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Thursday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

Migos performs during the Hot 107.9 Birthday Bash 20 at Philips Arena on Saturday, June 20, 2015, in Atlanta.
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A student group at Emory shared a letter on Facebook Tuesday night that starts off: “It sucks. We're disappointed.”

After promising for weeks that the hip-hop group Migos would be performing on campus, the Student Programming Council learned it was a scam.

Julia Munslow, the editor of The Emory Wheel, said her staff noticed the conflict.


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Beyoncé honored a late Atlanta rapper at the Georgia Dome on Monday.

During a moment of the pop star's Formation World Tour, Beyoncé and her backup dancers danced to a remix of the singer's "Diva" and rapper Shawty Lo's popular song "Dey Know."

Shawty Lo's Twitter then tweeted "Thank you @ Beyonce #longlivelo."

A3C Festival and Conference

In just a couple weeks, Atlanta's Old Fourth Ward will turn into a hot bed for hip-hop heads and music enthusiasts, drawing fans, burgeoning talent and some big names.

It’s A3C, the annual hip-hop festival, now in its 12th year. But it’s also a conference filled with panels, workshops, meet-ups and interviews about just about everything in the hip-hop industry.

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The Black Mafia Family was one of the largest drug-running organizations in U.S. history. It formed in the late 80s in Detroit and operated its distribution hub in Atlanta through the 90s and early 2000s. Demetrius "Big Meech" Flenory ran BMF’s distribution here, and his brother, Terry "Southwest T" Flenory, handled supply from Mexico into Los Angeles.

Eight years ago, on Sept. 12, 2008, the brothers were sentenced to 30 years in jail. Though they're behind bars now, the BMF brand survives in music and pop culture.

Closer Look: Empowering Students; Outkast; And More

Aug 26, 2016
Troup County Comprehensive High School in LaGrange, Georgia

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Closer Look: Small Eyez; Woodstock's Mayor; And More

Aug 19, 2016
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When you think of a classroom, you might not envision graffiti adorning the walls, with a DJ spinning Public Enemy to accompany a break dancer.

With hip-hop education, though, classroom management takes its cues from students’ real life experiences.

(l-r) Rico Wade, Ray Murray and Patrick "Sleepy" Brown
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Before taking to the stage Thursday night in Atlanta, musician CeeLo Green stopped by the WABE and the "Closer Look" studio to talk about his southwest Atlanta hometown roots, his new video game, "CeeLo's Joyride," and the way he has handled his career and controversy over the years.

He also spoke with host Rose Scott about his nonprofit, the GreenHouse Foundation, which has partnered with multiple Atlanta-area schools ─ including Green's own elementary school ─ to educate, inspire and empower children to adopt a sustainable, green lifestyle.

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The Atlanta Hawks are collaborating with big-name hip-hop artists like T.I., Ludacris and Big Boi in what the team calls an effort to make amends after it was revealed two officials made racially charged remarks in separate incidents.

Antwan "Big Boi" Patton and André "André 3000" Benjamin of Outkast perform at the Voodoo Music Experience on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, in New Orleans.
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Friday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Denis O'Hayer":

A comedy series called "Atlanta" about two cousins navigating Atlanta's rap music scene will be debuting next year.

Earlier this year, it filmed a pilot episode in Atlanta and the FX channel picked up the half-hour TV show for 10 episodes. 

Donald Glover will be the executive producer and will also star in the show.

Georgia Department of Economic Development Deputy Commissioner Lee Thomas leads the state's division of film, music and digital entertainment.

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In its 11th year, the A3C Festival and Conference continues to celebrate the diversity of and innovation in hip-hop across the country and the world.

This year, headliners like De La Soul, 2 Chainz and the Dungeon Family will grace A3C’s stages in Atlanta's Old Fourth Ward. There will also be a series of curated showcases that highlight some of the up-and-coming innovators in hip-hop today.

A hip-hop production company will be teaming up with the city of Atlanta to make an announcement about their participation of an upcoming large art exhibit.

Organize Noise and the City of Atlanta Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs will hold a news conference Monday morning on Monday to discuss ELEVATE 2015. The mission behind ELEVATE is to focus on internationally known and cultural experience through art.

The theme of the 9-day celebration will be under the tag name "Forever I Love Atlanta" (F.I.L.A.) The group Organized Noize includes Rich Wade and Ray Murray.