Live Ass Art was definitely the place to be last night in Atlanta.
Poetry, fashion, music, and of course networking opportunities were abundant at the heavily promoted event. Hosted by the energetic Sammy Approved and smooth Blake Ellis, the event was a major success.
Upon entering the event guests walked right into an art experience as DJ Trap and Dj Von set the tone with a selection of popular music. To the left were several apparel vendors representing their brands including Wisdom ATL, Gold Regency, Living Royalty Clothing, Cheaux Love, and Fly Fortunes.
Spread through out the building, in addition to the vendors, were many artists either creating and/or providing pre-made art. Watching Caleb Brown free hand a painting of Future upside down was pretty awesome. Then walking into another room and seeing Miss. Taliah creating a piece of her own, also known as @Rizza_Art on Twitter, was a wonder in itself. Intricately placed on the wall space and on display tables was art from the likes of Reed, Caleb Brown, YB the Art Trapper, Street Confidential, Mychel Angelo, Rizza Art, Delinda Arts, and Toast 2 the Don. Delinda Arts is the awesome artists behind the piece used on the event flyer.
To tie everything together, the audience had the opportunity to watch strong performances by LostCauseMookie, Camille Edwards, EAZ, Static Spazz, C-Venus, Eri Soul, Steve Cantrell, Splash Gang, Paolo, Meraki, Jus Alex, and Essi just to name a few. My personal favorites were Essi of Cheaux Love and Steve Cantrell. There was something incredible personal and unique about their performances that really drew me in. Paolo serenaded the audience while his crew, Splash Gang, kept the crowd hyped up in the background. Camille’s poetry piece on black women had everyone in the room clapping and snapping in approval.
There was so much crowd support for each artist that came out. A lot of hand shaking, exchanging of business cards, and phone numbers occurred. Not to mention head bobbing, hand clapping, and the infamous d*mn-that-line-was-raw face when killer versus were spit into the mic. Live Ass Art is what mixing business and pleasure looks like for Atlanta creatives.
To get more insight on how last night went check out #LiveAssArt on twitter.
As for Dreamr, we’ll be keeping an eye out on all of the artists that came out last night. For updates on upcoming events curated by The Ingenious Regiment, follow them on twitter @TheRegimentATL.