Another Record Label Boss and Music Producer in The ATL

Front Porch Atlanta

I met another “owner of his own record label” the last time I was in Atlanta. In fact it was the day after I met mini TI (CEO) who got shot up at The Bounce. I forget his name It begins with an SLet me just call him Simon. I was sitting on my friend’s front porch talking to another friend Obi on the phone as there was too much noise in the house. As I finished talking to Obi this guy walks past and starts talking to me. He is kind of cute and seems nice enough. He comes with some talk about, “I haven’t seen you around these parts before.” I of course opened my mouth and then he realized I wasn’t from there and got excited.

The Bounce In Bankhead Atlanta

Gold Grill

A British friend of mine told me that she had went to The Bounce in Bankhead. She warned me not to go there (not the area, the club.) She said that she was on edge as soon as she walked in. Even though she had enjoyed it somewhat she said that there was always the feeling that something was going to kick off and that there was a fight between two sets of girls the night that she went. Not only were girls fighting, but there were also plenty of girls with gold grills.

Yahoo Chat Online Back In The Day

Yahoo Chat

It is early 2002. I am in my final year at Lancaster University in the North of England. I am on the computer and “Who are you?” flashes up on my screen. It is a Yahoo Instant Message. He is called RuffRyder. I know he has been on my list for a while, but I don’t know exactly who he is. I reply back, “Who are you?” I figure I may as well just throw that back at him, because what do you reply to a question as broad as “Who are you?”

Gay And In Denial

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A couple of years ago I went to see my friend in Chicago for a few days. I had always had a feeling that he was gay, but there was nothing in particular to indicate this. He would always talk about females, but it was always in reference to their intelligence rather than anything more (not that there is anything wrong with that). So anyway he came with a friend to pick me up from the airport and we went back to his house. When I walked into his house his mama was like, “Oh my baby brought me home a beautiful girl.” She was really welcoming and was gushing over me. The attention was nice, meanwhile my friend just looked embarrassed.

Homeless In South Beach Miami

Clay Hostel and Hotel

It was the summer of 1999 and I was 19 and on holiday in Maryland and Miami with 3 friends. In Maryland we all stayed with one of the girl’s uncle and then we had booked a week stop over in Miami, but had not booked accommodation or even thought about it. We figured we would just find it when we got there How on earth we were going to do this with suitcases in tow I don’t even know. But at the time, we didn’t care our attitude was completely care free.

The Atlanta Bomber

Suicide Bombers

We get to the airport and I remember the person at the checkout desk trying to hurry us onto an earlier plane. We didn’t know why at the time but I remember that we didn’t want to as we didn’t want to rush or hang around Texas for hours on end. So anyway we hang around the airport… take our time and then make our way to the gate at the designated time of our original flight.