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Reese Haines, Khalimah Gaston, Saidah Wade -Photo Credit Nappy JC

Love’s Last Episode is one of the hottest stage plays of 2017. Written by Faizah Imanhi and directed and produced by her as well. This thesbian playwrite got the idea to write her own play while working as a stand in on one of Tyler Perry’s tv productions. Talk about taking a job to heart. She has poured her life savings into putting on this production. Love’s Last Episode is entertainment at it’s finest, a story about a celebrity real estate broker dealing with male issues that aren’t usually addressed in today’s society. ” Watch the ups and downs of a man struggling to find love, while overcoming a deep dark secret from his past. You will laugh. You will cry. You may leave mentally changed forever, allowing your heart to experience the true definition of empathy.

The production not only speaks to men. It also speaks to the women who love them.

For one day only there will be two opportunities to experience this stage play of the year. Sunday September 10th Two shows 3pm & 7:30pm at the Porter Sanford Performing Arts Community Center in Decatur, GA. Come and take your mind off Hurricane Irma for two hours you won’t regret.

Tickets are currently on sale at https://fivo-entertainment–productions.ticketleap.com/loves-last-episode-stageplay-labor-day-weekend-2017-atlanta/  for $20 in advance and $30 at the door. Grab a date and come out!

 

 

[Photos] Party Next Door Partying at #AODMondays

Last Night PND was spotted partying inside of #AODMondays along with LA rapper Casey Veggies and more.

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Tiffany Simmons Author/Attorney

Tiffany Simmons is not only an accomplished attorney, besides winning cases she has been busy publishing her 4th novel “The Plug’s Lawyer.” A book based loosely on life as a girl who grew up in Michigan and was familiar with the streets. Yes Simmons book is actually a Trap Book! Was attorney Tiffany Simmons trapping back in the day?

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Last night, Thug celebrated his birthday party at Defoor Hills executed by Eyelashvizions. The Star studded party included TI, Young Scooter, Lil Durk, Jacquees just to name a few. Thug’s family was there to also celebrate with the rap super star! It was definitely as epic packed out party last night. Take a look at photos below!

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CMG signee, MoneyBagg Yo is set to release a new mixtape this week called Federal 3x. Following a joint tape with Yo Gotti and a solo project, Heartless, MoneyBagg Yo has built a major buzz for himself in the streets. He hosted a private listening party in Atlanta at DJ Drama and Don Cannon’s, Mean Street Studios.

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Rapper 21 Savage hosted the second annual “Issa Back to School Drive” in Atlanta.

The drive was held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Club Libra on Glenwood Avenue.

21 Savage partnered with Spotify to provide kids with school supplies, uniforms, shoes, free haircuts, and hair styles. READ MORE

New Rythm & Blues Native Long Beach, California artist Ria Rosae landed herself a artist development through Smokey Thomas aka “Smokey” who is the cousin of Charlie Wilson and Ronnie Wilson of “The Gap Band”. Under the tutelage of “The Gap Band for over 15 years Smokey learned everything there was to know through them. In 2014 Smokey decidedl to open up his own artist development company called “Smoke Bomb Entertainment making him the CEO of his company. Smokey discovered breakout artist Ria Rosae.

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Sarah (Craft Syndicate, Kofi the Bandit (Winner), Lil Durk, Kwan Prather) -Photo Credit Nappy JC

Last week was a major ground breaking event that took place all in the name of Hip Hop sponsored by Craft Syndicates. I would have to say it was more than just sponsorship dollars kicked out; there were true relationships formed and collaborations that took place which I could see were truly life changing situations. Craft Syndicate has got to be the advocate of the statements “if you want something done right then do it right the first time, go hard or go home and you are only as big as your last grand event.

​actor/producer/singer Stefon Washington, singer Marquo Lastrappe

​actor/producer/singer Stefon Washington, singer Marquo Lastrappe

I’m not sure if Craft Syndicates is going to come out with R & B programs but newcomers Stefon Washington and Marquo Lastrappe are definitely upcoming #upNext type of artists for any lable to take a look at. Craft Syndicate is the brand that definitely put their money where their mouth is and partnered with industry vets like producer Don Cannon and media mogal Munson Steed to produce what I call one of the best events of the year in Hip Hop History. I’m going to let Enchanted PR’s press release break down the details:

WHAT: The hip-hop elite, celebrities, and top influencers recently joined Don Cannon and Craft Syndicate by Dutch Masters to celebrate the culmination of his project with who he calls a stand-out music producer with a unique captivating sound. Craft Syndicate is a social platform for creatives to engage and learn; the key driving force being a mentor ship program. Dutch Masters identifies today’s masters in music, film, fashion and art, pairs them with an aspiring creative, and funds an collaboration.

On Monday, July 24th the legendary Stankonia Studios, birthplace for Organized Noize, the Dungeon Family, Outkast and Ceelo Greene was the perfect backdrop for Craft Syndicate by Dutch Masters. Hosted by Love and Hip Hop star Yung Joc, the event highlighted performances by Lil Nuke, Spotlight, Ra Ra, Joe Gifted, Big Bank Black, Pee Wee the Long-Way, and Money Man before welcoming award-winning producer Don Cannon to the stage to introduce Koji the Bandit who was awarded the opportunity to be mentored by Don Cannon.

Craft Syndicate by Dutch Masters judges DJ Mars, KP Prather, and OG Parker were unanimously impressed with Koji the Bandit citing his unique use of samples and instrumentation as progressively refreshing. The highlight of the evening was the performance of the Koji the Bandit and Don Cannon collaborative track titled, “No Fear” featuring trap artist Lil Durk. Guests enjoyed vegan cuisine sponsored by Da Vegan Guru and hospitality provided by the Dutch Master models.

“I was immediately excited about working with Craft Syndicate. It’s about mentoring the younger generation and leaving a legacy. This is exactly the type of work I want to be doing,” Don Cannon shared with a packed house before introducing Koji the Bandit.

“When I saw Craft Syndicate post on Cannon’s page I immediately sent over some tracks. I’d always wanted to work with Don Cannon and then when I learned Lil Durk was going to be the featured artist, I was tripping. I’m beyond thankful to Craft Syndicate for creating this platform; it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity.”

“I wasn’t sure what to expect from the collaboration but after I heard it, it was hot. I immediately wrote my verses, recorded it and sent it back to Cannon,” Lil Durk explained.

“Thank you to all of the artists, producers, DJs and Dutch Masters fans who came out to show their support for Craft Syndicate and Koji The Bandit,” said Sarah Krysalka, the marketing director for Dutch Masters. “I am grateful to have partners like Don Cannon, KP, DJ Mars and OG Parker who share the same vision as Dutch Masters, to share your craft and invest yourself in the masters of tomorrow. And a big thank you to Big Boi for welcoming us at Stankonia Studios, to Organized Noize and Big Gipp for their support, to Yung Joc who kept the energy going all night, to Lil Durk who killed the debut of ‘No Fear’ and to Big X, Funky and the rest of the Coalition DJs, Zoom Marketing Partners, Steed Media and Atmosphere Proximity who made the night happen.”

ATTENDEES: Big Boi (Outkast), Big Gipp (Goodie Mobb), Cory Mo, Organized Noize, actors Jamal “Gravy” Woodard and Stephon Washington (All Eyez on Me), Jason Reddick (Associate Director, ASCAP)
LOCATION: Stankonia Studios, Atlanta, GA

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