One Music Fest, created by Jason “J” Carter in 2010 returned to Atlanta for it’s 7th annual fest and it was nothing short of amazing! Featuring the sultry sounds of Jill Scott, rhythmic lyrics of Yasiin Bey (Mos Def), legendary vibes of Damian Marley, words from the chief Jidenna, and the new wave of hip-hop with Migos. This years One Music Festival was a show to see, and if you weren’t there, we have you covered on the deets. Check out the lineup below
From the announcement of the lineup it was clear it would be a festival with many heavy hitters.
Jidenna is a “Classic Man” and that’s the best way to describe his performance at One Music Fest “classic, man.” We were front row for his performance and the crowd loved it. As long as he continues to put out great hits we look forward to seeing him at an OMF in the future. Long Live The Chief!
If you have seen one Jill Scott performance then you know… You missed out on something amazing if you weren’t at One Music Fest! The always beautiful Jill Scott let the crowd know that she is still a queen of neo soul & R&B music. She performed some of the best songs from her collection, and we recommend if you haven’t listened to her you check the Top 8 Jill Scott Songs.
Too Short came on to the stage and went On and On, I don’t think the crowd understood how he could last so long. Too Short is iconic, his performance at One Music Fest lived up to all expectations and the fans loved him. When Too Short says “Blow the whistle” everyone knows what time it is!
The Marley legacy runs deep and island pride was on full effect at OMF. Damian Marley had the entire festival excited to hear classic songs “Welcome To Jamrock,” “Road To Zion” and “Beautiful.” His performance has a nostalgia inducing effect, very reminiscent of his father Bob Marley’s performances where he gets up there and leaves it all on the stage.
Yasiin Bey (Mos Def)
Yasiin Bey (also known as Mos Def) is a staple in hip-hop. His performance at this years OMF was his last performance in the United States and he received an amazing farewell! If you know Mos Def from the Black Star days, he was his natural rhythmical self. His performance kicked off with him dropping flower petals as he came on stage and he rode the beats in a way we don’t often enough witness lyricist do.
Overall the One Music Fest was a slam dunk! Not only were we there to cover the event in a professional capacity but we really had a great time. One Music Festival has been the best Atlanta festival experience in 2017! Be sure to check the official website for updates for next years festival and follow OMF for updates and developments until the next amazing festival!