Monday, August 2, 2010

Hip-Hop Hits ATL: ONE Music Fest

This weekend The Ant & Mike Show had the privilege of covering the 1st Annual ONE Music Fest featuring Goapele, De La Soul and Common. Not only was ONE an incredible concert that featured national and local acts, it was a cultural cross-section that was complete with the nation's top DJs, interactive games and a multitude of street vendors.
Goapele Performing Live
Mike Interviewing Goapele
Common in Media Tent
Common Performing Live
Songwriter & MC, Nate Walka
De La Soul Performing Live

The summer heat and the Atlanta westside backdrop provided the perfect landscape for the ONE Music Fest. Ant & I were busy conducting interviews in the Media Tent, but we made sure to get out in the event and check out the dope performances on both the 2nd and Main Stages. The event could be described as a huge block party that featured some of the nation's premier DJs, including Mick Boogie, DJ Kemit & DJ Wreckineyez. Goapele got the main stage warmed up after a slight rain delay. She introduced the crowd to new music from her upcoming release, Milk & Honey, as well as some of her fan favorites such as "Closer". De La Soul took the crowd back a decade with some of Hip-Hop's most memorable records such as "Me, Myself & I" and "Saturdays". Common served as the headliner of the night and took the attendees on musical journey though his expansive catalog of hits. The crowd was treated to a five minute freestyle, as well as classic records like"The Light" and "I Used to Love H.E.R."