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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 3-Day A3C Conference hosts dozens of panels, workshops, mixers and mentor sessions with hundreds of thought-leaders and industry experts.

The 2-Day A3C Festival is the breeding ground for the next generation of stars while honoring the legends and trailblazers of hip-hop.

The 5-Days of Shows & Events highlight different aspects of hip-hop culture and showcase hundreds of artists, producers and DJs from around the world.

All 3 Coasts gather annually in Atlanta to connect, create and build together.

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A3C Festival @ GA Freight Depot

  • Wu-Tang Clan
  • Lil Wayne

  • The Diplomats
  • J.I.D.
  • Trina
  • Young M.A.
  • Curren$y
  • PRhyme (Royce da 5'9 & DJ Premier)
  • Talib Kweli
  • Mannie Fresh
  • Westside Gunn + Conway
  • Saweetie
  • Childish Major
  • LightskinKeisha
  • Deante Hitchcock
  • Lute
  • Yung Baby Tate
  • Lou the Human
  • Jarren Benton & Kato on the Track
  • Stevie Stone & JL
  • Caleborate
  • Ishdarr

Featured Speakers

  • Steve Stoute

    CEO/Founder, UnitedMasters + Translation

  • Ethiopia Habtemariam

    President, Motown Records

  • RZA

    Producer, Rapper, Actor, Director & Author

  • Keisha Lance Bottoms

    Mayor, City of Atlanta

  • Cortez Bryant

    Manager, Maverick

  • Goodie Mob


  • J. Prince

    CEO, Rap-A-Lot Records

  • Rob Stone

    Founder & Co-CEO of Cornerstone and Co-Founder of The FADER

  • Janee Bolden

    Managing Editor, BOSSIP + BHM Digital

  • Killer Mike

    Rapper + Activist

  • Jermaine Dupri

    Founder, So So Def Records

  • Zaytoven


  • Tuma Basa

    Director of Urban Music, YouTube

  • Sonny Digital


  • Master P

    Entrepreneur + Artist

  • Cole Bennett

    Founder, Lyrical Lemonade

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A 2-Day experience through the 36 Chambers

There are a limited number of WuTangATL passes for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hang out with RZA, GZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Masta Killa, Cappadonna and Mathematics for an unforgettable 2-days in Atlanta.

Every member of the Wu-Tang Clan is participating in a special 2-Day Wu-Tang experience that will climax with a headlining performance at the 14th annual A3C Festival in downtown Atlanta on Sat, Oct 6th.

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