Known for the kind of progressive collaborations that spawned Atlanta's funky-free but short-lived experimental group JjasonBlackwell, Okeeba Jubalo is the last person you'd expect to hear playing the dozens. But since returning to the city last year, the spoken-word artist/painter hasn't been able to stop laughing at played-out fashion trends. On the serious tip, check out his thoughts about the reverse migration -- black Americans returning to the South -- in the soon-to-be-released documentary, The Place Called Home, also featuring Dr. Maya Angelou. Meanwhile, just make sure he doesn't catch you in traffic with spinner hubcaps on your ride.
1) Mohawks: "At first it was kinda cool, even though it's been done forever. But when you see it everywhere ..."
2) Cornrows with baby hair: "When dudes try to brush the edges and make it look like baby hair, like Omarion, that's terrible. Grown-ass men with baby hair and cornrows."
3) Fake dreads: "That's like blasphemy, really, if you look at the origins. Then it became more of a trend for people to think you were so-called 'conscious' -- whatever that means in 2007."
4) Bedsheet T-shirts: "Aesthetically, it just doesn't work when you see a dude coming down the street with a nightgown on [acting] like he's hard."
5) Spinner hubcaps: "What the hell?! And it's always on a Corolla, or something small like a Datsun. They don't even make Datsuns anymore, and you got damn spinner hubcaps on."
To listen to a track from Okeeba Jubalo's EP, Smoke & Mirrors, click here.
Well, this years Music Midtown sucks!
I'm pretty sure he was 19.
3 people apparently love handing over an extra 40% in fees for nothing in return…
Dang. I thought they would name some actual headliners.
Forgot to mention that Iggy did a stellar show @ the Agora in the spring…