A3C partnered with Revolt TV and Atlanta production crew, SMKA, to book the legendary Stankonia Studios during 2013 A3C Festival and produce an original mixtape, The Hang Out: A3C Edition. For 12 hours a day nearly 30 of the most talented up-and-coming artists at the 2013 A3C Festival came through Stankonia to record 15 original tracks produced by 808 Blake & Kato of SMKA, Prolyfic, DJ Burn One & Kamal of RadioActiveKids. For 3 days Stankonia became a must-attend destination for many of hip-hop’s elite MCs.
Artists Include: Problem, Jarren Benton, Chuck Inglish, Boldy James, Forte Bowie, Denzel Curry, Kings Dead, Kris Kassanova, Scotty ATL, J. Nics, Skyzoo, iNDEED, Cory Mo, Chill Moody, Kidd Kidd, 40 Akerz, EarthGang, Shawn Crystopher, Bizzy Crook, Cool is Mac, Chase Allen, GQ, Halo, Planet lV, Locksmith, Runway Richy, Doley Bernays, Phene, Sy Ari Da Kid, Jus Nice, Kelsey Lu, Phene, Drey Skonie, 2 Deep & More.
Inglewood, CA spitta and Timberland label artist Shawn Chrystopher drops the visual for, "The Grindin Interlude" directed by Christian Padron and produced by Shawn Chrytopher himself. The Lovestory LP out on iTune, go cop that!
In 1997, during his first day at Foshay Learning Center, Shawn was introduced to music in a different light as he enrolled into his very first music class. In this class, he was not only taught the fundamentals of music--such as melodies and music theory--he also acquired the knowledge of music history as well as the skills to not only play, but master many different instruments.
It was that same year that Shawn met industry exec and life-long mentor/friend Tom Sturges. At the time Tom, who was head of Shaquille O'neal's record label "TWisM," came to Shawn's school to meet with another student who he was sponsoring in a mentorship program. Coincidentally, during his visit Tom was able to see Shawn perform at one of the many assemblies he took part in, and instantly saw the talent and star-power Shawn possessed.