Donald Glover is not your average human being. He is a multi-talented wunderkind and possibly the most creative person to come about in the last decade.


His career path is one that I have personally been following since he was a writer and occasional guest star on “30 Rock.” As a big fan of his work, I always felt that the way that he was portrayed on television was what other people thought of him: a nerdy black guy beloved by both black and white people. Glover as a musician is far from that. His music work as Childish Gambino is much darker, and feels like a more authentic version of himself.


That was until “Atlanta.” Glover’s newest project has been in the works since 2013 when he left the NBC television series “Community.” For the last couple of years, I doubted if the show would ever make it to air; months would go by without news about the project, fans were left in the dark and there was much speculation to what exactly “Atlanta” would be about. Even more importantly: would it even be good? After three years, the answer is definitely yes.


“Atlanta”  is about Earn (Glover), a Princeton dropout who is back in Atlanta and technically homeless. We see Earn working at a dead end job when his co worker shows him a new music video by a local rapper named Paperboi, who turns out to be Earn’s cousin, Alfred. Earn realizes that he has an opportunity to make his life and the life of his daughter better, and sets out to become Alfred’s manager. Managing Alfred will be Earn’s ticket out of not only homelessness, but also out of the difficult life that he has lived since dropping out.


Earn lives with Van, his ex-girlfriend and mother of his child. The relationship dynamic between the two is one that is rather unusual for any type of TV show: ex-lovers who have a kid together, who live together and are best friends. Relationships like these are rarely seen on TV; they exist in real life, but not in television–a world where the only kind of relationships are ones like early Ross and Rachel from “Friends;” two goofy white people who end up together through a series of wacky accidents. Earn and Van’s relationship doesn’t have that dynamic. They are real people who have feelings for each other but have a complicated past that makes their future together uncertain.


Through the first two episodes, it is clear that “Atlanta” is going to show the lives of its characters in a more realistic, down to earth fashion, something that recent television comedies have been lacking. Dramas show these types of stories all the time, but the laughter that “Atlanta” brings makes it feel much more real.

The combined efforts of Glover and his talented cast will not only get Paperboi’s career off the ground, but also make “Atlanta” a success


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Amanda Goldben, more commonly known as Mz. On Point has always had a love for music, growing up in a household filled with music. Over the years she found herself more involved behind the scenes, then in the spotlight. She realized she wanted to help other obtain their dreams not just live her own. After working in a professional office setting and capacity for over 10 years, it was time to find something new. She wanted to find something that would fully utilized her skills and abilities, while still allowing her to be not only the main provider but also caregiver for her daughter. Almost accidentally discovering her love for music and her business skills could be used together Mz. On Point knew this was she was meant to do and began her research and networking to build not only her business and brand, but also those of the artists and clients she would be helping along the way. In November 2012 she realized that online promotions, public relations, and brand exposure where her “nitch”, all those years of office experience and computer work were showing their true worth and potential became endless. In a few short year she has had the privilege of working with some very influential people within the industry. In January of 2013 she began with DJ Shalamar and became a part of Team Fuego and now handles most of Southern Fuego’s social media & promotions. Attending sometimes dozens of events a month Mz. On Point quickly made a name for her brand throughout Central Florida. Being sure to attend key networking events, and conferences to not only network but more importantly to expand her knowledge of the industry and perfect the services she offers. January 2014 Mz On Point had the privilege of becoming apart of the infamous and world renowned DJ coalition, Team Bigga Rankin & the Cool Running DJs. May 2015 Mz On Point was honored to learn that she had been chosen to receive the Hard Hitta Award at the the 7th Annual SCM Awards which took place in Memphis, Tennessee. While she wasn't able to make the trip to accept the award one of her mentors Bigga Rankin accepted it on her behalf.

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