One of the biggest event in the city of Atlanta now has a new owner. Rapper 2 Chainz has acquired a stake in the city’s A3C Festival and Conference.
The annual event sees top hip-hop talent both in front of the screen and behind it. It boasts a strong lineup of panels and speakers every year. Onlookers receive industry tips and the inner workings of hip-hop in films and video. This year’s event will once again boast top stars making waves in the industry and also artists to look out for that could become the next big star.
“A3C has always been one of the most important places for artists to show off their creative ideas and to learn business moves,” 2 Chainz said in a press release. “I’ve moved from artist to being inside the owner’s box. I’m excited to be co-owner and to help shape A3C over the next decade to be the biggest festival on the planet–the festival for the future.”
Paul Judge Media Group and Atlanta’s Gathering Spot coworking company acquired A3C 15 years ago. This year a 25th-anniversary show will be presented by Yasiin Bey who will perform his Black On Both Sides album front to back.
“I’m passionate about bringing together Atlanta’s colleges, companies and culture and A3C is becoming the go-to event for being part of that combination,” adds Dr. Paul Judge to the new announcement. “I’m thrilled to welcome 2 Chainz to the ownership group. Ever since I’ve known Chainz, his creativity, team, and entrepreneurship skills have repeatedly proven to be world-class. Together we’ll open new doors in the intersection of technology and culture.”