2012-10-10T17:40:47-04:00 2012-10-13T11:01:22-04:00

Creative Revolution Union x EARMILK Present: The Right Brain Stage [Preview]

Later this week the A3C Hip-Hop Festival returns to the great city of Atlanta for its eighth year running, and all signs are pointing to this year's festival being bigger and better than ever. Between Thursday, Oct 11th and Saturday, Oct 13th Atlanta will be the epicenter for the largest hip-hop gathering in the US. Known throughout the hip-hop world for bringing together a collection of both established, up-and-coming and underground artists, this year's festival has expanded to include over six stages and 300+ artists. A3C 2012 will surely be the hot ticket for hip-hop fans and festival goers this fall.

Since 2005, the festival has featured over 600 of the most elite artists in hip-hop including: RakimBuckshotDJ PremierThe Juice CrewBiz Markie, Del the Funky HomosapienMURSThe ClipseLittle BrotherWale and B.o.B among others.With a sprawling six-stage venue in Atlanta's Little Five Points neighborhood, A3C is the premier event for hip-hop fans to witness performances from some of the best picks of the industry, as well as attend educational and community programming, panel discussions and workshops. 

Following the success of last year's Blog Party stage at A3C, EARMILK has partnered with reputable brands Rocksmith and Creative Revolution Union to present the Right Brain Stage this upcoming Saturday, October 13. Headlined by Black Hippy's self-proclaimed "deep thinker" Ab-Soul, the showcase's 12-man lineup includes a diverse group of rappers hailing from across the United States. In addition to the talent-packed Right Brain stage EARMILK favorites Add-2Rapsody, Oddisee ,Chip Tha Ripper (a.k.a King Chip), Mikkey HalstedShawn ChrystopherL.E.P. Bogus Boys and a host of other EM-supported artists are set to take to the stage during the three-day festival. 

Check out profiles of several artists included in the Right Brain Stage below, and look out for the EARMILK x Elschmitty Right Brain Stage mix which will include a curated selection of music from artists included in the Right Brain Stage. Pre-sale A3C 3-Day passes are currently on sale for $50 and pre-sale single day tickets are available for $25 here. Get your tickets while you can!




Control System

  • Top Dawg Entertainment
  • May 11. 2012

Age: 25

Hometown: Carson, CA

Previously Released Projects: Longterm, Longterm 2: Lifestyles of the Broke and Almost Famous and Longterm Mentality

Stream: Ab-Soul - Empathy (feat. Alori Joh & JaVonte)

Stream: Ab-Soul - Terrorist Threats feat. Danny Brown & Jhene Aiko

Smoke DZA

Rugby Thompson

  • High Times Records/Cinematic Music Group
  • June 19. 2012

Age: 28

Hometown: Harlem, New York

Previously Released Projects: Rolling Stoned, Sweet Baby Kushed God EP, Cuz I Felt Like It

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Mach Five

Ratchet Shit: The Album

  • Self-Released
  • Aug 13. 2012

Members: A.ware and Corey Davis

Based out of: Atlanta, GA

Previously Release Projects: Best Friends and Ratchet Shit Volumes 1-3

Download: Mach Five - What You Lookin' At? Feat. GLC

Download: Mach Five - Double Shots



Rome Fortune


  • Self-Released
  • August 6. 2012

Age: 22

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

My sound/style is comparable to: southern 808's and slow tempo infused with a raspy voice, dense lyrics and very original/eclectic sample selection. 

My Goal In hip-hop is to: remain an ever growing relevant source of inspiration and ideas. 

My live performance can best be described as: an intimate encounter that gives the listener an emotional experience without losing the balance of a dance friendly environment. 

Download:Rome Fortune & Ceej Of Retro Sushi - Quest

Download: Rome Fortune & Ceej Of Retro Sushi - Pure Game, Glass Of Wine & A Blunt



Ducko McFli

The Return of The Real

  • Self-Released
  • July 7. 2012

Age: 19

Hometown: Nashville, TN

My Goal In hip-hop is to: create and perform quality entertaining and relatable music. Ultimately stamping my name in history as one of hip-hop's elite.

My live performance can best be described as: a connection. First and foremost make a connection that will leave my audience with a lasting impression of my performance.

Download: Ducko Mcfli - The World ft. Dj Rate

Download: Ducko Mcfli - Woah ft. S.T.A.N.




Transformers N The Hood

  • Self-Released
  • February 1. 2012

Members: Raye Rich and First

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Previously Released Projects: Zoolandish EP and Blue Steel 2.0 

Download: FKi - Swangin' and Bangin' Feat ESG

Download: FKi - FKi-In The Air Feat Angela McCluskey Prod By FKi Zar



Trinidad James

Dont Be S.A.F.E.

  • Self-Released
  • July 31. 2012

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

New ReleaseDont Be Safe- Chopped and Screwed

Download: Trinidad Jame$ - Givin No Fucks

Download: Trinidad Jame$ - Madden on GameCube ft. Juke


Zip Kennedy

Stamp My Name

  • Self-Released
  • April  2012

Hometown: Decatur, Georgia

Download: Zip Kennedy - Go In Go Out (Feat. Jose Guapo) [Prod. By J-Wood]

Download: Zip Kennedy - Stamp My Name [Prod. By J-Wood] (Bonus)


Hometown: Atlanta, GA

My sound/style is comparable to: I  feel my style is hard to describe because i am a filtration of many different influences.

My Goal In hip-hop is to: to continue being creative and hopefully inspire others in the future.

My live performance can best be described as: an experience.

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Download: Villa - Cup Runneth [ft. Brandon Rossi, Rome Fortune]


Young Lyxx

California Dreamin Vol. 1

  • June 19. 2012

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Previously Released Projects: Almost There EP, Happy to Be Here LP and Label Me EP

Download: Young Lyxx- KEEP MY PHONE RINGIN

Download: Young Lyxx - DAYGO


Mr.Muthafuckin eXquire

Closed Sessions Vol. 2 (Compilation)

  • Closed Sessions
  • August 30. 2012

Hometown: Brooklyn, New York

Previously Release Projects: Lost In Translations and eXMas & Suck My Dick

Download: Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire - Lost In Transition (prod by Mike Jaxx)

Download: Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire - Good Pussy In Chicago (prod by The Innovatorz)


Naj Murph

Murph Choice Awards

  • W.A.T.I.A Music
  • July 11. 2012

Hometown: Newburgh, New York

Download: Naj Murph - Creep

Download: Naj Murph - Who Got The Props


Papa Jae

The Herbivore EP

  • Self-Released
  • January 1. 2012

Age: 22

Hometown: New York

My sound/style is comparable to: no one

My Goal In hip-hop is to: to leave an impact on the world

My live performance can best be described as: fun and energetic

Download: Papa Jae - Trippie! (Prod. By Papa Jae)

Download: Papa Jae Ft. Hype & Rell - (Bonus) Elegant Ft. Hype & Rell (Live From The Basement)


Dope Boy Anthems

  • Slumerican
  • June 20. 2011

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

DJ Résumé: Official DJ for Gangsta Boo and Rittz. Has shared the stage with Rick Ross, A$AP Rocky, SantigoldYelawolf, Iggy Azaela, and Kitty Pryde

Musical Influences: Statik Selektah, DJ Lord, Don Cannon, Rob WonderJ Dilla, Nitty, Drumma Boy, Nicolay, Kanye West and Timbaland.

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Heroes x Villains

Run The Trap

  • Trap-A-Holics
  • Forthcoming

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Members: Daniel Disaster and Pete Heartless

Sound best described as: genre-bending, rule breaking unpredictability

Influences: Riots and trap music.

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Saturday, October 13th / 9:30 PM @ Star Bar (21+)

Events · Festival · Hip-Hop · Main Stage · Rap


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