Self-professed ‘mayor of Atlanta’ Jermaine Dupri gathered up all of his SoSo Def artists and headed to Atlanta’s city hall earlier today (January 15, 2013).
Dupri, the founder & CEO of SoSo Def, was joined by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed as he held a press conference to reveal what is being billed as a huge historic event in Atlanta’s musical history.
The So So Def label was once home to platinum-selling acts such as Jermaine Dupri, Xscape, Bow Wow, Jagged Edge and Da Brat, and Dupri announced during the conference that they will celebrate 20 years of hit-making music by hosting at an All-Star Anniversary Concert on February 23rd!
I wanna thank,Jagged Edge,Da brat,Kris Kross,xscape,Bone Crusher,Dondria,for coming to the press conference
Reed made an announcement earlier this week, stating he went through considerable personal reflection on the issue and changed his mind after discussions with Atlanta’s lesbian and gay communities, as well as his own father and chief of staff.
“This seems to me to be a natural place to be,” Reed said.
“Candidly, I didn’t feel any pressure. … If I wanted to play politics, I would have done it when I was in third place in the mayoral election [in 2009] and in front of the gay and lesbian community saying I was not supportive of marriage equality. … As a result of that, I suffered great political harm.”
Thanksgiving has come and gone and I’m sure many of you are still eating leftovers right this very second.
As you sit there giving thanks for your cold turkey salad sammich, there are also many needy families who are probably giving thanks right now for the charitable contributions received during the holidays.
On the eve of Thanksgiving, Shanti Das along with Teddy Riley & Blackstreet played host to “No Reservations Needed” a new meal service initiative held to benefit Atlanta’s homeless community.
Trina Braxton and her husband Gabe Solis attended the event to lend a hand and give back to the community.
Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed is arguably one of Atlanta’s most eligible bachelors, but he be headed towards the altar!
The 42-year-old political figure often makes appearances at social functions around town and appears to be living the single life that every Atlanta bachelor dreams of.
Reed has been flying solo all of his life and has never jumped the broom… but at last weekend, the confirmed bachelor hinted in an on air interview that he may actually be married by the end of his term.
News of Reed’s impending nuptials may come as a shock to many since he’s been linked to a bevy of beauties, but it appears one in particular may have finally landed that special place in his heart.