This week in The New Atlanta, the Southeast’s largest annual urban progressive music festival, One Music Fest, hosted the “Greater Than One” press conference in celebration of the influence that Atlanta has had on hip hop and pop culture. The conference, lead by founder Jason Carter, highlighted participants in this years much anticipated “ATL Crunk Set” taking place at this year’s festival spanning the dates of September 8 – 9, 2018. Acts in attendance at the conference were DJ Nabs, Trillville, East Side Boyz and Kilo Ali all sharing insights on their journey to creating their undeniable marks on music and the influential sounds of Atlanta in particular. Andre 3000’s infamous word’s “The south got something to say”, spoken in Outkast’s Best New Artist acceptance speech at the 1995 Source Awards, served as a unanimous point of motivation and call to action among those present. The crowd was guided through trials faced from southern artists, such as the censoring of set lists rooted in fear of fighting along with industry push back targeted at southern artists specifically.
Staying true to its original mission of unity through music and the goal of celebrating the full spectrum of music within our culture, One Music Fest is slated to take place at Atlanta’s Central Park on September 8 & 9 2018. With Performances from acts such as George Clinton, Jeezy, Kelis, H.E.R, 2 Chainz, and many more, One Music Fest is slated to be a show you don’t want to miss. Tickets can be purchased at onemusicfest.com, see you there!
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