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Hoop4Flint Charity Basketball Event

 

Aebl Hoops Share Bates & Fresh Empire Presents Hops4Flint
Aebl Hoops Share Bates & Fresh Empire Presents Hops4Flint

On Saturday, April 4, 2016,  Abel Hoops and Fresh Empire hosted a Hoop4Flint celebrity basketball game to help the many people affected by the Flint Michigan water crisis.

Flint Michigans water has been contaminated over several years.
Flint Michigans water has been contaminated over several years.

 

Approximately 99,000, in Flint, Michigan has a significant number of people who have been affected by the water crisis. According to Michigan state website, lead contamination was found in Flint’s water. Charles Hancock, aHoop4Flint supporter says, “I am appalled by the actions of Flint’s officials for allowing the water system to be affected this long. This is not a mistake or natural disaster, but rather corruption from our government with no one being held accountable, even after Governor Synder’s  emails. It’s important for us to help out where we can because we can’t count on our system to help us when we are in need.”

The event was held at Crim High School and was hosted by Atlanta V-103’s own Ferrari Simmons and Shar Bate. The was also music played by DJ New Era who is a member of DJ   Holiday infamous DJ crew. The Hoop4Flint event is a fundraising event to raise money to purchase home filtration systems and donate clean water to Flint residents, which will be delivered personally to Flint residents by the Hoop4Flint event board.

Event coordinater Shar Bates’ said , “I am devastated by the water crisis that has put the entire city of Flint in a state of emergency. In recognizing the great work that some community leaders have been doing, it is my hope we can help by raising the money needed to ensure that the people who have been affected receive the care that they need today and well into the future. The goal for the event was to collect approximately 1,000 shower filters to give to the community of Flint, Michigan.”

 

There was a crowd of over 500+ people cheering along as they watched their favorite local celebrities compete in a friendly game of basketball. On the teams were fan favorites Kap G, Cool Amerika,Fly Guy DC, Mykko Montana,Yung Booke and more. Also, celebrities such as Love and Hip Hip Atlanta stars Tammy Riveria, Atlanta native Tameka “Tiny” Harris, TK N Cash, Lil Donald and more participated in the event.

Thanks to its supporters, Hoop4Flint raised over 2,500 cases of water and 1,200 shower filters to donate to Flint. If you were not able to make this event, then there is still an opportunity for you to donate at AbelHoops.com.

Tinashe Sells Out Center Stage

 

Tinashe kicks off 2016 Joyride world tour.
Tinashe kicks off 2016 Joyride world tour.

Last night March 19, 2016 Tinashe ‘Joyride World Tour’ made it’s way to the legendary Center Stage venue in Atlanta, where she performed in front of a sold out crowd of ecstatic fans in Atlanta. The room was filled with high energy, excitement and an amazing vibrent stage design. Fans sang along word for word and danced all night as Tinashe performed tracks from her first studio album “Aquarius” and debuted songs from her up and coming album “Joyride”. The multi-talented entertainer boosted her popularity after performing a long side Ciara and Jason Derulo for a Janet Jackson tribute during the 2015 Bet Awards.  With this Joyride tour and album Tinashe shows her evolution in career and her artistry. Unlike her previous tours Tinashe recruited a new team of dancers and includes a number of set and wardrobe changes throughout the show.

Joyride world tour stop in Atlanta marks the 16th stop on her 48 show run. In efforts to build anticipation for Joyride, Tinashe has also released two singles including “Party Favors,” featuring Young Thug, and “Player ” featuring her labelmate Chris Brown.The Los Angeles native also collaborated with pop music producers Max Martin and Dr. Luke for the Joyride project which will help push her to a mainstream audience. Tinashe Joyride World Tour is the songstress first time headlining her own tour. Last year Tinashe toured the North America as a opening act on Nicki Manji’s “Pink Print Tour“ a long side Dej Loaf, Rae  Sremmurd, and Meek Mills as well as a opening act for Katy Perry’s Prismatic Tour.

Check out a this behind the scenes video of the Tinashe’s Joyride tour during her New York show below:

For more information on how to purchase your tickets to see Tinashe when she comes to a city near you please visit www.tinashenow.com

Apache Cafe Live Open Mic [ Photos & Video]

 

 

The Bar exam host its 3 year anniversary at Apache Cafe.
The Bar exam host its 3 year anniversary at Apache Cafe.

 

 

MicxSic and Savage Fam Pro leaves crowd with an unforgettable show at this weeks Apache Café Open Mic Night. A number of artist such as such as Mia Laquan, Kota Santez, Sierra Turner, as well as France West graced the legendary stage this past Thursday night.

 

Host of The Bar Exam takes a moment to thank all supporters go The Bar Exam.
Host of The Bar Exam takes a moment to thank all supporters go The Bar Exam.

 

Indie Rapper Jay Neals performs at The Bar Exam anniversary.
Indie Rapper Jay Neals performs at The Bar Exam anniversary.

 

Each week in front of a wall to wall packed crowd MicxSic and Savage Fam Prop gives local artist the opportunity to showcase their talent on the same stage where Keri J,Kinfoke, Prince William and N.I.K.K.I da Jukebox were discovered. Unlike other open mics in Atlanta Apache Café provides its artist the opportunity to be supported in sound by a professional live band and background singers. Apache’s Open Mic curator MicxSic says, “Having a live band and background singers behind each artist gives the artist the chance to elevate their on stage performance ……some artist cant afford to have a band or singers to travel with them so this is something we put together to give back to the artist and the culture of real music.”

Along side the serenades of the artist event goers were provided with live painting entertainment. Jazmine Harris says, “this is my first time attending the event and I think it was well worth the $6 and helped give me a much needed break from work…the atmosphere was very easy going and welcoming I definitely plan to come back to future showcases.”

 

For more information on how you can attend the next Apache Café Open Mic or even participate in the showcase be sure to follow @apachecafe or @savageprofam.