Entrepreneur and socialite LaToya “Leigh” Wise poses with Kawan ‘KP’ Prather & Rico Wade as they were honored during the first annual ‘Live and Die for Hip Hop’ Black Out Gala held this past weekend (September 6, 2014).
The formal event, held at Atlanta’s Woodruff Arts Center, commemorated the life and legacy of the late multi-platinum music artist Chris Kelly, half of the rap duo Kris Kross and was produced in conjunction with Kelly’s mother, Donna Kelly-Pratte.
The event was hosted by hip-hop legend Ed Lover; daughter of mega rapper Lil Wayne, Reginae Carter; and socialites the Three Brown Girls (Eboni Elecktra, Kim Porter & Nicole Johnson).
The event was curated by reality television phenom Dwight Eubanks, formerly of The Real Housewives of Atlanta and produced by Leigh Wise, Donna Kelly-Pratte and Delanie Barber.
Atlanta music industry legends, Kawan “KP” Prather (Vice president of Atlantic Records and former A&R for LaFace Records) and Rico Wade (founder of Organized Noize), were each honored during the event for their contributions to the hip-hop industry.
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Attendees included: Tameka ‘Tiny’ Harris (formerly of R&B group Xscape), Kirk and Rasheeda Frost (Love & Hip Hop Atlanta), reality TV personality Toya Wright, music industry veteran Shanti Das, Sheree Whitfield (ex-RHOA), Sheree Buchanan (Atlanta Exes), Zonnique Pullins of OMG Girlz.
World renowned DJ Nabs was also on the 1’s & 2’s while legendary Atlanta rapper Bone Crusher grabbed the mic for a special performance.
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