ATLANTA,Georgia — A3C Festival & Conference announced that it will honor Wyclef Jean, Jermaine Dupri and Rodney Carmichael at this Year’s ChooseATL “Welcome to ATL Reception ” on October 3rd, 2018 at The Loudermilk Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Welcome to ATL Reception is an annual event that invites executives, influencers and more to engage with the heart of hip-hop through food, music and cocktails while acknowledging some of hip-hop’s most influential personalities. The reception will honor three extraordinary individuals who have made significant social and cultural impact throughout the hip-hop community.
So So Def founder and music icon Jermaine Dupri is celebrating the 25th year of the record label and will be receiving the Cultural Icon Award.
Wyclef Jean is a legendary MC, producer and poet and will receive the Social Impact Award. With all of Jean’s efforts in Haiti and work in communities around the world, he is the definition of how to use one’s platform to impact the culture in a positive light.
Lastly, Atlanta native and NPR’s hip-hop staff writer Rodney Carmichael will receive the first annual Combat Jack Storyteller Award. This honor is awarded to a leading voice and champion for culture who is also a storyteller who has helped amplify important aspects of hip-hop. Reggie “Combat Jack” Osse was a pioneer in hip-hop podcasting. He was honest, genuine and cared deeply about the culture he represented. He was a fixture in the hip-hop community and beloved by everyone he met.
Learn more about A3C Festival at http://www.A3Chiphop.com