Category Archives: Shine

Shine | YFN Lucci Feeds the A-Town Streets for Thanksgiving 2016

Always a pleasure to see those I watched on their come up, take a breather at home and do a lil’ something for the people. Congrats on the #1 urban record nationwide Lucci!

If you’re in Atlanta, another turkey drive goes down today on the Southside. Peep the flyer below. Continue reading


Shine | Metro Boomin’ X The FADER ‘Thank God For the Day’ Doc

I met Metro years ago, just after he stopped showing up to class at Morehouse. The first thing I told him was that Future had begun claiming him as his own during an interview conducted while attending that year’s SXSW. Now he’s a star in his own right. Very cool to see.

From The FADER:

Metro Boomin, the 22-year-old that all of young America and beyond have placed their trust in, is on the cover of The FADER’s new Producers Issue. His full story—covering his upbringing in St.. Louis, his familial relationships with music’s biggest players, and strategy as an artist—will be published at 6 p.m. EST tonight, April 12. For now, here’s a preview of the world it tells of.

Shine | MercyHope Productions Features Sonny Digital in ‘Score’


Friend of the site, Tamiko Hope is readying to debut her short film Score for the masses. Hope is a mega-talent in Atlanta and beyond, having been on the grind since the days of Arista, now she’s kicking things up a notch, diversifying, dipping her toe into the film making pool. This film should be dope though.

First off, Sonny Digital is super intriguing. Really talented but still very grounded. Smart and funny. And Score is loosely based on his life. And. And. The soundtrack is sure to be ill, because it’s all Sonny’s. Peep the details below and donate to the film’s Kickstarter here. Filming begins next month so get on it if you have a few dollars to spare.   Continue reading

Shine | Audible Hustle Presents… ‘The Sweat Shop’ Recap [Atlanta]

Damn. Mad I missed this… Next time.

Last month, Rod McCoy introduced Atlanta officially to the Audible Hustle imprint. A home for some of the most diverse emcees, McCoy and others hit the stage at The Music Room in Atlanta to give old and new fans a glimpse at what the future has to offer from the Audible Hustle family.  Continue reading

Shine | Zaytoven, Cassius Jay Talk Music & Culture with Lalaa Shep

If we’re talking about hit-making, the art of the perfect trap beat and studio chemistry, Zaytoven has been the one to go to and his protege Cassius J has been working hard to get his weight up.

In an exclusive interview released a few weeks back with artist branding mogul, Lalaa Shep, the beat god Zaytoven gave the real on music and culture. Continue reading

Shine | Atlanta Entertainment Basketball League Returns [Atlanta, 6/6 & 6/7]


Where you can find me during weekends this summer… In the floor seats. Hit the jump for details. Continue reading

Shine | The Freestyle Experiment [5/5, Atlanta]


Tonight it goes down once again at Atlanta’s Apache Cafe. Check the details below.

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Shine | The Bar Exam [Atlanta, 4/24]


A-town! Friday marks yet another edition of the city’s beloved Bar Exam with Mic Sic hosting. Head out to the Apache Cafe in Midtown if you’re looking for an interactive open mic that reveals a few gems within the culture every time. For tickets and other details, head over here.

Shine | The Freestyle Experiment 1 Year Anniversary [Atlanta, 4/7]


Tonight’s the night! If you’re in the A and looking for something different and interesting to get into, head over to the Apache Cafe for Mic Sic‘s Freestyle Experiment which is sure to be a hit for yet another month.

The series is sort of a new-age jam session. The beats are cooked up live and in front of everyone. There are singers, rappers and poets who concoct this fly gumbo monthly and it switches up every time. Make it a point to show your face!

Shine | Need a Beat? Hit


A couple weeks back I received some info from the folks over at about what it is that they do. And because we tend to cater to up-and-comers here at MFD, we figured it would be a great fit. You see, Tenuto is a search engine for instrumentals so whether you’re an artist or a producer, the site may be a good resource for your creative endeavors. Check the details below…

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