The 6th Annual Atlanta Hip Hop Day Festival brought out thousands of people to Woodruff Park in the heart of downtown Atlanta this past weekend. The family friendly event featured performances by Love & Hip Hop’s BBOD, No Genre Recording Artist Scotty ATL, Supa Peach (Jermaine Dupri’s Rap Game), Colonel Loud, Yung LA, Eazy, Grand Hustle Recording Artist Yung Booke and many more on the main stage. There were special guest appearances by Atlanta’s own TI, Trae da Truth, and award winning producer Mr. Hanky. There was also a special tribute dedicated to Shawty Lo lead by DJ Scream of Hoodrich Entertainment. other DJ’s that graced the main stage were DJ Razah, DJ Ace Boogie, and DJ Kutt Throat.
The B-Boy/B-Girl Dance Stage at the corner of Edgewood Avenue and Peachtree Street was hosted by Atlanta Underground MC’s Hectic DaBackPacka & Suave with DJ Oliver Slick providing the music. The Dance exhibits and instruction were provided by Waba Replay.
Exhibition vendors lined the park selling a wide variety of food, arts & crafts, tropical drinks, jewelry. clothing and a lot more. There were voter registration booths, free HIV testing hosted by the Empowerment Resource Center and an area designated for Fresh Empire, an initiative that educates and informs teens on anti smoking and living tobacco free.
“Atlanta Hip Hop Day has been established for this exact reason, to utilize music and entertainment to create community awareness and participation.” says Amir James, the festival organizer and co-founder.
Sponsors and Festival Partners include 1-800-411-PAIN, Xfinity, Metro PCS, Fresh Empire, Rent-A-Wheel Rent-A-Tire, the Atlanta Braves, and MARTA. Media Sponsors include Streetz 94.5, Hip Hop Enquirer, and Allhiphop.com.
About Atlanta Hip Hop Day
The Atlanta Hip Hop Day is Atlanta’s only FREE annual, outdoor family music festival founded in 2011 and designed to pay homage to the elements of Hip Hop, Hip Hop History and Atlanta’s contribution to the Hip Hop culture. Each side of the park is dedicated to the elements of Hip Hop displaying B-Boy and B-Girl exhibits. The festival’s 7th annual event is planned for Fall of 2017 at Woodruff Park.
For more information please visit: www.AtlantaHipHopDay.com
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