Nas, Ghostface Killah & Just Blaze To Headline 2017 A3C Festival

2017 marks 13 years of A3C. The Hip-Hop festival and conference in Atlanta, Georgia has announced its headliners and confirmed performers for this year (taking place October 4-8). With an album done (and possibly released ahead of his A3C concert), Nas is the headliner. After more than 25 years on wax, Nasir Jones will take his massive catalog of hits including Distant Relatives, The Firm, and QB’s Finest to the stages at the Georgia Freight Depot on the last two days (October 7 and 8).

Nas will be joined by fellow New Yorker, onetime Def Jam Records label-mate and “Verbal Intercourse” collaborator Ghostface Killah. G.F.K. is believed to be currently working on a sequel to 2000’s Supreme Clientele as well as A&R’ing and directing a possible upcoming Wu-Tang Clan album.

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A producer/DJ that both Nas and Ghost’ have worked with also shares the headlining bill. Just Blaze, who made “Livin’ In Pain,” which included Nas, as well as “The Champ,” will rock his own set. Many of the New Jersey’s natives sets are prone to include unreleased music, especially from his Roc days.

Also performing are Chicago MC Saba, Busta Rhymes protege Joyner Lucas, Pro Era’s Kirk Knight, and Jay IDK.


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Passes are available for pre-order at A3C Festival’s site. Last year, the annual event paid homage to 1996 with performances by Redman, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Too Short, and U.G.K.’s Bun B.

Nas confirmed that he will be embarking on a 2017 world tour with former collaborator Lauryn Hill yesterday (May 30).