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ONE Music Fest 2014: Fans review and photos

Wu Tang Clan's Method Man and Redman perform at ONE Music Fest 2014

Wu Tang Clan’s Method Man and Redman perform at ONE Music Fest 2014

ONE Music Fest had another successful run in Atlanta on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, the annual concert and festival “gives diverse urban music the opportunity to intersect and create beautiful beginnings.” Diverse being, huge ’90s rappers, Wu Tang Clan members, and soulful performers who’ve been keeping Atlanta’s underground music scene hot for years.

The new-age and old-school hip-hop and R&B acts were the perfect cocktail to keep the crowd entertained, motivated and nostalgic at the 5th annual event, which was for the first time held at Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood. A necessary move to this venue because previous ones like The Tavern at Piedmont Park and Old Fourth Ward Park were too small for this musical movement and its faithful and growing numbers of fans.

Performers included Wu-Tang Clan’s Redman and Method Man, Bilal, Jhene Aiko and more, plus the headlining acts, Nas and Kendrick Lamar, who performed on the two stages: Hercules and Zeus.

ONE Music Fest general manager J Carter, Daley and Bilal

ONE Music Fest general manager J. Carter, Daley and Bilal

In a recent interview with Billboard, festival founder and general manager J. Carter had this to say about the ONE Music Fest brand, “I just think there’s a missing space in regard to festival programming, especially when it comes to urban music and urban alternative progressive music. It’s a hungry market, a very supportive market. I’d like to see a way to bring all types of music together, be it hip-hop, rock, soul or reggae. Anything progressive and anything urban, which isn’t to say that we’re looking to market it in the position of an African American festival but all things progressive, isn’t just from black people from anything moving us forward.”

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Photos by: Robin Lori for Steed Media Service

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1 Comment

  1. Afiya Prentice on September 13, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    This was not the best experience. Matter of fact it was horrible. We paid $100 for seats in the 200 level seats. Meaning we wanted to sit and actually see the artist we paid to see. Most of the Artist we really wanted to see were on the opposing stage, in the dirt rocks, standing only in the blistering heat, with no wind, no air, suffocating trying to see and actually had to miss our favorite artist. Our feet were KILLING US after the concert. We did not know what we were getting ourselves into as we thought we were going enjoy a comfortable seat in the shade while viewing some of our favorite artist. That did not happen at all. Oh and the security, sorry there was NO SECURITY!! Our section was BOMB-RUSHED with people from the lawn seats when the headliners came on. They were so disrespectful! There was no one to call. I texted the code on the back of the chair to request security. The text replied, this service is unavailable. This one woman had the nerve to jump up on the back of our chairs, standing up dancing. I was really done then. We had to ask her SEVERAL TIMES to get down. Long story short: IT WAS A (LITERALLY) A HOT ASS MESS!!!