Hip Hop is the intersection of social awareness and culture. Some would even say it is where the streets meet CNN, and as a music genre, it has always done a great job of mobilizing its listeners to take a good hard look at their community. However, we are currently in a day and age where we can no longer look, for the survival of our people and our culture, we need to act on behalf of our communities as well. And this is where an event like The Beat Auction Atlanta comes into play.
As the current hub of hip hop, Atlanta is hosting the first annual Beat Auction Atlanta, brought to you by the CEO of True Media Independence (TMI), Khady Thiam Gueye. The Beat Auction Atlanta will provide emerging artists the opportunity to not only mix and mingle with the likes of producers Zaytoven, Drumma Boy, AnonXmous, Black Metaphor, Kenny Barto (J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League), J White (Bodak Yellow) and J Beatzz but it will also enable them the chance to purchase beats for a good cause! Gueye goes on record saying that: “Our goal is to provide an opportunity to upcoming/established artists, music executives, songwriters, and engineers a chance to acquire high-quality beats from high demand producers that are not easily accessible while giving back to the community,”
And it looks like The Beat Auction Atlanta has all of the critical components required to make that goal a reality. All proceeds will go to The Music Education Group, an organization whose mission is to give the youth experience in the industries of music, film, and media and build their professional interest in the entertainment industry. The funds collected from The Beat Auction Atlanta will go towards building recording studios in underprivileged communities; something that our children in the inner cities need as they undergo the constant slashing of arts funding within their school systems.
ASCAP, AT&T, Konvict Muzik, and The Labz, have pulled together to sponsor The Beat Auction Atlanta taking place on November 13th, and that is not all. Atlanta’s very own DJ Holiday is coming out to host the star-studded night, as over 200 of hip hop’s top executives and industry leaders come out to support the cause and promote social awareness in a new way.