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On Jan 22, 2010, Atlanta celebrated the release of SMKA’s The 808 Experiment: Vol 2. From 6-9pm artists, fans and media packed in WISH for interviews, a photo shoot and free copy of The 808 Experiment: Vol 2. Then everyone migrated next door to the Star Bar for a night of cheap drinks and great performances. The venue was at capacity all night long with a 30 minute line topping 50 people waiting to get in. DJ Sol Messiah and Terry Urban played musical DJs throughout the night and keep the party going till 3am. However, the highlights of the night were the unbelievable performances put on by the artists. There were 13 performances including: Nappy Roots, Yelawolf, FKi, Tom P, Hollyweerd, Aleon Craft, Grip Plyaz… and a special surprise performance from Pill. All the artists performed their song off the 808 Experiment: Vol 2, with a few surprises thrown in the mix. The night was capped off by an improvised set by Terry Urban, Alien the Drummer and Parker Smith on Guitar. We had an amazingly talented band behind the artists, which resulted in one of the best hip-hop shows the city of Atlanta has ever seen.
808 Experiment: Vol. 2 release party puts the A on blast
Hate to sound like a hype man, especially since CL was “co-hosting” SMKA’s mixtape compilation release, but even I was surprised when I got to The 808 Experiment: Vol. 2 release party last Friday night after the start time to see a line snaking outside the Star Bar onto Moreland Ave. Inside, the place was vibrating with the kind of energy I haven’t felt at a local scene hip-hop show since…dare I say, ever. If you missed the show, you missed an insane amount of underground Atlanta all-stars under one roof. A cat like Tom P could have easily packed out the place by himself with the rabid Decatur fanbase he’s built. The same could be said for Yelawolf, Hollyweerd, Rahbi, Gripplyaz and a host of others who were on the bill that night. But the success of that show proved there’s strength in numbers. – Creative Loafing
(FULL ARTICLE HERE: “808 Experiment: Vol. 2 release party puts the A on blast”)
VIDEO BY MOTION FAMILY
The Smoking Section Video Recap
Photo Reel by Lee Starnes
Creative Loafing is Co-Hosting the event TOMORROW. They just ran a piece on the event and project. If CL is in, you better be in! LETS GO ATLANTA….if you can’t tell, we (SMKA) are ready for this!
The 808 Experiment: Vol 2
Listening Session & Release Party
Presented by SMKA & Motion Family
FRIDAY, January 22nd
DJs = Sol Messiah & TERRY URBAN
Listening Session: 6-9pm @ WISH
447 Moreland Avenue Northeast
(For: Media, Fans & Friends)
Get a Free Copy of The 808 Experiment: Vol 2 (Limited Edition)
Exclusive Release of SMKA x Chilly-O / 808 Experiment Collaboration T-Shirt (Limited Edition)
Free Whynatte Beverages!
Release Party: 9-3am @ STAR BAR
437 Moreland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA
3$ Fris Vodka Drinks or Shots (While Supplies Last)
1$ PBR Special (While Supplies Last)
Photography: Lee Starnes
Event Coverage: Motion Family
… with special guests
Event Hosts: Creative Loafing, illroots, Frank 151, The Smoking Section, Ruby Hornet, Chilly-O & Esperanza
The second installment!
About 2 Weeks ago we got 15 of the artists (from Atlanta) on The 808 Experiment: Vol 2 together for a full day of shenanigans. We filmed the “WTF is SMKA” & “In Your Own Words” videos…but we also filmed artist profiles and some freestyles. We have 4 freestyle videos ft: Hollyweerd, Playboy Tre, Senor Kaos, FKi, Tom P, The Canz, Jay West & Parker Smith (on guitar) . We will be leaking the videos over the next week or so. The second video features The Canz and Tom P. Enjoy
Directed by The SP Agency
Alien is a DRUMMER (WEBSITE), and one of the livest performers on PLANET EARTH!!!
We are excited to have the homie come out and rock for y’all @ the release party.
FRIDAY, JAN 22nd @ STAR BAR
(WISH from 6-9pm)
IF THAT ISN’T ENOUGH TO CONVINCE YOU HE IS THE SHIT…don’t come!
TO READ THE REVIEW IN FULL VISIT (HERE)…and comment/ be heard.
“The point is, as unlikely as it seemed in the ‘90s, the ATL rose in the 2000s from an afterthought to the most commercially and creative successful city in hip-hop. Still, despite the influx of new music most of us outside of the peach state have only a shallow understanding of Atlanta’s hip-hop scene. Enter production team SMKA. Spearheaded by founder 808 Blake, SMKA have dedicated themselves to compiling and producing for the wealth of ATL talent around them onto one mixalbum, and the result is the outstanding The 808 Experiment: Vol. 2, a work that brings together established and relatively unknown artists for a celebration of all things Atlanta (and sometimes beyond). So if you’re one of those haters that think nothing good comes out of the South, you’re either going to have to change your mind real quick, or stop reading now.”
“With the enormous roster of artists on The 808 Experiment it’s easy to forget about the man behind the scenes, so let’s close on this note. SMKA and 808 Blake didn’t put Atlanta on the map, but they’re ensuring it will stay there for generations. Welcome to the ATL – if you don’t know, now you know.”
VIEW ARTICLE HERE
SMKA’s The 808 Experiment is an annual compilation, produced entirely by SMKA, which showcases the immense talent and diversity that exists in hip-hop…and especially our home town of Atlanta. Though a majority of the artists are from Atlanta, this project features artists from all over the states, and abroad. The project features unknown artists, well-established artists and up-and-coming buzz artists, which makes it a truly unique compilation of music.
Artists in order of apperance… Tanya Morgan, Fki, Hollyweerd, Aleon Craft, Proton, Outasight, Kyle Lucus, Jay West, Alexandrea Lushington, Young Scolla, Kidd Neer, Senor Kaos, Fresh Daily, Rahbi, Slimm Duddy, Brittany Street, Tom P, The Canz, Yelawolf, RE, Grip Plyaz, Stanza, Playboy Tre, Shawn Chrystopher, Mums FP, Joe Scudda, Pill, Nappy Roots