— This weekend, Atlanta wrapped up its 14th Annual fun-filled, star studded A3C Festival with an unexpected finish.
Like every year, Atlanta’s Annual A3C Hip Hop Festival brought out some of the hottest artists and industry elite to the city this weekend. Artists, musicians and creatives from each coast flocked to Atlanta from October 1st through 7th for a week of networking, collaborating, and celebrating the arts from all over. The city was full of vibrancy and excitement sparked by the festival itself. Day parties, A3C Showcases, Art shows , and other A3C sponsored events left social calendars booked for the week.
One of the highlights of the Festival was A3C’s Sound Garage featuring the 1st All Women Hip Hop Stage (Talk about girl power!). A number of female Hip Hop Hitters graced the stage including Killuminati, Brax, Molly Brazy, The Queendom, and Cherele. Even more well-known stars like Saweetie, Trina, Light Skin Keisha, and Young Baby Tate hit the stage performing “Icy”, “Naan”, and “Believe Dat” respectively with Tate wowing the crowd with her fiery hits and dance moves.
Every moment was equally as intriguing and artistic as the last. DJ Oceanz kept the room packed and engaged between artists performances with her dope music mixes in the Sound Garage while Hosts, SammyApproved and Porsha Marie, danced with the audience.
The outdoor stage was equally as turnt. The 90’s Hip-Hop Crew, The Diplomats, consisting of Cam’ron, Jim Jones, and Juelz Santana hit the stage with their classic heavy hits. The crowd even voiced lyrics from their album Diplomatic Immunity verbatim.
The crowd was also ready for Lil Tunechi, (also otherwise known as Lil Wayne) to hit the stage, especially with the release of his recent album, Tha Carter V, on September 28. All eyes were glued to the stage as Tunechi performed his hottest tracks.
Everyone was amped up with the rapper when chaos broke loose. Unfortunately, an alleged altercation shook up the crowd and ended the show. Nonetheless, A3C 2018 was definitely one to remember and the memories are here to stay.
Written by Chelsea McKain