Leanne

Leanne

My birthday is September 19. I love roses, sweet scents, traveling, drawing, coloring, & shopping.

Welcome to the November installment of the Patchwerkstudio Playlist.

Sunday we set if off in the back lot at Patchwerk Recording Studios for our very own Tight 32 Homecoming Cypher. We featured 2017's top emcees and artists who have competed in the Tight 32 Contest.

This week’s episode of Cookies and Lemonade we featured an all girl cast...until our Oz Banga popped in and payed us a surprise visit! We brought back the insightful, and blunt Jade! She is one of Patchwerk’s very own Graphic Designers. We also featured one of our certified engineers Quilla. Talk about Girl Power! We will definitely be seeing more of her. Be sure to follow those two, if you already haven't, @iamjadeforest and @1laquilla and you can’t forget our Weekend Manager/ Official Man with the Plan @Obanga.

Atlanta is in for a treat Friday, August 25th for the Red Bull Culture Clash hosted on 787 Windsor Street SW in Atlanta, Georgia. At last year's UK battle, Jamaican emcee Popcaan won the clash with a wicked dub by Drake for smash single "One Dance". This year, for the first time ever in the states, Popcaan will make his American debut on stage representing his crew Unruly. The Culture Clash, a mash up of music-makers from Jamaica, Canada, UK, and America, will feature four unique crews battling to win over an audience of avid music fans. There is sure to be some tension in the room as the top crew leaders compete for the crown. Who will conquer the crowd with the most boombastic sound?

Red Bull Music Academy wrote a descriptive article on the power of Patchwerk and their influence on the South. 

During the late 90's and early 2000's Patchwerk was the nucleus of Southern Hip-Hop, providing the DNA for Atlanta's music culture. The studio continues to create a reputation for producing the highest quality mixes and mastered singles throughout the South and to the world.
Their structure was built upon having that sound that made people come back for more. The ambiance, technology, and space made it a hotbed for Hip-Hop's hit records. The biggest collaborations happened because Patchwerk was a musical home for many. Producers, artists, A&R's and engineers agreed that Patchwerk helped establish the site for some of greatest compositions in their 22 year history.
The studio went above and beyond to cater to the needs of artists and set themselves apart by providing the optimal space for emerging and mainstream artists alike. The vision set by Bob Whitfield and Curtis Daniel back in California came into fruition once they set their mind to producing music for their friend Ras Kass, who ended up being the first artist signed to their record label. Later the label developed into a studio, opening its doors to a roster of talent such as Ludacris, Lil Jon, and Outkast.
Patchwerk Studios, 2016 Maxwell Schiano
 
You have to mention Patchwerk when you call out the best facility in the South making an impact on the music industry. Patchwerk Recording Studios is known to record timeless music.
 Jeezy, Gucci, T.I, Rick Ross, and Akon all have vested interest in the studio's longevity and legacy. Some of the best albums were recorded, mixed and mastered there. 
You need proof? Come see for yourself in a FREE studio tour. The doors are open for visitors between 11am-1pm daily. It's a little bit of magic that you have to experience for yourself.
Read more on the Red Bull Feature here and schedule your next studio visit by calling the studio at 404.874.9880.

August is a month for planning and executing the blueprint for the Fall. We are entering the last quarter of the year and as we start to take tally of our wins and losses there is an important question to answer: "What is next for me?"

Make an impression with the Spotlight Interview. Be the main act at our monthly showcase, step in front of the camera for a photo shoot, express your personality in a one-on-one interview, and include your latest release on our playlists with hundreds of subscribers.

Every first Thursday of the month issa a vibe in Apache Café. Call your friends and family to come out and support your city's #1 stage for poets, rappers, singers, and entertainers.
This is great opportunity to interact with industry giants, you never know who you might meet in our room of young adults and experienced creatives.

Jay-Z Releases BAM BAM Sister Nancy and Damian *Junior Gong* Marley take Jay-Z back to Jam down in the feature video from his critically acclaimed project 4:44. The single has gained momentum since the album launched on TIDAL and includes vocals from Bob Marley's youngest son Junior Gong alongside popular female emcee Sister Nancy. The track is a remake from Sista Nancy's classic anthem Bam Bam, that in recent years has been sampled in several projects including Kanye's song "Famous" featuring Rihanna & Swiss Beats.