Even though she was in a block-long line in Atlanta’s sweltering summer heat, Kendrick Lamar fan Liz Quiroz was smiling late Monday afternoon. Quiroz, 19, had driven four hours from Charlotte, North Carolina, with friend Rodiyah Mobley in an attempt to get into the rapper’s exclusive DAMN. pop-up shop stocked with Top Dawg Entertainment-licensed merchandise, one of approximately a dozen such shops popping up this summer on the rapper’s tour.
Joseph Guay's exhibition "Remnants of the Human Condition" remembers Sandy Hook, Travyon Martin and the Pulse nightclub, among many more, and has already been collected by rapper Ludacris and Sir Elton John.
The first season of the FX hit comedy Atlanta has offered viewers an all-access pass into some of the city’s hottest spots, as seen through the bloodshot eyes of rapper/weed enthusiast Paper Boi (portrayed by Brian Tyree Henry) and his cousin-manager Earn (played by the show’s creator, Atlanta native Donald Glover). “The show gets it all right,” says Atlanta rapper/binge-watcher Jace. “It captures the realness.” Now, some of the real-life spots frequented by the stars.
Whenever there was a need, I would just hear Dr. King say, ‘Call Harry,’” U.S. Congressman John Lewis (D-Ga.), a former aide to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., tells Billboard of Harry Belafonte’s civil rights activism. In 1963, when an imprisoned King was writing “Letter From a Birmingham Jail,” it was Belafonte who worked behind the scenes to raise the bail money for King and the other jailed student protesters.