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TI Celebrates 15 Years of Trap Muzik

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This week celebrates 15 years of trap music being mainstream. TI aka Tip is considered the father of Trap Music. He was the one to bring trap music to the mainstream. He had some words about this, and he gave us sneak preview of dime trap. Dimetrap is his highly ancipated project follow up from Da Nik project. Check out the exclusive recap here.

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21 Savage Gets The Kids Ready For New School Year

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21 Savage Issa School Drive went down this past weekend in Decatur, Ga. It was his third year giving back to the community. He gave away over 1500 backbags to over 900 families. They really got the kids right for school. Free haircuts, hair styles, got the girls nails right, gave away shoes, school uniforms, not just the school supplies. Shout out to everyone that played a part. Check out the cool recap here.

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[Events] The Celebrity Small Business Pop Up Shop

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Over the past month we welcomed many summer events and celebrations. All of which encourage networking, socializing, and overall having a good time. These summertime shindigs often attract tastemakers, industry leaders, talent, as well as spectators alike. This past weekend, Rose Knows Media & PR presented the “Celebrity Small Business Pop Up Shop” powered by Tiffany Terrell Consulting. This event was held at The Blu’ Bisque in Atlanta, GA and attracted a crowd of movers and shakers in the industry.

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Casuel Pitts of UDS, Inc.

The pop up also included a guest panel, fashion show, and live performances.The Celebrity Small Business Pop Up Shop allowed small business owners to showcase their goods as well as network. This event was free and open to the public and hosted by Maureen Guest, radio personality with WIGO1570.

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The guest panel included Christina Johnson of VH1 Atlanta Exe’s and Casuel Pitts of UDS, Inc. who provided excellent insight on brand building, business structure, and integrity.

“Integrity is not what you show people but in the way you behave when no one is looking.”-Casuel Pitts, 2018

Amongst the movers and shakers were designers and models who graced the runway with summer fashion from VDINX (IG: @VDinxdesignsAtlanta), BeU Chique Boutique, and Van Miller International. 

Each designer showcased beautiful displays of beauty, color, sass, and culture, all while being captured by photographer Maurice Thompson. Be sure to follow them and their designs on social media and support these well deserved fashions.

Certainly, the night wouldn’t have been a success without the DJ: DJ Smitty. The sounds that set the tone for the evening belonged to a host of talents both local and transplant that included: Barz Damu, Dr. Sushi, Frank O’Shack, Juwan, Lady Rhaka, Mondo Malone, Mr. Jay Smiff, and Safari Tribe.

In case you missed this series of pop up shop’s, don’t worry! Stay tuned for the next series of pop up shop’s which will cover the film industry and will be held on:

September 15th, 2018 at The Blu’ Bisque Atlanta, GA 6:30p-8:30p with panelist’s Laura Franks (Senior Event Consultant for Regal Entertainment Group and Entertainment Consulting Executive),
Mann Robinson (Award Winning Film Director, Actor and Producer), and  Cassandra Hollis (Actor, Award Winning Filmmaker, Seen on TV One “Fatal Attraction/Medical Examiner).
Special Invited Guest’s: Rolling Out, Upscale Magazine, CNN Newsroom, AJC, and Atlanta Magazine.

Tickets are available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrity-film-industry-pop-up-shop-tickets-47152872511?aff=erelexpmlt

Follow the Movers and Shakers:
IG: @TiffanyTerrellConsulting

Maureen Guest
IG: @MbodymentUndergroundRadio @WIGO1570

Maurice Thompson Photography

@mauricethompsonphotography

Lady Rhaka
IG: @ladyrhaka

Juwan
IG: @juwan.official

Just Jr.

IG: @OhItsJustJr

Mondo Malone

IG: @Mondo_j_malone

Mr. Jay Smiff
IG: @MrJaySmiff

Safari Tribe
IG: @Safari.Tribe

 

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ESSENCE FEST 2018- The People Speaks!!!!

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New Orleans was super litty from the Essence Festival this year. The concerts, convention center events, and Bourbon Street this year was a super experience. Freddy O was in the mix of it all. Find out what the people are talking about Essence Festival Experience 2018.  If you didn’t then after watching this Essence Festival Recap, you will want to start looking for tickets, rooms , for next year. Watch the exclusive recap here.

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[Photos] BET Experience Recap 2018

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Its the event that has all the Black Star Power running all over the city of L.A.. If you were there then you would think you were at the younger version of  the Essense Festival which happens to be this year.  BET is obviously not Black as it was maybe a decade ago, but they are trying to keep it black by hiring an all black staffing company to keep the image up. Overall the BET Experience was fun, cool, and exciting. Check out a photo recap here.

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#NAENAEONTHESCENE | A DAY WITH GUNNA

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It’s been a long time and I shouldn’t of left you. Its your girl NaeNae with #NaeNaeOnTheScene back bringing you some dope content. This past Friday I got to spend all day with YSL Records artist, Gunna as he brought his DripFest concert to Indianapolis. My brand, Chasing My Dreamz and Tahlia L’Oréal with Tahlia TV teamed up to capture Gunna’s time in the city from press run at the radio station (Hot 96.3) then headed out to eat at Exotic On The Run (which the food was on point) to sound check before hitting the stage at the Old National Centre. 

 

 In 2016, the world started to take notice of this College Park native, born Sergio Kitchens after he hopped on YSL Records owner, Young Thug’s track ‘Floyd Mayweather’ alongside heavy hitters, Gucci Mane and Travis Scott. Later that year, Gunna dropped ‘Drip Season’ mixtape and has been on go mode every since. Back in February, Gunna released ‘Drip Season 3’ mixtape featuring guest appearances from Lil Yachty, Lil Uzi Vert, Metro Boomin and others.
Thanks to Who Woulda Thought for allowing me to be able to spend the day with cool, laid back Gunna.
Until next time, its your girl NaeNae as always bringing you #NaeNaeOnTheScene with Straight Official.

Photo Credit: Yvonne Hodge

 

 

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[entertainment] Chicago Entertainment Company On The Rise

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I Have had the pleasure of meeting The CEO of GiAri Entertainment, And he is really shaking things up in the Midwest, Chicago IL. When I ask other artists in Chicago they seem to think its hard to find good showcases to showcase the talent of the independent artist whose trying gain a fanbase, however, Don is raising the bar and setting the platform. He invited Straight Official Magazine to the most recent showcase on June 15th, 2018. I have to say it was an amazing event. It was a lot of supporters and also the good and polished artist from all over the city. He and his team are very capable of being the household name for Chicago, security was there even to see both of the hosts of the event take the stage. No violence it was peace all good vibes. I got a chance to sit down with him and ask him some questions and also I have a recap of the showcase.

WHATS THE NAME OF YOUR COMPANY?
GiAri ENTERTAINMENT
WHAT SERVICES DO YOU PROVIDE?
WE PROVIDE ARTIST DEVELOPMENT, MARKETING, AND PROMOTION

WHATS THE ULTIMATE GOAL BY NEXT YEAR?
TO BUILD A BRIDGE AND UNITE MY CITY AS A WHOLE IN REGARDS TO SUPPORTING OUR ARTIST WHO ARE TRULY WORTHY OF AN OPPORTUNITY WHICH WOULD ALLOW THEM TO BE SEEN AND HEARD

WHAT DOES YOUR COMPANY NAME STAND FOR?
GODLY INSPIRED ARTISTRY REACHING INTERSTELLAR LEVELS ALSO ITS A COMBINATION OF BOTH MY DAUGHTER’S NAMES GIANNA AND ARIANNA GIARI

DO YOU HAVE ANY ARTIST IFSO WHAT TYPE OF GENRE AND WHAT THERE STAGE NAME?
I ACTUALLY DON’T MANAGE ANY ARTIST BUT I AM PUSHING ON DELAFAYE, KYNG MEECH, WAAW STREETZ, RANDY G AND SOON TO BE LOUIE LONDON AND PERRY V MAINLY HIP HOP AND RNB

BEING THAT CHICAGO IS SO DIVIDED, DO YOU THINK AND DO YOU HAVE FAITH IN YOUR TEAM TO BREAK THE CHAIN?
I TRULY BELIEVE MY TEAM WILL BE THE CHAIN BREAKERS

AT YOUR SHOWCASE HOW MANY PERFORMERS DO YOU AVERAGE, AND WHATS THE PLATFORM YOU OFFER?
IM AVERAGING 40 TO 45 INQUIRING ABOUT SLOTS AND BOUT 25-30 ACTUALLY BOOKING THEM A SLOT , MY PLATFORM IS ACTUALLY A PERFORMANCE AND NETWORK PLATFORM WHICH ALLOWS ARTIST TO PERFECT THEIR STAGE PRESENCE AND NETWORK WITH EACH OTHER

WHAT CAN THESE ARTIST GAIN BY NETWORKING AND PERFORMING AT YOUR SHOWCASE?

ARTIST CAN GAIN MAXIMUM EXPOSURE WITH NETWORKING WHICH GIVES THEM MORE WORK FROM OTHER UPCOMING SHOWCASES TO FEATURES WHICH ALSO HELP BUILD A VERSATILE CATALOGUE INDUSTRY EXECUTIVES ARE LOOKING FOR AND POSSIBLE SPONSORSHIP FOR FUTURE PROJECTS

DO YOU HAVE ANY SHOUTOUTS???
SHOUT OUT TO YUNG BLAK EXECS AND BANDNATION RADIO, G1 ENTERTAINMENT, N2N ENTERTAINMENT, 12 MANAGEMENT, CANIS MAJOR DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION, BORN AND RAISED, GWAPGETTAS, PAID 4 ENTERTAINMENT, NO EXCUSES ENTERTAINMENT , STRAIGHT OFFICIAL MAGAZINE AND EVERYBODY THAT SUPPORT MY PLATFORM FROM SHARING AND LIKING MY SOCIAL MEDIA POST TO ACTUALLY ATTENDING A SHOWCASE MY SHOWCASE IS KNOWN FOR ITS GIVEAWAYS AND GREAT VIBES

 

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[Events] Atlanta Black Experience & Expo @ GIWCC

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The Black Experience & Expo was April 28-29. It was two days fill with black empowerment, supporting black culture and business. The Atlanta Black Chambers were out there, along with radio stations Kiss 104.1’s personalities Al B Slyk & Sasha the diva, Streets 945 personalities and team , celebrities Angie Stone, Bernadette Stantis, Bobby Brown , Darrin Henson, and more. Check out this dope recap from Sundays day out at the expo.

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Houston Texas Announces Its Only Music Festival @LoudFestHTX @LoudMuzik

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Get loud for a cause at this years’ annual L.O.U.D. FEST on June 16th in Houston, Texas. Not only will you experience a cultural showcase from a wide variety of music and entertainment, but you will also be donating to The American Foundation For Suicide Prevention with each ticket purchase. Don’t miss out on best acts from all genres including T!M NED, Khody Blake, Mr.Wired Up, Darbi Shaun, and so many more. To go along with the musical acts there will be a DJ Battle, Rap Battle and Beat Battle for the ultimate hip-hop experience.

There will really be a little something for everybody this year at L.O.U.D. FEST from a Microsoft Gaming Tournament to a Threads & Laces Sneaker Summit. Of course, there will be food vendors from your favorite Houston restaurants and art from the top creative’s in Houston including painting, sculpting, drawing, jewelry making, clothing design, and more. Expect to have a lot of fun in Houston this year at L.O.U.D FEST and don’t forgot that you will be contributing to a great cause in the process.

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#NAENAEONTHESCENE: SPRING BREAK IN THE BASEMENT

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What’s good everyone, its your girl NaeNae bring you another #NaeNaeOnTheScene. Last weekend, I attended the Spring Break In The Basement music showcase brought to you by Yard Rvnnerz and CME Worldwide. There were quiet a few up and coming Indy stars hitting the mic trying to win prizes of studio time, music video shoot and more. Comedian, Nate Robinson was the host of the night, who kept the crowd laughing in between performers. Yard Rvnnerz frontman, 1K Hollywood took the stage to perform his latest song, Act Up. In the end, the top three winners were: CeCe Chanel, A.C. and RoyalTi.

See some of the show’s performances down below.

As always its your girl NaeNae with that #NaeNaeOnTheScene.

 Follow NaeNae on all social media: @fieryscorpio81

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