So So Def artists and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed announced the boutique label’s 20 year anniversary at a City Hall press conference in Atlanta today.
So So Def Recordings, home to platinum-selling acts such as Xscape, Bow Wow, Jagged Edge and Da Brat, will celebrate 20 years of hit-making music at an All-Star Anniversary Concert on February 23 at the Fox Theater, it was announced at a press conference today at City Hall.
Latocha Scott (Xscape), left, Dondria, center, and Tameka Scott (Xscape) are pictured above at the event.
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Addicts of HBO’s hit series The Wire know Maestro Harrell as Randy Wagstaff, the kid who hustled candy during the 4th Season. When
Randy Maestro isn’t acting he plays the piano and sings a little. His crooning caught the ear of Jermaine Dupri who signed him to So So Def/Island Records in 2005.
JD and Island Records held a showcase last week where he put his new roster on display for executives of the label including LA Reid. Of course I wasn’t invited, of course.
There’s a video floating around the Internet of
Randy Maestro and JD’s other acts performing during the showcase. Time will tell if Maestro, 16, has the pipes to make us forget him as Randy the candy kid on The Wire.
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Johnta Austin, Jermaine Dupri, Ne-Yo and singer London
Rocko Da Don
Princess and Pastor Troy
Mr. Plush (Plush Blue Ent) and Jebron F. Kennedy
Bola (Xtaci), Baby D and Sunshine (Xtaci)
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Photos: Fred Anderson Exclusively for Sandrarose.com
UPDATED: Def Jam Chairman LA Reid is in town to attend this party tonight. They say there will be no replacement for Jay Z for months. I think I will stop through the party to get the info straight from the horse’s mouth 🙂
Wednesday’s night most memorable and star studded exclusive party known as “The Hollywood Hide Out” has come to an end at the spot that Mr. Plush of Plush Blue Ent and Juan Farmer aka Jebron F. Kennedy from Rowdy Records, made famous – “The Royal Lounge” in Atlanta, GA.
Mr. Plush and Juan Farmer were killing it on Wednesday nights – but it ain’t over!
From the expensive cars and stretch limo’s, huge stars to the most exclusive parties with entertainers from Nas, Terrance Howard, Tony Rock, Chris Tucker, AKON, Allen Payne, Keyshia Cole, Jermaine Dupri, Young Jeezy, Chingy, Joe Johnson, NSYNC, New Edition, The Dream Listening party, the Glenn Twins Lingerie b-day party with Rich Boy and Slim Thug in attendance, Chris Webber & Evan Ross just to name a few have all been spotted partying with Mr. Plush & Juan Farmer at the Royal on Wednesday nights.
I guess you can say that the Hollywood Hide out just outgrew the Royal Lounge.
The Good news is, the party has been moved to the new, sexy and more spacious spot NOIR Lounge on Peters Street. NOIR has two rooms – an all white room and a separate VIP Lounge and it’s right up the street from Royal Lounge on Peter St. Word is, NOIR is now the new spot on Wednesday’s starting this Wednesday (1/23) for the grand launching of the Hollywood Hde Out.
This Wednesday’s Grand Launching will be hosted by Jermaine Dupri and the entire Def Jam family. Rumor has it Ludacris and Jeezy will also be in the house along with several other major stars.
Don’t just hear about it, BE about it!
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