HipHopDX Premiere: YunginReckless – “Reckless” (from A3C Volume 9)

Hailing from Jacksonville, YunginReckless is determined to be the next hottest act to emerge out of Florida. At only 20 years old, she has laid the foundation for a successful career in the rap game, and her newest single “Reckless” serves as the latest release from the forthcoming A3C Festival compilation, “A3C Volume 9.”  Yungin’s delivery on the Rae The Ruler-produced track is captivating and the coinciding music video brings her lyrics to life. Directed by Creature, the video shows Yungin riding around with her crew, as they all turn up to the track. For such a new artist, she certainly has a grasp of how to present herself on screen – the visual is raw and exciting, showing that she knows how to entertain audiences. “Reckless” premiered today premiered today via HipHopDX.

As A3C and iHipHop Distribution partner together to deliver their 9th official album, “Reckless” serves as the fourth single released from the project. For the past decade, A3C and iHipHop Distribution’s compilation series has showcased the newest generation of talent from across the world and has featured artists including A$AP Rocky, G-Eazy, Action Bronson, Vince Staples, $NOT, Curren$y, Yung Bans, Rapsody, Kodie Shane, Buddy, Freddie Gibbs, Lucki, Robb Bank$, and many more.

Beginning on October 21st, the 17th annual A3C Festival and Conference will return to the Gathering Spot in Atlanta. The four-day festival and conference will feature performances by prominent artists, as well as panels led by distinguished professionals in the industry. Dave East and Deante Hitchcock headline the performances for this year’s festival, while speakers such as Cortez Bryant, Dia Simms, Al Branch, and Keshia Knight-Pulliam will lead various panels on developing brand success, expanding beyond the label, and A&R ROI.

To date, there have been three other singles released off of “A3C Volume 9,” including the breakout artist Clever’s “Madness” which gained substantial traction as the first single from “A3C Volume 9.”  Additionally, Atlanta’s own Lil Scrappy put on for his hometown with the single “Drippin” and “Speak” by Alia Kadir was released earlier this year.

While listeners await “A3C Volume 9” to drop via iHipHop Distribution / A3C, they can now watch the official video for YunginReckless’ new single, “Reckless,” from “A3C Volume 9.”


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HipHopDX Premiere: Alia Kadir – “Speak” (from A3C Volume 9)

With ears perked by the soulful sounds of yesteryear and a mind galvanized by the intrepid creators of today, Alia Kadir’s music holds a mirror to her eclectic influences. Alia’s artistic bedrock is predicated on inspiration from the likes of Curtis Mayfield, Jill Scott, and Amy Winehouse, but is also furnished by non-musical muses: she’s a cannabis connoisseur who is moved by the local artists of her Brooklyn hometown. On Alia’s debut 2021 record, “Speak,” she immerses the listener into this vast creative world.

“Speak” aptly demonstrates Alia’s dynamic musical command. The Ethiopian-American singer’s languid voice drips like molasses, cascading over the versatile OG Sean-produced instrumental to create a spacey, eccentric soundscape. Her celestial singing anchors the track in a vintage atmosphere, but the experimental, hazy elements and trap-inspired drums catapult “Speak” into the contemporary musical realm; it’s a piece of modern art dusted with the fingerprints of her idols.  

Released in partnership with iHipHop Distribution and the A3C Festival, “Speak” is the latest single from the upcoming A3C Volume 9 compilation album. It follows Lil Scrappy’s “Drippin” and Clever’s “Madness,” and foreshadows yet another sound offering from these two camps.

Since 2011, iHipHop Distribution and the A3C Festival have used the annual A3C compilation to showcase the gamut of today’s burgeoning artists. This joint release is regarded as one of the industry’s most astute talent barometers, regularly receiving praise for their discerning ears. For artists ranging from G-Eazy to Kodie Shane, the A3C compilation series has played a pivotal role in establishing many of today’s prized artists as mainstays in the genre.

With A3C Volume 9 scheduled to drop later this year, get a taste for what’s to come by listening to Alia Kadir’s new single, “Speak.”


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HipHopDX Premiere: Lil Scrappy – “Drippin” (from A3C Volume 9)

A3C Links Up with Lil Scrappy for “Drippin” Single

After a successful lead-off release with Clever’s “Madness,” iHipHop Distribution and the A3C Hip-Hop Festival return today with the second official single from A3C Volume 9, “Drippin,” courtesy of the Atlanta legend, Lil Scrappy.

Produced by Louney G, “Drippin” is an energetic offering that finds its sonic footing in a dynamic trap instrumental. The track premiered today via HipHopDX.

While Scrappy is a fan-favorite of the hit cable TV show Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta, he is an entertainment hyphenate whose television persona acts as a garnish to his successful music career. Initially discovered by Lil Jon, Scrappy manifests the Atlanta ethos through an unparalleled grind, resulting in a bevy of projects and singles, and has cemented his place in hip-hop lore with iconic tracks — including “Money In The Bank” featuring Young Buck and Crime Mob’s “Knuck If You Buck.”

Although the A3C compilation series is best known for showcasing new talent, the series also has a history giving a platform for hip-hop’s veterans to showcase recent work. In previous years, Dead Prez, Bun B, RZA, U-God, Kool Keith, Cannibal Ox, and M.O.P., among others, shared their latest music on the compilation series.

The A3C Festival and this compilation have been an important part of Atlanta’s music scene for many, many years,” says Scrappy. “It feels great to be a part of it. I can’t wait for you to hear this track and the other new music I got coming real soon.

A3C Volume 9 is coming soon via iHipHop Distribution / A3C. Listen to Lil Scrappy’s new single, “Drippin” from A3C Volume 9 now.


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WorldstarHipHop Video Premiere: Clever – “Madness” (from A3C Volume 9)

This year, the A3C Festival & Conference and iHipHop Distribution return for the ninth installment of their annual compilation series. A3C Volume 9 will also commemorate A3C’s fifteen year anniversary as a festival rooted in showcasing emerging artists from across the country.  The previous editions of the A3C compilation included numerous soon-to-be mainstay artist’s in hip-hop, allowing the series to receive recognition from a variety of outlets, with editors from Apple Music raving, “The A&R rep has done a commendable job, cherry-picking some of the most promising, would-be rap stars from countless wannabes.”  The compilation series has introduced a multitude of artists to fans across the globe including: G-Eazy, A$AP Rocky, Yung Bans, Curren$y, Action Bronson, Vince Staples, Kodie Shane, Buddy, Ab-Soul, Smoke DZA, Rapsody, Dave East, Freddie Gibbs, Lucki, Trademark Da Skydiver, Young Roddy, Mick Jenkins, $tupid Young, Bali Baby, Sir Michael Rocks, Robb Bank$, Drako, Underachievers, CHXPO, Trapo, Jimmy Wopo, J.K. The Reaper, AD, Thouxanbanfauni, Yung Simmie, Tommy Swisher, Marco XO, Trinidad James & many more.

The first single from this year’s A3C Volume 9 comes from Alabama native Clever, who is quickly poised to become a breakout artist in 2020. With co-signs and upcoming collabs from some of music’s biggest names and street-certified anthems alongside NLE Choppa, Juice WRLD, NoCap, Polo G, and G-Herbo, Clever is melodically defying the boundaries of ‘hip-hop’ and crossing into all genres.  After stealing the show on Juice WRLD’s 2019 “Ring Ring,” Clever took the internet by storm with back-to-back bangers including “Stick By My Side” alongside NLE Chopa and “All In” with Polo G and G Herbo. The subsequent viral music videos for each track accumulated tens of millions of views and further solidified Clever’s stronghold on the game.

“Madness” is Clever’s first single of 2020. The J.J. Stevens-produced track has been released alongside a stellar music video shot by director Karltin Bankz in Clever’s home state.  Premiered today via WorldstarHipHop, “Madness” explores the complexities of relationships that thrive in chaos. Dubbed “The Music Industry’s Best Kept Secret” by HotNewHiphop, Clever is intent on sharing his gift with the world in 2020 and the release of “Madness” is the first step.

“Madness” is now available on all streaming platforms worldwide via A3C / iHipHop Distribution.




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