2014 A3C Festival Line-Up


2014 A3C Festival Line-Up

We are only 3 weeks out from the 2014 A3C Festival in Atlanta, October 8-12.  Over the past 9 years more than 2,500 MCs and DJs have blessed hip-hop’s biggest stage.  Legends like The Juice Crew have reunited and stars like J.Cole have been born.  So for our 10th Anniversary you know we had to go all out and to bring y’all the biggest and best A3C Festival ever!

2014 featured Artists, DJs & Producers include…

Black Thought, 2 Chainz, The LOX,B.o.B, Slaughterhouse, Scarface, Mystikal & Juvenile, Twista, Bun B, Rocko, Buckshot, Talib Kweli, Casey Veggies, Ca$h Out, Rockie Fresh, !MursDay!, Smif N Wessun,Makonnen, Jarren Benton, Cyhi The Prynce, Kevin Gates, Mannie Fresh, Lil Bibby, Project Pat, Que, 9th Wonder & Rapsody, Jermaine Dupri, Trae tha Truth, Masta Ace, Kool Keith, Orgainized Noize, Prince Paul, Maino, Kid Capri, Pastor Troy, Cormega, Sonny Digital, Young Dro, OG Maco, Elzhi, Dyme-A-Duzin, Sol Messiah, Kap G, Robb Bank$, Nappy Roots w/ more artists added daily. Learn more now!

Scarface headlines A3C’s Redbull Sound Select Showcase



TONIGHT: A Special Screening of the documentary film, M.I., A Different Kind of Girl – Durham, NC


You’re invited to a free film screening of M.I., A Different Kind of Girl, a part of the GenderReel Film Festival at NCCU on Friday, September 19, 2014 at 6:00pm. 
M.I., A Different Kind of Girl – A TRIBES Entertainment Film
Special Screening at NCCU!
Friday, September 19, 2014 at 6:00pm
North Carolina Central University
Michaux School of Education
700 Cecil St., Durham, NC 27707
This is a free event.
Donations to NCCU LGBTA Resource Center are Welcomed!• 6:00pm – Doors open
• 6:15-6:30 – Welcome from NCCU and the Gender Reel Planning Committee
• 6:30-6:45 – Intro to M.I., A Different Kind of Girl, from the filmmakers
• 6:45-7:45 – (53 min. runtime) Film screening
• 7:45-8:15 – Nation Tyre Performance
• 8:15-8:30 – Filmmaker/ Cast Q & A
• 8:15-10:00 – Reception and Networking – Special Thanks to LGBTA Resource Center, Campus Pride, and Human Rights Campaign.

Tabling by national and local service providers and agencies http://www.eventbrite.com/e/gender-reel-film-festival-tickets-12708656935.

Hip Hop’s Biggest Stage, A3C – October 8-12 – ATL, GA

Buy A3C Passes

A3C [All 3 Coasts] Festival is the preeminent hip-hop festival in the US. A3C has grown from a local showcase to an amazing cultural experience and is celebrating 10 years in the game!


October 8-12 – ATL, GA – Today, A3C is one of the largest hip-hop events in the world with performances from well over 500 artists, including: legends, rising stars, trendsetters, up-and-comers and aspiring talent from across the world. The 5 day festival encompasses all aspects of hip-hop culture: music, art, film, style, education and more. During the day attendees are able to connect with – and learn from – tastemakers, icons, organizations, brands and industry leaders, while the evenings and nights are filled with special events, parties and performances from some of the biggest and best hip-hop artists in the world. Read more now!

Feature Artist: St. Louis rapper Tef Poe (Warning- explicit lyrics in the video)

Coming Outta Missouri- “The police shoot back and you can not dispute that!”

Last week, Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was shot and killed by a white police officer in the city of Ferguson, Missouri. Today the world is in shock. But, if you want to know the real challenges black people face everyday- in Ferguson and other predominantly black communities in America, just listen to the music of the local artists who have been expressing their feelings about the killings, the police shootings and the racial injustices, for years.



St. Louis rapper Tef Poe’s “Coming Outta Missouri” is riveting rap song that tells the story of black culture in Missouri from his perspective. Explicit and disturbing, Poe’s lyrics are an erie reminder of what happened to Brown-“The police shoot back and you can not dispute that…” . The song was released in 2012. Tef Poe is a human rights activist working with Amnesty International. Check out more of Tef Poe’s music work at:  http://www.tefpoe.com

Professor Toon performs tonight, 8.16.14. Motorco. Durham!


Durham rapper Toon combines intricate detail in lyricism with a sharp delivery. Playing shows anywhere from downtown city bars to Duke University theaters, he’s sidled up alongside several young hip-hop ascendants. In an area and a time where the pickings are slim for inventive new local rap, Toon has risen to the challenge to bring you what you need alongside Kooley High, King Mez, Lazarus and apromising new crop.

Originally born in Baltimore, MD., Toon had a rough start, was the witness to his mother’s abusive relationship and subsequent divorce. He soon moved to North Carolina with her, but the history he has accumulated seems to be the driving forces behind his relentless show schedule and forceful writing.

While attending the Durham School of the Arts, Toon met his current collaborator, The Real Laww. As with 2011’s The King’s Khrysis, which paired Raleigh rapper King Mez with producer Khrysis, the two have created a balance for one another, making them a duo worth beholding. On the single “Hulk Smash,” Toon picks out exactly what is wrong with the rap game today, spitting lines like, “Just because we can’t understand you doesn’t make you creative” and “There’s role models down the street but they’re scared to teach.” Galvanized by the past but driven toward the future, Toon unites a bold performance with a meaningful backstory. —James Hatfield. Visit professortoon.bandcamp.com.

DURM HIP HOP SUMMIT Saturday 8.16.14


Graffiti, B Boys, DJ’s- HECK Yes! In past years, Durham’s Hip Hop scene Is being revitalized, thanks in part to Durham’s very own Promo Duo/Rap artists-Professor Toon and The Real Laww. Previously marred by negative connotations,the triangle sceneis restoring the actual “art” of Hip Hop in the area. As of July 2012, Professor and Laww have come together to provide the community with what has been dubbed the DURM Hip Hop Summit, a one day music festival that blankets the city of Durham in high quality Hip Hop; to be experienced by all ages. Read More.

Visit http://durmhiphopsummit.com


The Koolest – 1995 feat. Napoleon Da Legend (Official Video)

The Koolest

Aside from dominant college sports teams and the legendary John Coltrane, North Carolina boasts another cool thing – The Koolest. The duo, comprised of rappers Dan The Don and Dinero P, creates a freshly unique fusion of Hip-hop and R&B. Both attended Hillside High School in Durham, NC, never once interacting with one another. While Dinero P cultivated his love for music, learning to play numerous instruments namely, guitar, piano, and synthesizer; Dan The Don looked for a way out of a gang-affiliated lifestyle that almost cost him his life several times. His escape route was lit upon realizing he could rap — well. Upon graduating Living Arts College: School of Communication Arts, Dinero P came home to find his sister in a new relationship with a music-loving hip-hop addict who shared his first name, Daniel. They clicked, forming The Koolest. Dinero P infuses the rhythmic element of his birthplace; Brooklyn, NY and Dan The Don brings a southern energy, adding flare from his favorite West Coast and Midwest artists. The Koolest has shared the stage with big name acts like, Juicy J, Pac Div, Ace Hood, Johnny Polygon, Smoke DZA and just released their first LP, Nerds at the Kool Table in April of 2014. Visit https://twitter.com/WeAreTheKoolest

Article compliments of durmhiphopsummit.com.