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ATL hip-hop landmarks to check out during your A3C stay

Joseph Tiller
Posted by Joseph Tiller on Aug 12

The A3C Hip-Hop Festival is quickly approaching and rappers, producers, DJs, fans and many others will be flocking to Atlanta in a few weeks. The city of Atlanta has been attracting visitors for many reasons for the last few decades. The city is a hub for history and culture, considering it played a pivotal role in the Civil Rights Movement. Atlanta is known for its influence in the music industry and has produced some of the biggest Hip-Hop acts and moments. While the A3C festival holds events at different venues all over the city, but there are some landmarks that are significant to the Hip-Hop community that festival attendees should visit.


Strip Clubs

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Atlanta is known for its reputable strip clubs. Strip clubs in Atlanta have some of the best service, food, and dancers. Many artists have songs that were inspired by a night in an Atlanta strip club. There are a lot, so all you have to do is choose from Magic City, Diamonds of Atlanta, Follies, Onyx and more. During the A3C Festival, it should be a mission to stop by one or two of the best strip clubs in the world. Atlanta strip clubs often determine the next big song, so if you meet the right people on the right night, you can set yourself up for big things.

Legendary Recording Studios

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As far as Hip-Hop goes, Atlanta is the center of the music industry right now. With so many artists that have made a name for themselves in the industry, it’s only natural that the city has a list of legendary recording studios. During A3C studios such as, Stankonia Studios, Tree Sound Studios, and Patchwerk studios may open their doors to invite some of the most talented artists that are at the festival. These studios are where artists like, Outkast, T.I, 2 Chainz, and many other rappers who have come through Atlanta, recorded some of their best verses.


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We can thank the film, ATL for introducing people outside of Atlanta to Cascade. The rollerskating rink received national notoriety when T.I. and the rest of the ATL cast made it a focal point in the movie. Since the release of the film, out-of-towners have put skating at Cascade on their to-do-list. Coming to Cascade is just good fashion fun.

Lenox Mall

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Every rapper from Atlanta has mentioned Lenox Mall in their music. It has been mentioned so many times that, first time visitor know about it before entering Atlanta. Lenox Mall is one of the biggest malls in Georgia. Located in the Buckhead area of Atlanta, Lenox Mall attracts high-end shoppers with it’s Gucci, Fendi, Bvlgari, Burberry and other designer stores. A trip to Lenox Mall may lead to a picture with Jeezy or 2 Chainz.

The Waffle House on Howell Mill Road


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Waffle House is a southern staple. It may not be the best culinary experience, but it is an easy decision after the club or a late night performance. There are Waffle House’s all over Atlanta, but the one on Howell Mill Road seems to be the most famous one. It served as the Waffle house in the film ATL and it has appeared in multiple music videos.   
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