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The rebirth of Bankhead Seafood
Rappers Killer Mike and T.I. are angling to bring back the hallowed restaurant, which served fish “so darn good it blocked traffic on Fridays.” It will reopen in a rapidly changing neighborhood.
How Bankhead became a hip-hop landmark
Before Vincent “Pudgy” Richardson and brothers Kevin and Travis Denson helped turn Bankhead into a hip-hop landmark, they sold CDs and white tees out of a bread truck outfitted with 15-inch rims. How they got the bread truck, or why they chose that specific mode of transportation, only Kevin knows. But this mobile operation—the humble beginnings of Toe Jam Music—made a lot of business sense in spring 1998.
If Atlanta’s most famous hip-hop stars want to participate in activism, they’ll have to reckon with their own elite statuses
While it’s certainly possible to both empathize with protesters and feel pained to see the city in chaos, Atlanta's mainstream hip-hop artists also benefit financially from encouraging peace. As entrepreneurs and longtime ambassadors of a city that is a hub for Black businesses, their economic success and the continued growth of Atlanta are indisputably linked. Even if they came from the Black working class and genuinely wish to advocate for them, refusing to acknowledge this reality dilutes their messages.
Videos: Mayor Bottoms, Killer Mike, Bernice King give passionate speeches during protests
"Go home," Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms implored Atlanta protesters. "I cannot protect you out in those streets."
Atlanta’s latest coronavirus updates: Thursday, May 7
On Wednesday, Atlanta United players began their first individual practices since March and Killer Mike and T.I. helped pass out meals. Here’s your Thursday morning update:
Photos: The opening of Tyler Perry Studios was beyond star-studded
Tyler Perry marked the opening of his new, 330-acre Tyler Perry Studios at Fort McPherson with a gala that brought a monumental number of stars, including everyone from Oprah to Hank Aaron to Beyoncé to Andrew Young.
5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: June 5-11
Kendrick Lamar will headline the Tycoon Music Festival, while the Atlanta Design Festival offers a ton of events throughout the weekend.
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.
The Evolution of T.I.
The Atlanta superstar rose to fame as a street-hardened rapper. For his next act, he wants to save Bankhead, the neighborhood that could've killed him.
Your ultimate guide to concerts in Atlanta: Summer 2018
Who's on tour in Atlanta this summer? Among the highlights on this summer's concert calendar: Beyoncé & Jay-Z, Janelle Monáe, Taylor Swift, Nine Inch Nails, Smashing Pumpkins, Zac Brown Band, Journey, and more.
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