Atlanta rapper Renegade El Rey is originally from Memphis, Tennessee, and was the first artist to perform at The Real A-Town concert at the Loft in Midtown Atlanta on Friday, October 10th. Although relatively young in the music industry, Rey has collaborated with a number of better-known rappers and producers, such as Fiend, and is starting to make a name for himself.
Although there were a lot of A3C showcases on Friday night, my homeboy Fort Knox was hosting an event at The Loft at Center Stage Atlanta that wasn’t an official showcase of the festival, but probably should have been. Entitled “The Real A-Town”, the concert featured appearances from a number of Atlanta rap artists, famous and unknown, including Renegade El Rey, Lil Will, BlackOwned CBone and Witchdoctor from the Dungeon Family. The event was fairly well-attended, and the performances were first-rate throughout. Unfortunately, I had heard that Juvenile was performing at the A3C main stage in the Old Fourth Ward, so I left the A-Town concert early to head over to Edgewood Avenue.