For Filmmakers Only: Camera and Lighting Workshop Takes Place March 24-25th


Video Production Powerhouse Kinship Works and For Filmmakers Only present The Lighting and Camera Workshop on Saturday, March 24th through Sunday, March 25th, 2018. The workshop takes place at Kinship Works Studios (located at 5360 Snapfinger Woods Drive Suite 134 Decatur, GA 30035), the two-day interactive event will begin at 9:00 am both days and offer an educational experience that will include informative classes and hands-on instruction by some of Atlanta’s top film industry influencers.

The on-site educational workshop is aimed at helping beginner and intermediate video professionals elevate their knowledge of filmmaking, lighting and the proper use of cameras. It will provide attendees with an in-depth overview of challenges, opportunities, growth and revenue potential within the film and entertainment industries.

Attendees of the Lighting and Camera Workshop will learn: 

  • How Effortlessly Enhance The Quality Of Your Production
  • Lighting To Achieve Cinematic Results
  • How To Implement The Latest Camera Techniques In Your Next Project
  • Lighting Techniques Used By Iconic Directors Like Spike Lee, David Lowery and more
  • Avoiding Extended Production Time Through Proper Lighting
  • How To Bounce, Block, Cut, and Diffuse Light Sources Quickly and Effectively
  • Essentials For Grip and Gaffing
  • Understanding The Technical and Creative Potential Of Your Camera
  • Current Light Trends and more

A glimpse of the instructors:

James Frazier

A star in the world of cinematography, James’ work as a Director of Photography and his ability to shoot iconic images is unparalleled. He has worked on projects for internationally known artists such as B.O.B,  Akon, Future and more

Ajaya Whiteside

Ajaya is one of Atlanta’s most sought-after gaffers for his ability as a lighting designer. His credits include numerous high-end projects for luxury brands and several iconic figures in the music industry including112, Waka Flocka, and more.

 Jeremy Bell

A leading force in the film industry, Jeremy “Bidduh Films” Bell has continuously worked on various music videos, events, documentaries, and movies since beginning his career in 2010. He has worked on projects for notable figures in entertainment including Steve Harvey, School Boy Q, 21 Savage.

Tracey Fobbs

Best known as “Tracey The Director,” his career spans over a number of disciplines within the video production arena including filming, directing, lighting and more. He has worked on projects for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry including Tip “TI” Harris, Trey Songz, Tyler Perry and more.

For tickets, visit

Connect on Instagram, @forfilmmakersonly | @kinshipworks



Support Artists @claydoe912, @2clubcec, @john_desh, and more at WE > i Concert

Friday, March 23rd make your way to 2222 Bull Street to support Doe Nation's concert WE > i Hip-Hop and R&B taking place in Savannah, GA. We all know Doe Nation never disappoints with their events filled with support, great vibes, and even greater music. Pre-sale tickets are still on sale and admission at the door is $10.

Enjoy performances by:

Clay Hodges. Cec, Keaira Renee, John Desh, and Saeed

For more information, contact Clay Hodges on Instagram, @claydoe912



Rap Group 283 Releases Their Latest Vlog, Episode 6


The brothers, Bear and Deagle, are back at it once again with yet another 283Vlog.

By way of Savannah, Georgia but currently residing in Atlanta, the brothers have been restlessly networking and working on new content and music. The duo is gearing up to also release three music videos all directed by 283Freddy. For now, check out the latest Vlog where 283 appear performing at fashion shows, their pool party, and artist showcases.

Connect with the brothers!

Bear: @MODtheBear | Deagle: @2ate3Dee



@LeelaJames Talks New Album "Did It For Love" and #SavagexTheSoulTour



Blogged by: Georgia Doll

I had the opportunity to interview Leela James and catch up with her latest endeavors. Her latest album is titled "Did It For Love" and is available on all streaming platforms. The response from her fans have shown nothing but unwavering support and to thank them, James is now on tour with R&B General, Tank for their Savage x The Soul Tour. You can bet your last dollar that tickets are selling out fast in all states, so be sure to grab your tickets for the tour! For ticket purchase, visit

Check out below the full interview. [@leelajamesofficial]



Video: @GrainzNorth Drops off dope new visual "Entrepreneur"

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On the rise rapper from Toronto, Grainz North, releases his latest heat and official visual for his banging new track "Entrepreneur," off his upcoming mixtape, The Way Out

Grainz North gives a real glimpse into his lifestyle as he pursues his passion as a young entrepreneur and successful music artist on the grind.

Watch the official video below and check out Grainz North on SoundCloud.

Grainz North - "Entrepreneur”




Music: @OnlyTheFarrow's new banger "Throw That Shade" ft. @SammyAdams

 Blogged by: @georgia_doll

Blogged by: @georgia_doll

Farrow and Sammy Adams' new track "Throw That Shade" is out! The Minneapolis, MN artist Farrow made sure to drop nothing but heat over the catchy track. While the verse talks about folks throwing shade, Farrow enforces how you still have to put that work in regardless. Who cares what a hater has to say, right?

Listen to the song below!

Social Media:

@OnlyTheFarrow || @SammyAdams



@FelixxMusic Drops Hot New Track, "THOT"

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Felixx releases hot new single


After the release of Felixx's latest EP "Playlist" March of 2017, fans from all over have been waiting patiently for some new heat, and with the release of his new single 'THOT' on SoundCloud and YouTube, the wait is finally over!

A classically trained singer with influential energy from Mozart, Calvin Richardson, Prince, and Anthony Hamilton with a hybrid between smooth R&B and todays trap sounds. Felixx has opened for artists such as Babyface, Jagged Edge, CeeLo Green, Monica, Sheila E, and more.

Felixx's talent has also received the attention of various A&Rs and labels, as well as, scouts on American Idol, America's Got Talent, and The Voice just to name a few. Staying dedicated to sharpening his skills as an all-around performer, Felixx has spent the past year finding and perfecting his sound, all leading up to his hit new single 'THOT'.

Connect on social media:


Check out 'THOT' and let us know what you think!



INTERVIEW: @WhoisOyabun's Newly Released EP "NVRLND"


GMA: Hey, it’s Georgia Doll with and I have the pleasure of interviewing recording artist Oyabun. So, Oyabun, you were born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Have you always lived in Brooklyn?

OYABUN: I was living in Miami for like 5 years and just relocated in January back to Brooklyn. I got accepted into school down in Miami and there was also Hurricane Sandy in Brooklyn and our house was destroyed. I moved and not too long after my parents moved down to Miami as well.


GMA: What was the creative process behind of “Castle on The Hill?”

OYABUN: The song was initially produced by 6Twelve, who is like my main producer. [Usually, production that I have is between 4 different people] The vibe of the beat was kind of like the beginning of the song was. It was written kind of like a prayer, and then I got into kind of like wanting to switch up the mood with a tempo change. You hear the song’s tempo speed up. We took the song from that point and give people a whole new song.


GMA: I like “Cobain” as well. Talk a little about the make of that song as well.

OYABUN: “Cobain” was from a different project I was working on, but we ended up going in a different direction after I cut the "Castle on The Hill" record, but we didn’t want to not use the song. We made it the single; it’s just one of my favorite songs. I feel like the song was able to show people who OYABUN really was.

When I was in Vegas a couple months back [I hate Vegas, by the way], I stayed in my hotel room for three days watching music documentaries because I’m not into gambling and whatnot. I saw this one documentary on Kurt Cobain. I was able to capture this rock star feel.


GMA: "Cobain" just premiered on BET JAMZ in mid-June. How was that experience when you saw it on your own TV Screen?

OYABUN: It was honestly amazing. You know, you do something for a long time and you have these end goals. It was just dope because I feel like every artist wants to be on TV and reach these goals. It’s still surreal to me; I honestly still haven’t even really, fully digested it, actually. My whole team and family was able to be a part of it, which was also dope. We all were able to see that “Damn, this can really happen!” My mom sent me like 40 screenshots of the video and it was just a great moment for me.



GMA: What’s your newest project all about?

OYABUN: I just released my newest Extended Project [EP] titled “NVRLND.” The reason why I dropped it yesterday is because it’s so symbolic with the Solar Eclipse and the perfect time. My last project was titled “Mercury Retrograde”, so that was the vibe we were trying to go for. This project is also a art of the series of EPs I’m putting out.


GMA: Reflect on your music and its’ transition and progression: Then vs. Now.

OYABUN: When I would write songs initially, it was more poem-based and spoken word, more like the traditional “Boom-Bap” style. I felt like the music was more routine.

Now, I’ve lived life more, so I have a bigger aspect on my music. It’s not just from Brooklyn, it’s based off my transitions in life and where I’ve been.


GMA: So, you mentioned you’ve traveled a lot and it’s helped you make more music. Where else have you traveled?

OYABUN: Fortunately, my parents always wanted me to see different places and environments. We would go to Jamaica, where my pops is from and The Dominican Republic. Just to see different places and what’s out there. So, when I got older and I was presented an opportunity, I would take it and travel.  You get a chance to connect with so many different people.


GMA: Talk a little about your experience in Utah for four days, shooting the “Cobain” music video.

OYABUN: The visual we shot encompassed both songs. The videos are going to be released separately. Essentially, it was just amazing because the “NVRLND” project – The sound of it takes you to another world. I feel like Urban city environments give off a different vibe. So, we went to Utah to bend reality. It looks like we went to four different countries all in one. There was a desert and I’ve never experienced that. It was just different. I did it to create visuals for my art.


GMA: What’s next for your music and artistry?

OYABUN: I want to begin doing as many shows as I can. Even in other cities. I would like to open up for a headlining act and going on the road and riding out with them through a couple cities. This project is a gate opening of a race that I don’t feel that I’ll stop running anytime soon. I just want to keep pushing forward.


GMA: What else can we expect from the producers you work with or artist collaborations?

OYABUN: If I come into contact with someone I feel like we should collab, it has to happen organically. I would prefer it that way. My productions are really what I consider a collab. Multiple producers adding to the song and it feels like a band almost.


GMA: What music do you listen to that inspires and motivates your creativity?

OYABUN: It ranges. A lot of music that I’ve been gravitating towards as of lately is also blended genres. I listen to Old Kanye West, Cudi, The Weeknd’s album, things that are unconventional. These artists are changing what “Pop” is and changing the status quo. I also listen to rap, but I don’t want it to influence my music and voice subconsciously. I spend more time listening to alternative music.


GMA: I applaud you as an artist! How can people connect with you on social media and hear your music?

OYABUN: My social media is @whoisoyabun. My Souncloud is – Website:, and I’m on all streaming platforms as “Oyabun”



Ervin Mitchell Releases New Feel-Good Track "Peace Sign Emoji"

Memphis, native now putting on for the city of ATL, Ervin Mitchell, shares his highly anticipated single, "Peace Sign Emoji."

Since being in Atlanta, the hip-hop creative has generated a considerable fan base by doing shows with OG Maco, performing on festival stages at SXSW, Tech Groove ATL, The Masquerade and Center Stage in Atlanta.

After gaining over a million streams on Spotify, Ervin Mitchell, has proven to be a force to reckon with.

Check out Ervin Mitchell's latest single, "Peace Sign Emoji" below and more from him on SoundCloud.



Check out more of Ervin Mitchell's music below.



@LegacytheGreat Drops Hot New Track "Ratchet Walk"

Kentucky's own rising hype, Legacy The Great, shares his most recent track, "Ratchet Walk."

The multifaceted writer and emcee creates the ultimate club banger with his new single, "Ratchet Walk." Already reaching over a million plays on SoundCloud, there's no doubting that Legacy The Great will continue to make notable moves in the hip-hop game and make a legacy in his own right.

Legacy The Great plans to drop a new project, August 1st, so be on the look out!

In the meantime, check out the hit single below and make sure to listen to more new music from Legacy The Great on SoundCloud

"Ratchet Walk" on Soundcloud

Twitter and Instagram: 




283's Vlog Series: Episode 3

Blogged by: Georgia Doll

They say third time's a charm! 283's Vlog series just gets better and better. In "283Vlog Episode 3," 283 throws a listening party hosted by Tampa Mystic. The listening party receives a huge turnout and lots of dope music is played, mainly the highly-anticipated EP: "We're Brothers", hosted by DJ Flux.

DJ Flux and DJ Hotrod both hosted release parties in both Atlanta and Savannah, GA for 283. The 283 duo & fellow teammate DJ Master Toby also show clips traveling to Austin, TX to perform on stages for The Annual SXSW Festival. Shortly after, they make it back to their hometown Savannah to team up with Ayo & Teo for a city-wide concert courtesy of E93 Radio, 9Twelve Studios, and Lit Lifestyle Podcast!

The next vlog will be even bigger, so stay tuned. "Twonami" is also on the way.

Connect with the brothers:

Instagram & Twitter: @modthebear // @2ate3dee

Soundcloud || Spinrilla || Youtube



#Video: Lil Bibby x Tink - "Gotta Have Some More"

Blogged by: Georgia Doll

Lil Bibby and Tink recently teamed together to release a quite steamy track and hold absolutely nothing back. Lil Bibby sets the record off with a rather detailed explanation of his feelings of his boo thing, whoever she may be.

"Say girl, you fine. I'm trying to make you mine. I ain't trying to waste no time. Hop in my ride. Got a whip parked outside. Got a condo we can go slide. I got pride, but I put that to the side," Bibby rhymes.

"Shawty so bad, I just want you to stay. I'm working on a tape, I'll fly you to the A. Know I need that when I'm in another state. Man, that shit a tease lookin' at yo face. I miss yo smell, I miss yo taste."

Now, just know that Tink doesn't owe us ANYTHING for her verse. It is safe to say that Tink's lyrics are easily the most recited and used for social media captions and snapchat lip sync sing alongs (in my opinion, of course)

"Four car garages, I put you in charge. And you love how I listen, Micheal and Pippin. Touchin' and kissin'. I bone at you, tell me you rolling. That's when I show up and do work. Scratchin' ya body, you know that you got me. We fuck til I tell you it hurts."

This fiery and oh-so tempting song is a sample of Pretty Ricky's "Love Like Honey" which reminds me I was way too young to be listening to the guy group, but also makes me appreciate real R&B where real feelings were expressed.

Check out the video below.


DMV's Very Own @JahLike301 + @daddy_dontplay Release New Heat "No Chasin"


DMV's Very Own @JahLike301 + @daddy_dontplay Release New Heat "No Chasin"

Blogged by: Georgia Doll

Rapper JahLike, by way of The DMV featuring artist Deemo, recently released single “No Chasin.” "No Chasin" is the follow up record to the debut single “Mental (break),” which gained much recognition within 2 months of its release. This summer anthem  [No Chasin'] has caught the attention of the streets and JahLike and his rap trio "The Thr33", which comprises of JahLike, Deemo, and Producer Nabu, aren't letting up anytime soon.

As “No Chasin” has already reached 30K+ streams in just one month, make sure you support the DMV recording artist by clicking here to stream on: iTunesSpotify, and Soundcloud.  

Connect with JahLike

@JahLike301 on InstagramTwitter, and Soundcloud



@RealErvMitchell Surpasses 1 Million Streams on Spotify

Blogged by: Georgia Doll

Recording artist Ervin Mitchell has managed to continue to raise the bar as an independent artist by way of Memphis, Tennessee with his undeniable talent and genuity. Recently, rapper Ervin Mitchell reached 1 Million streams on his single "Stay" . To celebrate the milestone, Ervin performed his latest song "Ren and Stimpy" at Morehouse College's TechGroove concert with businesses and Fortune 500 Companies such as LinkedIn, Breaux Capital, Outco Inc, Tinder, and more present.

Congratulations Ervin and cheers to millions and millions more!


Connect with Ervin Mitchell:

Twitter: @realervmitchell | Instagram: @ervinmitchell

Spotify | Soundcloud

Listen to "Ren and Stimpy" Below



#Visual @MFKDeerock's Latest Video, "The Message"

Blogged by: Georgia Doll // @ga_doll

St. Louis, Missouri native Deerock drops off a new visual titled "The Message" as he speaks on music, hustle, and life in St. Louis. Pay attention to the words in his message - View the full length video below.

Stay Connected:

Instagram: @justdeerock | Twitter: @MFKDeerock 


"The Quad"


"The Quad"

The Quad premiered January 2017, Starring Anika Noni Rose and Georgia's A&M Universitie's New and first Woman President. The Quad comes on every Wednesday 10p/9c.  



#Video Check out @ajaye_t's Latest Visual "City Lights"

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Blogged by: Georgia Doll // @ga_doll

The highly anticipated visual from Savannah Georgia's recording artist Ajaye has now been released which features CEC. The visual was shot and directed by 283Freddy and the song definitely showcases a laid back feel with a twist of grown and sexy. 

City Lights is definitely a song I can listen to anytime of the day. From the beat to the words, I enjoyed every part of this song. This collaboration was dope and both Ajaye and CEC made an anthem out of this song, showing love to their city, Savannah, Georgia. Ajaye reflects on his daily life, making money, and of course shows love to Middle ground [Southside]. 

Ajaye: @ajaye_t (IG & Twitter) || CEC: @clubcec (IG) x @2ClubCec (Twitter) 

To read my full music review of the entire #FlavorsEP, click here



#Blog #NewMusic: @rjbellaterra's "Give Me The Word" ft. @MackStyles_

Blogged by: Georgia Doll // @ga_doll

"It's a hit" is the first thing I told RjBellaTerra when he granted me the honor of hearing a sneak peak of "Give Me The Word" before it was released. This track is smooth and to the point.

Check the song out which has $outhside's very own Mack $tyles featured on it.

"Give me the word. You know you reap what you sew - Clean up your act; Some people do it for the show."


RjBellaTerra: Twitter - @rjbellaterra // Instagram - @rjbellaterra_

Mack $tyles: Twitter - @MackStyles_ // Instagram - @fanclub_mack