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- $35 for one full-festival pass to the A3C Hip Hop Festival (up to a $75 value)
- When: October 2–6
- Where: venues throughout Old 4th Ward, EAV, Little 5 Points, and East Atlanta Village
- General admission
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click to view a full list of the artists already announced.
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A3C Hip Hop Festival
- What it is: more than 80 hip-hop performers, film, and art installations
- What A3C stands for: All Three Coasts—East, West, and Gulf
- Number of years it's been showcasing local and international talent: nine
- Attending representative of the Wu-Tang Clan: Ghostface Killah
- Most recent reason to love the solo Ghostface: Twelve Reasons to Die, his 10th and latest LP, in which he shows his love for for soul music, pulpy narratives, and lists
- Attending representative of The Cool Kids, a legendary Chicago-based duo: Chuck Inglish
- Cousins of Chuck Inglish also performing: Boldy James
- Live performers that Jarren Benton studied to perfect his showmanship: Prince, Marilyn Manson, Method Man
- Lesson he learned, according to his bio page: "the essence of giving a good show is not givin'" an expletive
- Hits you might hear from hip-hop pioneer Too Short: "The Ghetto," "Blow the Whistle"
- Who to see if you're craving some violin: Symphony Crack Orchestra
- Who to see if you want to tie your festival experience in with your thesis on Ancient Egypt's diplomacy with Ancient Rome: 4th Pyramid, 9th Wonder, Rome Fortune, Pharoahe Monch