(ATLANTA, GA – July 2011) The annual A3C Hip Hop Festival continues to bring the best of Hip Hop to Atlanta. In addition to live performances from over 200 artists including the LR Generations Show, Hip Hop fans will now be able to listen to their favorite artists on the inaugural festival compilation, A3C Volume 1.
In the first partnership of it’s kind, the A3C Hip Hop Festival and iHopHop Distribution present A3C Volume 1 featuring original music from artists participating in the 2011 festival. The compilation will be available October 6, the first day of the festival, on iHipHop Distribution. The first single from A3C Volume 1 is “For the Paper” by former Roc-A-Fella artist Freeway. Freeway performs on October 6, 2011 in the Hip Hop DX showcase. Stream “For the Paper” on iHipHop (http://www.ihiphop.com/?p=99027%22) or download the single from iTunes (http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/for-the-paper-single/id451750391).
The LR Generations Show on October 7 presented by LRG, JAMLA and 9th Wonder features artists Corey Gunz, Freddie Gibbs, Kid Daytona and Laws along with the JAMLA crew. 9th Wonder’s new independent label, JAMLA artists include Skyzoo, Rapsody, Thee Tom Hardy, Big Remo and Actual Proof.
Additional artists confirmed so far to perform at the 2011 festival include Random Axe (Sean Price, Black Milk and Guilty Simpson), Freeway, MURS, XV, Aleon Craft, Elzhi (of Slum Village), Jon Connor, Young Scolla, Tabi Bonney, ski beatz, Soul Khan, Jarren Benton, J-Live, Percee P, Ras Kass, Chase N Cashe, Rockie Fresh, Shawn Chrystopher, Rittz, SL Jones, Moe Green, KD, LE$, Ethereal, Willie Evans Jr., P Dukes, Nice Guise, Lidolido, Eternia, Eyezon Soweto, Shokanti Verde, The reMinders, Boog Brown, Ultra Beast (Senor Kaos and 4-Ize), Dillon, Paten Locke, Chancellor Warhol, Dee-1, Big Rec, Danny!, Goines, Johnny Spanish, Lyriciss, YONAS and Neak.
These are still just a handful of the several hundred artists and events to be announced for the 2011 A3C Hip Hop Festival. Performers and showcases will be released on a continual basis until the start of the festival.
This is the last week A3C is accepting artists’ submissions through ReverbNation and Sonicbids. The final deadline for ReverbNation is August 1, 2011 and the final deadline for Sonicbids is July 29, 2011. All artists that submit through Sonicbids receive a 3-day festival pass. A3C staff listen to every submission and are looking for talented artists from across the country who can bring something unique to the festival.
The A3C has not only become the largest Hip Hop festival in the southeastern United States, but is the premier gathering place for MCs, DJs and producers that create Hip Hop music as well as participants and fans of the culture. In addition to the live performances and showcases like Perfect Attendance, the A3C Hip Hop Festival features turntable, producer, and breakdance competitions as well as educational and community programming including panel discussions and workshops. The 2010 festival included such iconic artists as Jean Grae, 9th Wonder, Rhymefest, Camp Lo, Murs, Killer Mike and Beat Minerz.
A3C Hip Hop Festival tickets are available on the A3C website. 3-day passes are $33 until August 1, 2011 and $40 after August 1. Daily passes are $15/day. For discounted hotel accommodations, contact the Days Inn Atlanta Downtown at 1-866-650-7925 with the event name, A3C Festival, and booking code, A3C. The hotel is located at the intersection of Spring Street and Baker Street, approximately 2 miles from The Masquerade.
Specific showcase, panel, artist and event updates will continue to be announced through the A3C website through the event’s start on October 6, 2011. For more information about becoming involved in the A3C as an artist, partner, volunteer or media representative, visit www.a3cfestival.com.
ABOUT THE A3C: Now in its 7th year, the A3C Hip Hop Festival is a 2-day, 3-night event held annually in Atlanta, GA and features live performances from a wide variety of approximately 200 artists. The live performance schedule is enhanced by day and evening content showcasing some of the most exciting breakdance, graphic art, fashion, film, equipment demonstrations and panels relating to Hip Hop culture.
Since 2005, the event has featured over 600 of the most elite artists in Hip Hop including: Rakim, Buckshot, Black Sheep, DJ Premier, The Juice Crew, Biz Markie, Del the Funky Homosapien, The Clipse, Souls of Mischief, Little Brother, Wale and B.o.B. In 2010, the A3C was attended by over 20,000 fans and featured partnerships and co-sponsored events with Red Bull, Fadia Kader’s Perfect Attendance, 2DopeBoyz, The Smoking Section, iStandard, Kevin Nottingham, Unique Squared, DJBooth, SESAC and more.
The A3C will take place October 6 – 8, 2011 in Atlanta, GA with its hub at the Masquerade located at 695 North Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30308.
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