ast Thursday in ATL Big Boi kicked off A3C in a major way with arguably one of the best and most extensive hip hop acts to ever grace the stage of a festival. I lost count after the first 15 songs but I think Big Boi ended up doing somewhere between 70-90 verses in his HOUR AND A HALF long set. You would think that this wouldn’t be that big of a deal but when you realize that Big Boi was told by BET to only perform for 20 minutes you appreciate the set much more. Seeing Big Boi perform so many classics including many huge Outkast singles is easily one of the best memories I have had at a festival. Later on in the weekend I got to hang out at Stankonia Studios (Outkast’s studio) for a few hours with Scolla and a few other of the homies while they recorded and had a blast. The only thing that sucked about this was the fact that Big Boi’s performance was so huge that nothing was able to even touch this show for the rest of the weekend, I mean KIA SHINE came out of nowhere and helped perform Kryptonite by the Purple Ribbon All-Stars at the end of the show. It was nuts, I should probably be more professional when writing about a show like this but it was that crazy. If you were in ATL and didn’t make it to this show you seriously cheated yourself out of an AMAZING show.