ATL Live on the Park's 4th annual Hip Hop Pro Awards was held at Park Tavern in Piedmont Park on Tuesday, Sept. 6.
Music industry veterans Shanti Das and Marlon Nichols honored key VIPs at the forefront of Atlanta's Hip Hop Culture, including rap mogul Ludacris, pictured here with his wife Eudoxie Bridges.
According to 10Squared PR, awards were presented to five individuals who have made it a lifetime commitment to keep Atlanta's Hip Hop culture in the forefront of the entertainment industry.
The 2016 recipients included the aforementioned Ludacris, Hip Hop Pro Icon Award; Josh 'Jay 1' Raiford, Hip Hop Pro Trailblazer Award; Phillana Williams, Hip Hop Pro Visionary Award; Cannon Kent, Hip Hop Pro Legend Award; and Jay Carter, Hip Hop Pro Trendsetter Award.
Pictured L-R are: Chubb Rock, Josh ‘Jay 1’ Raiford, Cannon Kent, Phillana Williams, Ed Lover, Marlon Nichols, Ludacris, Shanti Das, and Jay Carter.
From Press Release:
Guests also enjoyed performances by Pepsi's Artist of the Month, Silkk the Shocker of No Limit Records; legendary hip hop artist and radio personality Chubb Rock; new artists Solo and Lyric. 102.9's Ed Lover was the evening's host and kept the crowd going alongside DJ EClazz and house-band, Quinn and Jukebox. The September edition of ATL Live on the Park was sponsored by Gentleman Jack, Pepsi, ChooseATL, Majic 107.5, 10 Squared and Boom 102.9.
Notable guests in attendance included: Hurricane Dave, Operations Manager of Radio One; Gregg Smith, Associate Director, Writer/Publisher Relations for SESAC; Euxodie Bridges, wife of Ludacris; American actress, TV host and fashion model Eva Pigford; businesswoman and author Toya Wright; actor Torion Sellers (Barbershop 3); author and actress Monyetta Shaw; Ludacris' manager Chaka Zulu; Keinon Johnson, Interscope Executive, founder of Never Sold Dope; Tim Davies, VP/GM of Radio One; Mayoral hopeful Michael Sterling, Executive Director at Atlanta Workforce Development Agency; and Atlanta & Company TV Chef Mali Hunter, among others.
Ludacris, left, poses with rapper Silkk the Shocker.
Eva Marcille Pigford
Reality TV stars Toya Wright, left, and Monyetta Shaw Snapchat for their fans.
Photos: Prince Williams, ATLPics.net