Birthday Bash is, for Atlanta, what Summer Jam is for New York — arguably the biggest onstage conglomerate of pop-rappers and radio killers the South will see all year. While the line-up has been announced — Ludacris, Plies, Rick Ross, Monica, etc. — its the performers who show up without being billed in advance that people really come to see. Not to mention, the concert has made some of the biggest names in the industry, a la Mr. Birthday Bash himself, Jeezy.
We talked to Hot 107.9 (WHTA-FM) radio personality Emperor Searcy to see if we could get him to spill the beans.
There are a lot of names on the lineup, but one of the more noticeably absent ones is Big Boi. Why isn’t he scheduled to perform?
Well I mean, Big Boi, you never know. He might be there or he might not be there, that’s all I’m going to say. One thing about it is Big Boi was on a little hiatus for awhile, he hadn’t really been doing a lot of music lately. He just came back as far as pushing this new project so who’s to say he’s not going to be there.
How’d you come up with the lineup for this year’s Birthday Bash?
A lot of the artists actually came to us and wanted to be on Birthday Bash as far as most of the performers this year. Artists like Plies and Ludacris, a lot of those artists feel like we’ve done so much for their careers that they came to us.
Are there any new elements that we can be looking forward to seeing in this year’s show?
There are going to be a lot of new elements. There are going to be a lot more video portions which are going to take place. I don’t want to give away too much, but it’s going to be a lot more visual than you’ve seen before. A lot of the time you’re just seeing the stage, but this year you’re going to see a lot more besides just artists on the stage.
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