Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Every month, Shanti Das and Marlon Nichols continue to present us with incredible R&B talent at the beautiful Piedmont Park. The energetic crowd and stellar music certainly made last night no exception. This month’s, ATL Live on the Park celebrated the 2nd Annual Hip-Hop Unplugged honoring pioneers from the Atlanta Hip-Hop music scene.

September’s edition of ATL Live on the Park included performances by K.P. and Envyi, DJ Jelly and DJ Nabs, Backbone, Organized Noize, and Big Gipp. Revolt TV’s Kenny Burns hosted the event and excited the crowd, alongside DJ Trauma and in-house band Quinn and the Jukebox. September’s edition of ATL Live on the Park  was sponsored by Cricket Wireless, Gentleman Jack, Cantu Beauty, Aaron’s, and W Hotel Midtown.


K.P. and Envyi performing “Shawty Swing My Way”

The show kicked off with a performance by female duo K.P. and Envyi, who performed their crowd favorite, “Shawty Swing My Way”.  DJ Jelly and DJ Nabs followed with an incredible DJ set that took the audience down memory lane. Performing off one another in a battle-like style, the legendary DJs showcased their virtuoso talent and proved why they are a staple in the Atlanta hip-hop community.


 Marlon Nichols, Kenny Burns, Big Boi, Shanti Das, Kawan KP Prather, Rico Wade and Ray Murray of Organized Noize

Members from the production group Organized Noize introduced Dungeon Family rapper Backbone next, who performed his classic Atlanta hit “5 Duce 4 Tre.” Dungeon Family rapper Cool Breeze then livened the crowd by performing Goodie Mob’s famous hit “Dirty South.”


 Big Gipp performing

Rapper Big Gipp from the legendary hip-hop group Goodie Mob headlined the event, and joined Cool Breeze to finish performing the hit “Dirty South” before presenting his new music. This included his new single “Shine Like Gold” and others from his upcoming album Zagga,  in stores December 9th.


 Shanti Das, Big Boi, Kenny Burns and Kawan KP Prather

September’s edition of ATL Live on the Park also included recognition of notable influencers in the hip-hop community. Atlantic Records exec Kawan “KP” Prather first received the Hip-Hop Pro Trailblazer Award. DJ Jelly, DJ Toomp, DJ Nabs, DJ Jaycee and DJ Smurf then earned the Hip-Hop Pro Legend Award. Rapper Big Boi from the influential hip-hop duo Outkast presented the Hip-Hop Pro Visionary Award to Organized Noize. Lastly, Shanti Das awarded Outkast with the Hip-Hop Pro Champions Award.


 Kenny Burns with Tameka Raymond of VH1’s Atlanta Exes

Notables in attendance: Big Boi (Outkast), Tameka Raymond (VH1’s Atlanta Exes), Peter Thomas (Bravo’s RHOA), Gregory Smith (Director, SESAC), Kwanza Hall (Atlanta City Councilman), Ray Daniels (VP of A&R, Epic Records), Theron Thomas (Rock City), Slimm Calhoun (Rapper), Derek J, Donald Woodard (Entertainment Lawyer), Chaka Zulu (Co-founder, DTP), Cool Breeze (Rapper), C-Bone (Dungeon Family), Ashley Reid, Dina Marto, Bernard Parks (Co-Founder of Culture Republic, DJ Toomp Manager), Juan Farmer, Middleman Fresh (Celebrity Stylist) and more.


 Shanti Das, Kenny Burns with DJ Nabs

ATL Live on the park will return on October 14, 2014. For additional information about the event, please visit:

Photo Credits: Prince Williams/ATLPics.Net