A3C & iHipHop Distribution Introduce New Comer Cap Gold On “HighClass Fever,” First Single From Forthcoming 8th Compilation

The A3C Festival & Conference and iHipHop Distribution present the highly anticipated, next installment in their annual compilation series. A3C Volume 8 celebrates the 14th anniversary of the Festival & Conference and the eighth year that its organizers have collaborated with iHipHop Distribution to bring listeners this renowned series.  The previous editions of the A3C compilation have included numerous, future prominent artist’s in hip-hop, allowing the series to receive recognition from numerous outlets, with editors from Apple Music stating, “The A&R rep has done a commendable job, cherry-picking some of the most promising, would-be rap stars from countless wannabes.” The compilation series has introduced numerous artist, to fans of the genre, who have established themselves as staples in the hip-hop marketplace, including G-Eazy, Curren$y, A$AP Rocky, Yung Bans, Action Bronson, Vince Staples, Kodie Shane, Buddy, Smoke DZA, Rapsody, Dave East, Freddie Gibbs, Lucki, Thouxanbanfauni, Trademark Da Skydiver, Mick Jenkins, Sir Michael Rocks, Robb Bank$, and Jimmy Wopo, among others.  The first artist to join their ranks in 2018 is 19-year-old Cap Gold, from San Antonio, TX, a promising newcomer who has already made his mark on his home state’s underground scene, and is continuing with “HighClass Fever,” the first single from A3C Volume 8. The Justin Perez-directed clip, which premiered today on HipHopDX, takes the viewer on a visual ride as Cap Gold gives you a taste of what’s to come. Click Here To Watch “HighClass Fever” On YouTubeClick Here To Stream/Purchase On All Outlets   The 2018 compilation will continue it’s tradition of introducing hip hop’s up and coming new talent, delivering upwards of 50 tracks from the next generation of emerging artists. iHipHop Distribution is currently accepting submissions for A3C Volume 8. If you would like A3C and iHipHop Distribution to consider your music for this installment of the compilation series, please send your submission to pr@ihiphopdistribution.com (streaming links only).  

For more information on Cap Gold, please visit:
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https://twitter.com/capita1go1d

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Wyclef Jean, Jermaine Dupri and Rodney Carmichael Kick Off A3C Festival & Conference at the 3rd Annual ChooseATL ‘Welcome to ATL’ Reception

Gearing up for an amazing A3C week, A3C and ChooseATL hosted their 3rd annual ‘Welcome to ATL’ reception honoring Wyclef Jean, Jermaine Dupri and Rodney Carmichael. Over 250 guests gathered at the Loudermilk Conference Center for southern cuisine, crafted cocktails and live music by The Nourishment while celebrating the guests of honor.

A3C Director and Partner, Mike Walbert and ChooseATL Executive Director, Kate Atwood, opened up the evening with welcoming remarks, while event MC’s Royce Babble and Bria Janelle kicked off the awards ceremony. Media maven and longtime producer of Combat Jack’s radio show, A-King, presented renowned journalist of NPR, Rodney Carmichael, with the first-ever Combat Jack Storyteller Award. Next, music manager and executive Madeline Nelson, had the opportunity to present her client and business partner, Wyclef Jean, with the Social Impact Award; highlighting all of his philanthropic efforts not only in Haiti but worldwide. Concluding the award ceremony, legendary producer and DJ, Bryan Michael Cox, journeyed guests over two decades of friendship while honoring Jermaine Dupri with the Cultural Icon Award.

As the reception concluded Wyclef Jean made an impromptu performance alongside of The Nourishment, rapping lyrics to his hit song with the Fugees – “Fu Gee La”. Wyclef also jumped on various instruments such as the keyboard and drums, playing alongside the house band.

Following the “Welcome to ATL” reception, guests were invited out to Deep End for the official after party, with another guest performance by Wyclef Jean and his new artist Jazzy Amra.

“It was a special night for A3C and the city of Atlanta. We have to highlight and pay respect to the trailblazers in our culture, or we’ll lose sight of how we got here and where we need to go.” – Mike Walbert.

A3C Festival & Conference will be taking place in Atlanta all week long. To learn more info visit: www.a3cfestival.com

Photo Credit: DV Photography

Rodney Carmichael, Wyclef Jean & Jermaine Dupri
Wyclef & Jermaine Dupri
Toyota Ballroom
Rodney Carmichael
Madeline Nelson
Bryan Michael Cox & Jermaine Dupri
Mike Walbert
A-King
Royce Babble & Bria Janelle
Wyclef Jean

Perform A3C Weekend In ATL! [The Progress Report 2nd Annual Showcase] Sunday, October 7th

The Progress Report is back with their 2nd annual stage featuring the hottest artists on the come up! Last year’s performers included Snap Dogg, Yung Mal, Lil Quill, Street Money Boochie, Drugrixh Peso, Fasscoupe, BayBay FDW, and the legendary OJ Da Juiceman. The event also featured guest appearances from hit producers Dun Deal, 2-17, & Shawty Fresh. Come experience the energy with us in the music enriched city of Atlanta, Sunday, October 7th at 7 PM. 

2017 The Progress Report stage:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-progress-report-2nd-annual-stage-tickets-50107009414

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Wyclef Jean, Jermaine Dupri and Rodney Carmichael to be Honored at this Year’s ChooseATL “Welcome to ATL Reception” during A3C

A3C and ChooseATL will host the official Welcome to ATL Reception on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at theLoudermilk Center in Atlanta. The event will kick off the 14th year of A3C, the premier hip-hop music festival and conference.

The Welcome to ATL Reception is an annual event that invites executives, influencers and more to engage with the heart of hip-hop through food, music and cocktails while acknowledging some of hip-hop’s most influential personalities. The reception will honor three extraordinary individuals who have made significant social and cultural impact throughout the hip-hop community – Jermaine Dupri, Wyclef Jean and Rodney Carmichael.

So So Def founder and music icon Jermaine Dupri is celebrating the 25th year of the record label and will be receiving the Cultural Icon Award. This honor is awarded to a hip-hop figure who has made significant contributions to the zeitgeist of global culture. Dupri has transcended hip-hop to join the pantheon of icons that create the ideals and values that have shaped a generation.

Wyclef Jean is a legendary MC, producer and poet and will receive theSocial Impact Award. This honor is awarded to a person who has an undeniable connection to the hip-hop ecosystem and has demonstrated a tremendous social impact among the community through service, advocacy and economic contribution. With all of Jean’s efforts in Haiti and work in communities around the world, he is the definition of how to use one’s platform to impact the culture in a positive light.

Lastly, Atlanta native and NPR’s hip-hop staff writer Rodney Carmichaelwill receive the first annual Combat Jack Storyteller Award. This honor is awarded to a leading voice and champion for culture who is also a storyteller who has helped amplify important aspects of hip-hop. Reggie “Combat Jack” Osse was a pioneer in hip-hop podcasting. He was honest, genuine and cared deeply about the culture he represented. He was a fixture in the hip-hop community and beloved by everyone he met. He was also a staple at A3C Festival & Conference for nearly a decade and will be missed dearly by all those who had the pleasure of knowing him.

“The Welcome Reception with ChooseATL is one of our favorite events of the year. It’s a chance for us to recognize some of the people that inspire us to do what we do. It’s a wonderful night in Atlanta for hip-hop culture, and we’re proud to be a part of it,” states A3C Partner/Director Mike Walbert. This event is the first among a variety of panels, workshops, live shows and more that the A3C Festival will bring to Atlanta in October.

About A3C Festival & Conference
A3C educates and empowers the artists, entrepreneurs and creatives that shape hip-hop culture. Founded in 2005, the A3C Festival & Conference has grown from a local showcase to become one of the most important hip-hop events of the year, which is commonly referred to as “Hip-Hop’s Family Reunion.” The three-day A3C Conference hosts dozens of panels, workshops, mixers and mentor sessions with hundreds of thought leaders and industry experts. The two-day A3C Festival is the breeding ground for the next generation of stars while honoring the legends and trailblazers of hip-hop. The five days of shows and events highlight different aspects of hip-hop culture and showcase hundreds of artists, producers and DJs from around the world. All three coasts gather annually in Atlanta to connect, create and build together.

Learn more about A3C Festival at www.A3Chiphop.com.

About ChooseATL
ChooseATL is a public-facing initiative to attract emerging talent needed to maintain Atlanta’s position as a top-tier globally competitive metro. ChooseATL showcases Atlanta as a leading world destination and celebrates its unique community, inclusive culture, and expanding business opportunities across all industries.

Learn more about ChooseATL at www.ChooseATL.com.

Brudda Haitian – “Max Out” [A3C Video Premiere]

 

Born in raised in the streets of Warner Robins, Georgia, Brudda Haitian jumped head-first into the rap game at 16 years-old, selling his first mixtape in his high school hallways. However, it wasn’t until his hit single, “Gone Bad,” was released that people across the country began to notice. As Pigeons and Planes explained, “‘Gone Bad’ has been shutting down clubs all year and now it’s starting to expand outside of the region.” His 2017 mixtape, I Am the New Dope, earned Brudda accolades and heightened his ever-growing presence as a force in the southern hip-hop scene. Today Brudda Haitian shares the darkly euphoric video for “Max Out,” a hard-hitting banger produced by Deraj Global, featured on A3C Volume 7.  The video was shot on location in Atlanta by Brann and juxtaposes shadowy and vibrant imagery in one visual.
The A3C compilation series has been influential within the genre, serving as a barometer to gauge which artists will become renowned staples in the ever-changing hip-hop landscape. Past compilation artists include G-Eazy, Curren$y, Action Bronson, Big K.R.I.T, Vince StaplesAb-Soul, A$AP Rocky, Danny Brown, Underachievers, RapsodySmoke DZATrademark Da SkydiverFreddie Gibbs, Sir Michael Rocks, Alex Wiley, Mick Jenkins, Dave East, Thouxanbanfauni, Robb Bank$, Michael Christmas, Tunji Ige, Manolo Rose, and Trinidad James, just to name a few.  For this reason, the compilation has seen praise from various outlets including Apple, as its editors raved, “the A&R rep has done a commendable job, cherry-picking some of the most promising, would-be rap stars from countless wannabes.
Artists appearing on the seventh annual A3C compilation, A3C Volume 7, include Kodie Shane, Yung Booke (Hustle Gang), Yung Bans, Lucki, Terrance Escobar, Squidnice, Trizz, Mir Fontane, Rolling Stone P, Nell, Meko Supreme, Lil West, Caleborate, Cookie Money, Jimmy Wopo, Kamiyada+, ITSOKYTOCRY, Chuuwee, Calev, Solomonilla, Trippy Tha Kid, Smrtdeath, BigBabyGucci, Johnny Apollo, King Z3US, Brudda Haitian and many more.

A3C Volume 7 is now available worldwide via A3C / iHipHop Distribution

FranceauThaGod – “Okay” (from A3C Volume 7)[Video]

Atlanta continues to be a hotbed for emerging artists, and FranceauThaGod is among those paving the way in his city. Known for his distinct voice, the 21 year-old ATLien was surprisingly born without vocals chords, receiving a tracheotomy at one month into his life. 2017 was a breakout year for Franceau, as his single and video “100 Times A Day” became a viral sensation, racking up 425K spins on Soundcloud and as of press time. Fresh off tour with UnoTheActivist and Warhol.SS, Franceau is sharing the new video for his A3C Volume 7 track “Okay,” directed by Brann. The video for “Okay” offers an ethereal visual to accompany the Tee $’teez-produced track.

The A3C compilation series has been influential within the genre, serving as a barometer to gauge which artists will become renowned staples in the ever-changing hip-hop landscape. Past compilation artists include G-Eazy, Curren$y, Action Bronson, Big K.R.I.T, Vince Staples, Ab-Soul, A$AP Rocky, Danny Brown, Underachievers, Rapsody, Smoke DZA, Trademark Da Skydiver, Freddie Gibbs, Sir Michael Rocks, Alex Wiley, Mick Jenkins, Dave East, Thouxanbanfauni, Robb Bank$, Michael Christmas, Tunji Ige, Manolo Rose, and Trinidad James, just to name a few.  For this reason, the compilation has seen praise from various outlets including Apple, as its editors raved, “the A&R rep has done a commendable job, cherry-picking some of the most promising, would-be rap stars from countless wannabes.”

Artists appearing on the seventh annual A3C compilation series, A3C Volume 7, include Kodie Shane, Yung Booke (Hustle Gang), Yung Bans, Lucki, Terrance Escobar, Squidnice, Trizz, Mir Fontane, Rolling Stone P, Nell, Meko Supreme, Lil West, Caleborate, Cookie Money, Jimmy Wopo, Kamiyada+, ITSOKYTOCRY, Chuuwee, Calev, Solomonilla, Trippy Tha Kid, Smrtdeath, BigBabyGucci, Johnny Apollo, King Z3US, Brudda Haitian and many more.

A3C Volume 7 is now available worldwide via A3C / iHipHop Distribution

For more info on FranceauThaGod, please visit:

https://twitter.com/Franceauthagod

https://www.instagram.com/franceauthagod/

https://soundcloud.com/franceauthagod

New Music From A3C Volume 7: Lil West “Heart4orever” & Brudda Haitian “Max Out”

Today, the A3C Festival & Conference and iHipHop Distribution are proud to premiere two new tracks from the seventh annual A3C compilation album, A3C Volume 7;  the seventh year that the A3C Festival & Conference and iHipHop Distribution have joined forces, continuing the highly-regarded series.

The A3C compilation series has been influential within the genre, serving as a barometer to gauge which artists will become renowned staples in the ever-changing hip-hop landscape. Past compilation artists include G-Eazy, Curren$y, Action Bronson, Big K.R.I.T, Vince Staples, Ab-Soul, A$AP Rocky, Danny Brown, Underachievers, Smoke DZA, Trademark Da Skydiver, Freddie Gibbs, Sir Michael Rocks, Alex Wiley, Mick Jenkins, Dave East, Thouxanbanfauni, Robb Bank$, Michael Christmas, Tunji Ige, Manolo Rose, and Trinidad James, just to name a few.  For this reason, the compilation has seen praise from various outlets including Apple, as its editors raved, “the A&R rep has done a commendable job, cherry-picking some of the most promising, would-be rap stars from countless wannabes.”

This year’s compilation will continue to spotlight the genre’s foremost emerging artists with approximately 50 tracks from the newest generation of hip-hop’s torchbearers and will be released on 11-24-2017

Lil West “Heart4orever” (Produced by Dmac)

Purchase / Stream at all retailers: https://fanlink.to/heart4orever

At just 19 years-old, Delaware native Lil West is putting his home state’s hip-hop scene on the map. In mid-2015, he released his first mixtape Indigo with Florida-based producer Nodachi, and then capitalized with his second mixtape, That’s Too Much, in late December. In May of 2016, he dropped his third mixtape Indigo 2 with Nodachi once again producing the entire project under the moniker ElijahWiley. In between, West raised his profile through notable collaborations with 21 Savage, Rich The Kid, and Night Lovell, among others.  In September of this year, he dropped his first major album titled LW17, this time with contributions from several producers and collaborations with artists including Kodie Shane.  Now, Lil West is sharing his darkly hypnotic track “Heart4orever,” produced by Dmac.

Brudda Haitian “Max Out” (Produced by Deraj Global)

Purchase / Stream at all retailers: https://fanlink.to/lbh-maxout

Born in raised in the streets of Warner Robins, Georgia, Brudda Haitian jumped head-first into the rap game at 16 years-old, selling his first mixtape in his high school hallways. However, it wasn’t until his hit single, “Gone Bad,” was released that people across the country began to notice. As Pigeons and Planes explained, “‘Gone Bad’ has been shutting down clubs all year and now it’s starting to expand outside of the region.” His 2017 mixtape, I Am the New Dope, has earned Brudda accolades and has heightened his ever-growing presence as a force in the southern hip-hop scene. Today, Brudda Haitian shares his latest track “Max Out,” a hard-hitting banger produced by Deraj Global, featured on A3C Volume 7.

A3C Volume 7 is slated to hit stores worldwide on November 24, 2017 via A3C / iHipHop Distribution.

For more information on A3C and the A3C compilation series, please visit:

http://www.twitter.com/A3C

https://twitter.com/lilwestbb

https://twitter.com/LBrudda

http://www.A3CFestival.com

http://www.facebook.com/A3CFestival

https://www.instagram.com/a3cfestival

http://www.A3CMusic.com

http://www.A3CMusic.Bandcamp.com

Fresh Fly Boy Entertainment Goes Crazy At The Progress Report Mini Concert FT OJ Da Juiceman! [A3C Weekend]

Fresh Fly Boy Entertainment (FFB) is an independent label, media, and management company based in Columbia, South Carolina.

FFB is headed by CEO, Divine The Barber who is a jack of all trades and self-proclaimed “Diddy of the city”. Not only is Divine an outlet and resource for hard working talent in his city, he is also a self-taught barber, a trade he mastered while serving time behind bars. Divine served a total of 14 years in prison stemming from 4 separate bids, all of which has made him the man he is today. 

After obtaining his GED and serving as the valedictorian of his class, Divine realized that his purpose in life was to serve his community. Music has always served as a teacher for Divine as he always appreciated the deeper messages behind lyrics.

Fresh Fly Boy Entertainment was birthed in 2016 with the principles of quality over quantity and strong work ethics. Each talent in FFB is handpicked and consists of Young I, a lyrically conscious rapper often referred to as FFB’s best kept secret, Wolf Gang (Adolph, Bodolph, Mr. A.V., & Dub Freeze), a 4 member rap and production group with intense energy and fun, feel good music, author of urban novel, Indicted, Keisha Monique, and model, Namoi Love.

FFB is a part of the hit Youtube series, Killumbia which has over 150k views per episode and invites locals to display their acting abilities. 

All personalities in Fresh Fly Boy Entertainment are authentic and true to their roots of Columbia, South Carolina and put on a show from start to finish during any performance. The label is currently working on their debut collective mixtape, Divine The Barber presents FFB, Volume 1 which is set for release soon with features from Cap 1 and Orlando Brown. 

Instagram @FreshFlyBoyEnt @ffb_youngi @ffb_Wolfgang

Facebook @FreshFlyBoyEnt @wolfgangfreshflyboyent

Twitter @FFB_Ent

Youtube & Soundcloud @FreshFlyBoyEnt

Catch OJ Da Juiceman + Many Other’s Live In Concert Sunday, October 8th 4PM In ATL [The Progress Report Mini Concert]

Join one of the hottest online podcast’s, The Progress Report Sunday, October 8th in ATL at SpeakEasy Lounge 4-9PM A3C weekend with OJ Da Juiceman & many other’s live in concert. (Early arrival suggested). Be sure to tune into The Progress Report every Wednesday night 9-11PM with Lalaa Shepard, Boss Britt, DJ Jstar & DJ Exel.

Check the @TheProgressReport101 on Instagram for a list of other performers + guests!

Positive vibes ONLY! Security will be heavily enforced.