Saturday, November 27, Big Boi and gloATL gave a performance of Luminocity Atlanta’s Hinterland downtown at Woodruff Park. The free, yes free, show featured Big doing hits from Sir Lucious Left Foot: Son of Chico Dusty surrounded by a circus-like scene. Dancers in white makeup and lighted costumes moved through the crowd. Big performed in three areas: at a stage in the center of the park, the smaller fountain at the end of the park and atop the large fountain that encircles the block. Sound problems plagued the show, making some of his words inaudible, but the visuals were stunning. Large lights projected images of fire, birds, schools of fish and kaleidoscopic designs on surrounding buildings. The show culminated with a small parade down Baker St. near the World of Coca-Cola.
Last Saturday, November, 20, guests of the Stuart McClean Gallery, witnessed the third of Fabian Williams’ WWAF art battles, “Composition of Chaos.” If you’ve ever been to one, you know how exciting they are. Of course, the “Composition of Chaos” could not have happened without hip-hop in the script. D.J. Jamad kept the party moving, spinning old-school jams by Big Daddy Kane, EPMD and Rakim. All the music, madness and images boomed out on a large screen set up by Sean Humphrey of PA Universal Sound and Lighting. Humphrey, who is also a D.J., knows the importance of good production in bringing the sound and scenes together. Read full coverage of the show here.
Let me leave you with an extra tasty post-holiday treat that won't add to your waistline. D.J. Dibiase created a "Composition of Chaos" mixtape available for streaming here. It's an awesomely eclectic blend of hip-hop, house, soul and sublime instrumentals. Get it and drop your comments below.
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