April 5, 2011

Clan Destined

Both DJs, producers, and lyricists, AmDex and DT (Dustin Teague) founded Clan Destined in Atlanta in the summer of 2002. Although they were both originally from North Carolina, they first met each other at Morehouse College (though AmDex was actually attending Georgia State University) that same year. AmDex and DT utilized their turntable and production skills to build their larger collective Vinyl Junkie Clique and VJC Recordings label before hitting the hip-hop underground with their debut album Abbracadamn!!! in 2007. Released by Orlando, FL-based label Domination Recordings, the album’s hard boom-bap thump recalled their early-’90s influences of D.I.T.C. and Organized Konfusion, but the duo’s richly textured beats and conceptual lyrics revealed their OutKast- and A Tribe Called Quest-like approach to their music. Later in 2007, major independent rap label Rawkus hand-picked Clan Destined to be featured in their “Rawkus 50″ project, labeling them as one of the top 50 indie …


February 8, 2011

My Brother’s Keeper – Atlanta’s Most Influential 2010 PT.2

Peace, “Party People”!!! Right back at you like we never left. Previously on part 1 to this entry, “Atlanta’s Most Influential” we discussed our favorites for the following categories: Graffiti/Graphic Artist, B-Boy/B-Girl, Dj, Male Emcee,  & Hip-Hop promoter. In this second half, we’ll cover our favorite’s in these following categories : Female Emcee, Producer, Hip-Hop Group, Host, and “Gone but not Forgotten”. In comparison, the people named in this article alongside part 1 are truly the next in line to be mentioned with the likes of moguls such as: Lauren Hill, Queen Latifah, Nas, Outkast, EPMD, Frosty Freeze, Crazy Legs, Grand Wizard Theodore, Dj Scratch, Rakim, Zephyr, Revolt, Lady Pink, DONDI, Fab Five Freddy, Arthur Armstrong, Ray Chandler, The Cassanova’s , Marley Marl, Dj Premier and so on… Let’s get into the winners!


Corey Presley a.k.a lllastrate Productions is a transplant from Fort Wayne, Indiana: …