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2nd Atlanta HipHop Film Festival Announces Opening Night Gala

Atlanta, GA (April 20, 2006) The 2006 Atlanta HipHop Film Festival will host an opening night gala on Friday, April 28, with a fashion show featuring clothing lines from Ventige Soul Boutique and Makaveli Branded. The Air Brush Shop will be present to provide free airbrushing for guests. Networking and live music provided by Poseidon and Mr. Tariq.

HipHop has captured the fascination of young people from New York City’s South Bronx parks in the 70’s to the bullet trains of Tokyo today. These youth can be seen and heard expressing themselves through the language, fashion and music that are HipHop culture. The Atlanta HipHop Film Festival is dedicated to creating an event that encompasses all these elements mentioned bonded by the common thread of social responsibility to ensure positive, beneficial messages are conveyed to HipHop’s invaluable on-screen audience.

The Atlanta HipHop Film Festival is celebrating their second year by honoring the city’s industry tastemakers, welcoming the festival attendees, acknowledging this year’s sponsors and recognizing the accomplishments of this year’s honorees, LAURYN HILL, LL COOL J, ICE T and F. GARY GRAY. The festival takes place April 27-30, 2006.

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WHEN: Opening Night Gala--Friday, April 28, 2006 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

WHERE: The Compound, 1008 Brady Avenue Atlanta, GA 30318


The Air Brush Shop: Creates unique airbrush designs for T-shirts, jackets and jeans

Ventige Soul Boutique: Chic, unique and custom-designed apparel boutique for the urban women

Makaveli Branded: Tupac’s official clothing line

Poseidon: Four-man band that fuses together R&B, Soul and Hip-Hop

Mr. Tariq: Veteran DJ that plays R&B, and Hip-Hop