Donald Tai 
Member since Dec 20, 2011

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Re: “Atlanta's not a world-class city

"Nine out of 10 people who live "in" Atlanta choose not to live in Atlanta. In contrast, 40 percent of New Yorkers live in New York City."

Well I must have missed the memo, because I could have sworn that was a talking point from 2004. Where have you been lately? I've been here, as a matter of fact, I LIVE here. And so have quite a number of people who did like me and moved into the city from the suburbs. The city is growing and continually building (not just mega-projects. You know there is more to a city's growth than which stadium goes up!?!?!). What's awesome is that you are seeing more infill projects aside from just everything being a high-rise. I should know, I live in one, I can walk to my dry cleaner (wonderful lady might I add), shop at this awesome craft beer and wine shop (locally owned), get a coffee at 2 local coffee shops (did I mention local!?), eat and drink at some pretty neat restaurants, and watch some live blues at a great local dive.

And yes, there are hookers, drunkards, crack heads and panhandlers allover the place. So no, this isn't an urbanized version of Sandy Springs if that's what your thinkin.

I think this is incredibly nit-picky, like you haven't seen Atlanta's growth or refuse to acknowledge it becuase it's not New York enough for you. (and I love NYC!!!)a c

PS. The last I checked, a city's leaders are only a small percentage of what makes a city great, most of the work comes from it's citizens. The people are what build the city ultimately.

8 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by Donald Tai on 08/01/2014 at 11:11 PM

Re: “August Alsina makes his 'Testimony'

What's cool about August is that he's not an R&B thug, nor tries to be, he's incredibly humble and just let's his music speak for itself. I'm excited for 'Testimony'.

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Posted by Donald Tai on 02/05/2014 at 12:33 PM

Re: “The future of Pullman Yard

It's like watching redevelopment porn with the 360 views of the property. There is so much that could be done to make this another destination. And they still have a train car in main building?!?! If it's salvageable, Atlanta could have it's first train car restaurant. And then get Living Walls to come out and get some of those artists to do some of their sick wall art. I can see it now.

Posted by Donald Tai on 05/13/2013 at 12:05 AM

Re: “Thomas Watson must go

We're in the south, home of what once was The Confederate States of America. These statues and monuments only represent what was once here.

History is history, and if there is one thing I know about history, it isn't pretty (for the most part) and it repeats itself. Regardless of how we may feel about it, it's their to remind us of a time and place that we hope we don't go back to. Tearing them down or removing them would be pointless and said actions would only support a hypocritical stance against propaganda.

1 like, 6 dislikes
Posted by Donald Tai on 03/21/2013 at 9:31 PM

Re: “So So Def at 20: How it all began

@The Gorgeous JR. If you want to say JD is like Diddy in the sense of what he puts out, then yeah. But as far as business is concerned, 2 totally different people. Diddy swears he's superman while JD actually takes the time to work with and nurture each artist he works with. The proof is in his ability to put out a number one hit every year since '92.

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Posted by Donald Tai on 02/22/2013 at 5:52 PM

Re: “Ludacris expands 'business portfolio' with 'Fela!' and Mayor Kasim Reed

Gotta love the comments from 'certain' people. All Hip-Hop artists are 'Gangsters' and all Black politicians are 'idiots' (I think I've had too many hops in my craft beer). LOL. Gives me a good ol' fashioned hoot.

Anyways,

I need to see this 'Fela' when it comes to town, I've heard so much about it. Besides, I haven't been to a broadway show in decades. Need to go.

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Donald Tai on 02/22/2013 at 5:39 PM

Re: “More than beef at stake behind BET Hip-Hop Awards' brawls

If it's one thing I've learned about rap beefs, its that they have less to do with ego and more to do with a.......wait for it.........WOMAN.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Donald Tai on 10/02/2012 at 3:42 PM

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