After performing on an A3C showcase, most artists network and "politick" by handing out CD's, exchanging social media handles or handing out merch. Meet the artist who took to the streets of Edgewood Avenue during Atlanta's A3C to give everyone a show after he stepped off stage (two showcases to be exact). His hustle and innovation led to immediate cosigns from Peter Rosenberg, DJ Greg Street and Trinidad James. World, meet DAEtrius and the #WHEREISPERCYPARK movement.
How do you feel about the Atlanta's music scene?
Atlanta, is in a good place and sonically we are thriving. However, I feel like with diversity emerging in the Atlanta underground we could use The P.E.R.C.Y. PARK landscape as a contending frontrunner...music that touches the people. It's why performing on a stage isn't enough for me. Performing on the sound truck at A3C allowed me to get with the people.
What do you want your legacy to leave via music, art, etc...
I want my legacy to be authenticity, a true voice of the people. My art is for those who are searching for understanding and those that may be misunderstood or misrepresented...people who want to be understood and not interpreted. I feel like we all have so many layers. We're all like fabric...on the surface appearing one way, but when you get up close, it's we're so intricate. It represents both who we are and who we're becoming. I want to be a symbol of growth and a testament of understanding.
Explain the acronym/meaning behind P.E.R.C.Y Park.
P.E.R.C.Y. stands for a Portrayal of Emotions in ou(R) Careless Youth. Park symbolizes the fact that the world is a playground. We all live in P.E.R.C.Y. Park.
Favorite artist(s) and Why?
Jay Z , Outkast, and Tupac because they all embody the things that help shape my thinking: Charisma, Awareness and Authenticity.
Explain your music in one sentence.
My music is about choices, the place we reside between heaven and hell....both thoughtful and carefree.
Stream "P.E.R.C.Y. Park Anthem" and the A3C x #WHEREISPERCYPARK recap video below and let us know your thoughts on DAEtrius's movement. Follow DAEtrius on Instagram, Twitter and Soundcloud: @daetrius
If you party in Atlanta, GA or listen to the radio airwaves it's a very good chance you have enjoyed DJ Princess Cut spinning the sounds for you to move to. Well here is your chance to celebrate with her because she is celebrating her Birthday this COOL Friday.
Yes it goes down 10/23/2015 at the Whiskey Peach at the W in Midtown 10p-3am. It's going to be a party with special guest DJ sets. So get your dancing shoes ready and be ready to say happy birthday to one of the hardest working DJ's in the game!
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October 20, 2015
PURE ATLANTA HOSTS COOGI'S READY 2 DIE EXHIBIT IN ATLANTA
(Atlanta, GA) PURE Atlanta, one of Atlanta's preferred men's boutiques will host COOGI'S Atlanta launch of Ready 2 Dye on Thursday, October 22nd in their flagship store located in Lenox mall. The event is a joint collaboration between COOGI, One Grand Gallery and PURE Atlanta. In addition to COOGI'S new fall line, One Grand Gallery will showcase exclusive pieces honoring the late Notorious BIG. There will be an artistic musical interpretation produced by PURE Atlanta, along with a special presentation by actor Jamal Woolard. Many will remember Woolard for his larger than life re-enactment of Biggie in the 2009 biopic Notorious. PURE Atlanta will donate a portion of proceeds from the event to the Atlanta Youth Alliance.
Ready 2 Die is based on four key principles surrounding COOGI'S contribution to Biggie's legacy; Reflect, Honor, Inspire and Evolve. COOGI seeks to create an experience that will allow the industry to pay homage to the essence of the 1990's especially as it relates to its visual aesthetics. COOGI also hopes to inspire the ever-growing art culture movement, while providing an artistic experience that will evolve from the wholesale and retail experience.
"It's an honor for PURE to bring this to Atlanta," says PURE owner Liz Korn, "we are longtime supporters of the authentic hip hop community; past and present." PURE Atlanta is a high-end men's contemporary boutique in Atlanta's Lenox Square with a curated assortment of exclusive lines such as Balmain, Versace, MCM, etc. PURE enjoys an extensive clientele of athletes, recording artists and fashion influencers.
Uniting art, music and fashion through charitable projects like PURE Atlanta x COOGI x One Grand Gallery, PURE Atlanta bridges the gap between fashion, lifestyle and community. "We are excited to have Atlanta be the springboard for this type of PURE collaboration; but look forward to adding similar experiences in our Charlotte and Houston stores," Korn says. "We have been looking for opportunities to celebrate art and fashion, and COOGI presents the perfect opportunity for us to start initiating projects in that space."
Recognized for its rich history worldwide, COOGI is an iconic brand known for its bold designs, luxury knits and colorful palette. The U.S. adopted the kaleidoscopic-patterned sweaters made famous by Notorious B.I.G. in the 1990's and was honored by being inducted into the Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum for its knitted technique.
Ready 2 Die impacts Atlanta on Thursday, October 22nd. The private event is invite only and is sponsored by Effen Vodka.
(AllHipHop News) Two years ago reports began circulating that actor-rapper Donald Glover was set to produce and star in a new FX series titled Atlanta. According to Entertainment Weekly, the cable channel has officially picked up 10 episodes of the Hip Hop themed sitcom.
[ALSO READ: Childish Gambino Set To Star In New Sit-Com For FX] "Atlanta draws on Donald's considerable talents as a musician, actor and writer to give us something unique," stated FX President of Original Programming Nick Grad. "The story is made all the more powerful by the great cast and the contributions of Donald's fellow executive producer Paul Simms and director Hiro Murai."
The half-hour comedy serieswill also feature Brian Tyree Henry (Boardwalk Empire), Keith Stanfield (Straight Outta Compton), and Zazie Beetz (Applesauce). Atlanta is scheduled to debut in 2016.
Besides performing as a Hip Hop artist under the name Childish Gambino, Glover also previously starred on NBC's Community. The Stone Mountain, Georgia native has also appeared on Girls and Ultimate Spider-Man. His film resumé includes Magic Mike XXL and The Martian.
Our latest episode on the Shows Tab: A laid back discussion between Kysii and his wife Angela as they go over a variety of current topics. - Vodka, The Walking Dead, The Atlanta Falcons, Women and Sports, HGTV, and more..
The A3C 2015 festival has kicked off and Wednesday night it was all about the showcases. I hosted the Tune Core Live stage (Shout out to Tune Core & Swisher Sweets) lot of great acts on the bill. One of the acts is an artist who we post up on Jayforce.com on the regular that is Chris Rivers. He rocked the crowd last night with great energy lyrics and some dope freestyles. Check out video above and click after the jump for more footage! The festival continues on from October 7-11 so be on the lookout because you know Jayforce.com & Beatz & Lyrics will be all over it.
Tonight it's going down as Atlanta continues to bring out The Bar Exam. Three years strong, The Bar Exam A3C showcase once again sets the bar as A3C's premiere stage showcasing incredible lyricist and emcee's. This is one event you DON'T want to miss or sleep on. Be sure to come check out the hottest of the hottest in Atlanta tonight. Location: TEN ATL 495 Flat Shoals Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316