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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.
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.
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, 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 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 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.
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 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.
A3C Festival’s exec director: “I want it to be a cultural institution the world thinks about”
"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.