One Musicfest founder Jason "J" Carter and some familiar old-school Atlanta names such as East Side Boyz and Trillville, spoke at a press conference on Aug. 14, 2018 to promote the event, Sept. 8-9 in Atlanta's Central Park.

One Musicfest reunites Atlanta crunk artists for the fall event

Founder Jason Carter talked with East Side Boyz, Trillville and more

In a few weeks, a heady lineup including Nas, Miguel, Big Sean, Jeezy, T.I., George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, 2 Chainz (replacing Cardi B), Common, Robert Glasper and many more will descend upon Atlanta’s Central Park for an expanded edition of One Musicfest.

Along with the marquee names in rap and R&B, One Musicfest founder Jason “J” Carter has wrangled some of Atlanta’s best-known crunk artists. On Tuesday morning, DJ Nabs, East Side Boyz, Trillville and Kilo Ali hung out for an hour at The Gathering Spot to share their excitement about the upcoming festival. 

As Carter said from a podium, “Our tagline from day one was ‘unity through music.’ There is power in being able to feed off each other. Why can’t you have George Clinton with 2 Chainz with East Side Boyz? We’ll always go far, far left, bring it back to center and go far, far right.”

DJ Nabs noted the historical element to portions of the lineup and said he’s excited about making the “ATL Crunk Set” the “most amazing Southern hip-hop show...something that you’ve never seen before.”

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Jason "J" Carter, the founder of One Musicfest, talks at a press conference Aug. 14, 2018, about the Sept. 8-9 event at Atlanta's Central Park.

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Melissa Ruggieri
Melissa Ruggieri
Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers music and entertainment news for the AJC. She remembers when MTV was awesome.