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OutKast, Missy Elliott, James Brown among the inaugural inductees into the Black Music and Entertainment Walk of Fame
A June 17 ceremony in Atlanta honored the inaugural inductees into the Black Music and Entertainment Walk of Fame, including OutKast, Missy Elliott, James Brown, Otis Redding, Kirk Franklin, and more.
60 Voices: Dr. Regina N. Bradley, Christina Lee, and Brian ‘B High’ Hightower on how hip-hop is evolving
Researcher, author, and professor Dr. Regina N. Bradley, music journalist Christina Lee, and Hot 107.9 on-air personality and professor Brian ‘B High’ Hightower discuss hip-hop's evolution in Atlanta.
Atlanta’s rising creative community—from film producers to choreographers to painters—is gaining new recognition on the national scene. Here, six of these artists discuss what's next.
From his music studio in Stone Mountain, the 58-year-old posts new videos a few times a week for 2 million YouTube subscribers and counting, including series like "What Makes This Song Great?", countdowns of the best guitar solos, music theory, history lessons, and more.
These are Atlanta's 500 most powerful leaders. We spent months consulting experts and sorting through nominations to get a list of the city's most influential people—from artists to chefs to philanthropists to sports coaches and corporate CEOs. In this section, we focus on arts, film, music, entertainment, and sports.
Kawan “KP The Great” Prather’s multi-hyphenated career in the music business all started with him simply asking questions. The Vine City native hopped on the phone to chat about his storied career in the music business, making protest music, and his next ventures.
“He shaped musicians like Bob Dylan, the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Prince, and influenced how people dress and how they define themselves today,” says David Kirby, author of Little Richard: The Birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll. “He dreamed up a world that nobody thought possible.”
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.