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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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Dave East – “Stretched Out” (Video)

‘Grandmama screaming in the church’ could very well be because of this dope “Stretched Out” track from Dave East. Here’s the video (also dope) for the track off the “A3C” Volume 4 (LP).

(Okay, a good listen will let you know that Gramsie is screaming for a much darker reason… just saying…)

Celebrating its 10 year anniversary, the A3C Hip-Hop Festival has renewed its partnership with iHipHop Distribution to bring a diverse array of new hip-hop to fans across the globe with “A3C” Volume 4.


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


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.


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 Presents The Periodic Table of Hip-Hop


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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Chief Justice x Actual Proof x Locksmith – ‘TeamBackpack’ Cypher (A3C Edition) [Prod. By Chase Moore] (Video)

A3C put on Cyphers? C’mon maaannnn! Check out the Actual Proof (Enigma and Sundown) with Chief Justice and Locksmith doing theirs above. Below… get a FREE mp3 download of this A3C “TeamBackpack Cypher” (produced by Chase Moore) via the link below.


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Revolt: A3C Festival Recap (Video)

“It just happened organically… That’s what so great about this whole sh!t. Everybody in Atlanta is in their own lane…”


Been talking about it. Been telling you don’t miss it. So, if you missed it… your bad. However, Revolt TV has done us all a solid with a recap of the five day festival.

‘The ninth annual A3C Hip-Hop Festival took over Atlanta last week, bringing together a slew of burgeoning and established artists, thousands of fans, and media and industry experts from all over the world. Originally founded as a three-day showcase that took place in one venue in Atlanta’s Midtown section, this year saw the fest spread to five days at multiple locations throughout the city.’

- Revolt TV

Check out the video from this year. It’s already America’s largest Hip-Hop festival; and it’s getting bigger and bigger, folks. Be sure to be there next year. We damn sure will!

“I really love what this conference represents. I love that most of the people that you see here are business-minded and it’s inspiring to see that Hip-Hop understands that instead of letting other companies and corporations brand us and make money off of us, we’re learning now how to brand ourselves to make our own money and income outside of just selling the music.”

- Bun B (of UGK fame)

Along the vein of what we just posted from David Banner [on getting a handle on our Hip-Hop art and biz]. A3C has concerts, culture, and commerce going on all the while. Great event.


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Jack Preston x Small Eyez x Aleon Craft – “Same Ol’ Things” (Video)

A3C and SMKA present: Jack Preston, Small Eyez, and the homie Aleon Craft with a video for “Same Ol’ Things” directed by Will Feagins Jr off “The Hang Out” (Part 1). FREE downloads of ALL this at the links below. Here’s a bit more…

‘Taken from the “The Hang Out” compilation features more than 50 different artists on 20 original records produced entirely by SMKA producers: 808 Blake, Kato and Justin Padron“The Hang Out” showcases the depth of talent, and diversity, that makes Atlanta’s hip-hop community the most creative and influential in the world.’

- High Impact Multimedia



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News From A3C: A Nas x DJ Premier LP Is On The Way! (Video)

DJ Premier chats with WM40A about Jay Z’s “Pound Cake” verse (we’ve posted on that joint and remixes like the one The L.O.X. did on here), his beatmaking, and a long hoped for collabo LP with Nas at the A3C music festival in Atlanta. Really hope you made it out to some of A3C at least, or got to experience it somehow (shared videos, Instagram/Twitter feeds… something). Great event… for the culture, classic moments, and scoops like this!

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PRODUX – “Grown Men” (Video)

A pleasure to have PRODUX come through for an interview on the Beatz & Lyrics A3C Special Edition Show this past Saturday. This is their video for “Grown Men” off the duo’s “Aim for the Soul” LP (out now on iTunes).


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Events: The 2013 ‘A3C Festival’ Blasts Off in Atlanta This Week!


A3C, the largest Hip-Hop festival in the United States, is this week (starting Wednesday, October 2nd)! That’s a reminder for the two or three of you who are not already amped about it. Have you got your passes yet? If not, a word… HURRY (and get the all-access, five-day pass…best value)!

Have you SEEN the lineup of events, appearances, and happenings for this year’s A3C? I mean, besides the dopeness that will be the True School Cypher hosted by our own JayForce & Fort Knox (see earlier post), A3C encompasses a spectrum of entertainment and cultural experiences – education, film, style, pro-audio, art, technology, gaming, sports, break-dance and more.

The lineup? Oh, I dunno… just the likes of Ghostface Killah, Questlove, Bun B, Too Short, ScHoolboy Q, A$AP Ferg, Talib Kweli, Meek Mill, DJ Premier, 9th Wonder, Young Guru… (more). Man, enough said. We’ll see you there; in person if you’re coming to the True School Cypher or any number of events from Wednesday through Sunday.

StaHHr Talks About The Upcoming ‘ATL True School Cypher’ During the A3C Festival And Intros A Few Of Her Cypher Mates (Video)

“Hip-Hop is supposed to be FUN… we’re going to make it fun again!”

- StaHHr

Atlanta’s A3C Hip Hop Festival is coming back to Atlanta (Georgia, USA) again this year! Raquel aka RAQ of Dead End Hip Hop takes us inside for what promises to be one of many great showcase events – The ATL True School Cypher! Click play to get a sample of what you’ll get when you get there October 2, 2013. Co-hosted by Jayforce

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BIGREC x Diamond D on 3LD TV (Video)

BIGREC and Diamond D speak on their upcoming joint project, “DoomsDay.” They also share how they met and Diamond D’s studio rules.

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Gods’Illa – 2012 A3C Performance (Video)

Nice. Gods’Illa sent in the above video and interview from A3C 2012 this past weekend in a hurry. Much appreciated. Above is an abbreviated version… Full-length version is waiting for you after the jump.
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A3C Hip Hop Festival 2012 Coming To Atlanta October 11-13th

Rising stars in Hip-Hop from across the United States and abroad will take the stage, alongside Hip-Hop legends, at the 2012 A3C Hip-Hop Festival. The event will be held October 11th, 12th, and 13th in Atlanta, GA, USA. Among the more than 300 artists to be featured, A3C will have live performances from Raekwon, Twista, Tech N9ne, GZA, Devin The Dude, Slum Village, Hopsin, Ab-Soul, Gunplay, Killer Mike, Chip Tha Ripper, Freeway, Cyhi The Prynce, Nipsey Hussle, Chris Webby, CunninLynguists, 9th Wonder, Young Guru, Dungeon Family (Backbone, Witchdoctor, Sleepy Brown, Slimm Calhoun, Big Rube and Rico Wade), Dizzy Wright, Clear Soul Forces, OCD: Moosh & Twist, Roach Gigz, Oddisee and Yelawolf.

A3C 2012 will also feature a film festival; emcee, producer, turntable and breakdance competitions; a streetwear expo; lots panel discussions; LOTS of after parties and more. Definitely the place to be this Fall. For more information, check the A3C Festival website,

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Sha Stimuli – “The Calling” Teaser (Video)

Sha Stimuli talks about his latest track “The Calling” and his experience recording with Grammy Award winning producer “Focus…” during their video shoot for the new single. “The Calling” is the second leak from the highly anticipated mixtape Beatz + Lyrics 2 Go vol 2 recorded on location at the A3C Hip Hop Festival in the Unique Squared Mobile Studio and within an earshot at Salem Psalms Library, Atlanta GA.

Filmed by W. Feagins, Jr. of High Impact Multimedia, edited by Eljay Wililams of TheNewContent, Artwork by: Dan The Man of Denominator

9th Wonder Talks ‘The Wonder Year’ in ATL (Video)

Our interview with the grammy-winning producer at the A3C festival just before the screening of his movie “The Wonder Year”. Major spoke with 9th about his movie as well as the complimentary album “The Wonder Years” and his label Jamla Music.

The Beatz & Lyrics Show with Jayforce: Rebroadcast/Podcast [9/24/11] A3C Preview Edition



This is the rebroadcast/podcast of the show that aired on Saturday 9/24/11 featuring non-stop new music bangers & serves as our special Pre-A3C edition of the show just 1 week before the A3C Festival took place in Atlanta. We also have a special guest interview with “J-Live” who stopped by promoting his new album “S.P.T.A.” & he also spoke of his pending performance during the A3C Festival. Make sure you download it or listen into another great edition of the ‘Beatz & Lyrics Show with Jayforce!’ This is another explosively live edition of the ‘Beatz & Lyrics Show with Jayforce! Click on the appropriate links for the complete tracklisting in each segment. Listen or download parts 1, 2, & 3 from above, below or from itunes.

3 Little Digs Invade A3C 2011 (Video)

If you couldn’t attend the A3C Festival here in Atlanta let the 3 Little Digs take you around to see the sites.