A3C Festival (All 3 Coasts) is a huge, city-wide music event that takes place each October in Atlanta, GA. Dubbed ‘Hip Hop’s Biggest Stage‘, 500+ performances will occur over five days, giving hip hop artists from all over the chance to showcase their talents, network with their peers and industry professionals, and learn a thing or two during the A3C Conference (which includes keynote speakers, panels, workshops and more).
TuneCore is psyched to be the official Distribution and Music Publishing sponsor of A3C 2015, for the second year in a row, and we couldn’t dream of a better excuse to open up our new southern office and host our first ever TuneCore Live: Atlanta! On Wednesday, October 7th, you can find us at the Music Room, where we’ll be throwing the perfect “get-ready-for-5-days-of-music-and-partying” event for those ascending to A3C. It’ll be 18+, kicking off at 9PM – RSVP for the event on Facebook here!
With the help of Swisher Sweets, we’ve rounded up an amazing line-up of hip hop artists, and this is sure to get packed, so get there early! If you’re heading down to A3C next week and want to come mingle with TuneCore (and see amazing live music), familiarize yourself after the jump, and we’ll see you down there.
Born in Brooklyn and residing in Fayetteville, NC, Kaj Kadence has been rapping since 2011, dropping his first official mixtape in 2013. Kaj comes from a musical family – both his parents grew up in Haiti playing multiple instruments – and boasts New York influences like Nas, Jay-Z and Biggie, while admiring artists outside of the genre like Bob Marley and Jimi Hendrix. He released his latest, Studio 68, in early 2015.
An emerging artist who was raised in sunny San Diego, Young Lyxx has been recording music since 2009. Now operating out of Los Angeles and Atlanta, Lyxx is riding high off the success of his 2014 singles “We Winnin (feat. K-Camp)” and “With the Homies“. He’s partnered with major brands like Reebok, and we’re excited for his upcoming project, G$LMPD$TRCT, which will be hosted by DJ MLK.
His grandmother gave him a nickname, “Young Child”, and Young Chizz turned it into a stage name. Raised in Jamaica, Queens, New York, Chizz parted from his original duo, Fame & Chizz, and has been building a successful solo career for himself. After touring under hip hop heavyweights Young Jeezy and Lil Wayne, as well as racking up rotations on MTV & commercial radio, Young Chizz released his debut EP, Provoked, in late 2014.
Chris Rivers has been making himself heard: from getting coverage on all the prominent blogs to his explosive freestyle spitting on Sirius XM programs. With a dominant flow, it’s no surprise that Rivers comes from Hip Hop Royalty: his father was the late Bronx legend Big Pun! Born Chris Rios, Jr., he’s stepped out of his father’s shadow and has proven to be a man of his own, ready to conquer the hip hop world.
Label No Genre – Artist Showcase
This year, southern hip hop superstar Bobby Ray aka B.o.B. announced the launch of his own imprint, Label No Genre. With a cast of young and emerging talent, we’re psyched to help B.o.B. show it off during TuneCore Live! Attendees will be treated to short sets from the following:
15-year old Atlanta hip hop artist Havi began supporting B.o.B. on tour. He’s since gone on to headline teen concerts all around the state.
Jake Lambo, at 17-years old, has videos on MTV Jams and Revolt. He has toured with B.o.B and Kevin Gates. His latest project is called “2nd Period”.
Lin-Z has been featured on Label No Genre’s compilation album and is currently working on her first solo project.
Both an artist and a producer, Jaque Beatz has produced for LeCrae,Kevin Gates and B.o.B. He currently has a project called “The Good Beatz” available on iTunes & Datpiff.
Atlanta hip hop artist London Jae has been featured on songs with B.o.B, Young Dro, Zuse and many other well known hip hop artists out today. His latest project “Better Late Than Never” is on iTunes and Datpiff.
A combination of confidence, dedication and the DIY spirit, Shawn Chrystopher hit the road in 2012 for a 45-city tour with Big Sean. He’d go on to garner the attention production mastermind Timbaland, who would executive produce his debut album, The Love Story LP, in 2013. Chrystopher has maintained his independence and continued to release projects on his Honour Role Music label, and is recently finished up his latest LP, Blackgrad.
A high-energy hip hop trio, Atlanta-based Goldyard consists of A.T, In-Doe and Producer Flick James. In the spring of 2015, they released F**k Culture 2, the follow-up to their 2014 EP of the same title. Fans can expect a third installment in the F**k Culture series next year. Goldyard has shared the stage with current hip hop stars and has a reputation for active, intense live performances.
Growing up in the streets of Atlanta, hip hop artist Bankroll Fresh had to face adversity and struggle from a young age. But it was music, he says, that kept him focused and gave him direction. Determined to make a go of his musical career, Fresh connected with some popular Atlanta producers, worked on songs with artists like Gucci Mane, Chief Keef, and Rich Homie Quan, and built a lot of buzz up around last year’s Life Of A Hotboy mixtape.
From Haiti, to Connecticut, to Atlanta, Frank Mayson uses his diverse upbringing to make an impact with his music. Working with executive producer Wes Green and a rolodex of up-and-coming Atlanta hip hop producers, Frank is currently readying his debut release, Trap Standard.
Mighty High Coup
Mighty High Coup – consisting of Mr. SOS, Ricky Raw, and A-Bomb – got together through performing and partying in Atlanta’s hip hop scene and have been distributing music through TuneCore since their debut, To The Moon in 2010. After that release, their track “808” received the remix treatment from legendary dubstep producer Bassnectar – which as Mighty High Coup shared with us today opened up doors into the EDM/house music/rave world. The trio now benefits from being involved in both worlds – EDM & hip hop – as they begin to intersect more and more.