AoTM: Dee-1 Releases New Mixtape “I Hope They Hear Me”


After a year since his last release, Dee-1 is back with his latest mixtape titled, “I Hope They Hear Me”


For those who haven’t gotten the incredible “David & Goliath”, it is well worth the few bucks it costs. Support talented upcoming artists. Continue reading


AotM: Dee-1 Announces New Mixtape

Today, Dee-1 announced via his Twitter account (@Dee1Music) that he will have a new mixtape out soon. He is aiming to have it available by the end of the month. – Link

In the meantime, Dee-1 is rocking shows all over the country, even landing a spot during the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Do yourself a favor and try to get to one of them.

April 14th – Delgado Community College (New Orleans, La) 12pm

April 16th & 17th – Memphis, TN

April 22nd & 23rd – Newark, NJ

April 30th – New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (New Orleans, La) 11am

May 16th – Franklin Avenue Baptist Church (New Orleans, La) 10:30am

May – Riverside Church (Harlem, NY)

Desert Rocks (Moab, Utah)

SMG Artist of the Month: Dee-1

David & Goliath - Dee-1

By: Julian Ross

From official bio:

Often described as “a mix between Common and T.I.”, Dee-1 is one of few Hip-Hop artists who specialize in making music that is lyrically profound while still appealing to the masses. Born & raised in the heart of New Orleans, Dee-1 shares the same struggles as the legendary artists that put the 504 on the map, but he is determined to represent the city with a different viewpoint by using insightful and thought provoking rhymes in his music

Having already built a solid street buzz with his mixtapes Still We Rise and I Am Who I Am, Dee-1 has catapulted to another level with the release of his critically acclaimed independent album “David & Goliath,” which is available on iTunes, at, and at select Best Buy stores (in Louisiana). “David & Goliath” was nominated for Hip Hop album of the Year by Louisiana’s #1 music publication, Offbeat Magazine. From top to bottom, the album contains timeless bangers fully equipped with Dee-1’s New Orleans accent, clever rhymes, and catchy hooks, mixed with his untouchable swag. The world famous producer Mannie Fresh even gave Dee a personal phone call praising him after hearing his music. Most recently, Dee-1 has performed alongside nationally touring acts such as Lil Wayne, Lupe Fiasco, Drake, Trey Songz, Akon, The Roots, Mya, The Clipse, Musiq Soulchild, Fat Joe, Lil Boosie, Juvenile and more.

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Cultivate It: Ford Wants You To Have A “Fiesta” With Their New Movement

Ford Motor Company has unleashed a brash new campaign promoting their all new 2011 Ford Fiestas.

Titled the “Fiesta Movement”, the automobile maker has chosen trendy tastemakers from around the country to promote their new product.

I was invited to a private dinner to view the new vehicles where I met the “Fiesta Atlanta” team of Satchel Jester and Jana Hicks.

The pair can be spotted all over the city driving their new Fiesta and offering info on the five-door vehicle covered in “Lime Squeeze” paint and white polka dots that they share bi-weekly.

Ford’s Group Marketing Manager for Global Small and Midsize cars, Chantel Lenard, told the group in attendance that the Fiesta is aiming to compete with the Nissan Versa and the Toyota Yaris, not surprising considering its petite size.

I have to admit, while I was skeptical of the car’s size from the outside, the interior did not disappoint. The car can seat four people comfortably and has plenty of trunk space.

In addition to the car’s surprisingly spacious interior it offers state of the art features including voice activated music from your mp3 player, voice activated temperature control, even giving drivers the option of having mist distributed throughout the vehicle for a quick cool down.

Satchel described the car himself as a “party on wheels” even adding that it has a strobe light feature to really get the party started.

These fashionable new vehicles are set to be seen in music videos and events across the US and set a Guinness world record on Twitter during an unprecedented tweetup in anticipation of the vehicles.

If you haven’t already, check out Satchel and Jana, Atlanta’s ambassadors for the Fiesta movement

For more details on the ATL Fiesta movement click here.

What do you think?

Are you down with the movement?

Cultivate It: Grandaddy’s FAV 5 Retro Kicks

Ever since I can remember I’ve been an addict, a fiend, a junkie…for sneakers. Here are a few of my FAV’s straight out the closet.

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Black History Month: Inventors

by: Randi M.

In honor of Black History Month, here are a couple of Black inventors that continue to impact our lives today.

Norbert Rillieux, 1806-1894,  developed the evaporating pan for refining sugar. This patent improved the speed and safety of refining sugar, and it is still used in the industry today.

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Granville T. Woods, 1856-1910, invented the telegraph that allowed traveling trains to communicate with one another and the train stations.

Garrett Augustus Morgan, 1877-1963, invented the gas mask used by soldiers in World War I. He is most famous for his invention of the traffic light.

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Frederick McKinley Jones, 1892-1961, invented the first automatic refrigerator for long-haul trucks.

David Crosthwait, Jr., 1898-1976, designed the heating system for Radio City Music Hall.

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Patricia Bath, 1942 – Present, is best known for her invention of the Laserphaco Probe, and it is used for treatment of cataracts.

Madam C.J. Walker, 1867-1919, is known for her invention of hair care products for African-American.

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Lonnie G. Johnson, 1949 – Present, invented the Super Soaker.


Keep It 100: Hold up NFL, Saints FANS Own “Who Dat!”

By: Julian Ross

The New Orleans Saints going to their first ever Super Bowl has caused a lot of things to happen. Hell is currently freezing over and don’t be too surprised if Pork wings get added to the soul food menu once people start shooting down the newly flying pigs. It has also caused the NFL to FINALLY pay attention to some of the most loyal fans in sports history and try to make a cash grab from a depression and Katrina-stricken economy. All of a sudden, the NFL claims they own the phrase “Who Dat” and have sent cease-and-desist letters to many local T-shirt vendors.

3…2…1… <Rant>

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