Atlanta Hip-Hop Newsletter #1

Every Monday, we send a hand-curated email with the latest Atlanta hip-hop news to our subscribers. This is what we delivered to ATLRap insiders inboxes last Monday (Aug 17, 2014). Subscribe here. It’s free!

Trinidad James was dropped by Def Jam. James made the announcement via a tweet. Not too long ago James was one of the hottest new names in hip-hip as his single “All Gold Everything” was #36 on the Billboard Hot 100. (Billboard)

Young Jeezy says his new single “Seen It All” made Jay Z shed a tear. (Hypetrak)

Young Thug made his first television appearance. T.I. brought Young Thug to The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon for a live performance of their collaboration “About The Money“. It got rave reviews. (Noisey)

T.I. is making the press rounds promoting his single “No Mediocre” and forthcoming album Paperwork: The Motion Picture. After his Jimmy Fallon interview and performance, T.I. was on Hot 97 for Ebro In The Morning. Watch the full interview here.

Outkast performed at Drake’s annual OVO fest in Toronto. Towards the end of their set, Andre and Big Boi brought out Bun B for “Int’l Players Anthem”. (RapRadar)

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Former CTE signee Freddie Gibbs says Young Jeezy is lying about financing his career. (AllHipHop)

Did you know Jermaine Dupri was managing Mariah Carey? He’s not anymore, though. (Page Six)

Ray J enlisted Atlanta rap group Migos for his latest song “ATM”. (Radio)

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