The second single from this year’s A3C compilation, A3C Volume 6, is by buzzing New York artist, Lex Lavo. The 25 year-old Spanish Harlem native has been on his grind, earning accolades from publications such as Source and acclaim from fans across the globe. In the new video directed by Preston Norales, “Money in the Mattress,” Lex hits the block with a hustler’s ambition, sticking up his rivals while reminiscing on his exploits between the sheets. “Money in the Mattress” is a smooth Harlem anthem produced by Euro V and serves as a preview of what listeners can expect from A3C Volume 6. The video premiered today via HipHopDX.
A3C Volume 6 marks the sixth year that the A3C Hip-Hop Festival and iHipHop Distribution have joined forces to bring a diverse array of new hip-hop to fans across the globe. The A3C compilation series has been influential within the genre, serving as a barometer for which artists will become renowned staples in the ever-changing hip-hop landscape. Past compilation artists include G-Eazy, Curren$y, Action Bronson, Big K.R.I.T, Vince Staples, Ab-Soul, A$AP Rocky, Danny Brown, Underachievers, Smoke DZA, Trademark Da Skydiver, Rockie Fresh, Bodega Bamz, Freddie Gibbs, Sir Michael Rocks, Alex Wiley, Mick Jenkins, Chris Webby, Dave East, OCD: Moosh & Twist, Scotty ATL, Robb Bank$, Michael Christmas, Tunji Ige, Manolo Rose, Locksmith, and Trinidad James, just to name a few. For this reason, the compilation has seen praise from various outlets including iTunes, as its editors raved, “the A&R rep has done a commendable job, cherry-picking some of the most promising, would-be rap stars from countless wannabes.”
This year’s A3C Volume 6 will offer an even more refined overview of emerging hip-hop artists, as the compilation will feature approximately 30 artists, where in past years the compilations has included well over 50 artists.
A3C Volume 6 is slated to hit stores worldwide on November 25th via A3C / iHipHop Distribution
Please visit www.A3CMusic.com for more info on A3C Volume 6