In honor of Atlanta’s A3C Festival, this past Saturday Hip Hop Weekly hosted their Soundstage & Interview Suite Livestream entertainment & networking event at ATL hotspot, Harlem Nights. Hosted by hip hop pioneer and co-owner of HHW, Benzino (who also gave an impromptu performance that excited the packed house), this event invited out some of the best breakthrough Hip Hop artists to perform in front of select media and industry tastemakers at their much acclaimed soundstage, as well as sitting down the acts and other special invited VIP guests for intimate one-on-one interviews and networking.
|Young Dro Performing|
Being owned by the two men who created the blueprint for hip hop media and journalism almost 30 years ago, David Mays and Benzino, Hip Hop Weekly has dedicated their resources and platform to finding and showcasing some of the industry’s greatest emerging talent. By hosting this livestream soundstage, it allows fans, followers and industry professionals to view new talent and network with one another. Saturday was another amazing event in the books with a diverse group of emerging performers including Bases Loaded Entertainment's Lotto Savage and Loso Loaded, Lil Boosie's artist OG Dre, Young Thug's new artist Gunna, Jaio, AMS Music's Cliff Davis, Time Gang's A1 Wissel, Hotboy Flocck, Chashout Clete, Grassa, Quiana Ree, Cymcole and headliner talent Young Dro. The Coast to Coast Mixtapez Showcase also featured a group of aspiring new artists.
Digiwaxx and DJ's Harry Chronic and Core DJ Cube kept the show and the music going, drinks by Armadale Vodka and Meukow Cognac were flowing, and all of the guests enjoyed a day of true Hip Hop. Special invited guests such as Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Jermaine Dupri, Zaytoven, Big Block, Bigga Rankin, Jose Guapo, TIP’s son Domani Harris, Ryan Henry & Charmaine Johnise of Black Ink Crew Chicago, Solo Lucci, Princess of Crime Mobb, Puma of Black Ink Crew, Mishon and more dropped in to speak with Hip Hop Weekly. “It’s been quite the journey not only watching the evolution of Hip Hop, but continuing to have a vision for the future that I see is missing. It is important to myself, Benzino and our brand to continue to provide Hip Hop lovers with fresh talent, as well as to curate events to unify and inform the industry and the culture,” said David Mays, co-founder of Hip Hop Weekly. “Saturday was another evening that I can confidently say showcased true Hip Hop and what our brand stands for."
|Super Producer Zaytoven|
|TIP's Son Domani Harris|
|Legendary Hip Hop Artist Erick Sermon|
|Colonel Loud Being Interviewed by HHW|
|Puma of "Black Ink Crew NYC"|
|R&B Artist Mishon|
|HHW Co-Founder David Mays & Jermaine Dupri|
|Shad Da God of Bankroll Mafia|
|Krayzie Bone & Flesh Bone of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony & DJ|
Photo Credit: Briana Crudup