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A3C Hip Hop Festival 

October 7, 2011 - This weekend marked the 7th year of Atlanta's booming hip-hop festival, A3C, subject of this week's cover story. For three full days, the Masquerade was packed with performances, panels, and workshops. Headliners included Jean Grae, Pill, Big K.R.I.T, Freeway, Dead Prez, M.O.P. and more. Big Daddy Kane closed out the festival with a bang on Saturday night at the Creative Loafing stage. Get the three-day wrap-up at A Diary of A3C Hip Hop Festival 2011.
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Big Daddy Kane closed the three day festival with an hour-long set on Saturday night.
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'Kane bows over an enthused audience.
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An impromptu freestyle cypher outside the Masquerade on Friday afternoon.
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Flyers advertising Atlanta rapper 4-IZE's recent album, "Rap Sucks" rest atop a barbecue grill behind The Masquerade.
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A furry-suit-wearing member of League of Extraordinary Gz after their Friday performance on the djbooth.net stage.
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Atlanta rapper Pill takes a final drag before heading onto the djbooth.net stage for his Friday night set.
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Pill opening for Friday night's headliner, Big K.R.I.T.
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Tuki Carter(left) and Young Scolla do a joint performance on the Perfect Attendance stage.
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Canadian MC Eternia closed out the final set of the Jagermeister stage out front at The Masquerade last night.
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After a showing of the 2010 documentary titled The Wonder Year which chronicles 9th Wonders life and career, the man himself was there to do a Q&A moderated by Dres Tha Beatnik(left). He gave sage advice to the many aspiring music producers in the audience, and when asked who his favorite MC / Producers were, he answered Kanye West, RZA of Wu-Tang Clan, and the late J Dilla.
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MC Shan of the Juice Crew came out as a surprise during Big Daddy Kane's set.
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Big Daddy Kane closed the three day festival with an hour-long set on Saturday night.
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