PR: Big Daddy Kane & M.O.P. Added to 2011 A3C Lineup
Courtesy A3C Festival.
(ATLANTA, GA – September 2011) Organizers behind the A3C Hip Hop Festival in Atlanta October 6-8, 2011 at The Masquerade are excited to announce Big Daddy Kane and M.O.P. have been added to the 2011 festival lineup.
Red Bull Music Academy presents “An Evening with Big Daddy Kane: Sowing the Seeds of Hip Hop” on Saturday, October 8. Brooklyn native and architect of Hip Hop, Big Daddy Kane headlines a night of music that pays tribute to the birthplace of Hip Hop and the site of the 2012 Red Bull Music Academy - New York, New York. The evening begins with an intimate conversation with Kane on his career, Hip Hop and much more, hosted by Karl Injex. The show then moves into a musical journey through NYC's five boroughs showcasing classic Hip Hop joints spun by Da Beatminerz and performed by some of today's most cutting edge names including Skyzoo, J-Live, Jean Grae and Boy Jones, son of the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard.
Popular duo M.O.P. will headline the AllHipHop.com Breeding Ground Showcase on Saturday, October 8 along with Dead Prez. The showcase also features Elzhi (of Slum Village), Ras Kass, REKS, Termanology, Killa Kyleon, Paten Locke, Issa and DJ Statik Selektah and is hosted by Atlanta radio personality Jay Force.
These are just a few of the events and artists featured at the 2011 A3C Hip Hop Festival. In addition to more than 200 live performances, A3C offers turntable, producer, and breakdance competitions as well as 12 panel discussions, film screenings and equipment demonstrations.
A3C Hip Hop Festival tickets are available on the A3C website. 3-day passes are $40 online and $45 at the door. 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. For discounted airfare, call AirTran at 1-866-68EVENT (1-866-683-8368) and reference event name, A3C Festival, and event code, ATL100311.
The 2011 A3C Hip Hop Festival is supported by Xfinity, Jakprints/IndieMerch, New Era, Jagermeister, Native Instruments, Sennheiser, iHipHop and many other sponsors, partners and friends.
Specific showcase, panel, artist and event updates will continue to be announced on 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 RED BULL MUSIC ACADEMY: The Red Bull Music Academy is a traveling music workshop and platform for those who shape our musical future. 60 selected participants of all aspects of rhythm and sound from across the globe come together for two weeks in a different musical metropolis each year. The next Academy returns to the United States in 2012 in New York City. The application process opens in February 2012. For more information, visit www.redbullmusicacademy.com/worldtour.
ABOUT 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.
Artists previously announced to perform at the 2011 festival include Dead Prez, Random Axe (Sean Price, Black Milk and Guilty Simpson), Freeway, Aleon Craft, MURS, XV, Elzhi (of Slum Village), Cory Gunz, Freddie Gibbs, Jean Grae, Big K.R.I.T., Rapper Big Pooh, Smoke DZA, Homeboy Sandman, REKS, Termanology, Action Bronson, Nottz, One Be Lo (of Binary Star) and Diamond D. For a full list of artists visit: www.a3cfestival.com/artists-full-list
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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