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Rico Wade

Remembering Rico Wade: How the legendary producer influenced Atlanta, Southern hip-hop, and pop music

With hundreds of credits, including OutKast and Goodie Mob’s debut albums Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik and Soul Food, TLC’s “Waterfalls,” and En Vogue’s “Don’t Let Go (Love),” Rico Wade helped to expand Atlanta’s imprint in music, reaching global heights. With OutKast and Goodie Mob, Wade was part of mainstreaming Southern hip-hop, expanding its boundaries and perimeters.
5 things you might not have known about Freaknik, from the new Hulu documentary

5 things you might not have known about Freaknik, from the new Hulu documentary

Hulu’s new original documentary Freaknik: The Wildest Party Never Told tells the story of how a 1983 picnic for Atlanta HBCU students in the meadow at Piedmont Park became, by the mid-1990s, a national Spring Break destination for hundreds of thousands of young people each April. Here’s five things highlighted in the new Hulu doc that even long-time Atlantans might not know about Freaknik’s enduring legacy.
Usher's Super Bowl performance is the halftime show Atlanta should have had

Usher’s Super Bowl performance is the halftime show Atlanta should have had

For the rest the world, this may have been Taylor Swift's Super Bowl but here in Atlanta, we weren't watching the game for Taylor, or Travis, or Brock Purdy, or Patrick Mahomes. No, we were watching the game for Usher, and not only did he not disappoint, he gave us the Super Bowl halftime show we deserved five years ago.
Lil Jon

What Lil Jon has been up to in 2020

We chatted with the underground king-turned-global phenomenon on what it takes to put his popular Saturday DJ sets, what he’s been up to during the pandemic, and the exciting new music he’s producing with his son, a recent NYU grad.
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 Christmas music playlist

Listen: A Very Atlanta Christmas playlist

Featuring CeeLo, Gucci Mane, OutKast, TLC, Zac Brown Band, Cat Power, Lil Jon, Sugarland, and more.
Ludacris Super Bowl LIII

Migos, 21 Savage, Ludacris pay homage to Atlanta in Super Bowl weekend kickoff concert

Around 1 a.m. on Thursday night, Ludacris announced that he was “just getting started” with his EA Sports Bowl set inside State Farm Arena.
Which Atlanta Super Bowl concerts should I go to

The 5 can’t-miss Super Bowl shows for Atlanta music fans

You probably won't be able to see Big Boi and Gladys Knight perform during the Super Bowl game itself. But if you're looking for other ways to see Atlanta's wealth of musical talent during Super Bowl week, here are our five concert picks.
Atlanta Guinness World Records

These Atlanta world records will remind you that anything is possible

Atlanta’s entries into the Guinness Book of World Records offer not just a window into the zaniest corners of our fair city, but also proof that we can do anything we put our minds to. After all, not just any city can boast the “Largest Simultaneous Whoopie Cushion Sit.”
Ulitmate super bowl LIII atlanta events guide what to do during the super bowl atlanta

The Ultimate Super Bowl LIII Atlanta Events Calendar

What is there to do during Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta? A lot. Here's a list of the concerts, parties, watch parties, experiences, and everything else Super Bowl-related we could find. We'll keep updating this list until the big game.

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