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8/18/17: AdELA's "Dreamers & Thinkers" Listening Party

8/18/17: AdELA's "Dreamers & Thinkers" Listening Party

Rapper/singer AdELA recently located to the beautiful city of Atlanta and she's wasting no time marking her territory. She recently blazed the stage at Apache Cafe as the feature for The Freestyle Experiment, an open mic styled showcase that's dedicated to emcees in a major way. Next up is her official "Dreamers and Thinkers" listening party at A Ma Maniere in the heart of the city. 

Fresh & Local x Controllerise Take on Athens, Aug. 16th

Fresh & Local x Controllerise Take on Athens, Aug. 16th

In about 2 weeks (Aug 16th, 10pm), both the Fresh & Local and Controllerise teams will be performing live at Go Bar in Athens, GA as part of Hot Corner Hip Hop's Freestyle Cypher Night. J.Nolan and Ke Turner will be representing the F&L squad, doing their own respective sets and will also be participating in the actual cypher at the end of the night as well. On behalf of Controllerise, live beat sets will be conducted by STLNDRMS,...


Cocoa Sarai Doesn't Want to Meet Your Parents

Cocoa Sarai Doesn't Want to Meet Your Parents

     

Brooklyn, NY singer/songwriter Cocoa Sarai has been making real waves in the music industry for quite a few years now and her new video "Wait a Minute" feels like something major is definitely on the horizon. The song is based on the 19th century Feminist movement and she's identifying it as the "new national anthem for independent women everywhere." Some very strong words from a very focused artist!

The video showcases Cocoa feeling very comfortable within her own skin, liberating herself from the constraints...


SoundBites: Atlanta's 1st Black Owned Food Truck Park

SoundBites: Atlanta's 1st Black Owned Food Truck Park

On August 13th, Atlanta Black Restaurant Week (which runs July 31 - Aug 13) will be presenting Atlanta's very first black owned food truck park! The event running at 1850 Howell Mill Rd NW is called SOUNDBITES, aptly titled because in addition to the food truck festivities, there will also be live entertainment from some of the city's most notable DJ's. The lineup will include Abe Hyde, Bryan-Michael Cox, Decoteau,


8/2/17: Fresh & Local to Perform at Reflective Soul Series' 3-Year Anniversary Show

8/2/17: Fresh & Local to Perform at Reflective Soul Series' 3-Year Anniversary Show

Shout out to Shavon Toombs, Izzy Real, Arcane Thought, Terone Allen, and everyone behind the Reflective Soul Series. They've managed to maintain this multi-layered show for 3 years and are still growing in the music and spoken word communities, now producing other events at new venues as well! 

The Fresh & Local team became part of the Reflective Soul family around this time last year and it's been nothing but great vibes ever since. J.Nolan, Ke Turner, and Greg Lo have all had feature performances and Gumbo Soul Music has controlled...