Local artists Ludacris, left, rapper Big Boi, center, and singer Akon and his brother Bu Thiam (not pictured), put their busy schedules on hold yesterday to help distribute 2000 turkeys along with hundreds of pounds of greens, sweet potatoes and fixings to the needy at South Cobb high school in Austell, GA (a suburb of Atlanta).
Mayoral frontrunner Kasim Reed, left, posing with Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, center, and Akon Thiam, is hoping for a record turnout of voters for the mayoral runoff election on Dec 1st. Atlanta's entertainment community will benefit greatly if Kasim wins because he plans to rescind the controversial 2:30 a.m. nightclub curfew which will boost the local economy.
If Mary Norwood wins the runoff, she will become ATL's first ever white female mayor and her election will end a 30-year run of black mayors in Atlanta.
Akon's brother Bu Thiam, who recently celebrated his new gig as VP at Def Jam, called me personally last week to say he planned to take out ads on Sandrarose.com. I asked him if I could have his Lamborghini instead, but he politely declined my request. At least I tried.