School Daze brings back mad memories! Spike Lee once explained that Dap’s point of waking up the entire college was “to encourage the student body to wake up and take notice to what was going on around them. Things were getting out of control and it needed to stop. The calm and conclusive “WAKE UP” to the audience meant “wake up from all the bullsh*t we bring on ourselves and that we perpetuate in our community and neighborhoods and in, most of all, society.”
I caught up with Antwan ‘Big Boi’ Patton the other night and told him about my Old School Atlanta Memory (O.S.A.M.) project and my desire to capture them all on film. Of course Twan was down for the cause and we stepped outside the club for a mini trip down memory lane.? I was expecting tales of Freaknic (as almost everyone has a Freaknic tale to tell) but what I GOT was an old school hustler tale of chillin on Simpson Road’s Charles Disco. Continue Reading…
A one way Breeze Pass to the first person who responds correctly to the following question: What horror movie was playing at the Greenbriar Mall Movie Theater when they busted the windows out? (yes, Greenbriar once had a theatre! It used to be downstairs right across from the public library…but I digress..) I’m racking my brain trying to remember as it was all the way back in ’83 (maybe ’84).? While I thought I had it, IMDB is saying something different.
Can somebody also tell me why Hollywood has re-made Friday The 13 for “a new generation?” This is not an umpteenth sequel but a modern retelling of the actual movie.? There ain’t no new horror flicks to make?? Can’t we at least do a Scream: The Next Generation revealing Coco Arquette as the Chuckie Doll-like slasher in the “suprise ending” to end all surprises?? Help me get this people.
If I remember correctly, they ended up closing the theater in Greenbriar Mall because too many people showed up and rushed the entrance causing the front windows to come crashing down in a hail of glass and metal. I never even made it downstairs there were so many folk jammed up in the place! All I remember, really, is going to Baskin Robbins instead for Daiquiri Ice with my guls and going back home.? Another wasted day at Greenbriar Mall, where ‘there’s always something new for you-oooooooooo‘.
Were you there?? Do you remember?? Are your kids *or you* (most studio guilty pleasure movies are ok) planning on going to see this thing?? “A” discussion in the COMMENTS please.
*Back in the Day in the ‘A’ is a new column that will feature Old School Atlanta Memories (O.S.A.M) and insightful commentary on how it was back in the day in Atlanta. Feel Free to submit your fond O.S.A.Ms and photos for consideration to [email protected]*
Just in time for flashback Friday, I spotted these pics of Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly over at Concrete Loop:
A CL Reader spotted former Kris Kross member Chris ?Mac Daddy? Kelly, 30, at Piedmont park in ATL earlier this week. The former 90s rap star, was just chilling and enjoying the atmosphere. He was still rocking his pants backwards like he did in the 90s. (UPDATED): According to various sources he has Alopecia Areata that?s why he is balding in certain areas.
As of 2007, the group supposedly reunited and are currently working on different projects with Jermaine Dupri. & word is he has his own label called C.co records. No word on what his former group member Chris ?Daddy Mac? Smith is doing.
In case you don’t remember Kris Kross peep a few flashback joints below:
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… 😆