A3C (All 3 Coasts) Festival is entering its 10th year, taking place October 8th-11th in Atlanta, GA. What began as a regional showcase has transformed into a 5-day celebration of hip-hop featuring more than 500 artists, producers and panelists. TuneCore is proud to be the Official Music Distribution & Publishing Administration Sponsor for A3C Fest, having distributed music for almost 50% of artists/producers in this year’s lineup!
In addition to being a sponsor, TuneCore has is also launching #TuneCoreStudio Recording Sessions featuring top producers & artists, as well as presenting the panel, “Fueling the Independent Spirit: Blueprint for Going Global” featuring Rich Kidz, Nappy Roots, ChellaH, Quake Matthews & N8, (moderated by TuneCore’s Senior Director of Artist Promotions & Strategic Relationships, Chris Mooney).
We’re excited to present TuneCore’s 5 Artists To Watch at A3C 2014.
Born and raised in Milwaukee, Signif now represents her home of New York City, combining skills in poetry writing and free-styling to stand out in a mostly male-dominated genre. With six projects under her belt since 2009, Signif has had the opportunity to tour internationally and open for hip hop greats like Pharaohe Monch and Jean Grae – no small feat for an independent artist! Signif released her latest, Friction (TuneCore distribution), in August of 2014.
Translee (a.k.a. Leezy)
Translee’s path to musical entrepreneurship kicked off in college, as he met his friend, manager and soon to be label head when they became roommates. Raised in Hunstville, AL but now residing in Atlanta, Translee is out to transfigure the some of the imagery often associated with Southern hip-hop while staying true to his roots. Leezy dropped Culture Junky (TuneCore distribution) in August, and has had several videos appear on MTV Jams and REVOLT.
Shome hails from New Orleans – an area that has been plagued by violence and crime. While these darker elements are often reflected on by some it’s native hip-hop artists, Shome intends to highlight his efforts in making the world a brighter place through his music. In addition to his aim to uplift and inspire, Shome’s cultural background (born to Indian parents) brings an added element of diversity to the independent hip-hop scene.
Ripynt & Carl Roe
From his first proper solo release using TuneCore for distribution in 2009, Rip: Re-Inventing Politics, to his more recent partnership with likeminded producer Carl Roe, Ripynt has been using his background and upbringing to tell a story of struggle and triumph. Representing Seattle and the Northwest’s hip-hop scene, the duo will travel to A3C Fest with a videographer to document their adventure. Carl Roe is a U.S. Army veteran who complements Ripynt’s flows onstage not only as a talented and diverse producer, but also an emcee.
This duo’s beginnings date back to the halls of Frederick Douglass High School (Atlanta) in 2008. RKaelub and Skateboard Skooly built a reputation around Atlanta before dropping the single “My Partna Dem” and exploding with over 1 million hits on YouTube. After releasing a series of mixtapes and singles via TuneCore, the Rich Kidz were signed to Columbia Records in 2012. The young duo is an inspiring example of taking independent hip-hop to the next level!