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Nelly, Snoop Dogg, T.I. & More Helped Make Lime-A-Rita's ATL Takeover One For The Books

Nelly proved “Hot In Herre” is still a classic at  Lime-A-Rita’s Cinco Saturday concert.

A shot of nostalgia never gets old.

Nelly performed “Hot In Herre,” and a string of other throwbacks to headline the Lime-A-RIta Cinco this Saturday in Atlanta over the weekend. The concert featured Snoop Dogg as the DJ, alongside special guest, T.I., and Blu Cantrell.

The songstress, whose ubiquitous 2001 single “Hit ‘Em Up Style,” is featured in a Lime-A-Rita ad, was on hand to introduce DJ Snoopadelic. Despite running about an hour late, Uncle Snoop didn’t waste time getting into deejay mode before Nelly took the stage.

Flanked by fellow St. Lunatic, Ali, and his brother City Spud, Nelly Mo powered through an energized lap of heaters with “Country Grammar,” and “Air Force Ones“ among them. Jermaine Dupri added an assist with a quick medley of So So Def bangers, while Goodie Mobb’s Big Gipp came out for “Grillz.”

Tip, the night’s final surprise guest, rocked the stage to “Bring E’m Out” and ended with a duet of “About the Money."

“Surprises are always special,” he told VIBE, before the show and explained why performing in his hometown is unique. “Atlanta is so special now because most of the people that you meet aren’t from here,” said Tip. ”So the people who kinda’ like grew up in Atlanta, they still recognize and appreciate me as well as I recognize and appreciate them.”

Nelly meanwhile, has a long relationship with ATL, and Lime-A-Rita’s parent company, Anheuser-Busch. He linked with the beer brand over a decade ago, and in February Bud Light used “Hot In Herre” to lead the first of a handful of new Lime-A-Rita commercials to drop this year.

“I think that’s probably been the beauty of working with them. They get us,” said Nelly. “We’ve done so many shows with them that obviously we’re doing something right!”

Atlanta also happens to be where he penned “Hot in Herre” with Pharrell. “[We] kinda stumbled onto it,” he recalled. “When we were first doing it nobody really understood.”

Based on the reception he got this weekend, the 14-year-old single that earned Nelly his first Hot 100 chart-topper, gets a crowd hyped like it’s 2002 all over again.

Even with a new generation of rap stars battling for the limelight, a veteran like Nelly hasn’t lost his luster for music. “I’m actually recording right now,” he revealed. “I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to do several different things. I’m probably the only rapper you know that’s had a No. 1 on damn near every format. When you have that many different varieties of where you can go. You just do a lot of different music. That’s the task for me, figuring out which area to run with.”

Although he dropped “The Fix” featuring Jeremih last year, and recently covered country signer Thomas Rhett’s “Die A Happy Man,” Nelly’s not quite ready to release a full album.

He also doesn’t feel pressure to top anyone, or even his reclaim the spot held earlier in his career. “Everybody’s not gonna’ like what you do and everybody’s not gonna feel what you were doing. As artists we create and we worry about everything else later.”

“Every generation says they’re generation of hip-hop was the best [or] they’re generation of music was the best,” he added. “That’s why when people say how do you feel about the stage of hip-hop, I don’t argue. I support the hip-hop that I like, and that’s all you should do, it’s enough out there for everybody.”

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Rapper Henree Wright, also known as ReeMarkable, is slowing things down on the sweetest of days with her new single, "VIBE."

With songwriter Sy Ari Da Kid (Future, Waka Flocka Flame) on the track, the two toy with an idea of a relationship after years apart. In addition to the love that lies beneath the games, the song also serves as a great addition to any playlist dedicated to Mary Jane. Produced by Atlanta's 8 Major, ReeMarkable takes a detour from the gritty raps heard on tracks like "Pardon Me" and "Bonnie And Clyde" and into more experimental sounds.

ReeMarkable's journey in music has been documented through her time on the series Growing Up Hip-Hop as the daughter of the late iconic rapper, Eazy-E. As his youngest child, the rapper-singer opened up about her struggles breaking into the industry and how she plans to honor her father through her music.

Recently, ReeMarkable paid homage to her father by recreating his most iconic images. Originally taken by legendary photographer Ricky Powell, ReeMarkable's take is commendable as she barely a striking resemblance to Eazy.

 

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I was a baby when you left this world , I have no memories, but I also don’t have any pain from your return to heaven. I am honored to be your daughter . I am the Spitting image of you and it warms me to see a legend every-time I look in the mirror. Today is a day for celebration as you would have came upon your 54th birthday . So here’s my gift to you . A shoot dedicated to simply, you . I directed this shoot and worked with a great team to capture your spirit daddy . I Love you & Happy Birthday , I hope you all enjoy . Captured by @lsfotography1 Graphics by @colourfulmula Make up by @tunchyy.marie Styled & directed by @iamreemarkable Special thanks to @vinceamani @exclusivegame , @bfflyer , @lakayb_ @thelazyhustler & All my Family Friends and Fans !! 🧡 #ripeazye EVERYONE SAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR ME 🎈🎁

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A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie – Artist 2.0 A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie's new album has been a long time in the making by today's standards, with his last project dropping in 2018. Artist 2.0 is appropriate with a Valentine's Day drop, as the album showcases the Bronx artist's versatile R&B melodies. "I've got everything. I've got heartbreak, babymaking, streets..." the 24-year-old told Ebro while visiting Hot 97. "...When y'all hear this album, it's going to be a lot of questions. 'What is he trying to get to?' You're going to hear a switchover on the album, and it's going to be a whole different mood." Guests on the album include Young Thug, Roddy Ricch, Gunna, Summer Walker, Khalid, and Lil Uzi Vert. Apple Music | TIDAL

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OneUnited Bank Debuts Limited-Edition Harriet Tubman Debit Card

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“We have the power to place Harriet Tubman on a global payment device in celebration of Black History Month,” said One United Bank's President & COO Teri Williams. “This symbol of Black empowerment in 2020 will pave the way for the Harriet Tubman design on the $20 bill.”

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When I pull my Harriet Tubman VISA out my wallet at a racist location pic.twitter.com/14m8NhnPi3

— Al-Shabazz (@shabazz_jab) February 13, 2020

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— THE KID MERO 🇩🇴 (@THEKIDMERO) February 13, 2020

DO YOU THINK HARRIET TUBMAN WAS WALKING AROUND SALUTING WAKANDA WHILE SHE WAS TAKING SLAVES???? TO FREEDOM? https://t.co/1yhWavQy0m

— marv (@ofstarvinmarrv) February 13, 2020

Harriet Tubman is the ultimate symbol of fearless organizing and rebellion against a sadistic capitalist enterprise (slavery). Put Oprah on yall visa card and go 😒 https://t.co/QVQShNnEic

— Noname (@noname) February 14, 2020

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