Tag: atlanta

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Refuge: One Syrian Family’s Long Odyssey to Georgia

Of the 4.5 million Syrians who have fled their nation’s bloody civil war, fewer than 3,000 have made it to America. This is one family’s story.

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Who Do You Trust?

How 23-year-old Metro Boomin became every rapper’s favorite producer.

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Young Thug Is an ATLien

“Thug is alone even in a room full of people. He is unapproachable. He radiates volatility. I can't even imagine him making actual, on-purpose eye contact with another human. Looking into a person's eyes—seeking some kind of a connection—is an admission of neediness, and Young Thug would rather be shot dead in the street than need a thing from another human being.”
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Hammer in Her Hand

At 76, Atlanta’s Beverly “Guitar” Watkins still lives for the blues.

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The House That Built Cam

To understand Cam Newton, you need to go to a small church 45 minutes outside of Atlanta called Holy Zion Center of Deliverance and hear his dad preach.

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The Brand Keeping Oprah in Business

A profile of Tyler Perry.

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Hard to Kill

An oral history of Gucci Mane’s many rises and falls.

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Make It Reign

Spins from the DJs at Atlanta’s seminal Magic City strip club can turn nobodies into hip-hop stars.

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"You Have Thousands of Angels Around You"

A refugee survives the Rwandan genocide and finds a future in Atlanta.

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How Young Thug Got Trapped By A $15,000 Advance From A Major Label

360 degree deals and the music industry’s new hostages.

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Dasher’s Deliverance

Kylee Kimbrough lost her childhood, lost her sobriety, lost her living situation, and finally even lost her son. Then she found the drums.

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Who Will Survive When Migos Meets Big Data?

Migos, a young Atlanta rap trio, has decamped to a mansion outside of town to avoid trouble, ride Go-Karts, shop for $2300 backpacks, and continue their streak of red-hot singles.