Big Break: Memphis’ ‘Peppa Mouth of the South’ using his success to give back to the city he calls home

By Joy Redmond | February 13, 2020 at 9:57 PM CST – Updated February 13 at 10:27 PM

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) – Dressed to the nines in Salvatore Ferragamo loafers, plaid pants and a pea coat trench, the secret ingredient in this guy’s saucy outfit? Pepper. As in “Peppa Mouth of the South.”

“My hustle is like from the streets to the boardroom,” he said.

His real name is Artemis Williams, one of the most connected movers and shakers in Memphis who has parlayed his experience with Def Jam Records into not only bringing A-list entertainment to the Bluff City but also creating A-list community events for kids, schools, you name it.

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Whitehaven High anti-violence event features camels and kangaroos

by: Andrew Ellison
Posted: Jul 26, 2019 / 10:06 PM CDT / Updated: Jul 26, 2019 / 10:25 PM CDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Whitehaven High School was turned into a petting zoo Friday evening, with a camel, lemur, kangaroo, and really large snake.

“I ain’t never seen one of these before,” one junior said looking at the kangaroo.

The critters were part of a summer bloc party for kids. The free event, which included rides and food, was an attempt to keep kids out of trouble. Four more will follow in the coming weeks all over town.

Artemis “Peppa” Williams is the program organizer. His goal is to cut down on violence little by little.

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“Peppa’s” Next Move:

Artemis Williams reaches out for underground trailblazers with Memphis Legends concert

By Dalisia Brye – 08/29/2018

For more than 20 years, Artemis Williams – aka Peppa Mouth of the South – managed to build an empire as one of Mid-South’s most treasured entertainment movers and shakers.

Now the former manager and current business associate of superstar Yo Gotti has completely shaken the Memphis music scene as he gears up for his legendary “Memphis Legends” concert tour.

Memphis Legends, which took two years in the making, will feature some of Memphis’ iconic underground music artists at the Blue Moon Sept. 2.

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