One, mainstream success does not always equate with talent. So much of success happens when big dollars get added to the talent recipe. High dollar hair, make-up, clothes, image, producers, writers, marketing, trainers, PR, etc often is what turns raw talent in to mainstream success.
Two, this is a local publication and the focus is local. Most local talent everywhere in the world will never have mainstream success or even make a living doing what they love. That does not mean they do not have talent.
Three, no where in the introduction above does Mr Radford claim this as some kind of best of artists who will be rich and famous and considered talented by most of the world in a few years list. “The idea behind the 2013 Music Issue was to cast a wide net — to present a snapshot of the people out there taking to the stages every night in their own corners of the city...by highlighting such a broad range of artists, I hope we're able to put a shine on many of the working parts that make Atlanta such a complex and indefinable music hub...think of this issue as a jumping off point, a place to start digging into the sounds of Atlanta in 2013.”
I appreciate the effort and I appreciate the artists in our city trying to make their dreams, whatever they may be, come true.
Wow, how unique that photo is. I guess your playing the 'I'm pissed off so I must be a great musician' thing. Why don't you grow up first and then we'll see if you are worth a damn!
Yall people can get on everybody else except CIARA and FUTURE!! Yall Juzz Hatin On Dem.
I went to the Soul Food Cyber and found it spoiled and rancid, thus getting poisoned and puking all those bad lyrics out of my head.
I came across this album when I was listening to the rolling stones top 500 albums of all time. Im not huge into this genre of music but I will say that I was really impressed with this album. I wrote about it on my music blog at dorkyzard.com if you want to check it out.
That's true, lwc. Furthermore, the distinction between country and blues was a construct of the people running the record industry, who were seeking to market the music to certain regionalized groups of people. The promoters decided to market what they called 'hillbilly" music to whites, and "race" music to blacks.
BIG UPS to my OG brother Methuzulah!!! I've known this cat since he was Mojo Swaggar and he stays thorough. Oh and y'all need to come thru Saturday July 6th for his LP release at The Basement w/Casual of Hieroglyphics. [work = Love]
"The blues were a gateway; it was classic country music that got her hooked."
I read that the blues and country music got their starts in the same places back in the day as poor peoples’ music: slaves and poor whites working tighter in the same fields and signing the same songs. The partition began after the end of slavery and accelerated during Jim Crow.
HEY MOM CAN I BORROW THE COMPUTER I NEED TO USE MSPAINT MY BAND HAS A GIG.
These are seriously terrible.
Is Danny McBride math4eva?
and defiled. in a mathrock kind of way, which i assume means a lonely kid in skinny jeans mounting an amp while terrible music plays.
MATH4EVA for Ever!
Don't quit until everything noble and righteous on this planet has been destroyed!
Or at least defamed!
dope to see the raw poetic sage, Methuzulah, new album on this list! im anticipating this project for sure!
I sincerely appreciate this interview on one of my favorite artist, Methuzulah! Dope to see him being recognized as one of the cities best when it comes to real hip hop material! I have been following his music since his show he put on for the city with 9th wonder/ Jamla, 2 years ago here in Atlanta. I can really appreciate what he does and HOW he does it; he is the movement behind the movement. I state this because I think its dope that he includes everybody! He's not just in it for himself, He's in it for the love of the art and includes everyone to be apart of what he is doing! I believe this is only the beggining for him in recieving his "just due". I can't name another hip hop artist in Atlana who is completely independent, has three projects dropping, and is able to bring dope hip hop shows to the community that you can go to and see ALL the elements of hip hop and is creating avenues for other artist within the community to shine along with him?? Thats hard work and he's making it HAPPEN! Methuzulah is a top notch emcee but most importantly Methuzulah is a Extraordinary Gentleman who respects everybody and that my friends, is the true key to success! Much Love to Creative loafing for this one! - J. Cooley
I hope Daniel Bailey (and friends) live on. That is my great white hope.
uhh, trap music is still a thing?
awesome thread chad! big props to adrian too! big fan of atl trap and edm... I have the same love of both.. I grew up listening to rap/hip-hop, and then fell in love with edm... i cant decide between both and this solidified that i dont have to :)
fuck Chris Darestra doe what a mean soul-less little prick with absolutely no love in his heart.
^ well-spoken, as usual.
i just want to know what u failed at over the weekend. i'm sure it was something.
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