Rap Radar Episode 15: Quality Control

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2017 has been a banner year for Quality Control. Established four years ago by Coach K and Pierre “Pee” Thomas, the label’s flagship stars Migos, scored their first set of number ones (Culture; “Bad And Bojuee”) Meanwhile, signee Lil Yachty became a spokesman for Sprite and Target. With acts like Rich The Kid and Lil Baby waiting in the wing, K and Pee reflect on the past 52 weeks and more.

ATLANTA'S SEASON 2 (TRAILER)

After a return was teased, FX have announced the season 2 of Childish Gambino's 'Atlanta' will be back on March 1. Along with the announcement, they dropped off a promo video for the season which features Sonder's track 'Too Fast'. With few details known about what to expect in the upcoming episodes, the premiere date can't come soon enough. You can watch the trailer above in the mean time.

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Killer Mike to host ONE Musicfest’s Atlanta Mayoral Candidate Forum

Atlanta rapper, activist and unofficial ambassador, Killer Mike (born Michael Render), talk showhost, Shelley Wynters, scholar and educator, Dr. Jocelyn Wilson, and ONE Musicfest founder, Jason “J” Carter will host the ONE Musicfest 2017 Atlanta Mayoral Forum on Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 9 pm at the Loudermilk Center Conference Center.

The Forum will give locals the opportunity to meet with civic leaders, learn what it takes to shape our city, and ask questions about the people and organizations that call Atlanta home.

Confirmed attendees:
Cathy Woolard, Ceaser Mitchell, John Eaves, Keisha Lance Bottoms, Kwanza Hall, Mary Norwood, Michael Sterling, Peter Aman & Vincent Fort.

Martin Luther King Jr. Statue Unveiled at Georgia Capitol

Aug. 28 (UPI) -- As statues honoring Confederate leaders come down across the United States, a statue of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., will be unveiled Monday in downtown Atlanta. See how the sculpture made sure it looked like Dr. King below. 

The 8-foot-tall bronze statue will be situated at the state Capitol, grounds dominated by figures from Georgia's Confederate and segregationist history. Gov. Nathan Deal will be joined by members of the King family, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, state Rep. Calvin Smyre, Capitol Arts Standards Commission members and other dignitaries at the unveiling.

The sculpture will be visible for up to two blocks down the street named for the civil rights leader, who was assassinated in 1968. The unveiling comes on the 54th anniversary of King's celebrated "I Have a Dream" speech in Washington, regarded historically as a galvanizing moment in the civil rights movement; the date was chosen prior to recent violence in Charlottesville, Va., and the move to take down Confederate monuments.

"He's gazing slightly toward MLK Boulevard," sculptor Martin Dawe told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution of the statue. "You make people smile not by the mouth but by the eyes, so I have a slight glimmer that I hope comes through."

The statue of King will also be looking in the direction of his boyhood home, the Ebenezer Baptist Church, where his father served as pastor, and his burial site.

Atlanta's new statue comes at a time of declining popularity for Confederate statues in the United States. However, a new Confederate monument has gone up in Alabama.

Saturday, a statue dedicated to unknown Confederate war dead was unveiled in Crenshaw County, Ala. The small stone monument is part of a park on private land featuring other memorial markers, replica cannons and flagpoles flying the Confederate battle flag and other emblems. 

Did Michael Vick Sell Out Colin Kaepernick for a Job With Fox Sports?

Michael Vick's NFL career is over, but he's still going to be working in the world of football. This time, he's coming back as an analyst.

On Friday, USA Today's A.J. Perez reported that Vick was hired by Fox Sports to be an NFL studio analyst on "Fox NFL Kickoff," which airs before "Fox NFLSunday." Vick will also appear on other FS1 shows. According to USA Today, Vick's new job will be officially announced on Sunday.

 He has been doing a ton of interviews. Of course, in one of those interview, Vick claimed that Colin Kaepernick needed to cut his hair so that he can get signed by a team.

Outside NFL offices in NYC, people rallied on behalf of Kaepernick, who many say has been blacklisted by the league for kneeling during the national anthem in protest of police brutality. 

Michael Vick's Salary. Michael Vick was born in Virginia and has an estimated net worth of $16 million dollars. A quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles, Michael Vick also played for the Atlanta Falcons for five years.

 

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