— L.A.-based clothing imprint, PLEASURES, will be paying tribute to Atlanta’s most legendary strip club, Magic City, with a brand new capsule collection dedicated to the ATL staple.

Magic City      

Atlanta’s Magic City, founded in 1985, has been a go-to nightlife spot for both locals and tourists alike for decades. Between top charting rap songs such as “Magic City Monday” by Jeezy and collaborations with major Hip-Hop artists like Future and Drake, it’s no surprise that the establishment has reached a level of fame that spans far beyond Atlanta’s city limits. Now, we have the pleasure of witnessing yet another special collaboration — this time, from a brand all the way in Los Angeles.

PLEASURES has now announced they will be releasing a new capsule collection consisting of 6 graphic T-shirts inspired by the Atlanta nightclub. The designs are quite simple, but clever nonetheless, with one tee, for example, using the phrase “Do you believe in Magic?” and another displaying an image of the all too familiar Georgia peach.

Magic City      Magic City

The PLEASURES x Magic City capsule collection will be available this Saturday, June 8th at 12pm EST on the Tour Life official site.

On September 30, 2018, T.I. unveiled a new museum to commemorate the impact Trap Music has on today’s culture. Initially, Trap Music emerged from the South, which is home of the hottest original trap rappers like Gucci Mane, Three 6 Mafia, Jeezy, OutKast, UGK, and Master P. The low 808 bass, snappy snares, pipe flutes, and catchy verses provides a unique sound we can hear and feel. It’s no wonder Trap Music has been so influential and embedded into the hip hop world.

Tip “T.I.” Harris dropped his album, Trap Muzik, in 2003 just 15 years ago. His album refers back to his experiences coming up in the streets of Westside Atlanta, where he found his voice. “I wanted to make a classic. I knew I had to make timeless music, which could stand the test of time”, the rapper told Noisey — and that it did.

Trap Music Museum

The museum is partnered with Escape Room ATL, veteran Hip-Hop journalist Maurice Garland, creative artist DL Warfield, and others. Artists who have helped to bring the genre to the forefront of mainstream culture are include: 21 Savage, Gucci Mane, Rick Ross, Future, and Young Jeezy, all of whom will be highlighted in the showcase.

Similar to an escape room, participants will also have a chance to crack codes to “Escape the Trap”. Each set is designed to take you through the experience of the trap culture’s inception as well as the dysfunctional family ties and hardships many face in the streets. Guests can even sign prison walls during this memorable interactive experience.

Trap Music Museum

Its message is to define society’s standards and to rise above stigmas of Hip-Hop culture. In the words of a trusted writer at Pitchfork.com, “Trap Muzik presents the trap as not just a setting or a sound or a state of mind, but as a portal into the self.”

The infamous Bankhead neighborhood will house the Trap Music Museum. Just in time for A3C week, Atlanta’s annual Hip-Hop festival, the Trap Music Museum will be open to the public on October 5th at 630 Travis Street NW, Atlanta, GA.

For more information visit the official Trap Music Museum website.

Written by Chelsea McKain

– After announcing the June 16th release date for Boomiverse LP, Big Boi has unveiled the music video for his single, “ Mic Jack ”, featuring Maroon 5’s Adam Levine.

Big Boi Performs Live on The Voice

Thus far, as we lead up to the release of Boomiverse LP, Big Boi has released two singles for our listening pleasure. He first dropped “Kill Jill” featuring fellow ATL giants Killer Mike and Jeezy. He then released the more commercially appealing “ Mic Jack ” where he calls on Adam Levine for assistance on the hook. Now, we have visuals to match.

The music video has a distinctly fun vibe, and as a result, doesn’t put strong emphasis on acting. This is most noticeable as both Big Boi and Adam Levine attempt to keep straight faces through the humor. However, the images and locations are crisp, clean, and creative as we follow the characters deep inside a dry cleaners’, into outer space, and to a car wash.

The release of the “ Mic Jack ” music video was also well-planned seeing that it came shortly after Big Boi and Adam Levine performed the song for the first time together on NBC’s The Voice (where Levine is also a judge).

Boomiverse LP will be available for purchase on June 16th and will follow up Big Boi’s 2012 album, Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors.

Written by DJ Robinson