2 Chainz Acquires Stake in Atlanta's A3C Festival

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2 Chainz performs on stage during day 1 of Lovebox 2019 at Gunnersbury Park on July 12, 2019 in London. 

A3C has announced Grammy-winning recording artist Tauheed “2 Chainz” Epps has ?purchased a stake in the A3C Festival & Conference. 2 Chainz is now part of the Atlanta festival’s ownership group.

The festival, which runs Oct. 8-13 and is celebrating its 15th year, has brought thousands from around the world to Atlanta each year to discover, network and learn from the innovators, entrepreneurs and artists that drive the culture forward.

“?A3C has always been one of the most important places for artists to show off their creative ideas and to learn business moves,” 2 Chainz said in a press release. “I’ve moved from artist to being inside the owner’s box. I’m excited to be co-owner and to help shape A3C over the next decade to be the biggest festival on the planet--the festival for the future.”

2 Chainz will act as a creative curator and business advisor involved with curating panels and artist lineups along with developing the overall experience of A3C. This year he will be the closing keynote on Oct. 12 in a fireside chat with the legendary fashion designer Dapper Dan.

Earlier this year, Paul Judge Media Group and The Gathering Spot acquired A3C and since have created a brand new experience for the festival- and conference-goers. Dr. Paul Judge has collaborated with 2 Chainz in the past, bridging the gap between tech and culture, through events with one of Paul’s tech startups.

"I’m passionate about bringing together Atlanta’s colleges, companies and culture and A3C is becoming the go to event for being part of that combination,” said Judge in a release. “I’m thrilled to welcome 2 Chainz to the ownership group. Ever since I’ve known Chainz, his creativity, team and entrepreneurship skills have repeatedly proven to be world class. Together we’ll open new doors in the intersection of technology and culture."

This year’s A3C features over 300 speakers, 150 sessions, 500 music artists and 50 different events for a week in Atlanta, celebrating all things hip-hop. Other speakers including Gary Vee, T.I., Bozoma Saint John, Mike Will Made-It and Charlamagne Tha God, as well as music performances from Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Keed, Lil Gotit, Mr. Eazi, Pink Sweat$, Just Blaze, Skooly, yasiin bey, Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, E-40 and YG.

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