Park Tavern in Piedmont Park was the site for ATL Live on the Park’s 4th annual Hip Hop Pro Awards hosted by Shanti Das and Marlon Nichols. Awards were presented to five individuals who have made a lifetime commitment in keeping Atlanta’s Hip Hop culture in the forefront of the entertainment industry.
The 2016 recipients included:
Ludacris, Hip Hop Pro Icon Award recipient
Josh ‘Jay 1’ Raiford, Hip Hop Pro Trailblazer recipient
Phillana Williams, Hip Hop Pro Visionary recipient
Cannon Kent, Hip Hop Pro Legend recipient
Jay Carter, Hip Hop Pro Trendsetter recipient
Guests also enjoyed performances by Pepsi’s Artist of the Month, Silkk the Shocker of No Limit Records, legendary hip hop artist and radio personality Chubb Rock, new artists Solo and Lyric. 102.9’s Ed Lover was the evening’s host and kept the crowd going alongside DJ EClazz and house-band, Quinn and Jukebox. The September edition of ATL Live on the Park was sponsored by Gentleman Jack, Pepsi, ChooseATL, Majic 107.5, 10 Squared and Boom 102.9.
Notable guests in attendance included:
Hurricane Dave, Operations Manager of Radio One
Gregg Smith, Associate Director, Writer/Publisher Relations for SESAC
Euxodie Bridges, Wife of Ludacris
Eva Pigford, American actress, TV host and fashion model
Toya Wright, Businesswoman and Author
Torion Sellers, Actor, Barbershop 3
Monyetta Shaw, Author and Actress
Chaka Zulu, Manager of Ludacris
Keinon Johnson, Interscope Executive, founder of Never Sold Dope
Tim Davies, VP/GM of Radio One
Michael Sterling, Executive Director at Atlanta Workforce Development Agency
ATL Live on the Park returns for the October edition on Tuesday, October 11, 2016.