Aside from his contributions in entertainment including, 10 hit albums, multiple Grammy’s,
Billboard BET and American Music Awards, countless blockbuster movies and top-rated
television shows including, ATL, VH-1’s T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle, American Gangster and
Marvel’s Antman, to name a few, Tip “T.I.” Harris has made an indelible mark on the world of
business. He is an artist, entrepreneur and activist who has amassed a business empire to
include a record label, a 10-year old clothing line (Akoo, which stands for “A King of Oneself”), a
real estate holdings company, production company, non-profit organization (Harris Community
Works), co-owner of the global streaming service, TIDAL, arts and museum curator, investor
and much more. Some of his biggest hits include Live Your Life, Whatever You Like, Dead & Gone and Bring Em’ Oout.
Terius Gray, better known by his stage name Juvenile, is an American rapper best known for his work with Cash Money Records in the late 1990s and early 2000s, both solo and as a member of the label’s then-flagship group, Hot Boys
Elgin Baylor Lumpkin (born October 15, 1970 in Washington, D.C.) better known by his stage name Ginuwine is an American singer and performer. Signed to Epic Records since the mid-1990s, Ginuwine has released a number of multi-platinum and platinum-selling albums and singles, becoming one of R&B’s top artists during the 1990s heyday of hip-hop soul. Ginuwine’s single, PONY is synonymous with 1990’s R&B.
Howard Earl Bailey Jr. (born March 9, 1980), known professionally as Chingy, is an American hip hop recording artist, record producer and actor. Chingy grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and began rapping in his late teens. He toured as an opening act with Nelly in the summer of 2002 and then became a protégé of Ludacris, who signed him to his newly formed Disturbing Tha Peace(DTP) record label. The rapper’s 2003 summer debut single, “Right Thurr”, put him on the musical map as a good-time rapper who specialized in catchy, club-friendly beats and simplistic lyrics delivered in a sing-song, nursery rhyme style.
Atlanta’s party rap duo Ying Yang Twins scored a hit with the single “Whistle While You Twurk,” which received nationwide airplay on urban and crossover radio stations. Their full-length debut album, Thug Walkin’, appeared later in 2000. Alley…Return of the Ying Yang Twins from 2002 sold well down South, but it was the duo’s 2003 team-up with Lil Jon — “the King of Crunk” — that brought them nationwide success. The party anthem “Salt Shaker” was a massive club and radio hit and soon had the TVT label chasing the duo to sign. They did, and their first album for the label, Me & My Brother, yielded two more crunk hits, “What’s Happnin!” and “Naggin’.” The same year the duo appeared on Britney Spears’ album In the Zone and her television special of the same name. In 2004, TVT released the remix-filled My Brother & Me with a bonus DVD of the group’s videos. USA (United State of Atlanta) appeared in the summer of 2005 as its single “Wait (The Whisper Song)” was dominating urban radio. Chemically Imbalanced followed in 2006.
Southern rapper Petey Pablo took the quick route to the top of the rap game in the early 21st century, making his breakthrough in 2001 with debut single and North Carolina anthem “Raise Up.” The muscular hype-track helped push his first album, Diary of a Sinner: 1st Entry, toward the Top Ten and garnered a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Album. His follow-up single and album — the explicit “Freek-a-Leek” from 2004’s Still Writing in My Diary: 2nd Entry — extended his mainstream popularity before legal troubles put his music career on hold until 2011.
Ronald Ray Bryant (born October 18, 1975), better known by his stage name Baby Bash(formerly Baby Beesh), is an American rapper and singer. From 1995 to 1998, he performed under the stage name Baby Beesh, as part of Dope House Records, after which he changed the last part of the name to “Bash.” His first album “Savage Dreams”, was followed by On Tha Cool; and Tha Smokin’ Nephew, which included the singles “Suga Suga” and “Shorty DooWop”. In 2005, Super Saucy was released, its lead single being “Baby, I’m Back”, a collaboration with singer Akon. Cyclone followed in 2007, with its title single featuring T-Pain and its follow-up, “What Is It” featuring Sean Kingston, landing on the Billboard charts as well.
Ashton Martin differs from your average DJ in his ability to turn each performance into an epic party. Having grown up in the industry and begun his music education at a young age, Ashton Martin captures crowds with an immense music repertoire and high voltage performances. Quick-mixing effortlessly between musical genres has become a trademark quality, a rare skillset that guarantees crowd excitement.