District Attorney Fani Willis has advice for rappers: ‘Don’t confess to crimes on rap lyrics’
ShawFulton County District Attorney Fani Willis will not back down when it comes to the use of rap lyrics in criminal cases. Willis recently held a press conference where she answered questions about upcoming criminal cases that involve high-profile Atlanta rappers, Young Thug and Gunna. Notable rap lyrics from Young Thug could be used against him during his trial which will start in 2023. Some have argued that rap lyrics are tools of artistic expression and should not be used as evidence in court. Don’t confess to crimes on rap lyrics if you do not want them used or at least get out of my county,” she said.thewestsidegazette.com
New this week: 'The Offer,' Kehlani, 'I Love That for You'
This week’s new entertainment releases include new music from Future and Kehlani, a 10-episode Paramount+ series that dramatizes the behind-the-scenes story of the making of “The Godfather,” and the comedy “I Love That for You” starring former “Saturday Night Live” cast member Vanessa Bayer as a woman longing to be a home shopping channel host.
Young Thug proves his worth as a hip-pop rockstar on ‘Punk’
One of Atlanta’s most influential artists, Young Thug (aka Thugger), finally dropped his long anticipated second studio album “Punk” on Oct. 15. After teasing it for years, Thugger did not disappoint and made this masterpiece worth the wait. Next, there are soft, slower songs like “Stupid/Asking” and “Recognize” featuring frequent collaborator and friend, Gunna, that soften the vibe. There is no denying he’s hip-pop’s biggest rockstar and we are hoping to see “Punk” nominated for a Grammy. Featured image “Young Thug – Øyafestivalen 2017” by NRK P3 is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0themiamihurricane.com
Doing The Work: Goodr & Gunna Join Forces To Provide Free Clothing And Groceries In Atlanta Middle School
The newly-opened Goodr Grocery Store and Drip Closet is working to provide resources to underserved and underprivileged communitiesWritten By Sammy Approved(Source NewsOne):Atlanta based eco-friendly company Goodr Co. and rapper Gunna partner to place a free clothing and grocery store in local Atlanta middle school. The newly-opened Goodr Grocery Store and Drip Closet is working to provide resources to underserved and underprivileged communities. The store officially opened Thursday inside of Gunna’s former school, McNair Middle School, which he attended along with his four brothers. Goodr Co. was created with a focus on eliminating food waste and hunger. The company diverts food waste from businesses and redistributes food to those in need.thewestsidegazette.com
Okeechobee 2020 Day Two: Moon Boots, Big Gigantic, Bassnectar, and Others
At 9 a.m. on day two of the Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival, campers were awakened by booming bass music. Here are the highlights from the second day of Okeechobee:View more photos from Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival day two here. Douglas MarkowitzView more photos from Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival day two here. Zach SchleinView more photos from Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival day two here. Olivia McAuleyView more photos from Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival day two here.miaminewtimes.com
Making Inroads Into Hip-Hop, Nghtmre Brings Tour to South Florida
Nghtmre and Gunna released their single "Cash Cow" on November 15 and it's a devastating track that highlights the best of Nghtmre's production and the relentless lyrics of Gunna. Nghtmre first came into existence back in 2014 with the single "Walking on Sunshine," coproduced by Richard Vission and featuring Jackie Boyz. Not long after, Diplo signed Nghtmre to his Mad Decent label, long an oasis for dance and electronic producers looking to stretch their legs and tour. Tracks like "Stronger," featuring underground rapper Afro lead by example when it comes to electronic and hip-hop collaboration. Last year, Nghtmre released a two-track EP titled Magic Hour that continued Nghtmres foray into hip-hop with the soulful, New Orleans-born rapper and songwriter Pell.browardpalmbeach.com