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
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
, the Providence, Rhode Island representative (and
) who just hooked up with the Booth to drop his
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!