Day1 of the A3C Hip Hop Festival in Atlanta, GA has gone down. If you love hip hop (beyond ringtone rappers)…then you will be at Day2 and Day3.
The three room venue, CW Midtown is currently home to one of the best festival productions I have ever seen. The vendors and booths are fitting…from a ltd edition sneaker shop to the URB Barbershop. Security and entrance was not annoying. Just make sure to bring cash for the bar.
Little Brother was the highlight of Day1 for me, coming with yet another outstanding show–they’ve really got it together when it comes to knowing how to be PERFORMERS. I loved hearing a few Minstrel Show jams, but (and it’s rare I say this) hearing tracks off their newest album was the best part–they turned the concert into the dancefloor, …
For those of you still angry at Radiohead headling APW and not Coachella (“C’mon mom, they get two and we don’t even get one?!?”), here’s the full New Jersey line-up….at least they also have to suffer through Jack Johnson.
the New Pornographers
the Go! Team
Amadou & Mariam
Mates of State
the Black Angels
Rodrigo y Gabriela
Kings of Leon
the Felice Brothers
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
Alberta Cross, the Virgins
Forro in the Dark and Your Vegas
Every week, URB.com picks 20 artists to add to our “Next 1000″ list. And being that we are the most credible and authentic voice in emergent music, we decided that its not enough to just post these artists’ music on our Next 1000 site. We needed to do more to showcase the great music and talent that invades our digital consciousness every week. So, every week, URB.com will feature on the homepage every Monday, the “Next 1000″ Artist of the Week. So if you’re tired of the retreads invading your webspace everyday, and are thirsty for something more creative, something more underground, then come back to URB.com every Friday and get hit with something FRESH.
This week’s pick is a production duo straight from the bay, Keelay & Zaire. Coasting on sweet sounds …