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Friday, January 20, 2017

Atlanta's Largest Drug Bust


More than $9 million worth of marijuana was seized Monday; it could be the biggest marijuana bust in Atlanta history, according to narcotics officers with decades of experience fighting drugs on the streets.

It was a tip that led to the nearly 6,000 pounds of marijuana. A call came in around 5 p.m. Monday to report a shipment of drugs moving through the city.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Atlanta Pimps Make Huge Profits

The survey revealed that 65 percent of the pimps in the Atlanta study group were black as well as 33 percent of the sex workers. This figure was second only to the Latino pimp population of 11 percent of the pimps and 10 percent being Latino sex workers. The report also stated that pimps are technologically savvy and use social networking to stay ahead of law enforcement.

An Urban Institute study of sex trafficking from 2003–2007 ranks Atlanta as the No. 1 city in the nation for sex trafficking. The study estimates that pimps in Atlanta make as much as $33,000 a week. The study examined sex trafficking in eight cities: Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City, Miami, Seattle, San Diego, Calif., and Washington, D.C., to try to determine the size and scope of human trafficking and its economic impact. The results are startling and offer a dark view of Atlanta, the home of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

What Happened To 'Freaknik' In Atlanta?

 


'Freaknik' is considered one of the most talked about festivals to happen in Atlanta. Universities and historically black colleges would mostly attend and help grow the event's popularity. The last official Freaknik would be in 1999, but why?

Saturday, April 6, 2024

Jagged Edge vs 112

 


Celebrity Matchup is doing a RnB stand off against Jagged Edge of Atlanta's music record label So So Def and former members of P. Diddy's label's Bad Boy Record 112.


Who do you think is the better RnB group? The Wrap Up Magazine want to hear your thoughts and opinion. Comment your answers below!

Monday, February 23, 2015

2 Chainz Opens New Studio In Atlanta


Rapper 2 Chainz is starting to live up to his standards. Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz and Street Execs Management unveiled their new recording studio downtown earlier this week, and also introduced their new record label, The Real University Records (also known as TRU Records).

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

2 Chainz To Perform At Atlanta Hawks Game


The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Chris Vivlamore reports the first 5,000 fans through the door will be given copies of 2 Chainz’s newest mixtape “T.R.U. Jack City.” The rapper will give player introductions after a pregame show, perform at halftime and give an encore performance after the game.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

TWUM Talks Unheard 2 Chainz Moments

"The Wrap-Up Magazine" would like to invite its viewers to their hottest +2 Chainz moments. Below you will find some of the hottest post from us about the artist. Tauheed Epps, better known by his stage name 2 Chainz, is an American rapper from College Park, Georgia.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Jermaine Dupri Visits Atlanta Tech


In front of an intimate crowd of students at Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business, Dupri began by discussing the current state of social media. “With all the apps that we have today, social communication is actually lost,” he bemoaned. Although he currently has over 1.04 million followers on Twitter, “no one really talks to me.” 

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

JP Morgan Chase Provides $1.7M for Black Businesses

 


In a bid to promote equity in Black neighborhoods, JPMorgan Chase has awarded the Atlanta Wealth Building Initiative and the Center for Community Progress a $1.7 million grant, according to a new press release shared with BLACK ENTERPRISE.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Look Out Atlanta, Look Out World


An explosion of HIV cases among African Americans in Atlanta has reached that of some third world countries, but it's happening everywhere.

There is an epidemic in the United States that has reached epic proportions and one ever-growing city in the Southeast has reportedly gotten so bad, that doctors are urging its residents to take preventative medicine to prevent its wildfire-like spread.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Porsche Opens Headquarters In Atlanta


A $100 Million dollar headquarter has been opened in Atlanta for Porsche. Porsche North America, which has called Atlanta home since 1998, has opened up its new U.S. headquarters at the northeast corner of the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Skinny-C - Get Down

Atlanta rapper Skinny-C presents the music video for "Get Down", the first single from The Commencement, his new EP produced entirely by ATL beatsmith Nobody Famous. The video was shot in front of Atlanta's Turner Field - formerly the Atlanta Braves Stadium - by Norris Gresham a.k.a. GA Slim Films.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Bill Gates Buys Four Seasons Hotel


Bill Gates has purchased Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta from Host Hotels & Resorts. The +Microsoft Developer Bill Gates is showing interest in international property as well. Last month, he purchased a 6 percent stake in the Spanish construction company Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas S.A., for 113.5 million euros.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Gucci Mane Rated The Best MC Of Our Time


This is not the first time Gucci Mane has been rated the best MC. Gucci Mane has been sculpting talent, and promoting new artists since the beginning. Gucci Mane has emerged as one of the most divisive rappers for quite some time now.

Gucci Mane music and levels has progressed in major ways. In so many ways, Gucci can't be touched. He has worked with artists such as Drake, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Selena Gomez, Mariah Carey and Marilyn Manson.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Outkast Top 5 Music Videos


If you know anything about how Atlanta music scene got built up, then you know Outkast should be in the mix. Outkast is an American hip hop duo formed in 1991, in East Point, Atlanta, Georgia, composed of Atlanta-based rappers André "André 3000" Benjamin and Antwan "Big Boi" Patton.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

New Movie Studio And Condos


A big movie-making project just reached blockbuster status. The Los Angeles-based production company behind “Iron Man 2,” “The Avengers” and the next three “Avatar” films has been chosen to manage the Atlanta Media Campus in Norcross. It’s a 114-acre development.

Monday, February 4, 2019

21 Savage Arrested, Faces Deportation


So what does this mean for 21 Savage? The Grammy-nominated Atlanta-based rapper 21 Savage was arrested by U.S. immigration officials on Sunday, who said he was illegally in the country and a convicted felon.

The rapper, whose real name is Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, came to the United States from the UK as a teenager in 2005, overstaying his visa to settle in Atlanta. 21 Savage Facebook page shows several upcoming concerts, was in custody in Georgia and faced deportation proceedings in federal immigration courts.

The rapper’s lawyer, Dina LaPolt, did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Reuters on Sunday, but told the entertainment publication Variety that Abraham-Joseph was a “role model” who was working on financial literacy programs aimed at helping underprivileged youth.

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An ICE official told the Atlanta Journal Constitution that when Abraham-Joseph was arrested in 2014, ICE was not aware of his immigration status. It only learned later that he is allegedly from the UK.


Friday, November 24, 2017

Drako Signs With Babygrande Records

Drako, the rising 24 year-old Atlanta artist, grew up in a household where drug and alcohol abuse permeated all aspects of his existence. From a young age, Drako was in-and-out of juvenile detention, as he became involved in drug dealing and robberies in order to support his siblings. In order to escape the hardships of life, music became Drako’s therapy, and he moved around his neighborhood rapping for any audience he could find.

He was recruited to join a group called 138, and through his experiences with the group, he knew that he wanted to rap professionally. It wasn’t long before Drako went solo, capitalizing on his talent by dropping a mixtape every week. His persistence earned the attention of local radio and club DJs around Atlanta. However in order to maintain his musical output and support his family, Drako continued to hustle and commit robberies which led to a massive roadblock in his career. Drako was arrested and spent over a decade in prison.

Released from prison in 2015, Drako moved to West Atlanta and once again focused on music. Word spread fast and through a network of friends and fans Drako's music hit the radar of the 15 year-old seminal record label, Babygrande Records.

Babygrande tracked Drako's recordings for almost a year, and as a final test of Drako’s skill the label invited him to share a SXSW stage with Ugly God, Peewee Longway and others. No one in the Texas audience had ever heard of him or his music, but by the second song, Drako had The Mohawk venue TURNT UP!

Realizing Drako’s presence was undeniable, Babygrande signed him on the spot. In 2017, Drako and Babygrande plan to unleash multiple singles and videos, the first of which is the Yoksta (Future, Ralo, OJ Da Juiceman) produced banger "Watch Me Do It."

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Arrest Made In Lil Wayne Tour Bus Shooting

The man accused of firing multiple shots at rapper Lil Wayne’s tour buses was trying to get higher status with his gang, according to his arrest warrant. Jimmy Carlton Winfrey, 25, of Atlanta, has been charged with numerous felonies, but was not in custody Thursday afternoon, Cobb County jail records showed.

No one was injured on April 26 when multiple shots were fired at two buses traveling on I-285 near I-75, according to Atlanta and Cobb police. About a dozen people were on the buses around 3 a.m. after a performance at the Compound nightclub on Brady Avenue, police previously said. It was not known if the rapper, whose real name is Dwayne Carter, was aboard either of the buses.

On May 21, Cobb police secured an arrest warrant for Winfrey, charging him with aggravated assault, terroristic threats and acts, criminal damage, possession of a firearm by a felon, criminal gang activity, reckless conduct and discharging a weapon near the street.
Winfrey was allegedly driving when he fired the shots from his vehicle, causing more than $20,000 worth of damage to the buses, according to police. He allegedly fired the shots to gain “street cred,” police said.

“Said accused did commit said act in order to gain status in his criminal organization by a committing a high profile shooting of a rival rap artist,” the warrant states. “Said accused has associated himself with known blood gang members in the Atlanta area.”

In October, Winfrey was convicted of drug possession in Florida and sentenced to two years on probation, according to the Florida Department of Corrections.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Church Of Beyonce

Rumors are that +Beyonce has her name across a Church in Atlanta, Ga. The rumors are true. The National Church of Bey, an organization that recently formed the new religion Beyism, is a real organization based in Atlanta, Georgia. Although Beyoncé herself is not believed to be a part of it, she is the foundation of it and has so far not made a statement denouncing it.

The church’s founder, Pauline John Andrews, recently stated, “We are very disappointed in the failure of the public to recognize the existence of a divine Deity walking among them. Deity’s often walk the Earth in their flesh form. Beyoncé will transcend back to the spirit once her work here on Mother Earth has been completed.” They believe that Beyonce “sits among the throne of Gods”.

Reportedly, The National Church Of Bey is also looking to expand outside of the Atlanta area. According to them, they already have parishes popping up all over the United States, Canada, and England. He adds, “We have published the Beyble and it will soon be available for free to the public. Donations have poured in and we will soon have enough to build a temple in honor of Mother Bey. We will invite her to speak to her flock, once the doors are open.”

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