ONE MusicFest continues its run as the premiere festival in Atlanta, Georgia. The six-year-old festival has featured acts such as Nas, Snoop, Common, and Kendrick Lamar in the past and will reach new heights with the 2015 fest.
Founded and curated by J. Carter, the ONE Musicfest will take place at Aaron’s Amphitheatre on Sept. 12 starting at noon.
Here are seven must-see moments at 2015 ONE Musicfest in Atlanta.
An education on Ms. Lauryn Hill
Ms. Lauryn Hill stands as a legend in hip-hop and soul. Her debut, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, was a classic album that inspired a generation. However, personal issues kept Ms. Hill away from the music scene for several years until her recent return. Her appearance at ONE Musicfest will serve as a reintroduction for diehard fans and educate a new generation to her greatness.
The wonders of Wondaland
Janelle Monae is following in the footsteps of her mentors Big Boi and Diddy by giving young artists a chance at musical greatness. Her wonderful Wondaland crew features Jidenna, Roman GianArthur, St. Beauty, and Deep Cotton.
Diary of a mad, as in genius, band
The Roots are hip-hop’s quintessential band. Their live show is arguably one of the best that hip-hop has to offer and attendees at the ONE Musicfest will be treated to musical experience.
Raekwon and Ghostface were always the backbone of the Wu-Tang Clan. The two Shaolin emcees will grace the stage to give festivalgoers the essence of ‘90s hip-hop at its finest.
Southern Hip-Hop 101
Southern-based hip-hop has influenced the overall sound and style of mainstream rap for the past decade. Artists such as 8 Ball & MJG, Bun B, and Scarface will take it back to where it all started by providing an appropriate lesson on “Country Rap Tunes” with their performances at ONE Musicfest.
A$AP Rocky and Wale have proven themselves to be two of the top acts when considering today’s generation of rap stars. This is their moment and college-aged fans will likely appreciate their sets the most.
New kids take the block
If you’re looking to see the next generation of top musicians, festival attendees must checkout performances by SZA, Raury, and The Internet.