Posts made in September 2019

GodFather of Harlem

Premiering Sunday, September 29th, “Godfather of Harlem” stars Academy Award®-winning actor Forest Whitaker as the infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson.

Produced by ABC Signature Studios, the series features an all-star cast including Vincent D’Onofrio, Ilfenesh Hadera, Paul Sorvino and Giancarlo Esposito. The first episode was directed by Academy Award winner John Ridley.

“Godfather of Harlem” is inspired by the story of infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson, who in the early 1960’s, returned home from ten years in prison to find the neighborhood he once ruled in shambles. With the streets controlled by the Italian mob, Bumpy must take on the Genovese crime family to regain control. During the brutal battle, he forms an alliance with radical preacher Malcolm X – catching Malcom’s political rise in the crosshairs of social upheaval and a mob war that threatens to tear the city apart. “Godfather of Harlem” is a collision of the criminal underworld and the civil rights movement during one of the most tumultuous times in American history.


Jermaine Dupri (credit: Jonavennci Divad) and Dallas Austin (credit: Dallas Austin)

(ATLANTA) – September 4, 2019 – ONE Musicfest, the southeast’s premier urban progressive music and arts festival – will honor iconic super-producers Jermaine Dupri and Dallas Austin for their vast contributions to urban culture during a special on-stage ceremony at the 10th annual festival taking place September 7-8, 2019 at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta.

As architects of the sounds that led artists such as TLC, Mariah Carey and Usher to become household names, Dupri and Austin are not only musical visionaries but were early pioneers in putting Atlanta on the map as a creative epicenter.

Their recognition will mark the inaugural OMF Honors, a new platform to highlight the influence and innovation of culture creators. Dupri and Austin will receive the OMF Honors presentation on Sunday, September 8 in the 7pm hour on the main stage.

“As we celebrate 10 years of bringing the culture together on one stage, it was a no-brainer to honor two monumental figures who have been musical disruptors for decades,” says Jason Carter, founder of ONE Musicfest. “JD and Dallas represent the excellence, originality and authenticity that make urban culture so powerful.”

Hailed as one of the nation’s “Can’t Miss Festivals,” ONE Musicfest returns for its tenth year on Saturday, September 7 and Sunday, September 8 with an unforgettable lineup of performances including Gucci Mane, Rae Sremmurd, Tory Lanez, Rick Ross, DMX, Wu-Tang Clan, Three 6 Mafia, Teyana Taylor, Raphael Saadiq, KP The Great featuring Pharrell Williams and Usher, Florida All-Stars featuring Uncle Luke, T-Pain, Trina, Trick Daddy and more!

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About ONE Musicfest
ONE Musicfest is the Southeast’s largest annual urban progressive music festival, featuring a diverse range of music, including classic and next generation hip-hop, soulful R&B, alternative, and rock. Started in 2010, ONE Musicfest is now recognized as one of the most highly-anticipated celebrations of the arts in the Southeast, with this year’s festival expecting an attendance of 50,000 music lovers from throughout the country.


Twitter: @onemusicfest #ONEMusicFest #OMF2019
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Check out last year’s festival!


– MVP Joe Johnson Shines as Triplets Win BIG3 Championship –

– 3 Headed Monsters Beat Power to Finish Third as Corey Maggette Announces BIG3 Retirement at Halftime –

– LeBron James, Rich Paul, Snoop Dogg, LL Cool J, Ice Cube, Montrezl Harrell, Jared Dudley, O’Shea Jackson Jr. and Many Other Stars Come Out to Enjoy Season Finale –

– Coach of the Year Lisa Leslie Becomes Second Female Head Coach to Win BIG3 Title –

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Los Angeles, Calif. – September 1st, 2019

  • Triplets become first expansion team to win BIG3 Championship, finishing season at 9-1.
  • Coach of the Year Lisa Leslie and MVP Joe Johnson take home the title, as Johnson scores 28 points.
  • Ice Cube performed at STAPLES Center as Snoop Dogg and LL Cool J participated in his Championship performance.
  • Over 12,000 in attendance for the games.

Getty Images: Week 11 in Los Angeles

Game Recaps:

Triplets 50 (9-1) vs Killer 3’s 39 (6-4)

Video Highlights:

In the most anticipated game of the day, Killer 3’s and Triplets faced off for the 2019 BIG3 Championship. Coach of the Year Lisa Leslie, MVP Joe Johnson and the Triplets took on a hungry Killer 3’s team featuring Stephen Jackson, Frank Session, Charles Oakley and company.

Triplets, the number one team in the league, continued their hot streak in this one as Joe Johnson flourished throughout this game. Leading by as many as ten points, Triplets let their lead slip to Killer 3’s late when the score was 41-39. After that point, they’d go on to score nine straight including a game winning three-pointer from none-other than Joe Johnson.

Top Performers:

Joe Johnson                           28 PTS, 6 REBS, 2 ASTS

Killer 3’s
Stephen Jackson                    19 PTS, 9 REBS, 1 BLK

3 Headed Monsters 50 (5-5) vs Power 42 (5-5)

Video Highlights:

The first game of the day featuring 3 Headed Monsters and Power was a battle of two returning playoff teams.

Despite Jeremy Pargo’s 18 points and Corey Maggette’s retirement, Power found themselves trailing for most of the game. 3 Headed Monsters implemented a balanced offensive attack which started with Mario Chalmers hitting two four-point shots early in the game. Four 3 Headed Monsters ended the game in double figures and the newly acquired Rodney Carney was a big difference maker in the game scoring 11 points.

3 Headed Monsters held the lead and never let up. Late in the game there were a couple of moments where Power could have made a comeback. But, it was too little, too late and 3 Headed Monsters ended up taking the victory finishing 3rd in the league once again.

During halftime, Corey Maggette announced his retirement from the BIG3. A three season veteran, Maggette was recognized by the BIG3 for his work with the league and the community.

Top Performers:


Jeremy Pargo                  18 PTS, 5 REBS, 6 ASTS

3 Headed Monsters

Rodney Carney                11 PTS, 1 REBS


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