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[Event Recap] Atlanta Showed Up & Out For Spotify's (@Spotify) RapCaviar Live

 

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Just in time to celebrate the birth of hip hop, Spotify kicked off their latest concert series, RapCaviar Live. What better place to kick off the highly anticipated concert series than in the city where trap music thrives, Atlanta. Hundreds of excited fans packed the Tabernacle to see the “Trap God” himself, Gucci Mane, Mike WiLL Made-It, and 6lack put on performances worthy of their positions on RapCaviar, Spotify’s most sought out hip hop playlist.

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[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="5568"] 6lack onstage at Spotify's RapCaviar Live at The Tabernacle on August 12, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia ATLANTA, GA – AUGUST 12: 6lack onstage at Spotify’s RapCaviar Live at The Tabernacle on August 12, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Spotify)[/caption]

From beginning to end, RapCaviar Live was a showcase of Atlanta’s finest. Spotify brought the city out in a way no one expected! I walked in expecting a great show and left with a musical experience that will forever be embedded in my memory. Rapper Dae Dae took the stage and put on a head bobbing, dread shaking performance. Dae Dae’s energy on stage translated in his music. Word from word, the crowd recited the lyrics to “Wat U Mean” and “Spend It”. Next to follow was another one of Atlanta’s finest, K Camp. The Slum Lord gave the crowd a taste of slum life with the tracks “Cut Her Off” and “Slum Anthem.”

The killer songwriter and singer with the smoothest demeanor, 6lack hit the stage next. 6lack serenaded the crowd with a plethora of hits ranging from “Ex Calling and the certified Plantinum record, “PRBLMS.” The epitome of Sade’s smooth operator , 6lack left every woman in the audience in complete awe of his vocals and ability to connect with the crowd.

 

[caption id="attachment_103935" align="aligncenter" width="627"]Mike Will Made It onstage at Spotify's RapCaviar Live at The Tabernacle on August 12, 2017 in Atlanta, ATLANTA, GA – AUGUST 12: Mike Will Made It onstage at Spotify’s RapCaviar Live at The Tabernacle on August 12, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Spotify)[/caption]

Mike WiLL Made-It

Mike WilLL turned his hour-long set into his personal studio session. The highly respected producer gave the crowd hit after hit and paid homage to one of Atlanta’s fallen angels, Shawty Lo. As expected, Mike WiLL didn’t leave the stage without giving fans one last hurrah. The energetic, hit makers from Mississippi, Rae Sremmurd, took the stage. The sibiling duo put on a headlining performance that brought the entire crowd to their feet.  The temperature in the Tabernacle went from 72 degrees to unbearably hot. The walls literally started to sweat. Rae Sremmurd’s performance was just the tip of the ice berg.

[caption id="attachment_103937" align="aligncenter" width="603"]Gucci Mane onstage at Spotify's RapCaviar Live at The Tabernacle on August 12, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. ATLANTA, GA – AUGUST 12: Gucci Mane onstage at Spotify’s RapCaviar Live at The Tabernacle on August 12, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Spotify)[/caption]

Gucci Mane

Caviar is never forgetting where you come from. After Gucci’s performance, it’s evident the Trap God never forgot the city that raised him. Gucci surprised the crowd by enlisting the help of : Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Playboi Carti, Lil Wop, Marlow, Rocko, Hoodrich Pablo Juan, Lil Baby, Trouble Trouble, and Ears. It’s no wonder why Gucci is known as the Trap God.

[caption id="attachment_103943" align="aligncenter" width="505"] Meek Mill joins Gucci Mane on stage at Spotify's RapCaviar Live at The Tabernacle on August 12, 2017 ATLANTA, GA – AUGUST 12: Meek Mill joins Gucci Mane on stage at Spotify’s RapCaviar Live at The Tabernacle on August 12, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Spotify)[/caption]

I’m sure I’m not the only person who listened to Spotify’s RapCaviar playlist to relive an incredible night of performances. RapCaviar Atlanta was a musical experience only Spotify can orchestrate. There’s no telling what RapCaviar will bring in Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, and Toronto. For your chance to catch RapCaviar Live in a city near you visit Ticketmaster.

 

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Just in time to celebrate the birth of hip hop, Spotify kicked off their latest concert series, RapCaviar Live. What better place to kick off the highly anticipated concert series than in the city where trap music thrives, Atlanta. Hundreds of excited fans packed the Tabernacle to see the “Trap God” himself, Gucci Mane, Mike WiLL Made-It, and 6lack put on performances worthy of their positions on RapCaviar, Spotify’s most sought out hip hop playlist.

Spotify RapCaviar Live logo

RapCaviar Live

 6lack onstage at Spotify's RapCaviar Live at The Tabernacle on August 12, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia

ATLANTA, GA – AUGUST 12: 6lack onstage at Spotify’s RapCaviar Live at The Tabernacle on August 12, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Spotify)

From beginning to end, RapCaviar Live was a showcase of Atlanta’s finest. Spotify brought the city out in a way no one expected! I walked in expecting a great show and left with a musical experience that will forever be embedded in my memory. Rapper Dae Dae took the stage and put on a head bobbing, dread shaking performance. Dae Dae’s energy on stage translated in his music. Word from word, the crowd recited the lyrics to “Wat U Mean” and “Spend It”. Next to follow was another one of Atlanta’s finest, K Camp. The Slum Lord gave the crowd a taste of slum life with the tracks “Cut Her Off” and “Slum Anthem.”

The killer songwriter and singer with the smoothest demeanor, 6lack hit the stage next. 6lack serenaded the crowd with a plethora of hits ranging from “Ex Calling and the certified Plantinum record, “PRBLMS.” The epitome of Sade’s smooth operator , 6lack left every woman in the audience in complete awe of his vocals and ability to connect with the crowd.

 

Mike Will Made It onstage at Spotify's RapCaviar Live at The Tabernacle on August 12, 2017 in Atlanta,

ATLANTA, GA – AUGUST 12: Mike Will Made It onstage at Spotify’s RapCaviar Live at The Tabernacle on August 12, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Spotify)

Mike WiLL Made-It

Mike WilLL turned his hour-long set into his personal studio session. The highly respected producer gave the crowd hit after hit and paid homage to one of Atlanta’s fallen angels, Shawty Lo. As expected, Mike WiLL didn’t leave the stage without giving fans one last hurrah. The energetic, hit makers from Mississippi, Rae Sremmurd, took the stage. The sibiling duo put on a headlining performance that brought the entire crowd to their feet.  The temperature in the Tabernacle went from 72 degrees to unbearably hot. The walls literally started to sweat. Rae Sremmurd’s performance was just the tip of the ice berg.

Gucci Mane onstage at Spotify's RapCaviar Live at The Tabernacle on August 12, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia.

ATLANTA, GA – AUGUST 12: Gucci Mane onstage at Spotify’s RapCaviar Live at The Tabernacle on August 12, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Spotify)

Gucci Mane

Caviar is never forgetting where you come from. After Gucci’s performance, it’s evident the Trap God never forgot the city that raised him. Gucci surprised the crowd by enlisting the help of : Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Playboi Carti, Lil Wop, Marlow, Rocko, Hoodrich Pablo Juan, Lil Baby, Trouble Trouble, and Ears. It’s no wonder why Gucci is known as the Trap God.

 Meek Mill joins Gucci Mane on stage at Spotify's RapCaviar Live at The Tabernacle on August 12, 2017

ATLANTA, GA – AUGUST 12: Meek Mill joins Gucci Mane on stage at Spotify’s RapCaviar Live at The Tabernacle on August 12, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Spotify)

I’m sure I’m not the only person who listened to Spotify’s RapCaviar playlist to relive an incredible night of performances. RapCaviar Atlanta was a musical experience only Spotify can orchestrate. There’s no telling what RapCaviar will bring in Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, and Toronto. For your chance to catch RapCaviar Live in a city near you visit Ticketmaster.

 

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[REVIEW] Fashion & Fashion Faux Pas! The Vanguard Fashion Show Has a Promising Start

COVID-19 has largely derailed social events in Atlanta, and the world at large. However, as learn to live with the virus, here and there events are making a comeback.

The first autumn event falls to Kiid Fro’s “Vanguard Fashion Show,” and it was an event definitely worth talking about!

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COVID-19 has largely derailed social events in Atlanta, and the world at large. However, as learn to live with the virus, here and there events are making a comeback.

The first autumn event falls to Kiid Fro’s “Vanguard Fashion Show,” and it was an event definitely worth talking about!

Grade: B-

The event took place Saturday night, October 17th, in a surprisingly stylish venue in Downtown Atlanta. There were a couple of socialites and notable members of the city’s Black LGBT community gathered to watch some of the latest fashion lines of the season. The show begin with a late start but was overlooked largely thanks to the venue’s tasty drinks–sangrias we believe–and great conversations with fellow Kontrol Magazine’s Lifestyle Editor, Byron Jamal, media personality, Imani Vanzap; a rising star and “auntie” of Atlanta’s Black LGBT community, “About Him’s” Brandon Karson Jordan, Outpour Media Productions LGBTQ owner, Antar Bush, and Carl Levonzell aka K $tarr, an actor, indie rapper, and hilarious radio personality.

When the show finally began, and in between intermissions, we were able to see some amazing pieces of fashion. Never before, have I been to show where I liked all of the lines, or even more so saw pieces that I can actually see everyday people wearing. All of the lines pulled off high fashion with their own touch of haughtiness with the functionality of “The Everyman” in mind. Nevertheless, the lines must be chastised for their lack of plus-sized male models. The diversity was blaringly lacking in that department. More brands are now embracing bigger men–Savage x Fenty, Target–and even New York Fashion Week had one plus sized male model. This is something we hope will be corrected in the future.

However, we must admit we loved Jae Amour’s “The Penthouse Collection” and Soomar’s lines the most. We are familiar with both their work and have seen nothing but growth in the right direction from these designers.

However, the event was marred, as aforementioned by tardiness, long intermissions between the presentation of the fashion lines, and sound issues which seemingly crippled what could have been a great opening performance–the Voice of Array has “The Range.”

We did like Kiid Fro’s handling of the media, he was respectful, hands on, and ensured any information needed was freely given or arranged–Atlanta take notes! Also he mirrored Issa Rae’s philosophy of “reaching across the table” to friends, family, and associates to get his event off the ground using them as performers, models, media, and staff.

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Zoe Effect Black Z-Pack Bag

As a finishing touch noted guests were given Z-Packs as gift bags! These cute little bags definitely follow the trend in high mens fashion of now having little bags to compliment trendy outfits.

For this to be Kiid Fro’s first event earns him some major cool points. His general love and the admiration and respect he garners from his community is somewhat heartwarming and enviable. We will be watching. Kudos.

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Bend & SNAP! “Legally Blonde 3” Set for May 2022 Release Date!

It’s officially the “Perfect Day!” 2020 might have just done its own “bend and snap” with the announcement that “Legally Blonde 3” has been set to debut in May 20, 2022!

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It’s officially the “Perfect Day!” 2020 might have just done its own “bend and snap” with the announcement that “Legally Blonde 3” has been set to debut in May 20, 2022!

via Collider.com

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[Reese] Witherspoon will return as the starring role [of “Elle Woods”] and will produce the film through her Hello Sunshine production company, alongside returning producer Marc Platt. While no director nor other returning cast members have been announced (although Luke Wilson has told us he’s ready for the call), we know that TV comedy writers extraordinaire Dan Goor and Mindy Kaling will be writing the script together.

We are ecstatic about the news of a new sequel for the Legally Blonde franchise! We hope all the cast members will return, especially Jennifer Coolidge. A few ladies from the cast reunited virtually to raise money for a noteworthy cause.

via USA Today

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…the cast of the hit romantic comedy “Legally Blonde” reunited virtually on Tuesday,19 years after the film came out in July 2001, to raise money for World Central Kitchen.

During the event, the panel, which included WitherspoonJennifer CoolidgeSelma Blair and other cast members, reminisced about shooting the movie — and shared some behind-the-scenes secrets about an iconic scene. 

We do, however, hate we have to wait until May 2022 to reunite with Elle ourselves. However, we understand COVID-19 may have played a role in its delay in release. We will keep you posted as more on Legally Blonde 3 becomes available. Now to find something PINK!

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CBS Has “Flashdance” Reboot TV Series in The Works!

The age of reboots continues, and this time we are talking Flashdance! As you may recall, Flashdance was the 1983 film that launched the career of Jennifer Beale, centering on a young girl with dreams of becoming a professional dancer.

CBS’s streaming network, CBS All-Access now has a series based on Flashdance film in the works! 

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The age of reboots continues, and this time we are talking Flashdance! As you may recall, Flashdance was the 1983 film that launched the career of Jennifer Beale, centering on a young girl with dreams of becoming a professional dancer.

CBS’s streaming network, CBS All-Access now has a series based on Flashdance film in the works!

via Deadline

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Jennifer Beal in “Flashdance”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the reboot will follow a young Black woman “with ballet dreams and a strip club reality” who is trying to find her place in the world “while navigating romance, money, art, friendship and how to love herself.” (In the original film, Beals’ character was a welder at a steel mill who dreamed of becoming a professional dancer.)

Lynda Obst, who served as an associate producer on the original Flashdance, is attached to exec-produce the potential series. Angela Robinson (The L Word, True Blood) is also on board as an EP and will direct the pilot, while Tracy McMillan (Good Girls Revolt) will write the script.

As previously reported, CBS All Access will rebrand as Paramount+ in early 2021, as part of a relaunch of the streaming service that will combine original content with shows from CBS and cable outlets MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount Network and Nickelodeon. (Paramount Pictures was also Flashdance‘s original distributor.)

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We are excited to see a Flashdance reboot in the works! Basing it on a Black girl this time around definitely shows the streaming service’s commitment to more diverse and Black content. We are not sure who they will be casting in the lead role but we hope somehow Jennifer Beal is involved. Maybe she can be the character’s mother or even teacher.

What do you think of this reboot? Sound off in the comments’ section below! We hope CBS Access does it justice! Happy viewing!

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