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Top 10 Gems From Tuma Basa, Master P, J. Prince and More From A3C

Tuma Basa

Before entering the world of business understand the mortality Of business.
Find a mentor and an advocate. Having both is a plus. Here’s the difference: A mentor is someone to talk to and share your feelings to and express what’s going on in your world as it relates to your success. An advocate is Your Champion or Sponsor someone who speaks on your behalf making sure you get those positions
There’s nothing wrong with cold calls or cold DMs.
Always be an asset not a liability. The moment you’re not useful is the moment you’re pushed aside.
Always ask yourself how can you add value.
Create your own style/way of doing things.
Always have a few back up plans to cash in.
Learn how to penetrate inner circles.
Don’t be a genius. Be a genius of something.
Always be a person of your word.

Master P

Distribution is key. OWN YOUR OWN!
Find an open market and channel it.
Ask questions and chase the process.
“Stop trying to be real and start trying to be smart”
Don’t quit your day job. Use it to support your side hustle.
You’re not in the music business until you get a hit record.
Don’t be afraid to change your life.
Stop minding everyone else’s businesses
Work smarter not harder, then work harder

Stop looking for perfect outcomes
Find real buzz (which he acknowledges is difficult in today’s era)
Love the process. Have the ground work laid on your own.
Hustle harder than anyone else.
Look at what’s in your inner circle before looking around for what you need
Find your niche and channel it
Ask yourself, “What’s my gift?”
“Heart, loyalty and commitment is what I built my team around”
Always be honest and fair it’ll take you further.
Be relentless

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Stay competitive even when it seems like there’s no competion because there always is
Focus on the music (or whatever it is you started for)
Remain humble, passionate, and honest no matter where you are
Do what you can with what you have. Remain this resourceful as you progress
There’s a thin line between arrogance and confidence. But remain confident.
Only work hard with those who work hard if not harder
Do what makes you comfortable
Be well versed in all facets of the industry you’re in
No isn’t really a thing. Find a way because there’s always one
Choose your friends wisely


Be a fan first and continue to be a fan
Try everything. Your 20’s are critical
Don’t be afraid to do the unglamourous work
Have a love and respect for what you do
Find your voice and don’t be afraid to use it
Women in music matter
Show your apprecation for all good things people do for you
Remain positive and humble no matter what’s thrown at you
Use your past experiences to propel you
There are no real losses only lessons

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Lil Wayne’s A3C Festival Sets Ends Early After Gun Rumors Spark Stampede

CRWN: A Conversatin With Lil Wayne And Elliott Wilson

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The A3C Festival concluded on Sunday (Oct. 7) but certainly not on the highest of notes. Lil Wayne‘s headlining closing set was abruptly ended after chatter of gunshots or a gunman spread around the packed festival grounds in Atlanta.

Local outlet WXIA reports:

According to reports, Lil Wayne was about 5 songs into his set when pandemonium broke out. The performance served as a kind of comeback for Lil Wayne – his first since the release of “Tha Carter Five” in September.

The rapper tweeted his well-wishes to concertgoers. But one man said everything was going fine until Lil Wayne hit the stage.

“You have five different nationally-ranked artists perform – no problems,” he said. “Soon as this artist, the top-biller, Lil Wayne got on the stage, three or 4 minutes it start busting.”

The mention of gunshots sent many attendees scrambling and some were injured in the process.

Hip-Hop Wired was on the grounds of the Georgia Freight Depot but vacated before the ensuing stampede took place. According to research we’ve done with our contacts on the ground, there were no gunshots heard but the false alarm was enough to set folks into a panic.

A3C organizers tweeted out a statement, which can be read below and right under Lil Wayne’s well-wishing tweet.

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Lil Wayne’s A3C Set is Cut Short Due to Panic

Lil Wayne’s set at Atlanta’s A3C Festival apparently went south on Sunday night. As indicated by reports from individuals who were at the show, Weezy barely performed.

While initial reports suggested that there was a shooting, others asserted that it was just a fight that got out of hand. What every one of the records confirmed was Tha Carter V rapper’s set was cut short.

As per the Atlanta Police Department, somebody shouted that they heard shots and that set everyone in a frenzy. Twelve individuals were nursing minor wounds, however no major injuries seem to have been accounted for.

A3C coordinators likewise put out an official statement, expressing that no weapons were engaged with the squabble.

Individuals can be seen fleeing from the scene in recordings of the commotion below:

Lil Wayne himself tweeted out his well wishes.

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A3C Festival Recap: Wu-Tang Clan, Talib Kweli & PRhyme Bodied The Stage In ATL #A3C

A3C Festival Outdoor Show Day 1 Wu-Tang Clan & More

Source: D.L. Chandler / Hip-Hop Wired

At the 14th Annual A3C Festival in Atlanta, Ga., the city was once again overtaken by Hip-Hop artists from several eras and fans of all ages. For the first of the two-day main event on Saturday (10/6/18), the Wu-Tang Clan brought the ruckus, Talib Kweli showed why Brooklyn keeps on taking it, and the duo of Royce Da 5’9 and DJ Premier showed and proved why we all need a PRhyme 3.

We arrived at the Georgia Freight Depot just as the brothers of Griselda Westside Gunn and Conway touched the stage, making way for Royce, Preem and Kid Vishus on the supporting vocals to rock the crowd. Running through a number of PRhyme tracks, Nickel also went into the vault for some early classic Preemo-produced tracks like “BOOM!” and “Hip Hop” while also dropping some bars from his Slaughterhouse days. Curiously enough, Royce spoke of the quartet in the present tense so maybe there’s hope Joe Budden will come back to rapping? Who knows.

East Atlanta’s J.I.D. was up next and it was clear that rocking the stage in his hometown meant the world to him. While it was clear that many in the crowd were unfamiliar with the Spillage Village crew member and Dreamville Records signee, they won’t soon forget him as he commanded the stage like a rock star. Running through a few tracks from his debut album The Never Story, J.I.D.’s bright future was cemented on this warm Saturday night.

Talib Kweli wasn’t slated to take the main stage as he was set to go on at the Sound Garage location, but to the delight of fans, he was bumped up and did what he was there to do. Of course, Kweli, a masterful showman, ran through some of his big solo hits but also showcased his group efforts with Black Star and Reflection Eternal. A serious moment in the show was when Kweli, known for battling on Twitter for who he called the “voiceless” onstage, began sharing why he won’t “shut up” and will continue being a voice for the people.

However, it was clear that most in attendance were there to see the Wu-Tang Clan and they didn’t disappoint. With all core members of the Clan onstage, with Ol’ Dirty Bastard there in the spirit of his son, Young Dirty Bastard, the crew celebrated 25 years of Wu by performing the entire Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers album. YDB channeled his father in uncanny fashion, and the Shaolin Swordsman looked glad to be onstage.

After running through the album, GZA went through some of his top hits from Liquid Swords, while Ghostface Killah ran through some of his Ironman darts, followed with Raekwon getting into his Only Built For Cuban Linx bag as expected. Method Man and RZA were clearly the bringers of energy and motivation, but all members of the Clan showed out. Cappadonna appeared after the debut album set and also showed and proved.

If only for a couple of hours, Atlanta felt like Shaolin and reminded everyone that the Wu-Tang Clan’s contributions to Hip-Hop go farther than a classic debut album.

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Photo: D.L. Chandler