October 3, 2011
Once again it’s that time of year again in Atlanta, GA. Crisp nights, picturesque days, it can all only mean one thing – A3C Hip Hop Festival is around the corner!
The event where the nascent Mobile Studio (an RV at the time) made its debut and where the Beatz and Lyrics 2 Go (A3C Mixtape) was recorded is taking place Oct. 6th – 8th at The Masquerade and this year it may very well be the biggest A3C Festival yet. Line-ups have been announced, panels are set, and folks from all over the country and in fact, the world (literally, we’re not kidding) have made arrangements to be a part of this year’s festivities.
One of the showcases where Unique Squared artist Kid Cedek will be dee jaying – A3C’s ‘Blog Party’
Here’s a little map for ‘ya so you know where to find the Unique Squared Mobile …
July 18, 2011
Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival
With a week-long amount of art, music, and vibes, the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival culminated on Saturday with what became a truly exceptional day.
For starters, on one end of the festival grounds were graffiti writers bombing on walls, Capoeira dancers demonstrations and exhibitions, as well as up-and-coming bands amongst other attractions and activities. It really did feel like a family oriented event. Then when you get over to the other side of the festival grounds, things start to heat up.
All of this is set under the precarious and breath-taking scenery of Brooklyn’s DUMBO (Directly under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) neighborhood. We we’re stationed directly under the Brooklyn Bridge which provided both, shelter from the sun (it was a hot one) and an almost impenetrable shield from the street noise. Now even if we didn’t have the bridge to shield us, we had plenty of ammo …
December 1, 2010
I was doing some research on emceeing, rapping… you know the art of rhyming, and stumbled across a surprising fact: Females in Hip-Hop are truly hardly ever mentioned. As I noticed this, I began to wonder “Why?”. I mean, talents like Dj Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, Frosty Freeze and Lee Quinones did have counterparts like Sha Rock, Lisa Lee, Lady Pink, Dj Spinderella and so on. So, I decided to take the time out to introduce you all to 10 of Atlanta’s most influential Women in Hip-Hop. This particular post will be broken down into 2 parts, consisting of 5 very versatile and diverse women per post. Enjoy!!!
1. StaHHr (Emcee/Crochet Designer)
StaHHr is a true powerhouse MC who was born in Memphis and raised in Atlanta. She has shared stages, ciphers, and/or studio time with the likes of Del, MF Doom, KRSONE, John Robinson, Lewis Parker, Luciano, Amiri Baraka, …
November 5, 2010
In anticipation for the upcoming Beats & Lyrics 2 Go Mixtape release, we are sharing two tracks. The first track, “The Maschines”, is one of the two featured tracks on the Unique Squared A3C Recap video and the second is a brand new track being released today called “Big Deal”. The recap video also features a song by 4IZE called “Starstruck” produced by Tall Black Guy Productions, the winner of the custom Maschine we gave to Kevin Nottingham for the Beat Competition he hosted.
“The Maschines” by Senor Kaos, Homeboy Sandman & Buff1, produced by D.R.U.G.S. was recorded live at the A3C in the Unique Squared Mobile Studio. All of the beats use to produce this track, and the rest of the Mixtape, were submitted prior to the event. The actual vocal recording was done in an RV decked out with Auralex, AVID, Focusrite, and JBL…