Monthly Archives: December 2015

Fresh Music | Nick Grant feat. Ricco Barrino ‘Dead Poet Society’

The first time I met Nick Grant, it was right after an #ExperienceHope talk featuring Atlanta industry fixture Jason Geter. I had perched myself on a desk at the city’s SAE Institute, readying my recorder. “So,” I started. “Have you ever done spoken word?” Grant chuckled. “Nah. Not me.” Continue reading

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Exclusive | L.O.U.D. Talks Positivity and Working with Kandi

Recently, MFD visited Kandi Burruss at her Kandi Factory in Atlanta. For those who aren’t aware, the multi-company CEO, has an imprint called Kandi Koated Entertainment and she’s already putting her best foot forward with the group L.O.U.D. Continue reading

Fresh Music | Bishop3rd000 ‘Marsviewston’ LP, ‘Mama Say’ Video

This guy Bishop3rd000’s out here in the A grinding. The Houston-based lyricist took advantage of the MFD Goodie Bags out in Austin, TX during SXSW and now he is back with the release of his freshman album ‘Marsviewston.’ Bishop is not your average spitta, he is delivering bars with a twist of consciousness. Continue reading

Exclusive | Recap: Dynamicon ATL 2015

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Panelists Dynamic Producer aficionado Jeff Blackwell, producer GHStroud, Host/DJ Fort Knox, Kelby Cannick (owner of Makin’ It Magazine) and rapper Micxsic at Dynamicon 2015 Atlanta. Photo Credit: Keandra Scott

It started like this, in the words of A-T-L host extraordinaire Fort Knox, “Heavy! Heavy! Heavy!” — Dynamicon 2015 Atlanta was all of that. The 14th annual music conference was a meaty two-day experience with an intimate crowd of skillful producers, songwriters, industry judges and expert panelists. Dynamicon was not like any other festival I’ve ever been to, it was personable. Day 1, starving artists and industry platformers trickled in to one of Atlanta’s iconic music venues, The Basement. It was a musical feast! Continue reading

Use Your Eyes | Redcoat Da Poet feat. Big Sant ‘Midnight Mackin”

Atlanta is beautiful at night. The city lights are the perfect pairing for Redcoat Da Poet and his right hand Big Sant as the two post up downtown with a couple of pretty ladies.

Catch the vibe of the song — which incidentally is one of my faves from Red’s latest Ode To the Underground album — and work on your own mackin’. Press play.

 

 

Mad Fresh In These Streets | Little 5 Points [Ron Beatty, Carlie Bravo, Truth Ali featuring Cyhi The Prynce]

On this episode of Mad Fresh In These Streets, we’ve recruited Lysh and Nikki D of AB+L Radio‘s Jazzy Belle Show to bring you three of the dopest videos we’ve seen as of late — from artists you may not be familiar with. You know how we do. The ladies are checking in from L5P, one of the funkiest neighborhoods in the entire city to introduce you guys to new ones from Ron Beatty, Carlie Bravo and Truth Ali featuring Cyhi The Prynce.  Tune in and pay attention. Like then share, if you’re feeling it.

Use Your Eyes | Rey Fonder ‘No More Us’

Listen. No one knows why it’s easier for some to get over relationships than others — especially if the other’s asking why ‘you ain’t used to the dial tone.’ Sheesh. LOL. SMH. No judgment though. Sometimes it’s rough, but we’re headed into a new year — better to make that clean break now.

Here,  singer Rey Fonder speaks on the complications of a lengthy breakup. There’s gotta be a better way — also, I’m feeling like this is based on a real-life situation. Details to come as soon as I sit down with Fonder. In the meantime, enjoy ‘No More Us.’

 

 

Exclusive | Lucci Talks ‘YFN’ the Song & The Crew, Coming Collabs With RHQ, Trinidad James

Just before Thanksgiving, MFD got with TIG’s YFN Lucci and his adorable baby boy at the rapper’s Turkey Drive in Atlanta and the ‘Wish Me Well‘ creator gave us the exclusive on his next project up and working with labelmates to include Trinidad James and Rich Homie Quan. So ignore the rumors about beef, ya heard?

Press ‘play.’