BMI co-sponsored the “Behind the Board” series with 4Kings Entertainment on November 1 at the World Famous Mic Club in Atlanta. Hosted by D.R.E.S tha Beatnik, alongside DJs Edward Scissorhands and Razah, the series was created to educate and entertain record industry enthusiasts through Q&A sessions and live performances.
Producer Mannie Fresh headlined the event, reflecting on the state of the music business, the diversity of hip-hop, and defining his sound. “I’m a regular dude who likes to have fun, be with family and collect sounds” noted Mannie. Fresh is the creative mind behind sounds popularized by the Cash Money Millionaires, among others.
Underground rap impresarios Dead Prez performed to a packed crowd, which included Ray Murray of Organized Noize, Khujo of Goodie Mob, Bizarre of D-12 and Professor Griff of Public Enemy. Previous hosts included hip-hop legend Diamond D and Grammy Award-winning producer 9th Wonder.