Posts Tagged ‘A3C’
Music Festivals are in full swing this Summer all across the country. One of the best Music Festivals that begins in the Fall is the A3C Festival which takes place right here where we reside in Atlanta, GA! People ask how A3C has grown so big with it only being ten years in existence? I would say one of the reasons is A3C does a good job of working with people in the Atlanta scene not just rappers but media & sites ( like Jayforce.com) but also visual artists. The Atlanta Art scene is close knit and buzzing so I was excited when I saw that FRKO & Sean Fahie were helping to spread the word about A3C. Watch as they go around the city with one of the founders of A3C creating original artwork on posters from Old 4th Ward to East Atlanta. Save the date October 7th-11th A3C 2015 goes down and of course Jayforce.com & Beatz & Lyrics will be on the scene for sure! Video shot & edited by Marquise Adams.
So when it comes to classic rap lyrics many involve the artist shouting out their hometown or where they may reside at current time. Not always content at just shouting out their city, but many rappers detail clothing stores, restaurants and of course the “Shoe Modeling Spots” (Strip Clubs). Jay Shells (Artist/Designer) hailing from New York City has taken his love of rap quotes referencing cities to the next level. He is behind the movement known as “Rap Quotes” where he actually creates signs with the lyrics of certain areas and places them exactly where the rapper mentioned. He has done this in the cities of New York, LA, Philadelphia, and now he has come to the city I call home….Atlanta. He was brought to the city by the founders of A3C festival and in the video shot by Animal New York you catch Jay placing the signs up all over town. Jay Shells is coming back to Atlanta in October be and we will definitely talk with him for the site and Beatz & Lyrics Show!
Well everything is coming up Daisies for De La Soul. The Kickstarter they launched for their new album has been a success garnering over $600,000 in crowd funding and still growing. Now the good folks over at A3C festival have now announced “De La Soul Day” October 10th 2015. This will take place during the Hip Hop festival more details after the jump! So let’s get ready and we might have to get a Beatz & Lyrics De La Soul Day mash up!
Honest criticism is becoming a lost art. Good thing nobody has told the clever folks over at DeadEndHipHop that. They continue to review and discuss HipHop in a forum that is delivered with honest opinions, examples and sometimes arguments that lead to you guessed it a Dead End.
They say down with Cormega during the A3C festival back in October and just released the visuals for that interview. Cormega performed on our Beatz & Lyrics Show/Jayforce.com showcase during the festival. The review is of “MegaPhilosophy”, Cormega’s recent album, entirely produced by Large Professor. The fellas Feefo, Kbinge, C-Town, and Beezy all give their thoughts on the album. One of the highlights of the interview is Cormega interacting with Beezy who wasn’t that fond of some of the album’s message when they originally reviewed the album watch and see what happens. So make sure you download the new mixtape “The Joint” brought to you by DeadEndHipHop & Salem Psalms Studio that features a track by Cormega CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD
Channel Dynamic a site based here in Atlanta, GA sat down with Jayforce & ArtByOdell of the Beatz & Lyrics Show during A3C 2014. FBI & Jeff Blactracks of Channel Dynamic asked the two a myriad of questions about the music industry, how they got started in radio, and what advice to give artists. ArtByOdell & Jayforce gave their opinions on modern day reality TV, propaganda & reminding artists they have to get out here and work to make it.
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.
Nice. Very nice. Salute! Y’all click and enjoy.
‘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.
/>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.
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.
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!
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.
“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.
MORE AT REVOLT TV: A3C FESTIVAL BRINGS EMERGING ARTISTS & TASTEMAKERS TOGETHER
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
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!
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!”
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