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2010 A3C Hip-Hop Festival

Oct 7-9th @ The Masquerade Music Complex

The A3C Hip-Hop Festival, now in its 6th year, is one of the largest hip-hop festivals in the US.  200+ artists will be performing during the 2 days and 3 nights, from Oct 7-9th @ the Masquerade Music Complex in Atlanta, GA. 

There are dozens of showcases that take place throughout the festival, including: SMKA, Fadia Kader & The Smoking Section's Perfect Attendance, 2Dopeboyz, Okay Player, Kevin Nottingham, Quality Control's Bay Area Rap Teamup, Mello Music Group,, and many more. 

It is an ALL AGES event that includes 2 outdoor stages and 3 indoor stages.  In addition to music there are industry panels during the day, an iStandard beat battle, a B-Boy Battle, Needle to the Record, RedBull 45's and much more.  Lastly, the final day of the festival, Saturday-Oct 9th, will have music ALL DAY starting at 11am outdoors. 

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2010 Performers Include...

Erik Sermon w/ DJ Scratch,  Camp Lo,  Rhymefest,  Big Sean,  Killer Mike,  Pacific Division, Murs,  Aleon Craft,  Jean Grae,  Kidz in the Hall,  Rapper Big Pooh,  Donnis, Buckshot,  Mistah Fab,  Lyrics Born,  Evidence,  Artifacts,  MAYDAY,  Crooked I,  Nappy Roots,  Laws,  Mickey Factz,  Dom Kennedy,  Homeboy Sandman,  Diamond District,  CunninLynguists,  Tanya Morgan,  J-Live,  Mac Miller,  Phil Ade,  Hollyweerd,  4-Ize,  Emilio Rojas,  El Prez,  Killa Kyleon,  TiRon,  Sean Falyon,  Shawn Chrystopher,  and over 200+ MORE!

Full List of Performers (More TBA)

Ticket Discount

Mike Walbert, of SMKA, is the Artist Director for the 2010 A3C Hip-Hop Festival, and we would like to offer you a discounted 3-Day All-Access Pass...normally $33, for only $25.  There are a limited number of 3-Day passes available.

Note:  1-Day ticket at the gate = $20

A3C Discount Code = "smka"

>>> Buy Tickets HERE <<<

List of Showcases...(More TBA)


Music Production, Branding & Development

Video: Pace Won and Mr. Green - "Liquor and Drugs"

From Mr. Green:

Video: Pace Won and Mr. Green - "Liquor and Drugs"

Video: Making of Wordsmith's Touch Backdown

From Strada and Wordsmith:

Video: Making of Wordsmith's Touch Backdown

MP3: Soul Khan "Suck My Dick" (Prod. by J57)

From J57:

MP3: Soul Khan "Suck My Dick" (Prod. by J57)

Brown Bag AllStar/Battle Powerhouse, Soul Khan, is set to release his debut album, Presents: Soul Like Khan, for free download in early November.  Here's a leak from the album & expect a video on Monday! 
Soul Khan "Suck My Dick"
Produced by: J57
Additional Vocals by: O.I.S.D
MP3: Brisco feat. Rick Ross - "Lonely Road"

From Poe Boy Music:

MP3: Brisco feat. Rick Ross - "Lonely Road"

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MP3: New DL Link for Free EP: Erk Tha Jerk -The Prelude

From Audible Treats:

MP3: New DL Link for Free EP: Erk Tha Jerk -The Prelude

EP Includes Songs From Emcee's Upcoming Debut And Unreleased Tracks

We've had some reports of downloading problems with the link. New link is provided here. Sorry for any trouble.

The EP:

Erk Tha Jerk certainly knows how to satiate his fans. Despite his debut album, Nerd's Eye View, close on the horizon with a slated November 9th release date, Erk has decided to give away a brand new EP for free. The Prelude includes songs from his forthcoming LP in additon to tracks that will only be available on this free release.

The Prelude premiered through SF Weekly and marks a new high in the anticipation leading up to Nerd's Eye View. "I've always released free music," Erk explains of the EP's price tag. "I guess I do it so when the people finally have to pay for something they'll look back at all the free music and won't mind spending with me. They know I'm good for it." Between mixtapes, music videos, and unreleased tracks, some might argue that Erk is spreading himself too thin - that he can't have much up his sleeve for his upcoming LP. One listen toThe Prelude, though, and it becomes evident that Erk Tha Jerk is just getting started.

Download The Prelude for free here: .

Stay tuned for Erk's debut album, Nerd's Eye View, being released November 9th via Red Planet/SMC Recordings.

The Background:

Debunking the stereotype of what a West Coast rapper should be is what got a very fickle hip-hop audience to initially notice Erk. His streetwear heavy fashion sense, trademark black eyeglasses and hood nerd persona all worked in his favor. Being from a “bad place” yet knowing that there are non-hood things out there is what has shaped Erk’s approach to life and music. “I went to college for a couple years, I’ve worked 9 to 5 jobs and I’ve sold weed and none of those things quite worked out so I’m kinda like a hood nerd.” His satirical anti-hyphy anthem "I'm So Dumb" and "Plane in the Air" featuring Too $hort defined him as an artist but it was 2009's "Right Here" that put him on the map. The censored version became one of 106 KMEL's (San Francisco) most played songs, charted on Billboard's Top 100 Hip Hop/R&B, and the video is currently in rotation on MTV Jams. In addition to producing and directing videos for other artists, Erk is currently working on his first full length album titled Nerd’s Eye View due on November 9th.

The Prelude EP: .

"Perfect Mistake" Video: .

PR: New Michael Franti Video Link

From Patrick Durkin:

New Michael Franti Video Link

Yahoo!’s Maximum Exclusive Stripped Down Performance:


Gyptian to 'Hold You' at BBC Concert - Saturday, Sept. 25 in London

From VP Records:

Gyptian to 'Hold You' at BBC Concert - Saturday, Sept. 25 in London


(VP RECORDS, NEW YORK)  - Reggae star Gyptian crosses the pond to wow British fans for the annual BBC Radio 1Xtra Live, taking place at Wembley Arena in London on Saturday, September 25. Gyptian joins a hotlist of international acts for the annual event that also includes B.O.B and Jason Derulo, in addition to local U.K. acts.

"BBC Radio continues to show me a lot of love," reveals Gyptian. "They've always supported my music and I'm looking forward to performing at 1Xtra Live." Gyptian will be singing his tunes to even more U.K. fans during his upcoming European tour, which runs from October 13 to November 13.

Gyptian's popularity continues to skyrocket internationally, as the videos for his smash hit, "Hold You," has now been added into rotation on MTV Base and its Major Lazer remix into play on MTV Dance, over in the UK. He is also nominated for "Reggae Artist of the Year" at the 2010 MOBO Awards, which takes place in Liverpool on October 20. He will be competing with fellow VP Records artist, Gappy Ranks, for the honor.

Gyptian currently has two singles in rotation on U.S. radio with "Hold You" hitting Top 40 radio on Z100 in New York and his second single, "Nah Let Go" in rotation on New York's HOT97. The "Nah Let Go" video recently premiered on BET 106 & Park as the "New Joint of the Day," fueling the buzz on this star.

For more information on the concert, log on to To learn more about Gyptian and to check out his tour calendar, visit his artist profile at .

MP3: Ace Hood feat. Sean Garrett - "Let It Off"

From DJ Smallz:

MP3: Ace Hood feat. Sean Garrett - "Let It Off"





PR: El-P Releases Full Version of Wilder Zoby Collabo'

From Gold Dust Media:

El-P Releases Full Version of Wilder Zoby Collabo'

First Heard On Weareallgoingtoburninhellmegamixxx3
Wilder Zoby feat El-P "Contagious" (full version) Produced by Wilder Zoby and El-P (bandcamp)
Weareallgoingtoburninhellmegamixxx3 (OUT NOW, Gold Dust)
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First heard in snippet form closing out El-P's Weareallgoingtoburninhellmegamixxx3 album, El-P is giving away the full version of his collaboration with Wilder Zoby of Chin Chin.  Here's what he has to say about it:
This is the full version of the song that appeared on my Weareallgoingtoburninhellmeggmixx3 (Gold Dust) by my favorite performer in the world, Wilder Zoby. Wilder sings and produces, I co-produce. It's going to be on his upcoming solo record tentatively entitled "Wildcat," which I co-produced with him one freezing month in Louisville, Kentucky. Wilder is on some serious smoked out space pimp shit with this one. In fact, the moog keytar-through-guitar-pedal solo at the end was done drunk and high as the dickens at 5am in one take.
Weareallgoingtoburninhellmegamixxx3 is available now on CD, LP and Digital Download.

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