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    Best Hip-Hop Club

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    Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

    Best Hip-Hop Hangout BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2019
    Type of Award » After Dark
    Picked By » Critics
    Bonfire ATL

    Best Hip-Hop Hangout BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2019
    Type of Award » After Dark
    Picked By » Readers
    MJQ Concourse (Featured)

    Best Hip-Hop Hangout BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2018
    Type of Award » After Dark
    Picked By » Critics
    Palace (Permanently Closed)

    Best Hip-Hop Hangout BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2018
    Type of Award » After Dark
    Picked By » Readers
    Magic City

    Best hip-hop incubator BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2017
    Picked By » Critics
    Type of Award » After Dark
    Controllerise
    The cutting edge of underground hip-hop shines every Thursday night when the CONTROLLERISE vibe session takes over Slice Pizza. Weekly regulars such as LeemLizzy, Funk.Shu, Triiip the Hippy, house DJ Empress Rah and more may not be household names yet, but each one is a staple of the thriving beat showcasemore...

    The cutting edge of underground hip-hop shines every Thursday night when the CONTROLLERISE vibe session takes over Slice Pizza. Weekly regulars such as LeemLizzy, Funk.Shu, Triiip the Hippy, house DJ Empress Rah and more may not be household names yet, but each one is a staple of the thriving beat showcase where young DJs, producers and intrepid MCs roll out their latest concoctions for a gathering of peers and like-minded Best locals. Controllerise was conceived by Chris Wilkes, aka STLNDRMS, and Mike Harr as a grass-roots effort to facilitate the overwhelming amount of raw talent they saw brewing around them. Over the last year, attendance has grown, while a revolving cast of beatmakers sharpen their skills with quick excursions to the outer limits. The communal vibe of the weekly party functions as an incubator for ideas where hip-hop heads bounce ideas off of each other, give feedback and provide a critical support system where everyone grows mutually. A fresh batch of instrumental music is always on blast, but an appreciation for all things anime binds the room together. Cartoons such as Ghost in the Shell play out in the periphery, and attendees register to win anything from action figures to T-shirts and other manga-related gear. Giveaways aside, this is ground zero for Atlanta's most creative young minds in hip-hop. Slice Pizza, 75 Piedmont Ave. S.E.
    www.controllerise.com

    photo by: Lindsey Max

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    Best hip-hop hangout BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2016
    Type of Award » After Dark
    Picked By » Critics
    Bulldogs
    Since 1978, BULLDOGS has served as Peachtree Street’s premier hot spot for gay African-American men. After 38 years in the game, the club still fosters a thriving scene, rich with hip-hop beats and a smoking dance floor. It’s also one of the more intimate clubs in town. So be prepared to get a littlemore...
    Since 1978, BULLDOGS has served as Peachtree Street’s premier hot spot for gay African-American men. After 38 years in the game, the club still fosters a thriving scene, rich with hip-hop beats and a smoking dance floor. It’s also one of the more intimate clubs in town. So be prepared to get a little closer. And when the DJ blends a NOLA bounce track with a straight-up Dirty South beat, the joint is lit. Be prepared for a bouncing, bumping, and grinding good time. less...

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