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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…
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… 😆
I can’t wait!!!
I was feeling a bit nostalgic and wanted to post Killer Mike’s “A.D.I.D.A.S.” as today’s flashback but noticed I already had it in the archives, so my compromise is Outkast’s “The Whole World” which features Killer Mike.
Word on the street is that Andr? Benjamin’s Benjamin Bixby clothing line isn’t selling very well, but that may soon change after it’s creator’s current nomination. GQ Magazine recently dubbed Dre (aka Andre 3000) as one of the Best New Designers in America and he took a moment to reveal his style influence to the world:
The influence: ?In high school, in Atlanta, when Grand Puba told us to wear Girbaud jeans, I wore Girbaud jeans. Then you had this prep movement happening: Ralph Lauren, Eddie Bauer, Bass, Sebago, and Timberland. So imagine me walking through [local housing project] Bowen Homes in the morning to catch the bus, but I?m dressed like a prep. As you get older, you go back to those things.? (Source)
This is the magazine’s 3rd annual search for the hottest desginer in Men’s fashion and Andre has a great chance of winning the acclaimed honor. Way to go Dre….keep doin your thang!
My favorite ATLien, Antwan “Big Boi” Patton was spotted in the studio with B.o.B. recently. B.o.B is mad talented and his flow is sick! Can’t wait to hear what they came up with that day.? Also, I dunno if y’all heard or not, but Ludacris and Big Boi’s Inaugural Ball never took place.? The Urban Ball as well as several others were cancelled due to poor ticket sales. 🙁 I guess there were way too may balls to choose from.? Anywhoo…Sir Lucious Leftfoot: The Son of Chico Dusty is gonna be fire and I CAN”T WAIT! Hurry up dammit!!!
Outkast “ATLiens” flashback by request:
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