The first single from this year’s A3C compilation, A3C Volume 6, comes from the rising Los Angeles lyricist, A-F-R-O. With a name short for All Flows Reach Out, the 18-year old MC first gained notoriety in 2014 with an audio submission to R.A The Rugged Man’s ‘Definition of a Rap Flow’ contest, which quickly went viral. A-F-R-O quickly captured the attention of notable figures in music. The music video for “We Got That” exemplifies A-F-R-O’s unconventional style and boom-bap mastery, as the L.A. artist destroys this Mr. Green-produced track. The music video was shot by Sam Lipman-Stern and directed by Jawney Qvest.
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
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