The first A3C was three nights on one stage at an Atlanta venue, the Loft. There were 27 regional acts performing in a midsize venue in midtown Atlanta. Today, A3C is a hip-hop institution and annual gathering of like-minded individuals. They’ve grown organically through word-of-mouth and the love of the hip-hop community. Organizers are looking forward to celebrating their 10th birthday this week: Oct 8-12, 2014. They promise it’s going to be something to remember.
“Everyone at A3C is friends with an artist or producer. They’re interested in managing, technology, or they’re part of hip-hop’s social story. It’s their lifestyle or business. You might be standing next to one of your favorite rappers, cheering. Then the guy next to you gets on stage. People at A3C aren’t just fans of the culture as much as they are agents of the culture,” says Andy Harrison, A3C partner.
The 2014 featured artists include Black Thought, 2 Chainz, The LOX, Scarface, Mystikal, Juvenile, B.o.B, Jay Electonica, Twista, Bun B, Rocko, Buckshot, Talib Kweli, Ca$h Out, Casey Veggies, Rittz, I LOVE MAKONNEN, Rockie Fresh, Smif N Wessun, Jarren Benton, Cyhi The Prynce, Kevin Gates, Project Pat, OG Maco, Jean Grae, Pharoahe Monch, 8Ball & MJG, Que, Key!, Snootie Wild, Trinidad James and hundreds more!
The 2014 featured producers include Jermaine Dupri, 9th Wonder, Mannie Fresh, Drumma Boy, Kid Capri, Prince Paul, B. Cox, London On Da Track, Organized Noize, DJ Toomp, The Olympicks, Sonny Digital, !llmind, Metro Boomin, Cardo, Childish Major, Needlz, Streetrunner, SMKA, Khrysis, DJ Burn One, DJ Big Kap, Dae One, Monsta Beatz, Steve Morales and hundreds more!
For more information, visit www.a3cfestival.com.