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OutKast Designer | Doug Thompkins designs custom DJ layout for Atlanta’s OutKast Re-Union Shows!

Picture of Doug ThompkinsIn heavy anticipation of the OutKast re-union concert tour landing in Atlanta, Doug Thompkins is zoned in on what he’s been doing for approaching 15yrs now. Doug is owner/operator of Flavaz Hair Gallery in East, Atlanta georgia. From being a worldwide barber legend and 5 time Bronner Brothers Champion to prop design, furniture design, award winning costume design and painter it never stops in Doug’s artistic world.
He was kool enough to give us an exclusive interview so that we could provide a 1st look at his latest designs specifically for DJ Cut Master Swiff and OutKast’s Atlanta Re-Union!

Artist Profile: Jhene Aiko

jhene-aiko-gq-2Born and raised in Los Angeles, R&B singer/songwriter Jhené Aiko first came to prominence during the early years of the 2000s when she was signed to Epic and contributed vocals to several tracks for labelmates B2K. Coming from a musical family, with two of her sisters (Miyoko and Jamila) members of the group Gyrl, Aiko had all the musical grounding to launch her later successes through various appearances on music videos and soundtracks.
After collaborating with other artists during her early to mid-teens, she took a brief hiatus to finish her education. In 2011, she released her comeback mixtape, Sailing Soul(s), comprised of dreamy, minimal R&B vocals; it was entirely written by Aiko herself and featured collaborations with Drake, Gucci Mane, and Kanye West. In 2012, she signed with Def Jam through No I.D.’s ARTium imprint and released the single “3:16AM.” The following year proved to be pivotal for Aiko — she featured on Big Sean’s Top 40 hit “Beware” and teamed up with Drake for an appearance on his highly anticipated album Nothing Was the Same. Critics praised her performance with Drake, which raised her profile globally.
In November 2013 she released her debut EP, Sail Out, which included the tracks “Bed Peace” (featuring Childish Gambino) and “The Worst,” the latter of which peaked at number nine on Billboard’s R&B chart. Souled Out, her proper debut album, was released the following September. ~ Aneet Nijjar, Rovi

Raekwon The Chef @ Masquerade ATL [video and gallery]

raekwon-1Corey Woods (born January 12, 1970),[1][2] better known by the stage name Raekwon, is an American rapper and a member of the Wu-Tang Clan. He released his solo debut,Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… in 1995, and has since recorded numerous solo albums, as well as continuing to work with Wu-Tang and providing an extensive number of guest contributions to other hip hop artist’s works. He is the founder of his own label ICEH20 Records.

Raekwon is often cited as one of the pioneers of the Mafioso rap sub-genre.[3] In 2007, the editors of placed him on their list of the Top 50 MCs of Our Time (1987–2007).[4] The Miami New Times described Raekwon’s music as being “street epics” that are “straightforward yet linguistically rich universes not unlike a gangsta Iliad.”[5]