Over the years A3C has brought many amazing acts to the city of Atlanta that have left audiences and fans with memorable experiences. Some of the artist who have performed at A3C in the past include Schoolboy Q, Wiz Khalifa, Curren$y, Ghostface Killah and Nappy Roots. This year fans will be excited to see many upcoming artist, as well as veteran MC's like Bone Thugs N' Harmony, Redman, Too $hort and more, bless the stages at A3C.Kelechi
This is definitely an artist who shows promise through the versatility of his music. Kelechi’s broad style can be best explained by his upbringing, which is a story about the life of a kid raised in Atlanta by Nigerian parents. The 24-year-old artist began making music seriously around the age 14, and eventually saved enough money to build a studio in his parent’s basement. Since then, Kelechi has had many doors open up for him and has even gained attention from Mountain Dew’s recording label, Green Label Sound. This year Kelechi will be performing at A3C, so make sure to keep this one on your radar.
It is always exciting to hear about upcoming female MC's in today’s Hip-Hop industry. With female artists being so scarce in this particular culture, Latasha Alcindor just might be the one to turn a few heads. One of the best attributes of this Brooklyn artist is that she doesn’t sound like any other rapper. With an original sound that is laid over experimental Hip-Hop beats, Latasha Alcindor plans to bring something different and innovative to the game. Latasha’s work can be found on popular sites like VICE, Revolt, and Afropunk. She will be performing at “The Future is Female” showcase at this year’s A3C Festival & Conference. Don’t miss it!
New Jersey artist, Mir Fontane, is one with huge potential. Those who have heard Mir Fontane most likely can't fully explain which type of category his music falls in. On a Mir Fontane project, one will be given a variety of music that ranges from Trap-influenced beats to Hip-Hop, and R & B. Many individuals have even compared Fontane’s music to the melodic flows of Drake and PartyNextDoor. This artist does great with eloquently creating tracks that give off familiar vibes in already existing songs, while also showcasing a sound that’s entirely new in the process. Make sure to look out for Mir Fontane at the“ Veli Brand & Friends” showcase this year.
In a world where Hip-Hop has arguably become more commercialized and less original, artist K.A.A.N expresses these thoughts through his music. For those who are true Hip-Hop heads, this is an artist who reflects much of the music that was out in the early 90s. Much of K.A.A.N’s music touches on politics, mental health, and religion. K.A.A.N also brings a positive vibe within his music that reflects his own personal experiences. “Machine gun” flows on top of bass-heavy beats are always a personal favorite. Make sure to get a close look at K.A.A.N as he performs at the “Top Prospects” showcase presented by DJbooth.net this festival.
22-year-old rapper Chuck G has been making music since he was 14 years old. This Oklahoma City artist brings a lot of hype energy in his records that leave any listener nodding their head. Chuck G has many different types of sounds but is mostly known for his use of auto-tune and charismatic delivery. On top of the many dope records that Chuck G has dropped, one of his most impressive tracks is titled “Bottled Up, “ which features Toronto artist Tory Lanez. Chuck G will be performing at the “TEN ATL” showcase presented by Swisher Sweets Artist Project.