White music, black music, Atlanta Gee-Ay has the beat and the licks in it's blood, it's water and it's marrow.
And sweet, merciful, bountiful, beautiful Georgia has sent it's sons and daughters out to rule the scene multiple times in the past and it will into the future.
Hoagie Carmichael, Little Richard, James Brown. Otis Redding, Gram Parsons, The Allman Brothers, REM, The B52s, The Satellites, Arrested Development, OutKast, Nashville Pussy, Cee-lo. I left out a hundred more.
And you're standing on the shoulders of giants.
God I love Atlanta. I'm going out tonight!
Hey clincher, thanks for reading. I hope you've happened to catch any number of the articles, features and blog posts in the months before and since the Artists to Watch story last September.
In case you missed them, here's a (non-exhaustive) set of links for you to get started:
There's much more I could include, but I'll stop there.
Clincher clinches the record for fastest snark. World Record even.
This is CL's "white guilt" article for "omitting" black artists from the best new artists story.
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