According to sources: Felicia Moore filed an ordinance after there were repeated complaints against studios in the city, but it was rejected and Tip had quite a bit to say about their influence.
In Atlanta, councilwoman Felicia Moore reportedly introduced an ordinance to place restrictions on recording studios—not so much because of the pandemic, but because there have been alleged repeated noise complaints. The ordinance was rejected, but T.I. surfaced on Instagram to tell Moore why studios are hubs for change. “Our Culture Runs This Town Ma’amâ¼ï¸ These studios (& the creatives that work in em) have laid foundation & paved ways to create opportunities for this city like nothing else could,” wrote the rapper. “Yeah we might get loud, no we not perfect, but we’ve contributed to this city’s culture & economic growth, consistently…for decades!!! Our contributions to the communities here in this city have gone overlooked far too long.” Tip added that prior to the film industry moving into the ATL, artists and rappers have been “making a difference in this city.” He also said that “within the culture there’s a host of producers,engineers, art directors, event planners, club & studio designers,radio personalities, A&Rs, DJ’s , dancers, promoters, & club owners who’ve put ALL OUR HEART & SOUL into making this city what it is TODAYâ¼ï¸ Put some respect on that please & thanks.” He ended his rant with the hashtag, “Bye Felicia.”