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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

Hip Hop Profile of Stahhr


stahhrI am Brains. Beauty and she spits like a viper.
staHHr, the 2 H’s serve as an homage to hip hop, which she embodies down to the soles of her pink Timberlands, has consistently repped the authentic essence of hip hop since she wrote her first verse. Having held her own on tracks with C-Rayz Walz, Scienz of Life, I Self Devine, Jasiri X, Planet Asia and Sha Stimuli, staHHr has shown and proven that skill and ability transcend sex or gender..a dope mc is a dope mc word to KRS ONE. You may be most familiar with staHHr from her work with the metal face villian DOOM. She is also a Blaze Battle alum and has rocked stages from Brooklyn to Oslo, Norway. In addition, staHHr is a passionate health enthusiast who has spent the last 20 years independently studying holistic health and nutrition, as well as being a highly skilled crochet artist. To check out music, videos and more related to stahhr, visit: www.stahhr.com