A3C ANNOUNCES SECOND ROUND OF ARTISTS INCLUDING 9th WONDER’S JAMLA LINEUP AND INTERNATIONAL SHOWCASE

(ATLANTA, GA – July 18, 2011)

The annual A3C Hip Hop Festival in Atlanta announces a second round of incredible artists and showcases to happen October 6-8, 2011 at The Masquerade. Additional artists confirmed to perform at the 2011 festival include MURS, XV, Elzhi (of Slum Village), Jon Connor, Young Scolla, Tabi Bonney, ski beatz, Soul Khan, Jarren Benton and Chancellor Warhol.

9th Wonder returns to the 2011 event with his independent label JAMLA and performances from artists Skyzoo, Rapsody, Thee Tom Hardy, Big Remo and Actual Proof. This fall, A3C debuts its first international showcase, Import/Export presented by World Hip Hop Market and The Bloom Effect, bringing popular Hip Hop artists from around the world to Atlanta, GA. Artists include Lidolido (Norway), Eternia (Toronto, Canada), Eyezon Soweto (South Africa), Shokanti (Cape Verde) and The reMinders (Belgium/Congo/USA). Back for its third year, Perfect Attendance presented by The Smoking Section and Fadia Kader, announce a few of the artists to the perform over the 3-day showcase including Chase N Cashe, Rockie Fresh, Shawn Chrystopher, Rittz, SL Jones, Moe Green, KD, LE$, Ethereal, Willie Evans Jr., P Dukes and Nice Guise. Perfect Attendance features the best up and coming artists from around the country. Artists can still submit for the Perfect Attendance stage through ReverbNation.

Johnny Spanish and Lyriciss have been selected to perform at the festival from ReverbNation submissions and artists YONAS and Neak have been chosen from Sonicbids. A3C is still accepting artists’ submissions through either Sonicbids or ReverbNation. A3C staff listen to every submission and are looking for talented artists from across the country who can bring something unique to the festival. All artists that submit through Sonicbids receive a 3-day festival pass. Submission fees apply.

Artists from the A3C’s first announcement included Random Axe (Sean Price, Black Milk and Guilty Simpson), Freeway, Aleon Craft, Laws, J-Live, Percee P, Ras Kass, Boog Brown, Ultra Beast (Senor Kaos and 4-Ize), Dillon, Paten Locke, Dee-1, Big Rec, Danny! and Goines. These are still just a handful of the several hundred artists and events to be announced for the 2011 A3C Hip Hop Festival. Performers and showcases will be released on a continual basis until the start of the festival.

The A3C has not only become the largest Hip Hop festival in the southeastern United States, but is the premier gathering place for MCs, DJs, and producers that create Hip Hop music as well as participants and fans of the culture. In addition to the live performances and showcases like Perfect Attendance, the A3C Hip Hop Festival features turntable, producer, and breakdance competitions as well as educational and community programming including panel discussions and workshops. The 2010 festival included such iconic artists as Jean Grae, 9th Wonder, Rhymefest, Camp Lo, Murs, Killer Mike and Beat Minerz.

A3C Hip Hop Festival tickets are available on the A3C website. 3-day passes are $33 and daily passes are $15/day. Purchase a 3-day pass before July 22 to also receive a 2011 A3C collectable Woodallion. For discounted hotel accommodations, contact the Days Inn Atlanta Downtown at 1-866-650-7925 with the event name, A3C Festival, and booking code, A3C. The hotel is located at the intersection of Spring Street and Baker Street, approximately 2 miles from The Masquerade.

Specific showcase, panel, artist and event updates will continue to be announced through the A3C website through the event’s start on October 6, 2011. For more information about becoming involved in the A3C as an artist, partner, volunteer or media representative, visit www.a3cfestival.com.

ABOUT THE A3C:

Now in its 7th year, the A3C Hip Hop Festival is a 2-day, 3-night event held annually in Atlanta, GA and features live performances from a wide variety of approximately 200 artists. The live performance schedule is enhanced by day and evening content showcasing some of the most exciting breakdance, graphic art, fashion, film, equipment demonstrations and panels relating to Hip Hop culture.

Since 2005, the event has featured over 600 of the most elite artists in Hip Hop including: Rakim, Buckshot, Black Sheep, DJ Premier, The Juice Crew, Biz Markie, Del the Funky Homosapien, The Clipse, Souls of Mischief, Little Brother, Wale and B.o.B. In 2010, the A3C was attended by over 20,000 fans and featured partnerships and co-sponsored events with Red Bull, Fadia Kader’s Perfect Attendance, 2DopeBoyz, The Smoking Section, iStandard, Kevin Nottingham, Unique Squared, DJBooth, SESAC and more.

The A3C will take place October 6 – 8, 2011 in Atlanta, GA with its hub at the Masquerade located at 695 North Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30308.

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