For this year's A3C Conference, the annual event called on hip-hop's most outspoken critic, T.I. The conference will take place in Atlanta on Oct. 8 for the festival's 15th anniversary, which will feature a variety of panels and guest speakers.
In addition to T.I., the festival also recruited radio host Charlamagne Tha God, Just Blaze, Mike WiLL Made-It, Cortez Bryant, Lenny S, Bozoma Saint John, Gary Vee, Dapper Dan, Kevin Liles and many more. While speaking on the upcoming event, co-owner Ryan Wilson said that he is looking forward to hearing the thoughts of the industry's finest.
"We are excited this year to expand the conference aspect of A3C by providing a host of events, panels and discussions lead by top tier professionals in their industry," Wilson stated in a press release. "The A3C conference experience will be nothing like any conference has seen before."
In other T.I.-related news, he recently announced that he is launching a podcast entitled ExpediTIously. The podcast is scheduled to launch today (Sept. 5)."We talk about any and everything," T.I. said during a conversation with Billboard. "And I tried to create an environment where people could speak and express themselves freely, fully, authentically, and unapologetically. We have created a space where you can speak your truth without judgment."
He continued, "I also felt that my opinions and ideas were far too big to just live on someone's phone or on social media," Tip said. "I am at the point in my life where I have had so many life lessons and invaluable insight. I wanted to share, and I wanted others with even greater knowledge and rich life experiences to share their experiences in hopes of us moving the next generation forward."
More information regarding the A3C Conference can be found here.