ATLANTA — DJ Infamous, congratulations. You are officially big-time. Last night, the jock had a coronation of sorts. The party at ATL hot spot the Velvet Room — Hotlanta’s place to be on Sunday nights — was billed as DJ Infamous’ fourth-anniversary party to celebrate his stint on radio station V-103. Instead, it felt like a declaration to his city that he really is a big deal.
[artist id="1243444"]Young Jeezy[/artist], Fonzworth Bentley, [artist id="611"]Fat Joe[/artist], Diamond D, [artist id="1800901"]DJ Khaled[/artist], [artist id="1829009"]DJ Drama[/artist], DJ Don Cannon, [artist id="1937323"]Jim Jones[/artist], [artist id="2005680"]Rich Boy[/artist], porn star Mr. Marcus, producer Ron Browz, singer [artist id="1838768"]Trey Songz[/artist] and Playaz Circle were among those who attended. And Inf got most of his star-studded guest lineup to perform.
Packed times 10 is the only way to describe the Velvet Room on Sunday. At points, you literally could not move because it was so crowded. Up in the VIP room, Infamous — who has made a name for himself nationally in the past year by releasing mixtapes with the likes of Rick Ross, Bow Wow and Young Jeezy — took the mic and began introducing his supporters.
“Everybody is going to perform,” the DJ promised, which got a real chuckle from Fat Joe. Joey Crack took the mic, right after Khaled did his part live from “I’m So Hood.”
From his seat in the VIP section overlooking the crowd in the club, Joe started with “Make It Rain,” then went into “Lean Back” and his current single, “One.”
“If you gotta ride or die, bi—, put one [finger] in the sky,” he said. “This [song] is gonna be so big in America. We call this hit mania. Infamous, happy anniversary.”
Next was Ron Browz’s turn to rep. Browz, who stood on a coffee table next to Joe, held a bottle of Moët Rose in one hand and the mic in the other.
“I’m jumpin’ out the window on this one,” he began singing, bringing out his current single.
The house DJ then turned everyone’s attention to Jim Jones, who was in a whole ‘nother part of VIP.
Jones politely declined to perform until he had drinks for his section. Yeah, we know the order, bottles of rosé champagne and some bottles of water. Even if you didn’t have his lyrics from “Pop Champagne” memorized, he announced his prerequisite on the mic.
“I ain’t got no champagne,” Jones said. “Who got that pink liquid?”
[artist id="2815934"]Shawty Lo[/artist] took the mic while the Harlem Diplomat waited for his fuel.
Lo pulled out all of his hits, mostly in succession: “Foolish,” “Dunn Dunn,” current single “Supplier” and another classic “Dey Know.” The crowd still responds to all the right parts in the song that call for them to sing along. Lo’s made his own waves on the Atlanta club-scene circuit recently. Two nights ago, he and T.I. made amends for their long-standing musical feud by appearing onstage together at Tip’s club, Crucial.
Now, back to Mr. Jones. The wait staff got him and his crew right with their drinks. Time to perform. Jim hit the people with “We Fly High,” “Na Na Nana Na Na” and “Pop Champagne.” Jones then asked the DJ to play Jamie Foxx’s “Blame It (On the Alcohol).”
“Ladies, if you’re tryin’a get a superstar tonight, take your pick. It’s a lot in here,” Jones said as Foxx’s club smash played.
Next up was Young Jeezy. The Snowman had a paid gig out of town but was able to make it back to surprise Infamous. Jeezy’s club battle cry “Who Dat” tore through the speakers, and he followed up with pieces of “Don’t Know You,” “Bottom of the Map” and “Crazy World.”
“I came to party,” Jeezy said with a smile on his face and a bottle in his hand. “I don’t wanna perform. What’s up?”
Inf and the gang kept things going until a little after 4 a.m.
Besides spinning on the radio and heading on an international tour with Don Cannon, Infamous has a mixtape with Jim Jones called Risky Business that drops any day now. Inf is also preparing to work with Young Jeezy on a mixtape that showcases Mr. 17.5 as well as Young’s CTE Family.