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Exclusive | Brookewell Speaks on the Rebirth of R&B & Their New Single ‘Only One’

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Recently we had a chance to sit down with Brookewell while they visited Atlanta. Brookewell is an R&B girl group put together by Latocha Scott (of Xscape) and her husband, industry executive Rocky Bivens. Continue reading

Exclusive | Swagu Style House Talks ‘Shazam’ & Signing to Cee-Lo

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No one knows exactly why hip-hop groups have diminished from the spotlight in recent years. Some blame the waning influence of record labels from the start of the millennium — there isn’t the support of “a building” behind group acts and the pressure of spearheading an indie movement can be too much on some folks. Others point out that ego is the main reason artists (who are also longtime friends) would prefer not to join forces and have to share the spotlight. Either way it goes, the three young men that make up Swagu Style House are primed to win — as a team. Continue reading

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

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

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?

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A3C Hip Hop Festival 2015 | From the Eyes of MFD Intern Keandra Scott [Pics & Video]

Pastor Troy and His Belt Hit the A3C Main Stage. Photo credit: Nadine Graham

Pastor Troy and His Belt Hit the A3C Main Stage. Photo credit: Nadine Graham

It was more than just dope music circulating and grabbing free parking at Atlanta’s Loudermilk Center — it was about creating a movement. A3C celebrated their 11th year by bringing an expected continuation of some of the dopest film screenings, panels, performances, live art and a plethora of other things to get into. Continue reading

Exclusive | Yo Gotti Talks ‘The Return’ & What Exactly ‘Goes Down In The DMs’

Last week I received an invite to hit DJ Drama’s Means St. Studios for Yo Gotti‘s playback of his latest project The Return. Of course, the North Memphis representative brought some hardbody, street back-and-forthin’ on this one but it was the ‘DMs’ joint that had everyone’s head bobbing from the open kitchen to the pool tables in the next room. MFD had a chance to speak with the rap vet and touch on the importance of watching your DM box on the Gram and what it mean to bring all of Memphis together, once and for all.

Exclusive | Rich Homie Quan X DC Young Fly Talk Upcoming Collab Effort

On Monday night [December 8], MFD had the chance to sit with Rich Homie Quan and talk about his ‘Blah Blah Blah’ remix that dropped today. Continue reading

Exclusive | Rock City Talks ‘I’m That’ Video, 2 Chainz Feature and More

On Sunday (October 19), I sat with Rock City (on behalf of MFD and Day 1 Radio) at their home studio here in Atlanta and chopped it up about their new video that was to premiere on World Star Hip Hop the next day. Continue reading

Fresh Music [Premiere] | Berkeley Park ‘God Forgives’

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Those crazy Berkeley Park kids are back with another one. This time they enlist producer Myles Davis to assist behind the boards — creating a sort of otherworldly tone. But yeah, Jack Papers and DJ Domo are aggy on this one, most definitely. Continue reading