Artists Get Educated at Atlanta's A3C Hip Hop Festival
In addition to more than 200 live performances, the annual A3C Hip Hop Festival October 11-13, 2012 provides extensive educational and professional development content. There will be close to two dozen panel discussions on topics including marketing, publishing, production, media, touring, legal and more.
A few of the confirmed panelists include industry professionals such as DJ Burn One, Wendy Day of Rap Coalition, Ray Daniels of R.A.Y.D.A.R. Ent., Steve Collins (Music & Film Clearance, Warner Brothers Ent.), Grammy-nominated producer Willy Will, Shawn Barron (Director of A&R, Atlantic Records), DJ Smallz and WillPower of SupaHotBeats.
Confirmed panels include “Where’s My Check?”, “Rags to Riches”, “Road Rules”, “What's the Hook?”, “I Rock a Mic but Don’t Rap”, “The Balance”, “The DMCA Took My Baby Away”, “Are Pub Deals Right for You?”, “I Probably Blew Out Your Speakers”, “What’s Your Spin on It?”, “Run That Back” and “Does Regional Sound Still Exist?”.
The “Where’s My Check?” publishing panel will address questions like how to get paid, what is a split sheet, establishing safeguards and how to create licensing opportunities.
Fashion is a critical component of Hip Hop culture. The “Rags to Riches” streetwear entrepreneurship panel will offer insight on the development process and tips from burgeoning entrepreneurs.
The “Road Rules” touring panel will point artists in the right direction on decisions like whether to hire a separate tour manager, how, when and where to book shows and suggestions for touring abroad.
Receive pointers on finding your niche from the “What's the Hook?” marketing and branding panel.
Get a pulse on the Hip Hop journalism industry in the “I Rock a Mic but Don’t Rap” print and digital media panel.
Discover the pros and cons of a consistent stream of free projects versus pushing one solid compilation in the “The Balance” mixtape marketing panel.
“The DMCA Took My Baby Away” panel on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act outlines the law and how to protect yourself.
“Are Pub Deals Right for You?” details the benefits and downsides of a publishing deal.
Gain insight on building a successful production career from the “I Probably Blew Out Your Speakers” producer panel.
The “What’s Your Spin on It?” DJ panel will reveal how DJs have achieved their own brand identity.
The “Run That Back” engineering panel will discuss current industry challenges.
From Bay Area hyphy to Texas chopped and screwed, this panel begs the question “Does Regional Sound Still Exist?” and what is next?
These panels are just a few of the events that will take during the 2012 A3C Hip Hop Festival in addition to performances from more than 200 artists including Twista, CunninLynguists, Gunplay, Hopsin, Phil Ade and a special appearance by Yelawolf.
Festival tickets are available on the A3C website and attendees are encouraged to purchase tickets early. 3-day passes are $33 until July 31, 2012, www.a3cfestival.com/buy-tickets .
Specific showcase, panel, artists and event updates will continue to be announced on www.a3cfestival.com through the start of the festival on October 11, 2012.
“Presents: Vol. 1” is a compilation album consisting of collaborations with someof NE Florida’s dopest emcees, singers, poets, and DJ’s. If you like hip hop and soul music without modern gimmickry, this project might be for you!
ill Clinton is a producer, multi-instrumentalist and song-writer. As one of the premier soul and hip hop producers in northeast Florida, ill has produced music with many regional and independent artists. “ill” is also a team member at The Cypher, a bi-weekly spoken word open mic and soul music event. He also wrote and produced the film score for the independent erotic urban thriller, “Treacherous”.
Presentation: The Sexploitation Project is an instrumental album inspired by Sexploitation movies from the 60-70′s. Mr Stereo's first solo album. A project tribute to women. Inoffensive girls and women with guns, Vampiresses and superwomen, action and passion. An album "So adult one X isn't enough".
Following the success of his last Kid Bass produced single Ain't Nobody Like You, which gained support from Radio 1, 1Xtra, Capital, Kiss 100 and Choice FM. The 26 year-old rapper and businessman, Sincere, is about to stomp his way to the top in his famously large collection of awesome footwear (follow ‘Sincere’ on Instagram – we’re not joking!).
The summer is heating up worldwide with the release of the #626TAPE, which features an exclusive cut from Trek Life, "What Y'all Know?", produced by Jansport J.
The #626TAPE was a Top 10 feature on the Big Boy's Neighborhood (Power 106 FM) blog the week of it's release! Shoutout to Jason BR05KI for producing the #626TAPE series, which highlights tracks from artists local to the 626/San Gabriel Valley, CA.
In other Trek Life news...Trek will be rocking a special event out in Riverside, sharing the stage with Hip-Hop LEGENDS Coke La Rock (Hip-Hop's first emcee) & Chief Rocka Busy Bee. The Bronx Legends Tour touches down in the LA/IE area this week, don't miss a RARE opportunity to pay tribute to the architects of the culture.
After first adapting his skills as a deejay on turntables and CDJ's, J Fresh started off in the London UK Garage scene. Relocating to the South Coast, predominantly Bournemouth, he began to network and before long had two weekly radio shows on Bournemouth's leading FM + DAB radio station, Fire Radio. Fresh has networked his way into interviewing and collaborating with some of the biggest names in the world of music.
Now he drops his monthly mixtape series that is already receiving positive feedback from fans and industry members alike, as he continues to break and support new music whilst working closely with the key players in the UK and US music scenes. This well presented series is the ultimate urban music download and a perfect audio excursion into the world of urban music.
J Fresh is also known for playing at many events both commercial & underground, with his sets being known for being exciting with a track selection that always rocks a crowd. Now playing all over the UK, J Fresh also DJ's for a wealth of UK artists including MAC from So Solid Crew, Killa P & Rikodan from Roll Deep, Twin MC's, TCO and many more, and is the first choice deejay for any urban event held from Brighton to Bournemouth.
Tune into J Fresh on Fire Radio 107.6 FM + DAB www.fireradio.co.uk Wednesdays 21:00 - 23:00 and Friday's 00:00 - 02:00
J Fresh 'May / June Mixtape 2012' (Track-listing)
01 - Intro 02 - Drake - Hyfr 03 - Kayne West - Mercy 04 - Brandy - Put It Down 05 - Chris Brown - Till I Die 06 - Nicki Minaj - Beez In The Trap 07 - A$AP Rocky - Goldie 08 - Red Café - Let It Go Remix 09 - Gracious K - Best Part Of Me 10 - Travis Porter - Ayy Ladies 11 - Tyga - Bitch Better Have My Money 12 - Baby Cham - Whine 13 - Konshens - Gal A Bubble 14 - D'Banj Interview 15 - Maxwell D - Push 16 - Wookie - 2 Us 17 - Jammer - Big Man (J Fresh Edit) 18 - Teddy Music - Hoods Up Remix 19 - Rudekid - Get Busy - Jamie Grind 20 - J Fresh & Ibz Live Club 8, Portsmouth
G.Huff & Vice Souletric Release New EP Co-Signed By Pete Rock & Scarface
G. Huff and Vice Souletric have quickly become two of the most respected new hip-hop artists to emerge out the Midwest. The Ohio MC/Producer duo made waves in 2011 with their debut album, "Where Do We Go From Here?" which featured a who's who of talent such as Guilty Simpson, REKS, Termanology, and Ruste Juxx.
G. Huff is a ferocious emcee who hales from the gritty city of Youngstown, Ohio. A unique combination of musical talent, versatility and real life experience has G.Huff on the verge of being one of the greatest writers of his time! After years of perfecting his craft, former Bad Boy recording artist “G-Dep” took a liking to Huff's in your face rhyme style and labeled him the future of hip-hop. G.Huff has worked with recording artists such as G-Dep, Nature, Reks, Termanology, Guilty Simpson and others. Huff will also be featured on Moss'upcoming production album.
Vice has been producing full-time for the last four-years and in a very short time has built a very impressive resume of production credits. In the just the last few months alone, Vice has worked with some of the best artists in the hip-hop scene. After landing a placement on Busta Rhyme's protégé' Reek Da Villain's mixtape, “The Gift”, Vice hit the studio hard, and met G. Huff, which led to the release of "Where Do We Go From Here?.”In 2012, Vice will have production on upcoming albums from Scarface, Reek Da Villian, Slim Thug, Mysonne, KRS-One, and many more. While Vice has been in the lab with some of hip-hop's most esteemed lyricists, he is quick to point out that his partner brings out the best in him “Huff is the hungriest MC I have heard in a minute. It will only take you a couple bars to hear the passion from this cat. Press play and buckle up.”
As a duo, G.Huff and Vice are now set to follow up their debut with a new EP, "Are We There Yet?” a carefully crafted masterpiece packed with lyricism, soul, and energy. It's a recipe the duo is already well versed in! Not only do Huff and Vice receive the co-signs of hip hop legends Pete Rock and Scarface, they create their own lane with an original sound that is unique yet universal enough for all to enjoy! To receive the co-signs of two of hip-hop's most lasting and endearing artists is not an honor that is lost on G.Huff and Vice as Huff exclaims "Even though we are writing our own history, the support of Pete Rock and Scarface makes this project that much more special to us.”
G.Huff& Vice Souletric's “Are We There Yet?” finds the duo in a very comfortable place and ready to take the next step in their careers and let their music do the talking as they assert “You can tell when artists really put there all into etching out a real masterpiece. I hope listeners will appreciate music being made the right way. From concepts to lyrics, to production, we didn't overlook anything. The game is too competitive to only bring 99% to table. These days it's all or nothing.”
The group's single, “Feelzogood (Jheri Curl Theme Music),” is currently in rotation on Shade 45 after being featured on Sway Calloway's “Get In The Game” segment on the morning show.
Tracklisting and credits for G.Huff & Vice Souletric's Are We There Yet EP: 1.) Pete Rock & Scarface Intro 2.) “Are We There Yet?” 3.) “Practice My Aim” 4.) “Try Love” f/ Netousha Monroe 5.) “Feelzogood” (Jheri Curl Theme Music) 6.) “Adios” f/ City Da God& Hi Jinks 7.) “Tears In A Bucket” f/ JTronius & Alison Carney 8.) “Infatuated” f/ J Trip 9.) “Martin Garvey X” (Yellow Brick Road)
Adam: "It's a fact that doctors recommend listening to at least one ABX podcast per month to get the right amount of great hip-hop in your life OK, so maybe they're not medical doctors who can offer opinions on medicine or offer free insurance quotes about Obamacare, but Dr. Dre, Dr. Octagon, and at least a few employees at Dr. Jay's would recommend it. This month I have 12 new songs, including the ABX podcast debuts of Klokwize and Millionaires. In total, it's nearly an hour of music and madness (I create a Southern hip-hop chorus mid-show, for no good reason) to get you through a hot summer day. Enjoy! Follow me on Twitter at @AdamsWorldBlog or hit me up with feedback at AdamB@RapReviews.com." The Adam B Experience is 100% PODSAFE and FREE so tell your friends to download ABX right here at RapReviews.com!
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