Written by | Ray Cornelius 

Atlanta-based Impact Magazine hosted an intimate afternoon of “Cocktails and Conversations” on Sunday at the swanky A Loft Hotel in Midtown.  The event, which featured the hot sounds of DJ Naturel, was hosted by the magazine’s editor, Tunisha Brown and was attended by a number of Atlanta tastemakers and influencers.

Tunisha Brown Editor

 Tunisha Brown with a cocktail

The three-hour event included a fashion showcase of spring and summer collections from emerging fashion designers Ms. Ife, Karma Soul, and Courtney Samone. Other special guest speakers included Layla k., Founder of Madison+HARLOW PR and Haute.lanta Fashion Week®and the artist known as The Husel.

Ife with her models

 Curvy Girl designer Ms. Ife (center) and her models

For many in attendance, they were shocked to find out that The Husel is really Musiq SoulChild, who has reinvented himself as a new hip-hop star. According to the artist, he had to create another persona to support his current music frequency which he refers to as urban new age. While he has not abandoned the Musiq SoulChild “brand” he is exploring other musical genres and would prefer to keep them separate.


 DJ Naturel provided dope sounds for the event

Look for The Husel to release new music before the month is out as well as the full album in May. I will also post a more exclusive interview with him in the weeks to come.  In the meantime, check out photos from yesterday’s event and music from The Husel below:

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 “Cocktails and Conversation” took place at the A Loft Hotels

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 Nai’Vasha Johnson with Layla k./Model werking Ms. Ife Designs

Karma Soul with models

 Karma Soul (center) with her models

Suite lounge and friend Zion Da Fro

 Yvette Ramirez with guest/Teen Blogger, Zion Moore of The Zion Da Fro Show

The Husel

 The Husel talking during the Q&A

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 The Husel describes his sound as “Urban New Age”

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 Tunisha Brown with The Husel [youtube id=”3usd0witPiw” width=”600″ height=”350″]

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