Art, Beats and Lyrics: An Art Show for the Creatively Curious

September 29, 2014 7:33 PM

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Art, Beats and Lyrics: An Art Show for the Creatively Curious

As I entered the lofty warehouse located in downtown Atlanta, I took note of the enormous moveable white walls that surrounded me. Some featured partially completed works of art; some with just sketches of what was to come; and some still bare, waiting to be blessed with the touch of their assigned artist's hand. The pungent scent of paint lingered in the air, and brushes, buckets and rollers were scattered everywhere. My hosts Jabari Graham and Dwayne "Dubelyoo" Wright greeted me in the midst of this beautiful mess. Graham and Wright are the founders and producers of Jack Daniel's Art, Beats and Lyrics - or AB+L - the country's largest traveling art and music tour, and are the occupants of this warehouse.

Jabari and Dubelyoo are responsible for the brilliant concept of marrying contemporary urban art and hip-hop, and in doing so have provided a platform for not-so mainstream artists to showcase their work. This year marks the 10th anniversary of their show. Some past artist that have performed during...

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