We’re all peeing and pooping and eating the same crappy diner food together, all because a guy from the Sweet Auburn neighborhood decided to peacefully conquer the world and fight against prejudice, segregation, and inequality. Somebody get the memo to North Carolina and Mississippi, please.
You’ve heard of the work that came out of this former Buckhead-based record company: OutKast, Usher, Pink, TLC, Goodie Mob, and yes, even Chico DeBarge. You probably didn’t know that before Sean “Puffy” Combs got a label deal from Clive Davis, he lived in the basement of Antonio “L.A.” Reid’s house. Reid and Babyface made mega-superstars out of a lot of talented (and sometimes not-so-talented) musicians, and set the tone for Atlanta to become the influential musical town it remains today.