Monday, December 27, 2010

ChiQ Diva Remembered

ChiQ Diva originally from New Orleans had moved her operation after Hurricane Katrina and had been a staple in the Atlanta Music Scene ever since. On Dec. 25, 2010 she was called home and made her transitioned. She will be missed, but not forgotten by those who had an opportunity to know her professionally and personally.

She was instrumental in helping a number of recording artist get exposure on BET. Additionally, ChiQ Diva held a conference that educated the industry on the business of music and the inner workings of pr (public relations).

ChiQ Diva's networking skills allowed her to navigate from the bottom to the top and all parts in-between of business in general and the music industry in particular. She also had her hands in pr work for her clients who were writers, authors, actors and actresses and a number of other high profile public personalities.

ChiQ Diva had no, problem expressing herself whenever there was a need. She leaves a legacy of intelligence and hard work in adding value to the community at large and the entertainment industry in particular.

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Friday, December 24, 2010

Atlanta Underground Music Award Show

The 2011 Music Awards were created to acknowledge and honor the achievements and contributions of unsigned and independent artists within the music scene. The show honored those artists and producers who have made a significant impact over the past year and have contributed specifically to the development of the Independent Underground Music Arena.

We chose this type of event because there are several hundred Atlanta Hip-Hop Artists in the surrounding Georgia area that don’t get the respect that they deserve. The Underground Music Awards will combine the elements of an Awards Show and an entertainment showcase into one lively event.

The nominee does not reflect on sales or mainstream success of these artists. Artists will be evaluated on a 25-point scale based on: originality, longevity, lyricism, social impact, flavor, battle skills, consistency, charisma, poetic value, substance, versatility, vocal presence, live performance, flow and delivery, among other factors.

For details on this event visit The Atlanta Underground Music Award Show.

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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Atlanta Music Community Gives Back

Celebrities took on the Hot 107.9 Hot Shots December 15, at Adamsville Recreational Center for a worthy cause. Through freezing rain and slick streets, nearly 200 supporters attended the 2ndAnnual Hoops4Food Celebrity Basketball Game to benefit the Pamela Mitchell Jones Foundation and the Blessings in the Sky Foundation.

The celebrity team consisted of singers SammieRL (Next), Daron (112), The Group 3D; producers Jazze Pha, Drumma Boy; rappers Princess (Crime Mob), Shawty Boy and several others. In addition to the game, the crowd of families enjoyed giveaways to include Hawks inflatables, candy, mini basketballs from Converse and t-shirts from Positive American Youth and Get Buckets Brand. There was also a spirited exhibition by the gymnastics troupe, Flip City South along with a dance and two vocal performances.
The gym walls were lined with representatives from the game's sneaker sponsor Converse, 790 The Zone, Hot 107.9 and the DJ's for the evening, Da Dre from Crunk for Christ Radio and Young Legendz.

Special thanks to the following people and organizations for making this second annual event a success by donating time and/or resources:

Converse,, Hot 107.9, Glue Inc., M320 Consulting, Jayda Cabbell, Dretam Inc., Get Buckets Brand, Kenya Copeland, Jennifer Robinson, Saptosa Foster, Tracie King, Quinita Morrow, Tamiko Hope, Liz Yancey, Kaira Akita, Verse Simmonds, City Councilman Kwanza Hall, RL, Lena Chenier, Positive American Youth, Bang Catering, RRG Grill Masters, Divva Dishes, HAH Enterprises, Quick Tattoos, Young Legendz, Flip City South,, DJ Redd Dredd (Hot 107.9), Focus Atlanta (CW), BE Entertained Magazine, Greg Cole/Nancy's Pizza, Club Savoy, 790 The Zone, Hot 107.9 Hot Shots and all the celebrities who gave of their time and basketball talents.
Hoops4Food Host Organizations
PMJF Mission – The PMJF is dedicated to providing families and individuals who suffer from neurodegenerative diseases (multiple sclerosis, Parkinson, etc…) with resources and opportunities via food, financial assistance and other social services for a better quality of life. (
BITS Mission – To restore core Family values through the development of Family activities that promote trust, bonding, and unity; to empower the youth through motivation, education, and mentorship; and to uplift the homeless and hungry by providing essential resources that no person should be forced to live without. (
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