slow). Each performed two songs and Janelle was somewhat of a pleasant surprise….that is, until she jumped on my table and almost broke my camera! That chick is hilarious! Click Here to watch her performance (fast forward to 4:15 to see her ‘table dance’) 😆
I was live TWITTERing and filming at the same time. Check out a few of the pics my followers got during the show..
@JanelleMonae is up next… D. Woods totally rocked it out! 1:02 AM Mar 4th
Sound check takin way too long… Plus I gotta go to the ladies room and don’t wanna lose my seat. These Bastiids! 12:34 AM Mar 4th
Gorilla Zoe held his ‘Don’t Feed The Animals’ listening party last night and a surprisingly fun location…The Atlanta Zoo! Zoe and Block Ent. took over the Gorilla observatory area as they treated the crowed to a preview of his hot new CD.
The Gorillas observed us instead of the other way around…
Zoe and D. Woods lookin all lovey dovey….
Gorilla Zoe grabbed the mic for an impromptu performance of a new song, “Echo”.? Video below:
Meet Laura Izibor. Ms. Izibor, hot new songstress from Atlantic Records has been making mad waves in the music industry with her soulful vocals and lyricism. She’s been named ‘Artist to Watch’ by both Vibe Magazine and Rolling Stone. I had the pleasure of witnessing Laura’s live performance a few nights ago and I can honestly say she earned both of those titles.
Born to a working class family in Dublin, Ireland, Izibor admits she didn?t grow up in a musical household.? ?My mother raised five kids on her own, so there wasn?t much time to buy records ? it wasn?t that kind of home.? I found myself fancying music at about 13.? Once the love for musicians like Stevie Wonder, Candi Stanton, and Roberta Flack took hold, she was smitten for good.? ?One door opened to the next ? first I discovered Marvin Gaye, and then Otis Redding, and I just fell in love with soul music.? Full Bio (word file)
The 20 year old musical sensation is set to drop her first cd April 28th entitled, Let The Truth Be Told.? Check out her first single, “From My Heart to Yours” as well as a live performance of “Don’t Stay” 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! 🙂