Thursday, October 16, 2008

Proton scores cool points for Atlanta hip-hop

Posted By on Thu, Oct 16, 2008 at 8:48 PM

Nowadays, the phrase "Atlanta hip-hop" tends to cause mass cringing — especially in the midst of the BET Hip-Hop Awards (happening this weekend). So here's a cool diversion to remind everyone that Atlanta hip-hop is more than a double-sided snap/trap rap coin.

Check out Proton's new video for "Fade Away," produced by Artemus Jenkins (cool name, huh?), above. The song features Proton rapping over Santogold's "Starstruck."

The duo's new mixtape, Red & Purple Vol. 1, is something of a novelty-themed project — every song features female guest artists, or Proton remixes of songs released by Atlanta's including Slick & Rose, Muffy, Janelle Monae and such out-of-towners as Jessica Tonder, Amanda Diva and M.I.A.

Download Red & Purple Vol. 1 here.

Tonight's monthly Broke $ Boujee party serves as the official mixtape release with performances from Proton, Gripplyaz, Brittany Bosco and Young Bishop. Ian Ford hosts. The Five Spot, 1123 Euclid Ave. 404-223-1100.

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