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TRAEDONYA! Presents New Video “Family Affair”, Unveils Brand New App

In Events, MAGAZINE on November 15, 2013 at 1:00 pm

TRAEDONYA! Presents New Video “Family Affair”, Unveils Brand New App

TRAEDONYA! (@TRAEDONYA) Presents New Video “Family Affair”, and Unveils App

Prohibition Entertainment’s NYC based vocalist TRAEDONYA! (aka The Bride of New Funk Hipopera) releases her first video ”Family Affair” off of her forthcoming digital debut EP ”High Fructose Corn Syrup”.  The instrumentalists on the record are her ensemble ”Sample This!” of which she is the lead vocalist and songwriter.

The song ”Family Affair” is of course a cover to the classic song, originally done by funk legends Sly and The Family Stone.  The video shows various well known families together with TRAEDONYA! bringing her vocal rendition with true emotions. ”I just didn’t want to do too much because the song speaks for itself.  I feel the visuals captures the essence of the song, says TRAEDONYA!

In more TRAEDONYA! news you can now download her brand new app. The app will allow fans to hear about all things new about TRAEDONYA! in real time. The app is on iPhone and android platforms.

”Family Affair” will be the bonus song on her debut Ep”High Fructose Corn Syrup available fall 2013
VIDEO: TRAEDONYA! ft. Sample This! – Family Affair

TRAEDONYA! explains how this classic cover came about and means to her in this interview;

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The Unstoppable Force Of Athens

In Events, MAGAZINE on June 26, 2013 at 6:42 pm

#BIDSMAG recently had a shoot at Hotel Indigo with some of Athens finest for the cover of the next issue, The Classic City Collectors Edition. This issue features some of Athens elite artists, models, and more. Take a look to see a small piece of what you should expect to see in the next issue. 

Street Queen Tempestt Monique

Elite The Showstoppa of The Showtime Band

CEO of Blue Up Ent

One Half of the spoken word group African Soul

Damon Evans, Bigg Breezey, Elite Tha Showstoppa

Rapper Flo Rida steals the show at the 2013 Forgiato Fest

In Events, MAGAZINE on June 20, 2013 at 8:19 pm


This shiny object is a custom Bugatti Veyron owned by rapper Flo Rida, real name Tramar Dillard. The $1.7 million car started out life in a pearlescent white hue but Flo Rida eventually got bored of this and went with a chrome finish. Clearly, just owning a Veyron wasn’t attention grabbing enough for the rapper.

But Flo Rida’s lust for shiny cars didn’t end there.

Perhaps determined to outdo the owner of this red chrome Veyron, Flo Rida recently called Florida’s Metro Wrapz and requested an even tackier flashier finish: gold chrome.

Of course, you can’t drive a gold Veyron and not have matching gold wheels, so Flo Rida also had Metro Wrapz install a set of gold-plated wheels from Forgiato.

Metro Wrapz, whose slogan is “Go Chrome or Go Home,” has also done work for numerous celebrities including Lebron James, Rashad Jones and Pitbull. Some of the company’s other creations include a Hulk-themed Lamborghini Gallardo and a fleet of cars for the Miami Dolphins football team.


In Events, MAGAZINE on June 19, 2013 at 2:05 pm

By Verena Stefanie Grotto

Hip-hop is having a renaissance right now in the city of New York, where it seems like every other day a new MC rises up out of the five boroughs with an even more unique style and approach to the music than what we thought was possible before. Motley crews like the A$AP Mob, the Beast Coast, and World’s Fair have given us a reason to love rhymes again. We’ve written a lot about this stuff, but sometimes words don’t do it justice. So, we’ve linked up with scene insider Verena Stefanie Grotto to document the new New York movement as it happens in real time, with intimate shots of rappers, scenesters, artists, and fashion fiends.

For this installment, Verena caught up with A$AP FergMarty BallaThe Underachievers, and Bodega BAMZ. She then shot photos of the Flatbush Zombies during their headlining set on Brooklyn’s Summer Stage, where she came across a mysterious pile of one-dollar bills.

Photographer Verena Stefanie was born and bred in Bassano del Grappa, Italy. The small town is not known for hip-hop, but they do make a very tasty grape-based pomace brandy there called grappa. Stefanie left Bassano del Grappa at the age of 17 to go and live the wild skateboarding life in Barcelona, Spain, where she worked as the Fashion Coordinator for VICE Spain. Tired of guiding photographers to catch the best shots, she eventually grabbed the camera herself and is now devoted to documenting artists, rappers, style-heads, and more. She recently directed a renowned documentary about the Grime scene in UK and has had photo features in GQ, CosmopolitanVICE, and many more. 

Check out her website and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.


New Beauty Bar Open in Buckhead! Get ya swag right!

In Events, MAGAZINE on June 19, 2013 at 1:56 pm

Atlien’s, its time to come retreat at the new edgy beauty parlor–themed lounge known as Unique Tulips Beauty Bar ( Unique Tulips made its debut in Columbus GA then this posh spot for high balls and hot rollers has gone on to set up shop in such hair-raising cities as Atlanta and slated for so many more…. Now it looks like it’s Atlanta’s, or more specifically, Buckhead’s turn.
Unique Tulip’s third location is scheduled to open in New Orleans sometime this year.

Unique Tulips Beauty Bar is owned by Rocquel Caliste.

Music, Manicures Hair, Matinis and Mojitos? This is either the best idea EVER or one of the most hair-brained ideas to ever hit A-town.

Owner Rocquel Caliste believes that everyone should be able to “feel like a princess (or prince) for a day,” and is committed to delivering the highest quality experience at competitive rates. “We’re all about affordable luxury,” said Caliste. She also understands the realities of clients’ busy days, and has specially designed time-saving all-over services such as body toning, eyelash extensions, a pedicure and a manicure which can all be done simultaneously.

About the Unique Tulips Beauty Bar
Footsteps from Atlanta’s most exciting attractions, The Beauty Bar combines edgy decor, convenience and personalized service

Despicable Me 2 Features the Distinct Sound of Leslie Brathwaite

In Events, MAGAZINE on June 19, 2013 at 1:42 pm

Behind every great musician, there is a skilled engineer who works around the clock mixing all aspects of a song’s sound to make it a pop success. As a recording and mix engineer, Leslie Brathwaite works behind the scenes for superstar performers.

Leslie Brathwaite

Beginning July 3, moviegoers will enjoy listening to his work in the major motion picture release of the expected blockbuster, Despicable Me 2. Working with mega-producer Pharrell Williams on the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack, Brathwaite utilized his trained ear to create distinct and polished music for the movie. The sequel to the 2010 hit will again star Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Ken Jeong and Miranda Cosgrove.

“Working on major motion pictures allows me to continue expanding my audience beyond corporate, advertising and music projects,” said Brathwaite. “Pharrell is a legend in the music industry and I’m confident that fans are going to really enjoy Despicable Me 2.”

Leslie’s work has been recognized with multiple Grammys, including nods for his work on the Monica/Brandy single The Boy is Mine, TLC’s multi-platinum album Fanmail, Outkast’s Stankonia and Speakerbox/The Love Below albums, Bee Bee and Cee Cee Winans album Still, Mary J. Blige’s No More Drama album and many more.

In addition to numerous other industry accolades, Leslie has placed countless songs on the Billboard charts. He has also worked on projects such as the 2012 Disney Channel Holiday Playlist and soundtracks such as Hoodlum, The Nutty Professor, Panther, xXx, Tomb Raider, Bad Boys, Osmosis Jones and the upcoming TLC movie release.

Born in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Leslie’s environment played a large role in his musical development, as well as learning under the tutelage of super-producer Dallas Austin at D.A.R.P. Studios.  He was inducted into the Full Sail University Hall of fame – a very distinct honor from his alma mater.

Leslie currently wo

rks out of Music Box Studios in Atlanta, which is owned by Bu Thiam, a music industry mogul, Chris Brown’s manager and the brother of superstar singer-songwriter Akon. Leslie’s projects take him across the world and upcoming work includes music from Chris Brown, Akon, Usher and many others.

Micheal Jordan on the hush hush!!

In Events, MAGAZINE on March 27, 2013 at 4:36 pm


In typical VIP fashion, guests on the invite list of Michael Jordan’s upcoming wedding to model Yvette Prieto have reportedly been asked to keep all details concerning the ceremony a secret.

Jordan, 50, and his bride-to-be Prieto, 34, have been engaged since December, 2011 but have held off their nuptials until now.

According to the Chicago SunTimes, those on the invite list were given specific orders not to bring any cameras or cell phones, to avoid the temptation of snapping photos. They were also asked not to speak to the press or family members who may spill any details.

The precautions come several weeks after Jordan made headlines again for accusations that he had fathered a son with a Georgia-based sex instructor.

The black tie affair is scheduled to take place in Palm Beach, Florida, on April 27.

Atlanta Falcon Dunta Robinson accepted at the University Of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School

In Events, MAGAZINE on February 14, 2013 at 7:26 pm


Atlanta Falcon CornerBack Dunta Robinson has been accepted into the NFL Business Management & Entrepreneurial Program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School: Transitioning for Success & Exploring Real Estate Investments. The Wharton program is designed to support NFL players in making preparations for life after football by providing the fundamentals for success in business and teaching players ways to build a solid financial foundation for long-term stability.


Dro plays new songs @CAU

In Events, MAGAZINE on February 1, 2013 at 8:03 pm

My boy Young Dro is back like he never left, recently the Atlanta Rapper previews a few of his latest tracks on campus.
Dro plays new songs @CAU

Beyoncé Sings National Anthem Live At Super Bowl Press Conference

In Events, MAGAZINE on February 1, 2013 at 1:06 pm

Beyoncé lives up to her Baddiebey Instagram handle.

The Grammy-winning singer and Super Bowl halftime performer sang the National Anthem acappella as she kicked off her press conference for Sunday’s football game at the Mercedez-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

Beyoncé’s live rendition of the “Star Spangled Banner” was a response to critics who questioned whether she lip-synched the song at President Barack Obama’s inauguration last week.

After her performance, she admitted to using a backing track while singing at the inauguration. But she maintained that she sang along with the recording.

(photo: Getty)

Beyoncé added that she would not be using any pre-recorded vocals for her Super Bowl concert.

“I will absolutely be singing live,” Beyoncé said during the press conference held at the New Orleans Convention Center, USA Today reports.

Beyoncé said she used the recording because she wanted her performance to be perfect.

“I practice until my feet bleed and I did not have time to rehearse with the orchestra,” she said. “Due to no proper sound check, I did not feel comfortable taking a risk. It was about the president and the inauguration, and I wanted to make him and my country proud, so I decided to sing along with my pre-recorded track, which is very common in the music industry. And I’m very proud of my performance.”

Do your thang Bey!!!

Beyonce Sings National Anthem