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TI Host Advance Sreening Of Black Panther Which Was Sponsored by Walmart and Marvel Studios [Pictures]

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, T.I. who attended with his children. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms brought her family and joined Moore and T.I. to introduce the film and welcome theatergoers.

Filmed in Atlanta, Black Panther generated more than $83.9 million to the local economy and contributed more than $26.5 million in wages to more than 3,100 workers across the state. In an interview with the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Mayor Bottoms stated, “It’s just an extraordinary opportunity for the City of Atlanta to be here to celebrate this African-American cast that was filmed right here in Atlanta really speaks to what’s possible in this city and the opportunities we have in this city when we provide incentives and when we are a friendly and welcoming place.” T.I., a member Mayor Bottom’s transitional team offered a poignant statement about the impact of the film saying, “It’s imperative that we know there is greatness inside of all of us and our children should know that as well. They all possess super hero like qualities that will allow them to change the world. Films like Black Panther empower them.”

Additional celebrity guests included Brad James (actor, “For Better Or For Worse”), Tye White (Own’s Greenleaf), Ryan Destiny (actress), Egypt, DJ Faldelf (celebrity DJ), Marquitta Goings (TV One), HeadKrack (Rickey Smiley Morning Show, DishNation), Ms. Juicy (Rickey Smiley Morning Show), Angela Benton (CEO, NewMe), Alexis Branch (singer), Kyle “Stalley” Myricks (hip-hop artist), Lil Zane (actor/hip-hop artist), Demetria McKinney (actress), Cocoa Brown (actress, comedienne), Jamie Foster Brown (entertainment journalist), Dr. Rondrick Williamson (frequent guest on “The Doctors”), Dr. Sonja Stribling (Author & Women’s Empowerment Coach) and more!

About 250 ticket holders who received FREE ticket giveaway at Walmart’s Cascade store the previous day enjoyed the film, offered reactions, and left with film merchandise.

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Freddie Gibbs, 2Chainz and Vince Staples Rock the Crowd Day 2 of Adult Swim Festival

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The second annual festival carried on in its raw and comedic Adult Swim style with exclusive Rick and Morty season 4 screenings, live performances of The Eric Andre Show, and artist performances by 2 Chainz, Iron Reagan, Tierra Whack, Freddie Gibbs, Vince Staples and many more.

Freddie Gibbs

Prolific Gary, Indiana MC Freddie Gibbs along with his DJ and collaborator Madlib rocked the stage at Adult Swim Festival at Banc of California Stadium Saturday November 16th. Easily the afternoon’s top performance, the duo performed a grip of tracks from their latest project Bandana along with some acclaimed classics from the Piñata LP like “Thuggin” and “Harold’s”. The chemistry Gibbs and Madlib posses is unmatched and evident when they perform and it’s clear that Gibbs is a natural emcee when delivering his cocaine bars over those soulful beats.

2Chainz

College Park, GA Atlanta-native and Grammy award-winner 2Chainz had the crowd dialed in when he arrived on stage that night. Although 2Chainz may have been a last minute addition, after Young Thug dropped out, he brought South Atlanta style to Southern Cali. Performing hits like “I’m Different” and “Birthday Song” from his Based on a T.R.U. Story album along with verses from hits like “Big Bank”and “No Problem” his dynamic presence on stage commanded the audience’s attention. Along with his live band and T.R.U. artists, 2Chainz burst onto the scene and displayed precision in his musical prowess and a tireless work ethic. In the image of James Brown, “the hardest working man in show business”, he immediately flew out to Vegas’ Drais Nightclub for another performance as soon as his set wrapped up.

Vince Staples

Northside Long Beach’s own, Vince Staples was the last hip-hop artist of the night and did not disappoint. Coming out to a large cloud of haze, Staples’ hour-long set was complete with heavy bass, low lights and a few mosh pits. He performed some of his most popular hits from the latest album FM, like “Fun” and “Relay” along with “Big Fish” and “Norf, Norf” which had the crowd in a frenzy during his set. The young emcee held his own on stage and displayed a true representation of California confidence and style when delivering his lively verses.

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