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Iconic KRS-One and Other Hip-Hop Greats Bring Back Memories at Sold-Out Wade Ford Concert in Atlanta, GA 

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Iconic KRS-One and Other Hip-Hop Greats Bring Back Memories at Sold-Out Wade Ford Concert in Atlanta, GA 

Legendary Hip-Hop heavyweights, KRS-One, Big Daddy Kane, Slick Rick, and Chubb Rock take fans down memory lane at the sold-out Wade Ford Presents Concert held over the Fourth of July Weekend in Atlanta, GA 

Without pause, the legendary Chubb Rock showed the audience members that they were in for a high-energy treat as he opened up the concert on Saturday.  Naturally, attendees decked out in their Kangol hats and big chains reminiscent of the jelly-shoe-wearing era immediately started dancing and singing along. Chubb wove through faves like “Treat ‘Em Right” and “Just The Two of Us” as well as songs in tribute to Hip-Hop greats lost in 2020 and 2021.  The mic hand-off to Slick Rick ensured that the heat levels stayed the same as fans got to dive in the musical vault of this icon who is nearing his 40th year in the business.  

The party down memory lane continued as he treated attendees to “La Di Da Di”, “The Show”, Children’s Story”, and more.  Big Daddy Kane showed everyone that age is just a number as he lyrically reminded fans why he is known for redefining the rap game with his prowess.  At some point during his set, he moved into the crowd and climbed onto a rail to take song requests. The 53-year-old’s lyrical gifts included “Raw”, “Lean On Me”, “The Symphony”, “Smooth Operator”’, and “Ain’t No Half-Steppin’”. The conscience of Hip Hop (Rolling Stone) aka Teacha aka KRS-One, shut down Saturday’s show just like it opened up ~ with sooooo much heat.  As expected, he powerfully delivered “South Bronx”, “The Bridge Is Over”, “Step into a World (Rapture’s Delight)”, and “MC’s Act Like They Don’t Know” while living up to his “Teacha” nickname by sharing much-needed life lessons.  This concert (really an amazing throwback party) was enjoyed by all including Heriberto, a fan, who traveled from Puerto Rico just to see the show. 

This exciting show was repeated on Sunday night to a packed crowd.  Atlanta’s beloved host, MC Lightfoot kept the crowd energized and laughing in between sets.  The legendary Ed Lover introduced both nights. The Royal Entertainment summer concert series at Mable House Amphitheatre which has been described as a way of delivering the musical gifts of artists to attendees, with the theme “Unplugged for Self-care” encourages individuals to relax and release more for self-care, especially during these challenging times.  

Photo credit: Jamie Lamor, Carolyn Grady, and ConnectingYOUto PR Corp.   

Upcoming Royal Entertainment Shows at Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre include: 

  • Sat., July 9th – Wade Ford Presents Boney James and Norman Brown 
  • Sat., July 16th – Wade Ford Presents Brian McKnight 
  • Sat., July 23rd – An Evening of R&B feat. Dru Hill and Raheem DeVaughn 
  • Sat., July 30th – Wade Ford Presents Jeffrey Osborne and Freddie Jackson 
  • Sat., August 6th – Wade Ford Presents Jonathan Butler, Najee, and Ken Ford 
  • Sat., August 13th – Wade Ford Presents Babyface 
  • Sat., August 20th – An Evening of Soul featuring Musiq SoulChild and Chrisette Michele 
  • Sat., August 27th – Wade Ford Presents Damien Escobar, Eric Darius, and Jeff Bradshaw 
  • Sat., September 3rd – Scarface Farewell Tour w/8Ball & MJG and Bun B 
  • Sun, September 4th – Wade Ford Presents Kem 
  • Sat., September 17th – An Evening of Soul featuring Joe and Silk 
  • Sat., October 1st – Wade Ford Presents Kirk Whalum, Keiko Matsui, and Phil Perry 

Interested persons can visit Ticketmaster to purchase tickets. 

Other Events  

September 14 – 18, 2023 – SweatFest Punta Cana, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Confirmed so far are Keith Sweat, Brian McKnight, Johnny Gill, Musiq SoulChild, and Silk. More to be announced. Comedians confirmed so far are Sommore, Bruce, Lavelle Crawford, Arnez J, Don “DC” Curry, and MC Lightfoot. Go to www.sweatfestpuntacana.com Only a $250 deposit is required.  Interested individuals have 12 months to make monthly payments. This is an ENTIRE resort buy-out which means everyone attending will be there for this event only!   

October 5 – 9, 20213 – Cancun HipHop Fest. Confirmed so far are Kid Capri, Big Daddy Kane, Kool Moe Dee, Goodie Mobb, 8 Ball &MJG, Mystikal, Bun B, Ying Yang Twins, DJ Quik, Tha Dogg Pound, Pastor Troy, Trick Daddy, Chubb Rock, Kwame’, Special Ed, Dana Dane, and Monie Love. More to be announced. Comedians confirmed so far are MC Lightfoot, Sommore, Lavelle Crawford, Earthquake, and Corey Holcomb. More to be announced. Only a $250 deposit is required. Interested individuals have 12 months to make monthly payments. This is an ENTIRE resort buy-out which means everyone attending will be there for this event only! Go to www.cancunhiphopfest.com to book. 

Celebrity photographer and disabled Vietnam veteran Jerome Dorn embodies the very definition of resilience. Born in Philadelphia, the fifth of seven children, Dorn stayed focused throughout his youth, eventually obtaining his degree in Criminal Justice. Dorn has worked with the Philadelphia Police Department, Department of Justice, World Wide Detective Agency, and several other high profile security groups. Throughout his successful career, Dorn wrestled with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, an aftereffect of his military service. Battling the pain and debilitating effect of PTSD, Dorn found comfort behind the camera. Photography proved to be not only therapeutic, but life changing as well. Dorn picked up his first camera in 1970 while serving in Vietnam and knew instantly that behind the lens was where he belonged. His shooting style and photographs were special, generating a buzz in the industry. In 1985, he began his career in photojournalism, working in a variety of genres. Dorn’s credentials include fashion, lifestyle photography, photojournalism, and celebrity/red carpet coverage. Working with MSNBC, Jet Magazine, and major publications in Philadelphia and around the country, Dorn has had the honor of capturing the images of hundreds of notable celebrities and politicians including President Barack Obama, George Bush Jr, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Maya Angelou, Jesse Jackson, Rihanna, Snoop Dog, Will Smith, and Tyler Perry. Photography has sent Dorn around the globe, inspiring his passion for civil activism. In 1995, Dorn assembled and led a group of forty-two men to the Million Man March. Together, they spent five days walking from Philadelphia to Washington DC. In his travels, Dorn observed a common theme amongst the youth of the world. Many of the children he encountered seemed lost. Understanding that opportunities for at-risk youth are minimal, Dorn was inspired to make a difference. Established by Dorn in 2011, InDaHouseMedia was built on the idea that there is room in the house for everyone. With InDaHouseMedia, Dorn’s mission is to provide the future generation with positive direction through sports, music, and photography.

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