A3C-Festival-Poster--2016The 12th annual A3C Festival & Conference has released a diverse and compelling lineup that simultaneously pays homage to the historic year, 1996, and showcases the hottest and most talented artists in Hip-Hop today. The shows take place in Atlanta, GA from Wednesday, October 5th through Sunday, October 9, 2016 in the Old 4th Ward, East Atlanta Village and Little 5 Points areas while A3C's Festival Grounds takes place near the corner of Edgewood and Boulevard in the heart of the Old 4th Ward district. The A3C Conference Center is located at the Loudermilk Center @ 40 Courtland St. NE, Atlanta 30303.
The Pro-Audio Conference Center takes place @ SAE Institute at 215 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta 30303. 

Said to be “Hip-Hop’s family reunion,” festival goers will enjoy more than 1,000 of the worlds most sought-after, heralded, and on-the-rise rap artists set to perform over five spectacular days’ worth of festivities on more than 75 stages.
"We created the A3C Festival & Conference out of necessity. There was no place for the Hip-Hop community across the world to get together. We wanted to give artists, creatives and entrepreneurs a platform and place to learn, create, share and network. That's what A3C Festival & Conference is about." - Mike Walbert (A3C Executive Director)

The A3C Conference is a dynamic networking and educational experience focused on music, technology and culture. Between Wednesday, October 5th and Saturday, October 8th A3C will host dozens of panels, workshops, meetups, mentor sessions, podcasts, interviews and screenings with hundreds of the most innovative and influential people in their respective fields.

There are more than 300 industry experts speaking on more than 80 panels, workshops, mentor sessions and 1-on-1 conversations. Keynote conversations includes: multi-platinum selling rapper and entrepreneur Master P, tech investor and Spotify executive Troy Carter and photographer Jonathan Mannion.

Complete festival lineup can be found here: http://www.a3cfestival.com/lineup

Festival schedule can be found here: http://www.a3cfestival.com/schedule

General on sale tickets for the 5-day festival and conference are available now on a3cfestival.com. 1-day festival grounds and conference passes are available for purchase. The cost for VIP passes are $399.00, Festival & Conference passes are $199.00, a Festival Pass is $119.00 and a Conference pass is $169.00, while single day festival ground passes are available for $54.00. Passes can be purchased here: http://www.a3cfestival.com/attend Single day festival ground passes are available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-a3c-festival-tickets-23016101780

All prices will increase on September 23rd.

Last year, more than 35,000 fans entrenched the streets of Atlanta to witness a Hip-Hop cultural experience that can be witnessed in no place other than the A3C Festival & Conference.

Sponsors include: Toyota, Boost Mobile, TuneCore, Accelerate with Google, Swisher Sweets Artists Project, Monster Energy, Heineken, Seagrams Gin, Native Instruments, and many more.

Jermaine Dupri and Da Brat are the ‘2016 EPMD’ on ‘Big Brother x Lil Sister’

Jermaine Dupri Da Brat Big Brother Lil Sister Song
Image & Article Courtesy of TheBoombox.com
Jermaine Dupri and Da Brat show brotherly and sisterly love on their latest collaborative banger, “Big Brother x Lil Sister.” J.D and Brat have been a dynamic duo for many years and recently they have been hard at work in the studio crafting a new project together.

Produced by Jahlil Beats, the song boasts a soul sample and a crisp drum beat. On the track, the rap tandem celebrates their unbreakable familial bond. Throughout the song, they compare themselves to some of the legendary duos in music, including Ashford & Simpson and Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg.

“One thing’s for certain,” spits Dupri, “you see her, you see me,” with Brat adding, “We in this bitch like the 2016 EPMD.”

Later, the So So Def honcho raps, “Now what this is is that Snoop and Dre / Mixed with U-G-K / When the two of us get together there’s no more playin’ in G-A,” with Da Brat adding, “We got that Game and 50 / We got that Ashford & Simpson, n—- / We are solid as a rock and ain’t no n—- f—in with us.”

“Big Brother x Lil Sister” follows their previously-released bangers “Alessandro Michele,” “I Prayed for This” and “F U Pay Me” featuring The-Dream. Dupri and the Da Brat are still working on their Business as Usual mixtape, which has no release date yet.

One thing’s for sure JD and Brat are releasing some serious Head Bangers. So What Cha Sayin’?

"Love & Hip Hop" Cast & VH1 Celebrate Launch of Mobile Game

In all things wretched and unsavory, VH1 and 345 Games celebrated the launch of “Love & Hip Hop: The Game”

“Love & Hip Hop” executive producer Mona Scott-Young opened the event with welcome remarks, followed by greetings from Dan Yang, Viacom’s EVP & GM of Consumer Products. Then, Viacom Media Networks Entertainment Group Director Olivia Coombes led a live demo of the mobile app, which allows users to create their own "Love & Hip Hop" universe with customized characters who are talented but unknown musical artists. Attendees were able to experience “Love & Hip Hop: The Game” alongside actual “Love & Hip Hop” cast members Yandy Smith, Rich Dollaz, Remy Ma and Papoose – all of whom were on hand to enjoy the festivities.

“Love & Hip Hop: The Game” is now available for download on the App Store and Google Play.

COMING SOON: Lupita Nyong'o stars in QUEEN OF KATWE

Directed by: Mira Nair
For 10-year-old Phiona Mutesi (Nalwanga) and her family, life in the impoverished slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda, is a constant struggle. Her mother, Harriet (Nyong’o), is fiercely determined to take care of her family and works tirelessly selling vegetables in the market to make sure her children are fed and have a roof over their heads. When Phiona meets Robert Katende (Oyelowo), a soccer player turned missionary who teaches local children chess, she is captivated. Chess requires a good deal of concentration, strategic thinking and risk taking, all skills which are applicable in everyday life, and Katende hopes to empower youth with the game. Phiona is impressed by the intelligence and wit the game requires and immediately shows potential. Recognizing Phiona’s natural aptitude for chess and the fighting spirit she’s inherited from her mother, Katende begins to mentor her, but Harriet is reluctant to provide any encouragement, not wanting to see her daughter disappointed. As Phiona begins to succeed in local chess competitions, Katende teaches her to read and write in order to pursue schooling. She quickly advances through the ranks in tournaments, but breaks away from her family to focus on her own life. Her mother eventually realizes that Phiona has a chance to excel and teams up with Katende to help her fulfill her extraordinary potential, escape a life of poverty and save her family. 


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ONE Musicfest

Saturday, September 10th 2016
Lakewood Amphitheatre

A magical day of music and festival fun is only A FEW DAYS AWAY!  

Tickets start at only $55! 

ONE Musicfest 2016 will featuring:
Erykah Badu
The ENTIRE Dungeon Family
 Ice Cube
Busta Rhymes
Gary Clark Jr
A$AP Ferg
Anderson .Paak
BJ The Chicago Kid
Jazmine Sullivan
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