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Jermaine Dupri Instagram Live

For Atlanta’s hip-hop and R&B artists, Instagram Live has become an unexpected source of community

With touring and recording largely halted due to the coronavirus outbreak, some of the city's most famous talents are connecting with fans through live battles, performances, and karaoke sessions.
Atlanta BeltLine

It’s the best time to be an Atlantan. It might also be the worst.

In the city's constant compulsion to reinvent itself, it lost an important part of itself instead.
EarthGang Atlanta Mirrorland

Welcome to EarthGang’s Atlanta

EarthGang don’t want to recreate the work of their hometown idols. They want to add their perspectives to the ones that have showcased the city to locals and outsiders.
Budweiser Big Boi Tall Boy

Cooler than a polar bear’s toenails: Big Boi has his own Budweiser tall boy

Starting today, the limited edition Budweiser Big Boi tall boy can is available only in Georgia.
A3C concert

A3C, Atlanta’s longest-running hip-hop festival, aims to become the next SXSW

When Brian Knott launched the A3C hip-hop festival 15 years ago, he envisioned a few days of concerts featuring independent artists. Today, the five-day event is one of the largest hip-hop festivals in the country, a summit where politics and social justice intersect with hip-hop.
How Lil Nas X Old Town Road went viral

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.
2 Chainz CRWN

2 Chainz on Atlanta rap: “People are afraid to drop the torch.”

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.
What happened to 21 Savage?

Here’s everything that has happened since rapper 21 Savage was detained by ICE

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 taps hip-hop’s competitive spirit to foster fellowship

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.
Big Boi Tiny Desk Concert NPR

Big Boi performs Outkast hits for NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts

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.

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