Exclusive AC3 Video Interview: Jon Hope

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Atlanta, Ga. -- Last weekend, many of hip-hop's hottest emerging talents gathered in ATL for 2010's


festival, which included a star-studded showcase sponsored by none other than



click here

to read Sig's exclusive coverage, with video!). For the first in a series of backstage interviews shining the spotlight on the up-and-coming artists who took part,




" sits down with

Jon Hope

, the Providence, Rhode Island representative (and

freestyle series contributor

) who just hooked up with the Booth to drop his

WaterFire: Collection of Emotions

street album.

In the

exclusive video interview

below, Jon Hope discusses the opportunities online venues like DJBooth offer to artists buzzing below the radar, the pros and cons of living in a city not yet known for its hip-hop scene, and why he thinks


just might be the project that takes his career to the next level.

Check back with us tomorrow for another exclusive backstage interview!