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How Atlanta’s Lil Nas X went from being shut out of the country charts to breaking a major Billboard record
Lil Nas X continues a tradition long held by Atlanta artists. When the music industry didn’t readily accept him, he forced his way inside and made himself hard to ignore.
A Sunday evening chat at the Masquerade with hip-hop journalist Elliott Wilson, who currently works as an editorial director for streaming platform Tidal, provided insight into how 2 Chainz retains his authenticity and mainstream success.
The news that 21 Savage had been detained by ICE on February 3 in many ways overshadowed the Super Bowl that was taking place just miles away from where the rapper was arrested. Here's an overview of everything that's happened in the case since then.
Soul Food Cypher's One Hundred is one of 26 events the seven-year-old organization hosts each year that aim to turn hip-hop artists into community leaders by building camaraderie, encouraging collaboration, and providing a platform.
For NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts, Atlanta rap legend Big Boi, Organized Noize's Sleepy Brown, and their backing band performed two Outkast classics—"So Fresh, So Clean" and "The Way You Move"—and "All Night" from Big Boi's latest solo album, Boomiverse.
"When you think of Atlanta, I want you to think of the Braves, the Hawks, the Falcons, Atlanta United, and A3C," says the hip-hip festival's executive director, Mike Walbert. We chatted with him about what to expect at this year's AC3, which takes place October 3-7.
The 12th season of MTV's long-running hip-hop improv show, Wild 'n Out, was filmed entirely at Center Stage in Atlanta. And host Nick Cannon says the city's essence itself is the perfect description for the new season.
Donald Glover announced this morning that he's going on tour as his hip-hop alter-ego Childish Gambino for nearly the entire month of September.
ESPN announced this morning that rapper Kendrick Lamar, whose Damn. album is likely on every single "best of 2017" list you will read this year, will be the halftime performer during the College Football Playoff National Championship on January 8.