This year, Nas is looking to have the summer on smash. After announcing his forthcoming tour with Lauryn Hill, the legendary MC will be headed to Atlanta on Oct. 8 to headline the 13th annual A3C Festival.
Wu-Tang Clan's Ghostface Killah and mega-producer Just Blaze are penciled in as his fellow headliners. Aside from having hip-hop's marquee legends in the building, several newcomers will be in attendance to showcase their prowess on stage as well. Atlantic Records signee Joyner Lucas, SABA, Kirk Knight and Jay IDK will join the festivities and perform at the Georgia Freight Depot.
“In January we polled hundreds of past A3C attendees and asked them who they wanted to see perform at A3C Festival this year. Nas was the decisive favorite," says A3C Partner and Director Mike Walbert in a statement sent to Billboard. "We produce A3C for the community so it’s exciting to be able to give our family what they want. Nas is one of best MCs of all time, and his impact on hip-hop is unmeasurable. Nas done so much more than release music. He has become a notable figure in academia, technology and the investment community. The hip-hop world patiently awaits an album this year, and I for one couldn’t be more excited.”