By Deja Kehinde

From October 4-9, Atlanta was invaded by thousands of artists and music fans alike for the A3C Festival and Conference. The event was hosted in Atlanta’s historic Old 4th Ward, surrounded by streets and buildings named after the city’s most prominent Civil Rights leaders.

Appropriately enough, it was surely a historic weekend as festival curators hosted the likes of Rick Ross, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Master P, Too $hort, Sonny Digital, and the list goes on. I had the pleasure of working under A3C’s media team, so I caught a little bit of everything from panels featuring top music executives and photographers like Jonathan Mannion, who did Jay Z’s “Reasonable Doubt” cover to showcase for indie acts such as Rob $tone, E Chapo and KSU’s own Jaye Newton.

The indies definitely put on a show!