The live performance schedule is enhanced by day and nightly events showcasing some of the most exciting break-dance, graphic art, fashion, film, equipment demonstrations and panels relating to hip hop culture.
The 2009 A3C is held October 1-3 in multiple venues all located within easy walking distance of one another in the East Atlanta Village. Since 2005 the event has featured over 200 of the most powerful artists in hip hop including B.o.B, The Clipse, The Juice Crew, Little Brother, Souls of Mischief and Wale.
Adrift da Belle
Baby Love and Jess
BigHEED & ALIen
Born Wit It
Chip the Ripper
Corner Boy P
D.R.E.S. Tha Beatnik
El da Sensei
Exile The Experience
Icon the Mic King
J Bo (of YoungBloodz)
Jasmine Solano w/ DJ Wonder
Kidz in the Hall
Lady Daisey with Batsauce
Lee Harvey Oswald
Melaphyre & Leo Goetz
Mike Baker the Bike Maker
Mr. Al Pete
People Under The Stairs
The Atlanta Funklordz
The Beat Gods
The FIVE (formerly the Regime)
The Immortals Project
The Nice Guise w/ Newberry Jam
The Union of Sacred Monsters
Tommy Lee Soul
Union of Sacred Monsters
Willie Evans Jr.
DJ Dirty Digits
DJ Don Cannon
DJ Dug Boogie
DJ Mr. Enok
DJ Marco Polo
DJ Rasta Root
DJ Rob Wonder
DJ Word Life
Here's the deal. Yall tired of repetitive showcases, 15minute sets, bullshit about if u even hittin the stage or not??
Well how bout a party were...EVERYBODY on the bill! Fuck it! sign up @ the door n go kick it.
We'll find YOU! live band will be playin or the DJ go HERE"S the MIC...take ya time go thu the crowd make ya way 2 the stage n du you!! fresh?
WE KNOW!! SEE YOU OCTOBER 3RD @ 9:49:24pm.... FOR MORE INFORMATION...
NO MORE TEASING.....NO MORE STALLING.......NO MORE.....HERE IT IS!!!!!
ABSOLUTELY MUSICAL CRACK TO ITS HIGHEST POTENCY!!!!
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PRELUDE TO PERFECTION
Hosted By DJ Fanatic & Mook Grand
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COMING THIS OCTOBER IS "THE TPT EXPERIENCE"
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"Here is my latest release called “The Bars Outbreak.” At first it started out as a weekly series of freestyles for some of my favorite blogs. The demand was there so we added some additional records and created a full tape. Not only do you have all 10 weeks but even more material and comes with a video. Check it out!"
NEW MUSIC IN THE 17th REALM Y'ALL!!!!
Make sure you check out the homie Azage's website
And don't forget to follow him on twitter as well @Azage
For those in the Detroit area who don't know, a fighter for Detroit Hip-Hop, Hex Murda was hospitalized, not to long ago after suffering a stroke, and since has been in serious condition. Since this incident, an outpouring of love from friends and family, have been sent Hex's way in hopes for a strong recovery. On October 17, there will be a benefit for Hex @ St Andrews featuring performances from a who's who of Detroit Hip-Hop including Black Milk, Guilty Simpson, Trick Trick, Slum Village, Royce Da 5'9, Phat Kat, Paradime, Fat Killahz, and many more. Proceeds for Benefit/ Concert will help with hospital finances as Hex continues to recover.
Scolla'sWord Affiliate, Mac Miller is gearing up to release a new mixtape entitled, "The High Life". It's set to be released this Novemeber...Tree J caught up with him to grab an exclusive freestyle cut...
HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. (AP) - Actor Danny Glover will star in a movie that could help revive a shuttered library in Highland Park.
WATCH VAL CLARK'S REPORT IN THE VIDEO PLAYER ON THE RIGHT
The film project titled "Highland Park" was announced Monday at a news conference at the McGregor Library.
The story line is expected to mirror the ongoing struggle to reopen the Detroit-area library, which closed in March 2002 because the city could not afford to keep it open.
Lt. Gov. John Cherry Jr., Highland Park Mayor Hubert Yopp, along with officials from the Bureau of Motion Pictures, a California-based film company, attended the news conference announcing the film on the steps of the library.
Yopp tells the Detroit Free Press the library will undergo significant restoration and the movie will be a "stepping stone" to its reopening.
Information from: Detroit Free Press, http://www.freep.com
This heat rock is coming from my lil' brother G. Pitts comin straight from that USR camp!!! Listen to how he rips over Chrisette Michelle's "Epiphany"
This is just a lil snippet of a taste of a preview of what's to come from G. Pitts before he busts yall upside the head with his "Brain Food" mixtape comin' to yall very soon....
Smooth out to this right here......
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DONT FORGET TO FOLLOW DA HOMIE ON TWITTER: @GPitts1988
Introducing their first ever New Era release, Play Cloths team up with Premier Atlanta-based retailer Wish on a new set of the popular 59FIFTY fitted silhouette. Two different colorways were created, including a royal blue/red/white and black/red/yellow rendition. Both feature dual branding with a special notebook underbill, spotted on most of the Wish-branded New Eras. Along with the caps, Wish will be dropping co-branded Sharpies in Red/Black to commemorate the September 25th, 2009 release which will see an appearance by Clipse.
The release date for Jay-Z’s highly anticipated album The Blueprint 3 has been shuffled due to bootlegging and leaks on the Internet.
The new album will now be released this Tuesday (September 8, as opposed to the original date of Friday, September 11.)
Over the past two week, songs from The Blueprint 3 - mainly those produced by Timbaland - landed on net.
More recently, the entire album was leaked, prompting Jay-Z to address the issue in an interview.
“I may be the most bootlegged artist in history,” Jay-Z told MTV News during a press conference. “It’s a preview. I’m excited for people to hear the album. I’m very proud of the work I’ve done, so enjoy it.”
Will.i.am wants to try out for the Miami Dolphins. The Black Eyed Peas rapper thinks he has the speed to be a great running back. Will claims he’s faster than Atlanta Falcons running back Jamal Anderson and says he’d be willing to race Olympic gold medalist and 100 meter world record holder Usain Bolt. Will said: “I’m very fast, beyond fast. I’ve raced Jamal Anderson and I smoked his a**. I am extremely fast and I’m proud of it. I take pride in my cheetah speed. So I want to put this talent to use.”
Will.i.am went on to say: “I always wanted to play football, from the age of 10 that was my dream. I always loved the game of American football. I’m sad that I never followed my football dreams. Lately I’ve been thinking, is it too late to do it now? No way! I want to try out for the Miami Dolphins.”
Thursday, September 3, 2009, former Dipset associate Charly "Max B" Wingate was sentenced to 75 years behind bars for his part in a fatal 2006 robbery.
The rapper's step brother, Kelvin Leerdam, was sentenced to life in prison plus 35 years for his role in the crime.
Both Wingate and Leerdam looked resigned when Superior Court Judge Harry G. Carroll sentenced them in Hackensack, New Jersey. Wingate said he was not happy with his attorney, Gerald Saluti, and fired him during the hearing just before he received his sentence. Witnesses during trial testified that [the victims] David Taylor and his friend, Allan Plowden, were seen in Harlem a few days before the robbery, driving expensive cars and showing off a lot of cash. Leerdam's attorney, Jennifer Bonjean, said her client deserved some leniency because he was only 21 at the time of the incident. Carroll, however, handed out a stiff sentence, saying Leerdam took a firearm with him to the hotel "and did not hesitate to use it." (North Jersey News)
A week after being found guilty on murder conspiracy charges, Wingate gave his first phone interview...
"Shout-out to [Gerald] Saluti, he did a great job," Max said in a phone interview. "He did a great job with the trial, you know it's unfortunate. It's Bergen County. I thought the jurors had me but they didn't, you know. Them h*es got weak at the end...I ain't even got to talk, I'ma let my music talk and fight this sh*t from in here...Sounds like I'ma get that appeal bond, appeal bail and we gonna jump out this motherf*cker like Tupac...I went so hard on my enemies this year it was pathetic...I had a dream me and T.I. came home at the same time and just ran in the studio and made a hit. Shout-out to T.I., hold your head brother...I wanna settle all the differences with my enemies, I wanna tighten this sh*t up with [Jim Jones], get this sh*t squared away so we can fall back and start getting some checks before hopefully this sh*t get outta hand and turn into a Biggie and Tupac situation and we don't need that." (Hip Hop Stan)
DAMN BIGGAVEL!!!, HOLD YA HEAD MY DUDE!!!
Comedian Mike Epps has been tapped to host this year's BET Hip-Hop Awards which will take place next month in Atlanta, Georgia.
The BET Hip Hop Awards 09 returns to primetime this fall with actor/comedian Mike Epps as the new host. Taping on Saturday, October 10 at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center in Atlanta, this exciting annual special will once again celebrate the biggest names in the game, on the mic and in the community. With this year's crowning tagline "And We Don't Stop...," BET plans to relive it all again, plus more. Premiering on the network on Tuesday, October 27 at 8:00 p.m., additional performers, nominees and show talent will be announced later next month.(Press Release)
BET Networks President of Music and Programming Stephen Hill has also confirmed Epp as this year's host.
"We are VERY happy to be coming back to 'The A' for the fourth go at the BET Hip-Hop Awards," said Stephen Hill, President of Music and Programming, BET Networks. "We embrace the opportunity to amplify all aspects of the hip-hop culture; the music, the dance, the sense of community and as we have before, we expect to do so with excitement...and with my man Mike Epps on board as our new host, we'll do it with reckless abandon. And we don't Stop." (Reuters)