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J. Keys Recap: Performance at the 2014 A3C Festival (Video)

That’s alright right there, J. Keys! Perspectives from the A3C we just put in the books… and from our Beatz & Lyrics Show 15th Anniversary Concert (featuring J. Keys, Elzhi, Skyzoo, J-Live and more) during the Festival.

The 10th annual A3C took place over 5 days, between Wednesday, Oct 8th and Sunday, Oct 12th. A3C venues were centrally located throughout four closely connected, high traffic, cultural hubs in metro Atlanta: Downtown, Old 4th Ward, Little 5 Points and East Atlanta Village.

J. Keys took the stage for an impromptu performance on the A3C Main Stage during the Beatz & Lyrics Show 15th Anniversary show hosted by JayForce Friday, October 10, 2014.

Nice. Very nice. Salute! Y’all click and enjoy.

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The Beatz & Lyrics Show with Jayforce 15-Year Anniversary @ the 2014 #A3C Festival 4pm-8pm (#Atlanta Event)

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The Beatz & Lyrics Show with Jayforce 15-Year Anniversary @ the 2014 #A3C Festival (Event)

NEWERVERSION/>15 years of anything good is something to celebrate. Of something dope as Beatz & Lyrics … more so. And with an all-star line-up hosted by the B & L mix maestro? C’mon man. GET THERE EARLY! Going down this Friday at one of the biggest Hip-Hop festivals in the world, A3C. Get more event and ticketing info right here.

JAYFORCE’s 15 Year Anniversary show at A3C Festival’s Main Stage in the Old 4th Ward on Friday, Oct 10th from 4:00-7:30pm.

A3C IN ATLANTA – OCTOBER 8-12, 2014

Beatz & Lyrics With Jayforce Brings 15-Year Anniversary Show To A3C 2014 Main Stage (Event)

NEWERVERSION15 years of anything good is something to celebrate. Of something dope as Beatz & Lyrics … more so. And with an all-star line-up hosted by the B & L mix maestro? C’mon man. GET THERE EARLY! Going down this Friday at one of the biggest Hip-Hop festivals in the world, A3C. Get more event and ticketing info right here.

JAYFORCE’s 15 Year Anniversary show at A3C Festival’s Main Stage in the Old 4th Ward on Friday, Oct 10th from 4:00-7:30pm.

A3C IN ATLANTA – OCTOBER 8-12, 2014

Kanye West Rocks ‘AAHH! Fest’ (Chicago) [Video]

It’s been said, “You can’t be a hero in your hometown.” Don’t know how many times it was said to Kanye West. No one is saying it now. Check out Kanye doing a full set at the AAHH Fest in Chicago. Common put it on. Gonna be an annual thing. Only right he joins Yeezy on stage for the shut down song, “Get ‘Em High.”

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DJ Kemit – “Soul Makossa” (September 2014) [Promo Mixtape]

Held every First Friday of the month, our homie & superior sound selector DJ Kemit’s event – Soul Makossa – is where the cool & sexy music lovers are. Simple. If you are there every month, congrats. If not, get over to Sound Table over on Edgewood (downtown Atlanta, Georgia, USA) for the next one… your friends will already be there (old and new)! Oh, we got Kemit’s latest hour-strong promo mix on that below. HOT! We’re sure the Dominican portion of Jayforce’s DNA is definitely digging this joint right here!

DJ KEMIT – SOUL MAKOSSA MIX (SEPTEMBER 2014) [MIXTAPE]

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Atlanta Event: Everyone Is Ready For ‘One Music Fest 2014′, But Are You Ready For DJ Deliver?

ONE MUSIC FEST WEEKEND IN ATLANTA IS ABOUT TO BE MONUMENTAL.
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Join DJ Deliver and Jeremy Avalon, with special guest DJ Dice (official DJ for Redman & Method Man) at The Sound Table (Space 2), 423 Edgewood Avenue, Atlanta (GA, USA).

See the announcement clip above. Be in the spot!

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DJ Rasta Root – “One Music Fest 2014 Artist Mix” (Mixtape)

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DJ Rasta Root with another HOT mix! This one in anticipation of One Music Fest 2014; slated for Saturday, September 13, 2014, at Aaron’s Amphitheater – Lakewood (Atlanta, GA, USA). Get a taste of the performing artists in the lineup for the festival. Check out www.onemusicfest.com for more info on the festival.

DOWNLOAD: DJ RASTA ROOT – ONE MUSIC FEST 2014 ARTIST MIX

A3C Presents The Periodic Table of Hip-Hop

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Very nice! Deluxe graphic work now available from A3C. You can pick up a copy of this instant classic print… and get a discount on event passes in the process.

In preparation for the 10th Anniversary A3C Festival (Oct 8-12th) we took some time off from producing the world’s largest hip-hop festival and went into the lab to create the “The Periodic Table of Hip-Hop.” This unique piece of art is NOW available at Pop Chart Lab.

… and as a bonus, each print comes with a discount code for 2014 A3C Festival passes!

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Event: Invest In Gold (Art Show)

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Goldi Gold hit us with the news of his upcoming art show, and we had to share. “Invest In Gold” looks set up to be more like an art experience than just a show. Goldi with details…

[M]y first solo art show. Featuring 22 all new unseen pieces (All art work for Sale) Limited edition prints, buttons, mix cd & wine.

Prints and limited edition swag and music. DJ Jamad on music duty. Admission: FREE. Get down to City of Ink (323 Walker Street, Castleberry Hill District, Atlanta)

DJ Blakmagic Helps ‘Usher’ In the 15-Year Celebration of the R&B King’s New Look Foundation

Good work by the homie DJ Blak Magic. A video recap of the celebration for the good work Usher’s New Look Foundation has been doing over the past 15 years. Scholarships for the youth; this year raising over a million dollars’ worth. Check out the celebs in the house, including but not limited to, hosting duties held down by fellow ATL-ien Ludacris.

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AEBL Hoops ‘Final Four’ Playoffs, ‘3-Point’ & ‘Slam Dunk’ Contests Taking Place This Weekend

AEBL 3-pt dunkConsidered to be Atlanta’s answer to NY’s Rucker Park, the AEBL (Atlanta Entertainment Basketball League) continues to grow quickly in popularity in only what I believe to be it’s second full season of existence. NBA stars such as Kevin Durant, Dwight Howard & many other entertainers have come out in support & to take in the games. This weekend proves to be no different & only better.  It’s playoff time with the ‘final four’ of the tournament games taking place tonight at 6pm & the final championship game on Sunday in addition to a 3-point & Slam Dunk contest. If you happen to be in Atlanta, this is something you may definitely want to come out at Central Park 400 Merrits Ave in Atlanta. Shouts out to @AEBLHoops!

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Event: Sango at The Graveyard Tavern Tonight in Atlanta!

Sango2Yet another thing that’s cool about the A-T-L (and…eh hem… about checking this site often), is the hip happenings that hop into to view to do. Like, you could stream the music below and say to yourself, “Sango really puts some chill vibes into the atmosphere.”

And you’d be right.

And right when you were about to say, “I bet experiencing Sango live would be next level,” you notice the flyers on this post and go, “Oh sh!t…I can catch Sango live TONIGHT!”

And you’d be right. See you there!

Shout out to the good folks at WERC, AB+L Radio and So High On Life for putting this on and putting us down.

SANGO – MIDDLE OF THINGS, BEAUTIFUL WIFE (FEAT SPZRKT)

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All Vinyl Everything: DJ Jaycee’s Birthday Edition (July 2014) by @KoolKila

DSC09515They rock your radios, festivals, weddings, and parties in the park and all types of venues after dark… and do we recognize them; esp. those at the heart of our life and art. We hope y’all do; because we do! Respect, Happy Birthday, and many happy returns to the homie DJ Jaycee. All Vinyl Everything (AVE) definitely recognized. Put the brother’s b-day in the event byline and made an event of it.

Traditionally, All Vinyl Everything is monthly event that has been showcasing DJs playing vinyl records in Atlanta, GA. Creators (and hosts) DJ Dibiase and Sean Falyon have presented the event for the past two years, FREE of charge to the public (that’s love). DJs each do a 30-minute set, playing whatever genre of music they desire (let ’em work). This one went down at Noni’s Bar & Deli, downtown.

The July party was a celebration for DJ Jaycee’s birthday, one of the very first DJs to help jump start AVE (that’s love shown). DJ Jaycee selected some of his veteran DJ friends to play, including DJ Applejac, DJ Big X, Supa Funkregulata Celo, DJ Babey Drew, DJ Wally Sparks, DJ Kerosene, DJ Ghost, and more. See the birthday boy focused above? He’s happy though, trust. A real DJ in his element at a worthwhile event. We have more spinners’ pics after the jump.

Hate you missed the festivities? Jaycee has another b-day coming. But no need to wait for that occasion to get down at an AVE. For upcoming events, follow All Vinyl Everything on the twitter account, @AllVinylATL. Be in the know and ready to go when you get info. Come out, support good music (Hip-Hop, R&B, and much more). Doing it for you.

(And this time, for DJ Jaycee!)

@KoolKila
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ESPN Highlights: Drake Hosts The 2014 ESPYs (Video)

Hey, Stuart Scott’s award acceptance was definitely the most beautiful moment of the night of the ESPYs. But like it or love it, Drake, as host, hit all the marks (and “Side Pieces” … hilarious) and kept the show lively and moving.

That ‘Lance blow’ though… (a W-T-F moment to be certain)! Enjoy the clip above, with lots after the jump. If you have half as much fun as Drake seemed to be having, you’ll be doing good.

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ESPYs Special Moment: Sports Anchor Stuart Scott Accepts The 2014 Jimmy V Award And A Hug From His Baby Girl (Video)

I’m not special. I just listened to what the man said.
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The man, to whom ESPN anchor Stuart Scott refers in his statement above, was the late coach and ESPN commentator Jimmy Valvano. But if you witnessed Stuart’s acceptance of the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the ESPYs… through your tears… you witnessed what the man stood for – a demonstration of character, strength in the face of adversity, humility, honesty, and love. What you witnessed was heart; and it was beautiful.

Stuart is also battling cancer. And in his acceptance speech, he revealed how hard he is fighting – having undergone four surgeries in the days before due to complications with the disease. Such courage, wisdom and grace. Worthy of praise and so hard to put into words; but more than worthy of our attempt here.

Stuart is living V’s words: He will not give up…ever! Neither will his extended family (ESPN coworkers and execs, mom and dad siblings, girlfriend, daughters, other loved ones and friends); because, as he said, he cannot fight alone.

Watch the ultimate ESPN highlight; capped by the most beautiful moment of the night – when his youngest daughter, Sydni, walked on stage and gave Daddy the hug he needed.

(Crying again…dammit.)

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Kanye West – Live At The Wireless Festival 2014 (Video)

Turns out they did celebrate on the 4th of July in the UK this year… likely due to Kanye West being over there to rock at Finsbury Park, London. Some older and current jawns brought to the mass of worshippers gathered to watch Yeezus deliver his litany of hits at this year’s Wireless Festival. Nowadays, with all the mobile and camera tech folks bring, isn’t every festival ‘wireless’ (just saying)?

Bigger question: What was going on with the girl in the red dress near the beginning (above)? Did she pass out or something? Incredible show, and that was just the beginning. More crowd’s eye view footage after the jump.

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Snoop Dogg x Doug E. Fresh – “Lodi Dodi” (Live at The Roots Picnic) [Video]

At the 7th Annual Roots Picnic, Snoop and Doug E. Fresh do the damn thing on their rendition of Doug E. and Slick Rick’s “Lodi Dodi” live. Now, Snoop Dogg had a slow-flow styled version on his debut LP “Doggystyle.” But with Fresh dropping beat box heat live… you KNOW Snoop had to hold down his end with more of an homage to Rick The Ruler. Respect! Great performance.

(Catch a recap of the 2014 Roots Picnic after the jump.)

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Education: Jim Carrey Delivers an Enlightening Commencement Address at the 2014 MUM Graduation (Video)

“Fear is going to be a player in life, but you get to decide how much. So many of us choose our path out of fear disguised as practicality. What we really want seems impossibly out of reach and ridiculous to expect, so we never dare to ask the universe for it.”
Jim Carrey

Hilarious… easily slipping into profound… in his Maharishi University of Management (http://www.mum.edu) graduation speech to 285 students representing 54 countries. Initially found a writeup and clip on it at Today.com. Jim Carrey gave his commencement address to Maharishi University of Management’s class of 2014. The University Board of Trustees also presented Carrey with the honorary degree of Doctor of Fine Arts Honoris Causa, in recognition of his significant lifetime achievements as a world-renowned comedian and actor, artist, author and philanthropist.

Watch the full video (the above quote comes in at the 10-minute mark). I’m betting you will be impressed and entertained by Carrey’s talk. I was. LOTS of gems of wisdom dropped in this!

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2014 Red Bull Music Academy Guest Lecturer: D’Angelo (Video)

Author/filmmaker Nelson George welcomes the R&B legend D’Angelo for a rare extended sit-down. Giving insights on the people and trends that influence his music, past work and work in progress, his ‘process’ and more. Nearly 90 minutes of real talk from a really talented artist. We don’t hear from him like this often. So, take it in. Really.

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