Ok Hustlers, we have a new artist we would like you to get acquainted with. Read along as we tell the story of Sir, Artist in the Spotlight.
Sir was born Sir William Christopher Alexander in Jacksonville, Fl. He has been writing and producing music since the age of 13. Sir is a man of great drive and personal direction and works effortlessly on improving his music day by day. Sir cites that his main influences are stars such as Drake, J Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Nas and Notorious B. I. G. just to name a few. Sir’s lyrics are deliberate and concise, chosen for sound, rhythm and meaning in equal measures. Having performed as a headlining act for the University of Florida’s homecoming parade in front of over 70,000 fans Sir has had ample preparation for the main stage. Sir comments “My music gives people looking for a way to express how they feel about today’s society (music, media, etc) a voice to be heard, received by the masses. His newest single “Exhausted” talks about a moment where we’ve felt exhausted about a situation knowing we should leave but failed to do so.Sir is currently being managed by Shanita Brown of NTM Group. For booking email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Someone asked, “What is it for?”, my reply was,” It’s for the culture, it is standing art”. You can call it a marketing tool for 2 Chainz’s latest album, Pretty Girls Like Trap Music, but it’s more than advertisement, it’s a movement! Located on Howell Mill Rd. in Atlanta, Ga, the house sits in the heart of a business district. The Pink Trap House which was once white, was rented to host a private listening party for 2 Chainz’s new album released on June 16. 2 Chainz’s rental property has been used as an art gallery where a paint and sip event was hosted, a nail shop and recently church service was held at the house. Also a HIV prevention bus was on sight to test and inform visitors.
Some of the local business owners complained about the bubble gum pink eye sore, saying that there is no where for visitors to park and the traffic was causing congestion. However, I found it intriguing as did it’s many visitors. Tourist and locals visited the house to take pictures and make videos. There once was a pink old school in the front yard but it was hauled away due to damages, yet the pink stove stood strong. In my opinion, if it were downtown around Edgewood it would be better accepted, but since it is on the busy industrial section of Howell Mill Rd. it is being regarded as a disturbance. I admit it brings more people to the already busy area, but these people are not causing any accidents nor are they breaking into or stealing from neighboring businesses. 2 Chainz’s lease is up as of July 7 and the house will be restored to its original color.
Before the lease ended 2 Chainz shot a music video at the pink trap house for his song, “Door Swangin”. It was said that he was thinking of renewing the lease because of the popularity of the house. I hope 2 Chainz rents another property to resurrect his vision. No drug or gang activity is associated with the pink trap house but the motivation to hustle is. For me, it resonates with the pretty hustlers, the ones that bump trap music on their way to work, the ones that get up early and stay up late, the ones who played in the streets and the ones that watched from the porch. I saw the culture in the pink trap house and I honestly thought it was an innovating business venture. I hope this inspires more artist to think abstract when it comes to their art.
By: Keidra Ponder
Nothing says summer like good food and good friends. If you’re looking for an event to explore I urge you to check out Grillin’ and Chillin’. The outdoor extravaganza is held at The Park in Emory Point located in Atlanta, Ga. This is the 3rd of 4 events happening in this foodie fundraising series. You don’t want to miss your chance to do something good for your taste buds and your community. All ticket proceeds will go to local charities of the chef’s choice.
This episode of Grillin’ and Chillin’ will feature food inspired by Chef Todd Ginsberg of The General Muir. Chef Muir will be serving up a succulent poultry dish on the Big Green Egg. The Big Green Egg is a kamado- style ceramic charcoal barbecue grill, constructed to bring you the ultimate grilling experience. Also, Mixologist Drew Kitchens of The General Muir will be serving signature drinks to keep the spirits lively. There will be live Jazz as the band “The Mar-Tans” will be performing as well.
Party starts at 6:30pm on June 22nd, free parking is provided in either garage. Advanced online ticket purchase is $25.00 and it’s $35.00 per person at the event. I suggest purchasing a ticket in advance, it is well worth the investment and you have a chance to save $10.00 that could be used to enter the silent auction. A silent auction will be held at the event to auction off a Green Egg MiniMax. 100% of ticket sales will be donated to local organizations as well as the auction proceeds. The Charity of choice for this event will be the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge. Big Green Egg, Old Forester, Springer Mountain Farms and Woodford Reserve proudly sponsor Grillin’ and Chillin’. Please venture out and support your local entrepreneurs, if you can’t make this event the last series of Grillin’ and Chillin’ is set to take place July 13th. Visit culinarylocal.com to stay current with happening events and tasty eats.
By: Keidra Ponder