Backtracking with the Memphis Pimps @DAREAL_8Ball and @PimpTypeMJG at @A3C

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For a Memphian, perhaps the high point of the Pimp C Memorial Concert at A3C was the appearance of Eightball & MJG, one of Memphis’ original rap acts, and one that is still among the city’s best-known and admired. Appropriately, they performed their best-loved songs, including “Pimps”, “Mr. Big” and “Lay It Down.” As Memphians who had relocated to Houston, Ball & MJG had crossed paths with Pimp C and Bun B early in their careers, and expressed their admiration for Pimp C during their performance in Atlanta on Saturday night.

Keep up with Eightball & MJG:
https://twitter.com/DAREAL_8ball
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Real-8Ball-and-MJG/265777743480805?sk=info
https://twitter.com/pimptypemjg
http://www.thereal8ballandmjg.com
https://myspace.com/8ballandmjg
https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/mjg/id358785
https://www.facebook.com/8BallanfMJG

Twista Recalling His Early Career at @A3C @TWISTAgmg

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Twista first came to prominence on the song “Po Pimp” by a Chicago duo called Do or Die, on the Houston-based Rap-A-Lot label, and the song had a decidedly Texas feel. Still, I had never thought of Twista as having been influenced by Pimp C, yet he said exactly that to the crowd at A3C during the Pimp C Memorial Concert. He also performed his verse from “Po Pimp” and another of his classic songs as the crowd cheered and chanted the lyrics with him.

Keep up with Twista:
http://twista.com
https://twitter.com/TWISTAgmg
https://www.facebook.com/Twista
https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/twista/id745519
https://myspace.com/twista
http://instagram.com/twistagmg

Trae @TRAEABN Performing at the Pimp C Memorial Concert at @A3C

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Trae tha Truth remains one of Houston’s most beloved rappers, even after the local hip-hop station imposed a ban on his music. He is a perennial favorite at South By Southwest, and was warmly received by the A3C crowd as well.

Keep up with Trae tha Truth:
https://twitter.com/TRAEABN
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCakqwhv9V-7nzEXGQhckwEA
https://www.facebook.com/traeabn
https://myspace.com/traethatruth
https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/trae-tha-truth/id260848039

Killa Kyleon Performing at the Pimp C Memorial Concert at @A3C @KillaKyleon

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Houston artist Killa Kyleon got his start as a member of Slim Thugg’s Boss Hogg Outlaws, but for the last several years has been making a name for himself as a solo artist, garnering a lot of attention with performances at South By Southwest in Austin. He is yet another younger Houston artist that shows the heavy influence of the classic Texas style instead of imitating music coming out of Atlanta or other cities. His inclusion on the Pimp C Memorial Concert line-up was very appropriate.

Keep up with Killa Kyleon:
https://twitter.com/KILLAKYLEON
http://killakyleonrunit.com/
http://instagram.com/killakyleon
https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/killa-kyleon/id261912286
https://www.facebook.com/KillaKyleonRunIt
http://killakyleonrunit.tumblr.com/
http://amgmusic.bandcamp.com/
https://myspace.com/therealkillakyleon

Celebrating Memphis’ Playa Fly at @A3C @PLAYAFLYM3

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After dinner, I headed back over to the A3C main stage on the festival grounds for what was being billed as the Pimp C Memorial Concert, but I was amazed that before it started, the DJ pulled out a classic Memphis song by Playa Fly, “Getting’ It On”, and nearly everyone in the crowd around me knew the words. Fly really should have been on at least one of the showcases at A3C, as he is a legend.

Commemorating the Late Pimp C at @A3C with @Doughbeezy @KillaKyleon @Twistagmg @TMoGoodie23 @TRAEABN @DAREAL_8Ball @pimptypemjg @BunBTrillOG

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The second and final outdoor show at the A3c main stage on Saturday was billed as a Pimp C Memorial Concert. As such, it featured an all-star cast of rappers who had known Pimp C, worked with him, or been influenced by him, from relatively new Texas rappers like Doughbeezy and Killa Kyleon, to legendary artists like Twista, TMo Goodie, Bigg Gipp, Eightball & MJG, Trae The Truth and Bun B himself. Most of the artists performed their classic and well-known material, and that was especially true of Eightball & MJG, who did classic material from their first album Coming Out Hard. I also noticed that the DJ played Playa Fly’s “Getting’ It On” at the beginning of the event.