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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.

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T.I.’s Fight With Floyd Mayweather Was Good For Business

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T.I.’s Fight with Flloyd Mayweather Boosts Album Sales?

It’s been 71 weeks since T.I.’s Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head album was released, but sales are up 6% this week. To date, the Atlanta rapper’s Trouble Man album has sold 524,623 copies. T.I.‘s fight with Floyd Mayweather — which has been one of the most talked-about news stories this week — looks like it was good for business. Check back this time next week to see if the increased (negative) publicity has positive results on T.I.’s album sales.