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18 ONE TIME FOR THE BDAY CHIC 19 BEAUTY OF THE MONTH: LADYCHELLE 20 ASHONTE MONET’S BEACH SLAY EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS 09 CHIVONNE SAY WHAT 10 TRE DA MAKER 14 FERRARI SIMMONS’ GUIDE TO SUCCESS 16 GOLDEN CHILD 17 YUNG BP FORD NEWS 22 FREE BEING BLACK IN AMERICA! EVENTS 26 WHADDUPTV ON THE SCENE

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DRAKE Nice For What

We look at what’s hot on the radio according to Mediabase/BDS Soundscan, the streets, and Dj Samore, and what she feels is that next hot record. Most of the time when she says it’s a hit, it’s a hit!

Spotlight Tracks

BlocBoy JB

Look Alive

ELLA MAI Boo’d Up

KEKE Bossy

Cardi B Money Bag

Dj Khaled | Jayz | Beyonce | Future Top Off

NICKI MINAJ Chun Li

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Mixtapes

Announcing a new exciting monthly feature in Ford Ent Magazine! Submit your music to be reviewed by nationally renowned DJ Spinmaster Viani for the chance to win some amazing prizes! We’ve seen some outstanding talent out there. Ford Entertainment Magazine wants to bring it out and reward that talent! Spinmaster Viani has selected a crew of highly experienced engineers to listen to and carefully review your music. If we hear any exceptional or outstanding talent, you can win not only a years free subscription of Ford Entertainment Magazine but a slew of other possible prizes including cash prizes!!!! Clean (edited) versions only. Submit music at Musicreviews@Fordentmag.com

Baby Soulja

Trials and Tribulations

Ynw Takeoff

Respect My Mind 2

Yung BP

Dreams & Problems


Trap Chic by Al Gill Cheneaux

Al Gill Chenault CEO, Filthy Riché Owner, Gill Gallery

Looking over at the gallery, it’s amazing! I love it. Tell me a little bit about it. The gallery is an expression of Filthy Riché. Filthy Riché is about the juxtaposition of what I like to call “Trap Chic”. Just sort of a juxtaposition of chic, nice stuff and really trap, filthy, gutter, dirty stuff so it’s a mix of those two worlds. So Filthy Riché is just about how basically no matter how much money you have, because of where you come from, people always will see you as dirty. So if I’m filthy rich, I’m gonna embrace that. Kinda like Beyonce and how she embraces her classy ratchetness in perfect harmony. Exactly. I love it! We all have to balance where we come from and where we’re trying to be, and live in the middle. Why a gallery? How did that come about? I grew up in New York City, and I’ve always considered myself a very creative person. Being in a city like New

York, it’s the best of the best, the creme de la creme of the arts. You wanna perform and it’s like oh, there’s Carnegie Hall, there’s Broadway. You wanna be in an art gallery or museum, there’s SoHo. But here in Atlanta, where would someone who’s just starting out, where do they get to showcase their talent? Showcase their creativity? And I realized, those kinda places don’t really exist. So I’ve known for a while that I wanted to create a space, kinda of like a creativity incubator that allows people to come here and grow and shine. So that’s what I sort of came up with. I love that. And how do you select artists who get to display their art? I use Instagram a lot to be honest. I follow 2 to 3 thousand people on Instagram. Artists, visual artists, rappers, singers, poets, dancers. And I usually try to connect with them. I’ve been able to meet some amazing people throughout this. I think I kind of have a handle on the local talent in Atlanta, so now I’m


y Filthy Riché Sounds so much fancier (laughs) The use of the French word is intentional. My background is French Antillean. But also obviously African American, Trinidadian, Dominican. I do have some Haitian, and of course the French Antilles. So having some of this french Ancestry, I really wanted to give an ode to that in the way I presented the clothing line

them as well. And we also are linking up with performance artists and creating brand ambassadorships. One of the things I’m really interested in is promoting entrepreneurship using music as tryna branch out to different a way to teach states and bringing artists people about from other states and eventuentrepreneurship. ally be able to bring in interEspecially being national talents as well. African American, when you look at Let’s talk about the clothing people who are line. First of all, being Haitian nontraditional, it’s I pronounced it “Filthy Rireally difficult for chay”. I saw an accent aigu you to get a job. and couldn’t help it. Do you We immediately get that a lot? think we can husI get it from time to time and and the gallery, it’s all about I’m completely ok with people embracing my culture, and my tle on the streets. heritage. You can hustle in calling it Filthy Ri-chay. the streets but you And how can someone get don’t necessarily the pieces? use what we’re Of course, you can come in used to being able the boutique, downtown, East to hustle. You can point, or you can go online push sweatshirts, FilthyRiche.com and buy the t-shirts... clothes there. We push really Gill Gallery is located heavy on Instagram and difat ferent art shows and street 2947 Legion Way, fairs and participate with East Point, Atlanta


C ardi B Invasion of Privacy Tweetable Lyrics

“Went from makin’ tuna sandwishes to makin’ the news I started speakin’ my mind and tripled my views Real bitch, only thing fake Beyonce on my stereo, is the boobs”

Ever since Drake came on the scene, we’ve enjoyed a good track with lyrics that are ready to tweet because they’re either deep, clever, or we simply can relate. Well, Cardi’s new album is filled with tweetable lyrics and we’re here for all of it. Here are some of our favorite lines:

Resentment on repeat “Get Up 10” I’mma make a bowl of cereal I was covered in dollars with a teaspoon of bleach Serve it to you like, Now I’m dripping in jewels. “best life” “Here you go, nigga bon appetit “Thru your phone”

I think us bad bitches is a gift from God I think you broke hoes need to get a job Now I’m a boss, I write my own name on the checks Pussy so good, I say my own name during sex “i do”

I’m my own competition, I’m competing with myself “best life”


Chivonne Say What

are songs that put you in that mood where you're hoping your king will come one day. The way you say your name, I feel sets the Which part of love to you touch base on tone for who you are the most? Sayyyy whaaatt? All of them. Because I've felt all of those emotions. I've been heartbroken, I've been Tell me a little bit about your name in love, I've been waiting for my prince Chivonne is my birth name, which means charming to come get me, so all of that. God is Gracious in Hebrew. And then Say What is just, if you know me you'd under- Since you said you've written on all the stand. I just say whatever. love subjects, I'm going to give you one topic and you tell me what song of yours So you just say whatever comes to mind that will be perfect for that scenario. and you're very honest, I take it. Do you Say a woman is fresh out of a breakup and feel like the world needs more of that or she needs that song that's gonna analyze do you feel that it's already something what she's going through. that's already out. The song I'm pushing now, "thinking of I think more people need to speak what's me". on their mind, and to do what they feel, not what they're told. I wanna hear some of the lyrics of that song. You're right, a lot of people go by the tune *sings* Are you thinking of me? when you of what society wants us to do. How do sitting at home alone? When you laying you translate your honesty unto your mu- next to your phone? Wishing you had sic? someone to hold. I don't speak on what I don't know. It's *raps* Silly Rabbit, you had a chance, but normal life experience. you took it for granted. Walking around, like I gotta have it. Any girl that smiles And what genre of music do you do? R&B? at you, an instant attraction. man I was a I do R&B and Hip Hop and a little bit of fool for you, would have done anything Pop. you told me too. Now look at me, and look at you. It's funny how tables have And when you say R&B, I'm already think- turned. All of the lessons I've learned. All ing love songs. Do you write a lot of love of the bridges I've burned. From chasing songs? behind your lame ass. I'm finally glad Yea I do. I'm a hopeless romantic. that I got the last laugh. Things like that. I was just about to ask you. There are a lot of different types of love songs. There are Well, that sounds like my anthem (laughs). songs always talking about breakups, and How long have you been doing music? people being done wrong. And then there I guess you could say I was kind of born

into it. I come from a musical family. My grandfather used to sing with the Fourtops before they were famous. My grandmother made sure all of us played some kind of instrument. I was always in school talent shows, community shows, plays. I love it. I have videos from when I was like 2, 3 years old singing full Whitney Houston songs talking about "I'm the best singer in the world!" (laughs) What are you looking forward to accomplishing in the next 6 months left in the year? For the next 6 months I'm going to be focusing on Chivonne Saywhat the brand. As an artist, getting more of my R&B out. Most people knew me as a rapper, so I'm getting myself established as a real R&B artist because singing is my first love. With all the showcases and stuff that I'm doing, I'm trying to help other indie artists at the same time. `Is it hard working with other artists while building your brand? Is it hard to balance? No. Well, it did use to be a problem because I used to go too hard for other people and stopped going hard for myself. And so, I go hard for myself, and as far as other artists, I only go hard for the ones, I hate to say it, but the ones that make it worth my while. Only because I tried doing it on the love and people take advantage when you do it for the love. So the ones who make it worth my while, they get my attention and eventually it turns into love. IG: Chivonnesaywat www.artistecard.com/chivonnesaywhat


Tre’DaSon Maker of daCreator Gon head and introduce yourself It’s Tre Da Maker, son of the Creator.

Tre Da Maker, what is it that you’re making? I make empowering music, music designed to help you, your self-conscious, your self-esteem, whatever you wanna call it. But it’s pretty much trying to boost everybody’s confidence. Well, not necessarily trying, but you know. You say your music is empowering, what type of people need to be listening to your music? Really anybody that’s listening. I wanna be able to grab as many people as I can. I don’t care what age, race, gender, or color. It’s about getting everybody to realize who they are. How long have you been doing music? I’ve been writing since a kid. I’ve been writing music since I was 8 or 9 years old, I really started taking it serious December 31st, 2016, January 1st, 2017 is when I recorded my first song. And then my first project I released on my own January 1st, 2018 so it took about a year for me to get that done.

At what moment did it really hit you that you have become this music artist or was it always with you? When I came together with my team, I have a few guys on my team right now. Shout out to my boy Thug, Mix by Thug, he’s an engineer. And then my boy Re. You can translate his name into anything, Rebirth, whatever you wanna call it. We came together on that day, December 31st and January 1st, we actually recorded a song together that day and I realized, yea, this is what I should be doing really, I know for a fact this is what I should be doing. Because I already had music, that was very conscious and dealing what I wanted to deal with as far as my artistry I just didn’t know if I should take it seriously until that very moment where I came together with those gentlemen.

Tell me what it means to you when you win a showcase as the best artist of the night? Honestly, it’s definitely a boost in my confidence. It definitely makes me feel great about myself to know that I’m getting noticed for the things that I’m doing. I do want to just say that me, as far as me being an artist, I like to observe other people’s artistry and it’s not that I’m better than anybody per say, it just that I may have a sound that other people like. But me as an artist I like to observe other artists and I would not necessarily say that I’m better, to be honest, I don’t feel like I’m better than anyone, I just feel like we all are different and some people, naturally gravitate towards some people more than others. All streaming services: Tre’DaMaker IG: KingTre.216


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“i always make sure I have as much positive energy as possible...I think that’s what my natural gift is, I can get you to like me within your first 10 seconds of meeting me.”

I’m most definitely still on my way. Like the great Jay-Z is still on his way...

ICE BILLION BERG Ferrari Simmons’ StillGuide OnToMySuccess way


I read something you posted on social media saying you walked away from your job, and you started hosted parties and you haven’t walked back into a job since. Can you tell me about the beginning of your journey? I started with my day job and trying to figure out how I could get into the radio world. I knew that I was good at hosting parties while in college, and I did college radio. So I just went back to the roots and just started going around introducing myself to all the local promoters in Atlanta. I was at the parties, listening to the other host that they had, and I was like “I can do that”. I started introducing myself to people and telling them that I host and asked what it would take to get in there and started offering up my services. They said we can’t afford to pay me and I just took whatever they offered me, whatever they could afford to give me, and I asked “If I was good enough, would you hire me?” and that was basically the start of me getting booked in Atlanta. I was just like, I’ll do it for free but if I’m good enough, hire me.

So now you’re walking into your journey, you walked away from your day job, and you start hosting parties, when did ou realize this was really happening? It wasn’t until I was hosting a party with Nas. It was crazy because it was Nas! We were having a conversation in the club, and I paused a second and was like wow, I’m having a conversation with Nas, this is not a normal person who you’d meet at the grocery store. So in my mind, I was like, wow you’re really doing it. That was the first thing that notified me that I was doing what I wanted to do. You’ve also achieved your radio goal, how did you walk into that lane from hosting? That was very difficult. And I knew at the moment, I had graduated college already.

I love your story, I love your journey. Have there ever been a time when you wanted to go back to your dayjob? It was times I couldn’t even afford to put gas in my car to go to the club! Because at that particular moment, I wasn’t getting paid. I was getting paid $40-50 to host a party, and at the time I wasn’t making any money because I was running on E. I was doing the upscale parties, so $60 to park or I would have to park 2 blocks down. I was running out of money, and I was literary so close to quitting. I just really had to keep pushing and keep praying. I wanted it so bad so I just didn’t wanna stop. I felt like, at this point, I stepped away from my job to do this, it was going to happen. There was no turning back. It was either this or that’s it. And now you’re hosting red carpet interviews...tell me about being barely able to pay to park to being the most wanted person on the red carpet. I just think that’s more so my energy. I always make sure I have as much positive energy as possible, even though sometimes I may not be having a good day because we’re all human. I try to make sure when I’m around people, I give them a positive connection. I think that’s what my natural gift is, I can get you to like me within your first 10 seconds of meeting me. That just kinda transfers into me doing red carpet interviews and every time I do one, I get compliments back to my boss or whoever hired me. They send feedback saying I have great energy, so I always make sure I have great energy.

“The road to success is extremely chalenging. You just have to stay posThere are a lot of people who as- itive,stay consistent, and pire to do what you do, but they depending on your do it while maintaining a 9-5, what was it about your craft that religious beliefs, if you made you decide to focus on that believe in a higher power, alone? It was very difficult because, at that channel that and stay particular moment in time, I was saving money to buy a house, so I had some focused. It’s not a straight funds. In order to get me into the induspath to success. “ try I needed to go all the way in, because it was interfering with the day job. I was getting phone calls to attend meetings that I couldn’t attend because I had my day job, I didn’t get off until a certain time. So I was unable to get certain opportunities, unable to meet certain people. So instead of buying a house, I told myself that for 5 months I’ll go all out, and go in . And if it didn’t happen in 5 months I would get my day job back. What was the day job? I was a leasing agent at an apartment complex.

Usually for radio you have to go straight from college to intern, because they hire interns and you have to be in college to get hired. That’s the easy way into the door, outside of that you have to make sure your brand is extremely big enough that a radio station notices you and you’re actually good enough to hire. Long story short I had to really become one of the biggest hosts in Atlanta, in order for the radio station to say “we need someone who’s poppings in the clubs” and have my name come up.

With your position now, you visualized what you wanted and you achieved it. what are you aiming for now? Longevity and more red carpet, more television gig. Radio has always been a passion of mine, staying consistent. I’m in a position where I’m helping people become big artists now, so whatever I can transition that into on a bigger scale. Just more of what I’m doing now.


called all the time tho, that was the one I really went in.

Yung BP Dreams & Problems You spell your name a little different... I spell it YNE Yung BP. I don’t use the O because...There’s really no specific reason, I started when I was about 14, we had a group named YNE (Young Nigga Entertainment), I know it’s kinda bold, but we were starting off young so it’s just something I decided to go with. I spelled it, Yung, because that’s how everyone spelled it at the time. Basically, you’ve been doing music for a minute, what’s your vibe? My vibe, I try to mix it up with everything, but I try to really speak on my life. I try to make sure my music involves what’s going on in real life around me. Since you’ve been doing music for a while, how has your music evolved over time? It evolved a lot, I think I got better with the wordplay. I only got one official project. When I dropped my first tape, and I compared it to my music now, I was very repetitive. When I do my verses now, I try to be more versatile. As an artist, speaking of wordplay. How do you sharpen up your skills. For me, a thing a fight a lot is time.

So I always have to find the time to do it. In my free time, when I’m not with my daughter, I always go straight to my music. The way I sharpen up myself is, I try to stay in the studio and try to stay consistent with dropping tracks and I’m always writing. But I try to freestyle more and try to go off the dome to see where my mind is really at with it. Because sometimes people get writer’s block. So I try to freestyle and spit it off the dome. That’s how I sharpen my skills, I try not to slow down. What is the most heartfelt verse you ever spit? I dropped a song called all the time, and it goes

I be going through a lot lot, yea I be going through a lot got a bunch up on my mind yea i think about it all the time you know a nigga try to shine you know a nigga try to grind fuck that, a nigga try to take mine fuck that, a nigga try to block a nigga shine I kinda of messed up, but the song is

Why that song? What about that song that makes you feel it so deeply? That song, I was going through a lot at that time. It’s actually recent, last year I was going through a lot. I had my daughter real young, and times were hard with money and stuff, and coming where I come from, a lot of niggas gotta get it from the streets. It’s hard to get a job. You can apply for hundreds of jobs...I used to have dreads, I cut my hair. But alot of people used to judge me off the look and the image and stuff. Tell me the feeling of pouring your pain and your struggles into a song, tell me how you feel once you release that song? Is it therapeutic? Yea, definitely. I always just hope someone can relate to it. I already know someone is going to relate to it because it’s real. But I always just hope someone can relate to it and it can help them through whatever they going through. That’s what I hope for.

When does your project drop? I kinda got in a fight with my manager, she doesn’t want me to drop it. It’s a mixtape, and she doesn’t want me to drop it because she feels like I should keep dropping singles. But I’ve been recording with Steve Woodz, that’s my dawg, I’ve been doing the tape with him and it’s almost done. I plan on dropping it in May. It’s called Dreams and Problems.

Explain that title for me real quick I think the title speaks for itself. www.YungBP.com IG: YNE_YungBP


Golden child “It was times when we couldn’t even sit certain places, now it’s cool to be from Haiti, now it’s the wave.”

Your name, Golden Child, tells me that you’re a top pick. Would I be correct? You already know. I came up with the name because I’m the last of 8 kids. Just felt like I was cut from a different cloth, that I was unique from the others. it into a song. It’s been a number of things, Being that you are the last child of not just what my parents went 8, that must mean you’ve had so through, but things that we went many lessons passed down to you, through just being children of imany lessons you remember? migrants. The teasing, name-callI just kinda learned from some of ing, there was a time when it was their mistakes, learned what to do shunned upon or even derogatory and what not to do. to be called Haitian or whatever, but the tables are kinda turned now. And that’s what I wanted to And how do you translate that put in the song. It was times when into your music? we couldn’t even sit certain placI try to speak about my upbringing, es, now it’s cool to be from Haiti, things that I went through, I try to now it’s the wave. People have keep it real and highlight the things finally recognized that we were that I went through growing up. one of the first Black Republics...

And when did you tell yourself, I’m an artist now. I was doing it in 2009, I had my own studio and playing around with it. But I would say in 2012 was when I really said: “ok, I’m gonna try to do something with this music.” But I had a little setback, and I didn’t come back out until 2015. That’s when I really started to pursue it.

You have a single, Straight off the Boat, are you from Haiti or were born here? I was born here in America, but both of my parents are from Haiti.

What kind of promises? I promised my mom that I would make it someday. Also spoke to some people who passed away, a cousin of mine who passed away, and to my father. I was also kinda speaking to the dead but not really. I promised them I would make good on my word that I’m gonna make it someday.

Tell me some of the things your parents went through that has affected you enough to want to put

And how long have you been doing music? I’ve been doing music for quite a while, probably started playing around and freestyling in middle school. I even recorded after high school, but still didn’t take it seriously.

When you decided to pursue it, what song did you drop? It was called “Gonna Make it”, it’s me rapping and talking about the promises that I made to certain people.


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Free Being Black in America! White Woman Calls Police On Two Black Men For Barbecuing in a Park.

Police called on Black Golfers Playing too Slow

Source: Cnn.com

Source: Blavity.com Two black men were barbecuing by Lake Merritt in Oakland, California when a white woman approached them and accused them of trespassing. The woman then called the police and the exchange was caught on video.

The woman told the men “It is illegal to have a charcoal grill in the park here.” When the officers arrived, they were of the opinion that while the men may have been bending the rules, they weren’t criminals. The officers took statements and made no arrests.

Police called on Black Yale Student Who Fell Asleep

Source: CNN A Black Yale University graduate student was interrogated by campus police officers after a White student found her sleep-

ing in a common room of their dorm and called police. According to the student, Lolade Siyonbola, she was working on a paper in the Hall of Graduate Studies when she fell asleep in a common room. Another female student came in, turned on the lights and told her, “You’re not supposed to

Five African American women say a golf course in Pennsylvania called the cops on them because they were golfing too slow. It was the women’s first game as members at the Grandview Golf course in York County, Pennsylvania. Steve Chronister, who co-owns the course, told police the women weren’t meeting the time guidelines, and delaying tee times for other golfers. He called 911 twice.

be sleeping here. I’m going to call the police.” Two White police officers arrived and began questioning her in a stairwell. The 34-year-old grad student in African studies unlocked her dorm-room

When Northern York County Police arrived the first time, Chronister told them the women had picked up their speed and there was no need to talk to them. A few holes later, the golfers held up the course again, Chronister said. When he approached them, the women started yelling at him -- prompting him to ask police to remove them, he told officers. Officers at the scene determined it wasn’t a police matter and left.

door in front of police to show that she lived there, but they still asked for her ID. Once they were able to verify her identity, the student was told she was free to go.


Police Arrests Three Black Police called on Three black Teens Waiting on the Bus people checking out of their ways.” The three were Airbnb rental

Source: Gawker.com A police officer arrested three teens as they were standing outside a store in downtown Rochester, New York. Their crime: Waiting for a school bus. The three boys — Raliek Redd, 16, Deaquon Carelock, 16, and Wan’Tauhjs Weathers, 17 — were star athletes at Edison Tech high school, and were waiting to be taken to a basketball game when they were spotted by an officer. It seems the store adjacent to their pick-up spot was being monitored by police due to past complaints from the owner of teens loitering outside. The officer asked the teens to disperse, but they explained that they were waiting to be picked up by a bus. The officer again asked the teens to disperse. “We tried to tell them that we were waiting for the bus,” Wan’Tauhjs said in a news interview. “We weren’t catching a city bus, we were catching a yellow bus. He didn’t care. He arrested us any-

charged with with disorderly conduct and obstructing the sidewalk. The arresting officer, Eliud Rodriguez, was found to have violated the teens’ constitutional and civil rights and subjected the three teenagers to an “unconstitutional strip search” in front of multiple RPD officers and corrections officers from the Monroe County jail. The charges against the teens were dismissed on December 3, 2013 and the teens settled with the City of Rochester for an unspecified amount of money in January 2016.

Source: CNN Kelly Fyffe-Marshall’s stay in Rialto, California, was ending pretty normally. She and her three friends -- two of them African-American like her -- checked out of their Airbnb rental and dragged their luggage to their vehicle. Then things got weird. Seven police cars showed up. The neighborhood was seemingly locked down. Then things got scary. The police told Fyffe-Mar-

Black Student athlete falsely arrested for shoplifting

Source:

Rochester.Indiemedia.org

On February 22, 2016, Raliek Redd was shopping at Macy’s at The Mall At Greece Ridge when he was racially profiled by store employees and falsely arrested for shoplifting by Greece, NY police. Mr. Redd and

his lawyer, Elliot Dolby-Shields, are planning to file a lawsuit claiming that Macy’s employees racially profiled and then wrongfully detained Mr. Redd because they didn’t believe that he could afford to buy a $100 jacket. When security refused to listen to him, after showing them the receipts of his purchases including the jacket, the Greece police arrived and falsely arrested him for shoplifting.

shall and her friends to put their hands in the air, and then informed them a helicopter was tracking them. Why all the commotion? Someone had called the police on them, thinking they might be burglars. A police sergeant showed up and said he didn’t know what Airbnb was. The group showed the police their booking confirmations and phoned the home’s landlord to convince police they were telling the truth. Rialto Police Lt. Dean Hardin told CNN the person who called police was an elderly white woman, and she did not recognize the group as being her neighbors.

Two Black Men arrested while sitting at Starbucks Source: CNN Two black men were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks last month after a manager called 911 on them because they didn't order anything. The men said they were waiting on an acquaintance. They were later released with no charges filed against them.


I LOVE MY PLUG x PLUG DJs-10TH ANNIVERSARY 2018 MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

Schedule of Events THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2018 iLoveMyPlug 10 Year Anniversary Dinner @ [Private Location] (7:00p.m. – 9:00p.m.)

THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2018 It has been an incredible 10 years, in that I Love My Plug and the Plug DJs, have PLUG DJs STREET CHART developed and evolved into the premiere, market-leading resource that we are toMay 2018 Playlist Party day. iLMP and the Plug DJs are commemorating this special time its history with an 10 Anniversary Special Edition event filled weekend, which truly encompasses so many of the, now, legendary art@ ist, producers, and music trends over the past decade……Future, Young Thug, Jeezy, The Omen Agency Gucci Mane, Waka Flocka, Roscoe Dash, Bankroll Fresh, DJ Esco, Young Scooter, Ralo, 299 Peter St SW, Atlanta, GA (10:00p.m. – 3:00a.m.) K-Camp, Kevin Gates, Young Dro, Trouble, Big Bank, Rocko, 2 Chainz, Travis Porter, and Trinidad James, just to name a few.

“The first ten years or so in the game, we were learning and building our brand. These next ten years or so, we’re gonna TAKE OVER…” -DJ Kutt Throat (Co-founder, President & COO)

FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2018 iLoveMyPlug Producer Bowl @ MidTown Bowl 1936 Piedmont Cir NE, Atlanta, GA 30324 (8:00p.m. – 12:00a.m.)

This special anniversary weekend will have a variety of events, with everything from bowling, family & community events, concerts, social media contests, and unbelievable nightlife parties. The Plug DJs have coordinated stellar entertainment lineups throughout these events, featuring the likes of Rich Homie Quan, T-Mo (Goodie Mob), Young Scooter, Peewee Longway, DJ Luke Nasty, Jose Guapo, Joe Gifted, Yung Booke, Sy Ari Da Kid, Mykko Montana, and many others.

SATURDAY, MAY 26, 2018 iLoveMyPlug Day @ Mozley Park 1565 Piedmont Cir NE, Atlanta, GA 30324 (12:00p.m. – 8:00p.m.)

“I Love My Plug has been woven in the fabric of the Atlanta music culture for over 10 years. From the Rich Kids, to Future we have been hands on with new, groundbreaking music, artist, and videos for the true fans of music. We are ALWAYS first with new music, so log onto iLoveMyPlug.com, and get PLUGGED IN!” -Big Plug (Co-founder & CEO)

SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2018 iLoveMyPlug 10 Year Anniversary Concert @ The Atrium 5479 Memorial Dr, Stone Mountain, GA 30083 (7:00p.m. – 2:00a.m.)

“It feels great, and very humbling; working hard to see our vision become a reality…I LOVE MY PLUG!!!” -Money Plug (Co-founder & CFO) Tickets for the Plug’s 10th anniversary weekend events are priced at $175; $90; $50; and $20. All VIP booths and artist performances can be purchased through ilovemyplug.com/10year, or call 678.412.5015

MONDAY, MAY 28, 2018 iLoveMyPlug ALL WHITE Memorial Day Party @ Escobar Restaurant & Tapas 327 Peter St. SW, Atlanta, GA (4:00p.m. – 12:00a.m.)


Miami

Baby soulja listening party

clewiston

brown sugar festival


pretty lou Birthday concert

new york Photo Credit: Dove Clark FlyLikeDove Photo

fort myers

iceberg magazine signing Photo Credit: Heatavision

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Issue 48- ft Ferrari Simmons  

Check out issue 48- Welcome to Atlanta featuring Ferrari Simmons, Filthy Riche, Chivonne Say What, Tre Da Maker and The Plug Djs 10 year ann...

Issue 48- ft Ferrari Simmons  

Check out issue 48- Welcome to Atlanta featuring Ferrari Simmons, Filthy Riche, Chivonne Say What, Tre Da Maker and The Plug Djs 10 year ann...

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