[Photo Gallery] A Look Back at Atlanta Rap Celebrities
MsRivercity here taking you on a walk down memory lane with some of your favorite Atlanta rap celebrities. For those that don’t know, I was an editor at OZONE Magazine and handled viral promotions for DJ Scream’s mixtapes. I got to be a fly on the wall during the making of some pretty epic moments. Praise God for the opportunities. The pandemic has given me time to go through the archives and now I present to you some of my most treasured moments caught on camera:
Rocko, Future, DJ Esco and Friends at Magic City. This was a breakthrough moment for Future. The next day this party was all over the internet. (Check my throwback “Dirty Sprite” interview with Future at the end of this article.)
OJ da Juiceman on the Eastside circa 2010. OJ’s first magazine article was with OZONE Magazine and I was blessed to do the cover interview. You can watch a snippet of some old footage from DBS Sounds down below.
Waka Flocka circa 2009. Waka’s “O Let’s Do It” was the hottest song in the open mic clubs on the Northside of Atlanta. We introduced him to DJ Scream and Scream cleaned up the song for the radio. Once it premiered on Hoodrich Radio it became a nationwide hit. Waka was signed to Brick Squad at the time, but he pushed everything himself and made the come up through a true independent grind.
Young Jeezy at “The Recession” album signing in 2008. (Ironically suitable for a re-post at this time.) The line to the record store was out the door and I had to fight my way to the front for this photo. One time, I snuck in the back door at a concert with Jeezy’s crew and pretended to be part of the entourage. I still have no idea how I got away with that one, but a hustling photographer will find a way to be in the right place at the right time.
That about does it for this round of photos. I’ll have more coming soon. Be sure to follow me on Instagram @MsRivercity and enter the contest to win the OJ cd. It’s packaged and ready to go. I’ll announce the winner on Throwback Thursday, March 4th, 2021 at 12pm.
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Future – “Dirty Sprite” Interview
OJ da Juiceman Interview. Look at Ms. Deb!
Waka Flocka “Oh Let’s Do It” at Club Crucial. I was terrible with the camera shake back then, but I made it work. Look at Baby Jade cooling in the background!