Don Canon, Lil Durk, Big Boi & the Dungeon Family Celebrate “Craft Syndicate by Dutchmasters” Producer Koji The Bandit at Stankonia Studios
It was a great night at Stankonia Studios, Yung Joc hosted a celebratory night for Producer Koji the Bandit who won the Don Cannon & Craft Syndicate contest. With the help of judges like Kwan Prather aka KP the Great; after reviewing several hundreds of songs Koji the Bandit remained in the top category hands down!
The winner Kofi the Bandit got to collaborate with veteran producer Don Cannon on a single for popular artist lil Durk and the three of them got together to producer a banger!!!
So many Atlanta movers and shakers came out to support. I even spotted Houston R & B artist “Marquo” aka @Marquopolo on IG in the building! Munson Steed Publisher of Rollingout.com spearhead the Public Relations on the project along with Terrance Pratt to make this a successful event and engaging competition. According to the Press Release by Enchanted PR:
The hip-hop elite, celebrities, and top influencers recently joined Don Cannon and Craft Syndicate by Dutch Masters to celebrate the culmination of his project with who he calls a stand-out music producer with a unique captivating sound. Craft Syndicate is a social platform for creatives to engage and learn; the key driving force being a mentor ship program. Dutch Masters identifies today’s masters in music, film, fashion and art, pairs them with an aspiring creative, and funds an collaboration.
On Monday, July 24th the legendary Stankonia Studios, birthplace for Organized Noize, the Dungeon Family, Outkast and Ceelo Greene was the perfect backdrop for Craft Syndicate by Dutch Masters. Hosted by Love and Hip Hop star Yung Joc, the event highlighted performances by Lil Nuke, Spotlight, Ra Ra, Joe Gifted, Big Bank Black, Pee Wee the Long-Way, and Money Man before welcoming award-winning producer Don Cannon to the stage to introduce Koji the Bandit who was awarded the opportunity to be mentored by Don Cannon. Craft Syndicate by Dutch Masters judges DJ Mars, KP Prather, and OG Parker were unanimously impressed with Koji the Bandit citing his unique use of samples and instrumentation as progressively refreshing. The highlight of the evening was the performance of the Koji the Bandit and Don Cannon collaborative track titled, “No Fear” featuring trap artist Lil Durk. Guests enjoyed vegan cuisine sponsored by Da Vegan Guru and hospitality provided by the Dutch Master models.
“I was immediately excited about working with Craft Syndicate. It’s about mentoring the younger generation and leaving a legacy. This is exactly the type of work I want to be doing,” Don Cannon shared with a packed house before introducing Koji the Bandit.
“When I saw Craft Syndicate post on Cannon’s page I immediately sent over some tracks. I’d always wanted to work with Don Cannon and then when I learned Lil Durk was going to be the featured artist, I was tripping. I’m beyond thankful to Craft Syndicate for creating this platform; it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity.”
“I wasn’t sure what to expect from the collaboration but after I heard it, it was hot. I immediately wrote my verses, recorded it and sent it back to Cannon,” Lil Durk explained.
“Thank you to all of the artists, producers, DJs and Dutch Masters fans who came out to show their support for Craft Syndicate and Koji The Bandit,” said Sarah Krysalka, the marketing director for Dutch Masters. “I am grateful to have partners like Don Cannon, KP, DJ Mars and OG Parker who share the same vision as Dutch Masters, to share your craft and invest yourself in the masters of tomorrow. And a big thank you to Big Boi for welcoming us at Stankonia Studios, to Organized Noize and Big Gipp for their support, to Yung Joc who kept the energy going all night, to Lil Durk who killed the debut of ‘No Fear’ and to Big X, Funky and the rest of the Coalition DJs, Zoom Marketing Partners, Steed Media and Atmosphere Proximity who made the night happen.”
ATTENDEES: Big Boi (Outkast), Big Gipp (Goodie Mobb), Cory Mo, Organized Noize, actors Jamal “Gravy” Woodard and Stephon Washington (All Eyez on Me), Jason Reddick (Associate Director, ASCAP)
LOCATION: Stankonia Studios, Atlanta, GA
Link to Free Images – photo credit Steed Media
What a beautiful night and a win for Hip Hop music.
Yesterday, MTV’s “Wild ‘N Out” hosted a pop-up activation at Furious Styles Midtown – one of Atlanta’s trendiest barbershops. Believe me when I tell you it was a lit situation going down. There were games and prizes, the energy in the building was crazy and besides everyone dripping with sweat it was a really fun time! This was truly a great event orchestrated by Saptosa Foster of 135th St Agency.
Hundreds of guests arrived early for their chance to crack jokes and win cash and prizes. “Wild ‘N Out’ veteran Chico Bean and radio/tv personality Yung Joc co-hosted the hilarious event, which included games such as “What You Got,” :Yo Mama Jokes,” “Hood Jeopardy,” “Trap Karaoke,” “Truth or Dare” and “Freestyle Battles.” Winners received cash, “Wild ‘N Out” merchandise and the winning freestyle battle team took home $1,000.
Later on during the event, comedians Karlous Miller and Shawty — who’ve both appeared on “Wild ‘N Out” — joined the fun. Additional guests included comedians Darren Brand, Ronnie Jordan, Fat Man Ron, Tyler Chronicles, rapper Ca$h from TK-N-Cash and barber/”Ghost Brothers” cast member Marcus Harvey.
#WildNOut airs Thursdays at 11/10c on @MTV – Photo Credit by James Pray – Videos coming soon
Courtesy of Robin Marshall sharing her experience and coverage of the Atlanta screening of the new film “War for the Planet of the Apes.“
Yesterday evening at Regal Atlantic Station in Atlanta, 20th Century Fox presented a VIP Red Carpet screening of War For The Planet Of The Apes opening nationwide Friday, July 14. As theatergoers waited in anticipation for doors to open, the Red Carpet overflowed with local and national celebrities who were excited to witness the war that would determine the fate of humanity.
Attending celebs, taste-makers and influencers included event host, Headkrack (co-host of the Rickey Smiley Morning Show and Dish Nation), as well as NBA basketball superstar Dwight Howard, actress/celebrity model Eva Marcille, double Emmy Award-winning actor Greg Alan Williams (OWN’s “Greenleaf”), famed Hollywood director/producer Rob Hardy, Amber Nash (FX’s “Archer”), reality newcomer Brandon Barnes (WEtv’s Growing Up Hip-Hop), Ceaser and Sky (VH1’s Black Ink Crew New York), Dr. Heavenly (Bravo’s_Married To Medicine), Bambi (VH1’s Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta), Lil Webby(hip-hop artist), John Grant (Executive Director of ESPN Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl, Egypt Sherrod (HGTV’s Flipping Virgins), Final Draft (America’s Got Talent_ Season 12), Fahamu Pecou (Visual Artist & Scholar), famed Gospel artist, Micah Stampley, and more.
WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES hits theaters everywhere THIS FRIDAY, July 14!!
WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES
Release: July 14, 2017
Director: Matt Reeves
Written by: Mark Bomback & Matt Reeves
Producers: Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark, Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver
Cast: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Amiah Miller, Karin Konoval, Judy Greer & Terry Notary
In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.
WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES Official Channels
Why did Blac Chyna decide to march down to the ESPYS Awards anyways with no invite thinking she was on the guest list? Everybody knows she ONLY was there to find a new sucker to lick. Well, the ESPY award FOLKS & security was NOT here for Blac Chyna and her antics. Don’t she know that Khloe had her boyfriend Tristan put the NBA alert out that Blac Chyna was “OFF LIMITS”??? No not really but I can imagine the word was spreading.
According to Total Sports.com
“Blac Chyna “threw a fit” when she wasn’t allowed into an exclusive pre-ESPY Awards party, a source close to the event tells Page Six.
We’re told Chyna was not invited to Tuesday’s Body at ESPYs party at Avalon Hollywood — where stars like Lamar Odom (another Kardashian ex), Aaron Rodgers and Lindsey Vonn were celebrating — and that she “tried to crash.”
“They didn’t let her in because she wasn’t on the list and had a bad attitude,” the source said.”
Photo Credit : ATL Pics @Blacchyna IG