About Us

Everyone has a story to tell!

The Progress Report Media Group is a media platform that highlights stories from artists, musicians, entrepreneurs, and creatives across our social media platforms Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, TikTok, Spotify, Apple Music, Audiomack, and our website TPRMediaGroup.com

We provide digital media services such as BIO, EPK, press sheets, press and interview opportunities, digital ad campaigns, media coverage and media runs in Atlanta, access to music networking events, and all things public relations, and branding more specifically in the urban market. We are looking to add digital products such as ebooks and digital courses this year for aspiring entrepreneurs.

We have an extensive network of established mainstream and independent artists, music producers, small business owners, influencers, influential DJs, promoters, recording studios, and club owners.

We also are a podcast and music blog recognized for our exclusive and intimate interviews with Hip Hop heavyweights. We have 5 main segments: The Progress Report Podcast with Lalaa Shepard, Boss Britt, and DJ eXeL, Skipping Class, Blast or Trash Music Review, Weekly Evaluation, and Lalaa Land.

TPR Media Group was founded in 2015 by Lalaa Shepard and has been featured in major publications such as XXL, SOHH, Dirty Glove Bastard, VLAD TV, HotSpotATL.com, Medium, DJ Akademiks, Worldstar, 96.7 The Beat ATL, Voyage ATL Magazine, Hot New Hip Hop, and Feedspot and has 110,770 combined subscribers on social media and over 5 million views via YouTube.
The Progress Report Podcast weekly live show takes place Wednesday nights 9-11 PM EST streamed on TPRMediaGroup.com and Live Hip Hop Daily Network. Past guests of the show include Nipsey Hussle, King Von, Migos, DJ Scream, Zaytoven, OJ Da Juiceman, Orlando Brown, Sean Garrett, Gunna, Mo3, Dom Kennedy, Goodie Mob, Lil Boosie, Skooly, Webbie, Londynn B, and many others.

The Progress Report has been featured on XXL, SOHH, Dirty Glove Bastard, VLAD TV, Medium, DJ Akademiks, 96.7 The Beat ATL, Voyage ATL Magazine, Hot New Hip Hop, and Feedspot.


Everyone has a story to share. Progress with us!

Lalaa Shepard
Founder, Journalist, Host on The Progress Report Podcast, Brand Manager
The Progress Report Podcast
Shanika Simmons
Blogger, Curator, and Digital Marketer

Shanika Simmons, better known as "Nika", is a music blogger, curator, and digital marketer based in Atlanta, GA. 


The Progress Report Podcast

Hosted by Lalaa Shepard, Boss Britt, & DJ eXel

Live every Wednesday 9pm-11pm EST