2017 A3C Festival and Conference
A3C 2017 weekend top 5. Your Old Droog, Coco and Breezy, and more must-see acts taking over hip-hop's biggest stage
The weekend portion of this year's A3C festival, aka hip-hop's biggest stage, carries on today, Sat., Oct. 7, at the Georgia Freight Depot and surrounding areas. There's a marathon of performances taking over the fest until well after the sun sets over Downtown Atlanta Sunday night. The full lineup is available via A3C's website. In the meantime, check out CL's top 5 weekend picks for must-see acts. Single day tickets are available for $46. Weekend passes are $85.
Fool's Gold Day Off
Doors open for the Fool's Gold festivities at 1 p.m., leaving plenty of time to fuel up and prepare for the epic chain of events that are about to unfold. A-Trak, DJ Drama and Don Cannon, Zaytoven and friends, Project Pat, Kodie Shane, and more top the bill for the day. Any time between 1 and 11 p.m. is a guaranteed party. Georgia Freight Depot. 1 p.m.
Fast Forward ft. DJs Coco and Breezy
Catch a vibe with world renowned DJs Coco and Breezy when they deliver the hottest in hip-hop from all three coasts. Foxxy, Hourglass, Mike Nasty, Anthony Somebody of Quite Hype, and Odalys Pena are also lined up to take the stage. Sat., Oct. 7. Space 2. Free. 10 p.m.
WorldstarHipHop takes on A3C
WorldstarHipHop joins forces with Opposition to host a stellar showcase ft. performances by Lil Pump, Lil B THE BASEDGOD, Ski Mask the Slump God, Lil Baby, OMB Peezy, and Lil Xan. Entry is free to the first 400 full A3C, A3C group or Executive passes. $55 + fees otherwise. 9:30 p.m. (doors). Masquerade, 75 MLK Jr. Drive SW. 404-577-8178. www.masq.com.
Dillon Vaughan Maurer
Dillon Vaughan Maurer has worn many hats throughout his career: MC, DJ, producer, lobster man, and master chef. He's also the only artist to have graced the stage during every single A3C event all 13 of them. He's a staple of Atlanta's underground hip-hop scene, a must-see act, and this year he can be found dominating the Spinderella Sunday stage alongside Statik Selektah, Kool Keith, and many more. For this performance Dillon will be rocking the stage with Batsauce by his side. Georgia Freight Depot. 2 p.m.
Your Old Droog
If you only see one show during this year's A3C weekend which is actually kind of difficult to do do not miss Your Old Droog. The Ukrainian-American, Brooklyn-based boom-bap renaissance man packs an old school, up-top style that flows like lava. People used to speculate about some perceived beef between Droog and Naz, but here they are, rocking the A3C stage on the same day. This is Droog's debut Atlanta performance. Georgia Freight Depot. 4 p.m.