Musiq Soulchild popped by Maggiano’s in Buckhead today to chat with a table of media folks about his upcoming album, “Musiqinthemagiq” (try typing that one five times in a row).
Sharply dressed in a three-piece gray suit, plaid tie and omnipresent tinted glasses, the Atlanta transplant said he’s been digging the vibe of the city since moving here from Philadelphia three years ago.
“I love the people and the energy. It reminds me of Philly. There’s a lot of trendsetting things that happen in Atlanta,” he said.
While he doesn’t think that being in the Hip-Hop of the South has altered his overall sound, he did acknowledge that “Radio,” from 2008’s “onmyradio” album, was a valentine to the city.
“I got bit by the Atlanta bug and that song just came out,” he said, noting that when he first moved, some peers asked if he considered the Atlanta sound “real” music.
“That [song] was my way of saying, I ain’t got no problem with this sound. I like it so