Chubby Baby & Teddy Rile
It was definitely one of the best white party themed night at the Park Tavern for ATL Live’s Celebration hosted by Devyne Stephens choosing to make the night the Laface Edition. Starting out the night by honoring Shanti Das & Marlon Nichols for their 10 year commitment to this project. Yes it is very hard to consistently hold down an event in Atlanta at the same venue for 10 years.
Devyne explained there will be a special award for Shanti and Marlon and in Los Angeles they are planning an honoree party for Mr Teddy Riley (the musical genius of sound). Then Mr. Devyne Stephens opened with a very compelling speech that made everyone realize why this ATL soil is so special to the music industry:
There are so many people I know in this room but to call everyone by name would take me all night, but we gonna start by honoring Shante Das and Marlon Nichols. Wait, the city of Atlanta is in the building, “Philana can you just stand up? We are also doing something very special in Los Angeles; we are honoring my childhood hero Teddy Riley.
I will give yall the short story. I was the first artist signed to LAFACE label records. None of the records on that demo were ever released. On that album it was produced, my Demo wa produced by MR Dallas Austin (you may know him by TLC hits, Michael Jackson hits) the show .. group Back in thethe show tapes were made byy Jermaine Dupri who used to dance for Whodini I went to school with Tboz who was my best friend. My big lil brother in High School who became my big brother was Rico Wade so tonight is very very special
Those were the people who planted the seed in this soil for everybody to move here come in through this elaborate Airport and move here to Atlanta for years and years to come. For Puff Daddy to come & get some of this energy for countless people to move here and grow their families off this soil. We can’t forget about Mr Kevin Wells, ABC,etc…
AN THERE is so many people I know but we gonna start by honoring Shante Das and Marlon Nihols. Wait, the city of Atlanta is isn the building. Philana can you just stand up?– We doing something very special in Los Angeles, We are honoring my childhood hero Teddy Riley. J