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FLY-CAP: Reebok and Future VIP Gifting Lounge in ATL

On Thursday, August 25th, Reebok Classic took over the legendary Means Street Studios in NW Atlanta for a Reebok VIP Gifting Lounge in advance of Future’s summer tour appearance last night.

Reebok Classic’s exclusive seeding lounge was a celebration of Future’s homecoming and the first event after the announcement in July when both parties announced their long-term, creative partnership.  Atlanta’s storied roots in culture, music and style provided the perfect backdrop for the tastemaker event.

Some of Atlanta’s most trend-setting VIPs like Big Boi, NFL player Deon Grant, MTV star DJ Young Fly, Offset from Migos, TI’s kids Messiah and Domani Harris, and more were laced up in key Reebok product in advance of Future’s concert that night, as they enjoyed cocktails and mingled with their fellow Atlantans to the tunes of DJ Don Cannon.

Guests had a unique opportunity to preview unreleased Reebok x Freebandz apparel that Future is sporting on tourand footwear including the Instapump Fury OverbrandedFurylite JF and the Furyadapt OG.  The product curation reflected both Future’s pioneering and elevated style mixed with Reebok’s design prowess, and served as a preview of what’s to come from the Reebok x Future relationship this Fall and into 2017.

Key products showcased at the lounge will be available for purchase beginning September 2016 at Reebok.com and retailers across the United States.

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THE DUNGEON FAMILY to Release ‘EVEN IN DARKNESS’ 15th Anniversary Vinyl & Reunite At One MusicFest

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Legacy Recordings, the Grammy Award winning catalog arm of Sony Music Entertainment, celebrates Southern hip-hop’s greatest supergroup, The Dungeon Family, with a special 15th anniversary vinyl pressing of the group’s sole album, Even In Darkness, available on Friday, September 9. This 2LP set, pressed on 150-gram black vinyl for the first time since its original release, comes a day in advance of the group’s long-awaited reunion at Atlanta’s ONE Musicfest 2016. A white vinyl version will also be available exclusively for indie retailers. Pre-order the standard version HERE.

Named after the Atlanta basement studio in which members of the collective made their first recordings, The Dungeon Family featured the brightest stars of the booming local hip-hop scene:

 

  • Organized Noize is the nucleus of The Dungeon Family, supplying the beats and grooves for OutKast, Goodie Mob and other Atlanta-based artists. Rico Wade, Ray Murray and Sleepy Brown offered production and guidance to their artists, putting the “family” into The Dungeon Family and helping them raise the profile of the Southeast in hip-hop. Elsewhere, Organized Noize earned acclaim for producing the hits “Waterfalls” for TLC and “Don’t Let Go (Love)” for En Vogue.

 

  • As the region’s leading rap duo, OutKast personified Southern hip-hop in the 1990s and 2000s. At the time, Big Boi and Andre 3000 were enjoying their greatest successes yet, earning their first chart-topping hit “Ms. Jackson” earlier that year from their fourth album, Stankonia (2000). It was the tutelage of Rico, Ray and Sleepy Brown in the Dungeon that helped the duo become the global superstars they are today, earning two further No. 1 hits, “Hey Ya!” and “The Way You Move” (featuring Sleepy Brown), from their 2003 double album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, winner of three Grammy Awards including Album of the Year.

 

  • Alongside OutKast, Goodie Mob represented Southern rap to the masses, even coining the phrase “Dirty South” to describe the region on their acclaimed 1995 debut album Soul Food. Big Gipp, Khujo, T-Mo and CeeLo Green tackled Southern social issues in their lyrics such as racism and gentrification; their first three singles—“Cell Therapy,” “Soul Food” and “Dirty South”—all peaked within the Top 10 of Billboard’s rap singles chart. CeeLo, who left the group after Even In Darkness, would enjoy further success in the 2000s, teaming with Danger Mouse for the alternative rap project Gnarls Barkley (whose “Crazy” topped the U.S. and U.K. charts) before breaking out as a solo R&B singer with the worldwide hit “F**k You!” in 2010.

 

  • Killer Mike got his start as part of The Dungeon Family, also featuring on OutKast’s “The Whole World” later that year. He released a string of solo records throughout 2006 to 2012 before experiencing a seismic surge of notoriety with the hip-hop duo Run The Jewels, which he created with rapper/producer El-P.

 

  • Even In Darkness also featured up and coming local talent including producer Mr. DJ and rappers Cool Breeze, Witchdoctor, Backbone, Big Rube and Slimm Calhoun.

Even In Darkness, released in 2001, fully realized Andre 3000’s prophetic proclamation at the 1995 Source Awards: “The South got somethin’ to say.” With Atlanta as the epicenter, Southern hip-hop was at a flashpoint, with some of the most innovative and recognizable works of the rap genre firmly rooted in the region. With tracks like “6 Minutes (Dungeon Family It’s On)” and “Trans DF Express,” Even In Darkness stands as a testament to The Dungeon Family’s singular commitment to helping make hip-hop history.

The Dungeon Family’s impact on hip-hop can still be felt today. In 2016, Netflix premiered the documentary The Art of Organized Noize, executive produced by Queen Latifah and directed by Quincy Jones III, a documentary on the production trio hailed as “a story that demands to be heard by anyone with an interest in hip-hop” (Consequence of Sound). Additionally, Rico Wade’s cousin, Future, remains a key figure in contemporary hip-hop, with three Billboard 200 No. 1 albums since 2015 including the collaboration album with Drake, What A Time to Be Alive.

Big Boi, CeeLo Green, Rico Wade, Big Gipp, T-Mo, Killer Mike, Cool Breeze, Witchdoctor, Backbone, Big Rube, Sleepy Brown, Ray Murray, and Slimm Calhoun will all take the stage as part of ONE Musicfest 2016 at the Atlanta-area Lakewood Amphitheater on Saturday, September 10, along with several special guests. ONE Musicfest is the Southeast’s largest annual urban progressive music festival, featuring a diverse range of music that includes everything from classic and next generation hip-hop and soulful R&B to alternative and rock. Started in 2010, the festival is one of the most highly anticipated celebrations of the arts in the Southeast, with this year’s festival expecting an attendance of 20,000 music lovers from throughout the country.

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SFPL Music: eOne/Big Boi, Jeezy, Erica Campbell, Lecrae, Keith Robinson and more-New Music Bounce TV’s #1 hit ‘Saints & Sinners’

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Entertainment One Music (eOne Music) will be releasing a star-studded soundtrack in conjunction with Bounce TV for the network’s new hit drama series Saints & Sinners. The new album Saints & Sinners: Original Soundtrack From Season 1, will be out on Friday March 25, 2016 exclusively via all digital retailers. Available for pre-order now, the digital release features three songs available instantly from the eight-track album, accompanying the compelling new TV drama.

The ‘Saints & Sinners’ series just began its eight-episode first season with the buzzworthy pilot episode debuting as the #1 highest-rated and most-watched program in Bounce TV history. It also trended nationally on Twitter and Facebook. New episodes of Saints & Sinners premiere Sunday nights at 9:00 p.m. (ET) on Bounce TV.

Featuring an acclaimed cast of actors on the show, the soundtrack also includes an award-winning lineup of artists, delivering a sizzling album filled of the cutting-edge sound they’re known for – with Gospel superstar Deitrick Haddon and hip-hop superstar Big Boi teaming up on the show’s theme song “Sinners (Saved By Grace)” Remix, cast member Keith Robinson performing on two songs “Keep Holding On (Alright)” with Gospel superstar Erica Campbell and “Pain,” “Saints & Sinners” performed by The Voice Season 8 finalist Koryn Hawthorne – as well as songs from chart-toppers Jeezy, Lecrae with Johnta Austin, Kelly Price, and the group KlarKent (feat. Derek Minor).

SAINTS & SINNERS: Original Soundtrack From Season 1, Track Listing

1. “Keep Holding On (Alright)” – Erica Campbell & Keith Robinson
2. “Gotta Be a Man” – Jeezy
3. “Sinners (Saved By Grace)” – Deitrick Haddon & Big Boi
4. “Saints & Sinners” – Koryn Hawthorne
5. “Everytime (Grateful)” – Kelly Price
6. “Pain” – Keith Robinson
7. “Oh My God” (feat. Derek Minor) – KlarKent
8. “Lord Be With Me” – Lecrae & Johnta Austin

Hear the Saints & Sinners theme song, Deitrick Haddon & Big Boi’s “Sinners (Saved By Grace)” Remix:

Hear Jeezy’s song “Gotta Be a Man”:

Hear Erica Campbell & Keith Robinson’s song “Keep Holding On (Alright)”:

Hear Kelly Price’s song “Everytime (Grateful),” out at radio now:

Pre-order the digital album SAINTS & SINNERS: Original Soundtrack From Season 1, at the retailers below.

iTunes, receive “Sinners” “Gotta Be a Man,” and “Keep Holding On (Alright)” as instant great tracks HERE

Amazon HERE

Google Play HERE

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Watch: Big Boi Talks Recording At Stankonia, Gives Artists A Chance To Record At The Same Studio for Converse Rubber Tracks Program

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Converse debuts its latest video, featuring award-winning artist, Big Boi, created exclusively for the upcoming Converse Rubber Tracks studio takeover. With the global music platform unlocking the doors to the world’s most iconic recording studios (including Big Boi’s very own Stankonia in Atlanta, GA) in September 2015, Converse had an amazing response thus far, with thousands of applications from aspiring artists worldwide within the first few weeks alone.

Narrated by Big Boi himself, the new video features the rapper and producer sharing personal anecdotes about recording some of Outkast’s biggest hits at Stankonia, including; “The Way You Move,” “Hey Ya,” “Ms. Jackson,” and “So Fresh, So Clean.”

Check it out below:

 

Stankonia – along with other iconic studios including Sunset Sound in Los Angeles, California; Tuff Gong in Kingston, Jamaica; and Abbey Road in London England – are part of the next chapter of ‘Converse Rubber Tracks,’ which invites aspiring artists of all genres from all corners of the globe to follow in the footsteps of legends, past and present, to record original music at each of these landmark studios — at no cost.

Global registration has begun since Tuesday, May 26 and runs through Wednesday, June 24, featuring an online submission process that requires applicants to rank their top three studio preferences, and encourages all to enter a brief artist biography or description via a video or written application. If selected, chosen artists will be notified in early July. Following a thorough planning session with studio producers, artists chosen will be taken to one of their studios of choice in September this year, with most travel accommodations arranged and select expenses covered by Converse.

To find out more about Converse Rubber Tracks, or to learn more about how to register for one of the coveted sessions, please visit: Converse-Music.com/worldwide

Good luck!

-Stay Fly!

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Big Boi feat. Kid Cudi & Stevie Wonder – ‘Part Time Hater’ [SFPL Tunes]

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Big Boi takes a Stevie Wonder classic and adds his lyrical twist to a track entitled “Part Time Hater”, which features a few bars from Kid Cudi. Check it out below…

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New Video: Big Boi ft. Jake Troth And The Sons of Thunder & Epic Meal Time – “Apple of My Eye”

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Big Boi delivers yet another funky new jawn entitled “Apple of My Eye” featuring Jake Troth And The Sons of Thunder, and a little comedy from the YouTube sensation Epic Meal Time. Check it out below, as Big Boi rocks out with a full band in a stonewall basement during a live recorded set. 

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[Video] Big Boi & Kelly Rowland Perform “Mama Told Me” On The View

Fashionably bold but always stylish rapper Big Boi one half of the legendary rap group Outkast hit The View stage alongside Kelly Rowland to perform his single “Mama Told Me”. Kelly kept is simple but sexy in a black form-fitting leather dress and heels gotta love a stylish woman that’s what momma told me. Checkout the video from the performance after the jump.

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[New Video] Big Boi – “Mama Told Me” Feat. Kelly Rowland

Big Boi let’s go his new visual for ” Mama Told Me” featuring the beautiful Kelly Rowland the lead single off his forthcoming album “Vicious Lies and Danger Rumors”.  Syndrome is behind the lens for the colorful and fun visual and it definitely doesn’t lack any style. Check the visual after the jump.

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[Last Night In NYC] Big Boi Previews “Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors” At Converse Rubber Tracks

Last Night In NYCAntwan Andre Patton, better known as Big Boi – one half of the iconic rap duo Outkast filled up Brooklyn’s Converse Rubber Tracks for an invite only album listening session. Check out more after the jump…

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[New Music Exclusive] Big Boi ft. Kelly Rowland – “Momma Told Me”

Big Boi debuts his 80’s-feel tune entitled “Momma Told Me” featuring the beautiful Kelly Rowland. This is definitely right up Big Boi’s alley! Peep the track below…