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
TopMics artist showcase is a platform for indie artist to exhibit their talents. Their show in Atlanta brought out a few fresh faces and some known ones as well. The event was presented by DJ 3000 of 3000 Ent at Knockouts bar and lounge. The crowd was vibrant as the artist showed love to each other. The special invited guest of the night were DJ 7Thirty and Joe Rugby of Tape Hustlers and previous TopMic winner Golidlox. Salute to the artist of the night, some caught my attention but only a few captured it so I had to shine some light on these artist.
The name is Bob Whyte and I’m from little old Boynton Beach, FL. I have been writing music for as long as I can remember but, I wish I pursued my music career sooner. Some might say I have a trap sound, but it’s hard to put me into a box. I have days where I want to make music for the block and other days where I want to sing like Adele. Some of my influences include: T.I., T-Pain, Future and Birdman. I learned a lot from dealing with multiple personalities but eventually like most greats, I decided it was time to turn into a one man army. I’ve performed from packed clubs as well as in front of nothing but tired bartenders and janitors. The quality of the work speaks for itself and five years from now I’ll be saying I told you so. Be on the lookout for my debut project titled “Whyte Power“. Follow me on social media @bobwhytebrand, Contact me at 561-414-2420. My music is available on SC, Spotify, Apple Music etc. I just want to tell anyone trying to better their lives or who are chasing their dreams to keep doing so no matter what. You will die alone so don’t live with regret, GO FOR IT and DO WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY!! S/O to Keedie’s Corner and Tape Hustlers!!
I’m GrittySound, hailing from Baltimore, Maryland, currently in North Carolina. I have had a love for music since the age of 3 years old, when I first started playing the drums. Later, I began working on my vocals in hopes of becoming a singer one day. Here is some of my music
(click the link) to give you some insight to help you understand my style. Meanwhile, growing up I was also practicing other instruments such as violin, and piano, which I often plays in the background of some of my tracks. Striving for greatness and success everyday, I soon hopes to reach the top. Follow me on social media at; Facebook: Davon Mooring, Facebook Artist Page: @grittysound, Twitter: @GRITTYSOUND, Instagram: @GRITTYSOUNDMUSIC and on
Snapchat: @grittysound. Shoutout to all my Bmore and NC family and Keedie’s Corner for the opportunity. For all the artist out there just remember “faith without work is dead”.
My name is Iczey Kashmere most call me Kash, I am an aspiring singer. I was born in Winfield, AL and I moved to New Orleans around 12. I wrote my first full song at the age of 10. I started writing and it just took off from there. I loved to sing and writing was my passion. I moved to NYC at 18 to pursue a music career and I haven’t looked back since. I have been doing shows this year and I am loving it. I have so many musical influences. I grew up on oldies because my granny raised me. My mother was an 80s baby so my collection is from Al Green to Anita Baker to Beyonce. My first tape was Al Green’s greatest hits. I recently did a show in NYC and I’ll be in Florida next month at the Indie Music Festival. Check out my single “Good Life” and be on the lookout for more!
I want to thank Keedie’s Corner for everything and for showing me love. I want to shoutout my team for being supportive, Contact me at 504-428-9524
. Follow me in social media at IG @IczeyKashmere and Twitter @Iczey. My words of advice is to always be inspired my inspiration. Let your creativity move you.
Other artist of the night were well worth mentioning, shout out to Natural Onxy, B Ford, OG Redd, Shania the Artist, King Redd and Re-ill. When I presented the opportunity, the featured artist promptly responded and I respect professionalism and hunger, so once again, salute to these artist in the spotlight.
By: Keidra Ponder