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.

South Memphis Allstars at Soulsville Street Festival @PLAYAFLYM3 @DrummaBoyFRESH @GodfellowBBE

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In the crowd at the Stax to the Max festival, I ran into a number of Memphis rap legends, including Playa Fly, producer Drumma Boy and up-and-coming Memphis artist and promoter Cortez “Godfellow” Currie. There is a direct correlation between the legacy of Stax and Hi Records, and the hip-hop scene in Memphis from the 1990’s to the present, whether that is obvious or not.