BMI continues to flaunt their ability to capture some of Hip-Hop and R&B greatest artists with their latest showcase, “Know Them Know”.
With Atlanta shooting star, YFN Lucci (known for his current charting hit Key to the Streets ft. The Migos & Trouble) and, the versatile hit producer turned artist, Sonny Digital on the bill hometown fans were poised to show hometown love.
There are few things more Atlanta than the Dungeon Family, and while this night was certainly about the burning new talent on the BMI roster, it was also a night to honor legends. Gipp Goodie of Goodie Mob set the tone as the host, while honoring his Dungeon brother Cee-Lo. Cee-Lo Green was in the building to receive the Legends of Atlanta award for his vast contributions to the musical community of Atlanta. But, stayed to check out the acts, who did not disappoint.
Speaking of Atlanta legends, Dallas Austin’s new hi-energy rap trio, Minus Gravity, was an early favorite. While quite new to the scene, their current single “Foreign or Boring” got a healthy reaction and has huge radio potential. R&B quartet Good Girl are a combination of everything that felt good about girl group R&B music in the 90’s and 2000’s. With growing attention from their appearance on America’s Got Talent, these girls are poised for takeoff. Their vocal ability and precise choreo caught the eyes of the crowd. The young rapper SahBabii was another favorite with his current radio hit “Pull Up With A Stick”. His creative melodies blended with rap are another example of a sound that has become indicative of the young hip-hop acts budding in Atlanta.
Sonny Digital was more than comfortable on stage, as he stepped into the limelight to perform. It was clear after his performance that his greatness as a producer is only a facet of the young artist. “My Guy ft. Black Boe” is a bouncy ATL trap anthem sure to continue gaining traction. We caught up with Sonny after the show and he let us know that there is a project “or whatever” in the works. He seemed hesitant to put a release date out ther, but if his success continues Digital will be a force.
YFN Lucci closed the night with a few ode to the Wish Me Well mixtape series that brought him to public eye, before getting into songs from his new project Long Live Nut. The project contains his next hit “Everyday We Lit ft. Philly native PNB Rock, along with features from Rick Ross, Boosie Badazz, and Lil Durk.[slideshow]