Our long-running Top Prospects series reached a new pinnacle this year, when we partnered with A3C - the largest annual music festival for hip-hop music and culture - to shine a spotlight on hip-hop's next generation of must-hear voices.
On Wednesday, October 5, the Top Prospects mission will culminate in a live showcase at Aisle 5 in Little 5 Points that has been hailed as "the greatest moment in the history of live artistic performances of all-time."
For those of you with an A3C pass, the show is absolutely FREE. (For those without a pass, all this dopeness will only cost you $15 during pre-sale.) The doors open at 8:30 and the show will begin at 9pm, but the anticipation starts right now.
If you've been paying attention, and you damn sure better have been, you know that over the last few months we've been unleashing in-depth profiles on the music and lives of all five of our latest crew of Top Prospects:
The above Top Prospects will join an impressive and always growing list artists and DJs performing at 2016 A3C Festival, including Rick Ross, Bone Thugs N' Harmony, Redman and Def Squad’s Erick Sermon & Keith Murray, Bun B, Master P’s No Limit Boys, Royce 5’9”, Mystikal, Cam’ron, Too $hort, Chase N. Cashe, Stalley, Cormega, OJ Da Juiceman, Planet Asia, Rapper Big Pooh, Bahamadia, G Herbo, Scotty ATL, Sosamann, Starlito, Smokepurpp, YNF Lucci, Kilo Ali, Zoey Dollaz, DJ Melo-D, DJ Babu and Mr. Choc of The World Famous Beat Junkies, DJ Nabs, DJ Holiday, DJ Jelly, DJ Toomp, Bryan-Michael Cox, Sonny Digital, Austin Millz, Kid Capri, Mr. DJ, Tall Black Guy, DJ Nobody, DJ OHSO, Mek Dot, DJ Mike Nasty, Lowkey, DJ Bluetooth, Xavier BLK and Zaytoven.
Over the next five weeks we will unveil even more Top Prospects content, including unreleased music from all five artists. Stay tuned...
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