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Women in Hip Hop IV: Survival of the Fittest

Posted by Andy Pitre on Sep 24

Contact: Nicole "Severe" Rateau, nrateau@gmail.com, 404.644.3806

Women in Hip Hop Returns to the A3C

(ATLANTA – Sept. 22, 2009) Women in Hip Hop returns with an all-star lineup and an all day event for its fourth installment at the annual, 3-day A3C Hip Hop festival. Talented women representing all elements of Hip Hop culture converge on Friday, Oct. 2 at My Sisters Room in the East Atlanta Village for a full day of educational and entertaining programming.

The daytime activities from noon – 9 p.m. are free, open to all ages and include youth workshops, a lecture, a panel discussion and a film screening. DJ Ghost teaches the basics of DJing from noon – 1 p.m. Local b-girls Severe, Vendetta and Jess instruct the fundamentals of breakdancing and locking from 1 – 2 p.m. Emcees Rita J and Boog Brown offer tips from 2 – 3 p.m. on vocal projection and lyric composition.

Professor Griff of the legendary Hip Hop group Public Enemy provides a lecture on misogyny in Hip Hop from 3 – 5 p.m. including a question and answer session. Following the lecture, is the a screening of the film “All the Ladies Say” from 5 – 7 p.m. The independent film highlights six b-girls who have carved a niche in the physically challenging, male dominated breakdance world. Original Rock Steady Crew member Baby Love, Vendetta and Severe, who are all featured in the film, will be on hand after the screening to answer questions.

A panel discussion on Women in Hip Hop business is from 7 - 9 p.m. Panelists include Dee Dee Murray, the General Manager of Purple Ribbon, Jessica Weber with Spectre Entertainment, Ms. Dia, on-air personality for WRFG 89.3FM, emcee and singer Stacy Epps, social activist Dr. Taj Anwar and beat maker, producer and emcee Tiye Phoenix. The panel is moderated by Kecia Ellick of the Red Bull Music Academy. All seven women have cultivated successful careers in an industry that is not only dominated by men, but that is notorious for its degradation and poor representation of women. Hip Hop photography by Kat Goduco will also be on display in the venue all day.

After 9 p.m., the live performances are only available to those 18 and older with an A3C festival pass or $10 entry fee. The lineup includes Tennessee’s husband and wife duo Natural Habitz; Smile Ray’s Daisey; Boog Brown, Rita J and Adrift da Belle who all star in the upcoming film “The Pathways”; and finally New Jersey’s Polyrhythmaddict’s Tiye Phoenix. Phoenix won the 2006 Meet The Producers (MTP) All-Female Beat Battle Invitational as well as the MTP 2006 Championship, contending as the only female against eight, previous male champions. The stage will be hosted by 95.5 the Beat personality Mo Reilley.

ABOUT THE A3C: Now in its 5th year, the A3C Hip Hop Festival is a 2-day, 3-night event held annually in Atlanta, GA featuring live performances from some of Hip Hop’s most elite artists. The live performance schedule is enhanced by day and evening events showcasing some of the most exciting break-dance, graphic art, fashion, film, equipment demonstrations and panels relating to Hip Hop culture.

The 2009 A3C is held in multiple venues all located within easy walking distance of each other in the East Atlanta Village. Since 2005, the event has featured over 300 of the most exciting artists in Hip Hop including: The Juice Crew, Biz Markie, Del the Funky Homosapien, The Clipse, Souls of Mischief, Little Brother, Wale and B.o.B. In 2008, the A3C was attended by over 9,000 fans and featured partnerships and co-sponsored events with MySpace, Red Bull, Scion, URB, Pabst Blue Ribbon and New Era.

For more information, please visit www.a3cfestival.com or contact Nicole "Severe" Rateau at nrateau@gmail.com or 404.644.3806.

Friday, October 2
My Sisters Room
1271 Glenwood Ave
East Atlanta, GA 30316

all ages, FREE
12 - 3 Workshops
DJin', B-boyin' & MCin' 101
3 - 5 Misogyny Lecture by Professor Griff
5 – 7 “All the Ladies Say” Film Screening
7 – 9 Women in Hip Hop Business Panel Discussion

A3C ticket, 18+
9 p.m.
Hosted by Mo Reilley
DJ Cha-Cha Jones
Natural Habitz, Daisey, Boog Brown, Rita J, Adrift da Belle, & Tiye Phoenix

Andy Pitre

Written by Andy Pitre

Topics: Boog Brown, News, DJ Ghost, Professor Griff, Jess, Dr. Taj Anwar, Press Release, Rita J, Hip Hop culture, workshops, Mo Reilley, Severe, Adrift da Belle, My Sisters Room, Daisey, Kecia Ellick, Women in Hip Hop, Natural Habitz, misogyny, Tiye Phoenix, Jessica Weber, Baby Love, Stacy Epps, Polyrhythmaddict, Naire, Dee Dee Murray, Kat Goduco, Vendetta, Ms. Dia, delete me

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