Happy Holidays SFTA Fam! I’m traveling the globe assisting Santa in the delivery of toys to all good boys and girls so I’ll be outta the loop for a minute but I took a few moments to compile a post full of photos from a few A-Town Christmas events. I wish all of you guys the very best this holiday season and pray your holiday is off to a great start!
Devyne Stephens Annual Christmas Gala:
Devyne Stephens held his annual Christmas party Tuesday evening (Dec. 22) at the Atlanta History Center. This year’s theme was “Puttn’ on the Ritz” and Devyne went all out in celebration of the holidays. Spotted in the crowd were Atlanta Mayor-elect Kasim Reed, Monica, Akon, Yung Joc, Jermaine Dupri and more:
Lil Wayne and his ex-wife Antonia ‘Toya” Carter of the Tiny & Toya show threw a lavish birthday bash for their 11 year old daughter Reginae. Reginae’s pajama jammy jam brought out all her friends and family but the talk of the night was two baby mama’s in the same building. The mother of Wayne’s 1st born son, Sara (photo) also attended the bash along with son Dewayne Michael Carter III. One big happy family.
[Sidebar: In case you were wondering, Wayne now has a total of four kids. Toya’s daughter, Reginae, 1st son and namesake DeWayne Michael Carter III, 2nd son by Lauren London (name unconfirmed), and a newborn by Nivea Nash, who gave birth to healthy baby boy Neal Carter yesterday (Nov. 30th).]
Photos of Reginae’s celebrity filled birthday bash below:
Keri Hilson held her Atlanta album release party for her highly anticipated newly released album “In a Perfect World.” The event was held at Opera and was a hometown celebration as all of Atlanta’s musical Who’s Who came out to celebrate.? Jermaine Dupri, Jontae Austin, Jazze Pha, Fabolous, Lil Scrappy & Diamond, Angel Lola Luv, Celebrity Photographer Derek Blanks…hell even Diddy’s Atlanta Baby mama came through! Check out a few flix below:
Keri was “Turnin em On” as she made her grand appearance.
Polow…the self-proclaimed “King of the White Girls” made sure he kept the title entact.
ATL Hood couple of the decade ~ Diamond and Lil Scrappy. Ummm…what is he grabbing?
Angel Lola Luv made an appearance.
Super producer Polow da Don paid special homage to Keri in an emotional toast to her talent and hard work. Check out that video + more photos below: Continue Reading…
My all-time favorite ATLien, Antwan “Big Boi” Patton was honored this weekend by the Collective Renaissance Guild of the National Black Arts Festival (NBAF). ?The event, dubbed “The Art of Change,” was a star-studded celebration of Big Boi’s collaboration with the Atlanta Ballet in “Big” and he was awarded the 2008 Renaissance Award for “Artistic Innovation”. ? In a?symbolic gesture of passing the baton from one generation to the next, Dr. Cornel West presented Big Boi the award after a crowd raising speech in the atrium of Mercedes Benz of Buckhead.
The event was hosted by Rashan Ali and Kenny Burns, while DJ Trauma kept the house rocking. ?Several celebs were also there to celebrate with Big Boi. Check out a few exclusive flix courtesy of?NecoleBitchie as well as StraightFromTheA.com exclusive video footage of Dr. West’s speech and Big Boi’s acceptance of the honor below: Continue Reading…
TAG Records’ “Survival of the Freshest” tour hit the “A” Sunday evening at Center Stage. ?The venue was packed with hopefuls and the free event served as TAG’s grand finale event for the nationwide tour. ?There was a live emcee battle where the crowd was the deciding factor. ?I spotted DJ Cannon, Q da Kid, and Princess from Crime Mob. ?Keyshawn aka Markice Moore from G’s to Gents/ATL served as a quasi-host for the show as he announced each contestant and reviewed the applause meter.