I had the opportunity to sit down with the founders LaToya “Leigh” Wise of “Live and Die for Hip Hop Black Out Gala to celebrate the life and legacy of Chris Kelly, half of the rap duo Kriss Kross. I got a chance to sit down with Donna Pratte Chris Kelly’s mother as she talks about charity and her son’s legacy.
Reginae Carter is one of the hostesses for the charity event. Check out what she had to say about being influenced by Atlanta’s HIP HOP SCENE and her thoughts about old school HIP HOP!
Check out the details below.
“Live and Die for Hip Hop Black Out Gala” will be hosted by the Princess of Hip Hop Reginae Carter and socialites The Three Brown Girls, the Live and Die for Hip Hop Black Out Gala will take place on September 6, 2014 at the Woodruff Arts Center at 7 p.m.
Sponsored by The Atlanta Step-Up Society, this event will pay tribute to the life of Chris Kelly with special performances and guest appearances. Special honorees include vice president of Atlantic Records and former A&R for LaFace Records Kawan “KP” Prather and founder of Organized Noize, Rico Wade. Prather and Wade have been Atlanta ATLien pioneers since the 90s and have played intricate roles in the advancement of the city’s booming music culture.
Check out our exclusive interview below:
Proceeds from the gala will contribute to music scholarships for students of the Atlanta Institute of Music and Media, Kelly’s alma mater.
To purchase tickets visit, https://blackouthiphopgala.
This is going to be a great event of music and charity. Hope to see you there!
Special thanks to Kellie Brew for the video.
Check out some shots of before and after the interview.