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Thought-Provokers: South Atlanta

Atlanta has always had an artistic soul.  The culture and heritage of our city, like most great cities, owes a tremendous debt to the arts community.  Supporting local art is something we care deeply about and we’d like to do everything we can to help the local arts community thrive.  Unfortunately, too often media attention is monopolized by corporate interests and tabloid gossip – but culture doesn’t come from a focus on celebrity breakups it comes from a focus on the arts.

Below, you’ll find some incredible artists from in and around South Atlanta that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Shawann Gadson

All my life, I have been the goofy, outgoing friend and I figured it was time to use MY HUMOR in a more beneficial way. I then enrolled into a Level 1 improv class at ” The Steel City Improv Theatre,” in Pittsburgh, PA! This new venture changed my life! Read more>>

Travis “Travisty” McKoy

I’m a songwriter and recording artist. I make mostly r&b and pop records but I try not to limit myself in the type of music I make. If the instrumental sounds good, I’ll at least make a demo and try something new. I believe lyrics are important. It’s very easy to write a love song or a sad song. It’s more difficult to capture the reasons why you feel those emotions. I like to write about what I don’t hear often or at all.  Read more>>

Dezjah Hutchins

My art of design stems from the desire of telling a story. I handcraft and decorate wall decor based on my customers’ needs. Not only that I style rooms and consult different visions to make them come to life. The ultimate experience for my customers began with simply booking the specific item or event they want customized or decorated, and giving a brief description on what they expect to see. Read more>>

Makesha Williamson

I moved to Atlanta to work on pursuing my film career. I currently have 45 Feature films, TV Pilots and Short films in production and development. I have written two books that are currently available on Amazon entitled “35-Drastic Changes” & “14 and Pregnant” and I am writing my 3rd book “Broken Pieces” Coming Soon. Read more>>

Michelle Easley

My motivation for writing about the topics of diversity and empowerment are intensely personal. My father was a member of the Atlanta Student Movement. He sat in at the lunch counters of F.W. Woolworth and H. L. Green in downtown Atlanta in 1960. He picketed in front of the Rich’s department store while a student at Clark College in 1960. Read more>>

Tamara Dorsey

I decided to trust God and step outside of my comfort zone with modeling. Though it challenges me in every way, I have fallen in love with this art. God has taught me to be still, enjoy where I am, and do all I can in the natural. Read more>>


In all honesty, I do a little bit of everything musically, but my focus is as an artist. I don’t categorize myself in one specific genre because I just follow the vibes, but mainly I stick to Hip Hop. Hip Hop is currently something like a bridge genre that you can go off into any other genre of music with. Read more>>

Hollywood Bangers

I was introduced to creating music early on in my life. I remember times when I would sit in my uncle’s room all day watching him dj until he eventually let me hold down an Akai MPD. From this point on, I fell in love with creating music and expressing my emotions through it. Read more>>

Ebone Parks

As a content creator through blogs and YouTube videos, my mission is to be as transparent and real as possible. I’ve spoken out about some of my personal experiences and issues as far as dealing with Post Graduate Depression and anxiety. Surprisingly I wasn’t the only one with these problems which allowed my work to reach a lot of people. Read more>>

Tacinda LaShell

I’m a fairly new artist with only one song out. But, I’ve written music ever since I was a child. I drew myself into watching my mother write her own music and play the piano. I have a story to share, just like everyone does. So, I sing narrative tales about my real life experiences. Read more>>

DJ M3L, Jamel Rowland

I am a DJ, so clearly, my passion is in the music world. I grew up in music from chorus, band, and everything in between. I create various mixes and playlist on Youtube, Spotify, and other sound mediums. I do not focus on one specific genre I prefer to let the music guide me to its destination. If I had to label myself as a genre-specific DJ, it would be R&B/Hip Hop. Read more>>

Obumneme Okeke

I rap, sing, do poetry, model, and make merchandise. I do all these things because I believe it is what I am meant to do, and it brings me the most joy. I honestly do not see myself doing anything else. The main thing that makes my life worth living is inspiring others, and I do that through my art. Read more>>

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