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Thank you for making 2018 the biggest and best A3C Festival & Conference EVER!!

Thousands of artists, creatives, entrepreneurs and industry veterans from around the world came to Atlanta to participate and enjoy the festivities.

200+ young artists and entrepreneurs were able to benefit from 1-on-1 mentorship sessions with accomplished industry experts. 

200+ artists and producers received direct feedback and advice on their music.

60+ producers played beats directly for over 200 artists leading to new collaborations and friendships.

The Creator Complex provided nearly 600 artists with over $100,000 worth of free digital assets. Artists and producers left the facility with a new headshot, bio, website and mastered album. Others received social media audit, optimized their YouTube page, got DJ scratches on their record, wrote new music and produced new beats.

Over 1,500 people attended the 2nd annual Action Summit for social justice where panels and workshops focused on topics ranging from: police brutality, brand activism, mental health, building a movement, youth entrepreneurship, health and wellness, civil rights, gun violence, women's role in activism and minority representation. Five non-profits from around the country were brought to Atlanta to attend a 3-day intensive boot camp by the Center for Civic Innovation. After an unbelievably moving pitch night at the Action Summit, our judges selected the FlexIn FlexOut program as this year’s Action Accelerator winner, and $15,000 was awarded to the finalists. FlexIn FlexOut produces workshops to get youth dancing inside detention and foster care facilities, coupled with programming to continue the mentorship once kids are back outside.

The entire Wu-Tang Clan came in town to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their debut album. Atlanta embraced Wu-Tang like no other city could. Members attended over a dozen events in two days and created wonderful memories that will never be forgotten and could never be duplicated.

Between Oct 3rd – 7th we had 534 artists, producers and DJs from across the world perform at 32 venues across Atlanta. We hosted 79 events including DJ battles, MC battles, Producer showcases, shows, dance parties, art exhibits, BBQs, movie screenings, mixers and more. The artists invested their time and resources to give attendees an amazing experience and reminded us that hip-hop is vibrant, diverse and innovative.

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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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Discovery Stage