I spotted music industry veteran Kevin Wales and his artist, R&B singer Demarious "D" Cole while dining with celebrity photog Prince Williams (of ATLPics.net) at the Shops at Buckhead in Atlanta on Sunday.
Cole, 16, is an up-and-coming R&B artist who is known locally for his hit song "Freak Like That" (see music video below). He has opened on tour for Chris Brown, Ludacris, Rich Homie Quan, and more.
Wales founded independent record label Worldwide Entertainment in the 1990s. Some of the bold name artists he signed includes Monica Brown, 112, Jagged Edge, Faith Evans and boy band B5.
Wale's artists were signed to Sean "Puffy" Combs through WWE's distribution deal with Bad Boy Records.
About the Shops at Buckhead
Celebrities and industry tastemakers flock to the Shops at Buckhead's trendy collection of high end boutiques and eateries in the heart at Buckhead.
Other celebs spotted at Shops at Buckhead in recent months include T.I. and Tiny, Keyshia Cole, Monica and Shannon Brown, Chris and Eudoxie Bridges, and numerous professional athletes.
A 6-figure salary is a must to shop at the exclusive open air mall, where security is tight and window shopping is discouraged.
The Tom Ford and Christian Louboutin boutiques were bustling with well-heeled shoppers on Sunday. The Dior and Saint Laurent stand alone shops will open their doors soon.