Atlanta, GA – The A3C Festival & Conference and iHipHop Distribution have returned with the extremely anticipated eighth installment of their annual compilation collection, A3C Volume Eight .
The challenge celebrates the 14th anniversary of the competition and the eighth yr the Festival & Conference and that iHipHop Distribution have collaborated to carry listeners the famend collection.
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A3C Volume 8 drops on all streaming services worldwide on 2.22.19. For eight years we have partnered with the A3C Festival to give artists a platform to reach the world. This year we have over 50 artists and we hope you will listen, share and support these artists! Executive Producer for iHipHop Distribution: Chuck Wilson Executive Producers for A3C: Brian Knott & Mike Walbert A&R: Jeremy Gerson A&R Scouts: Zach Hurwitz, J Wise, Chris Isidori Cover Art: TTK Product Manager: Jeremy Gerson Mastered by: Joseph Colmenero Special Thanks: Vince Phillips, Benjamin Groisman, Donn Benjamin, Reflection Music Group, Giuseppe Zappala, Dilan Ames, Premeir Jones, HotNewHipHop, RealStreetRadio, No Jumper, Elevator #A3C #hiphop
This yr’s compilation continues to highlight the style’s foremost rising artists with 52 tracks from the most recent technology of Hip Hop torchbearers, together with $tupid Young, Bali Baby, CHXPO, Otown Marco, Yung Simmie, AD, Cap Gold, Big Baby Scumbag, and J.Ok. The Reaper, amongst others.
The A3C Festival & Conference is scheduled for October Eight-13 in Atlanta.
Until then, try the album stream and tracklist beneath and cop the challenge here.
01. CRASH RARRI – Gwala (prod. Undefinedthegod)
Columbus, OH native CRASH RARRI has rapidly amassed a loyal following due to his eclectic fashion. Borrowing affect from Chicago’s drill scene, Atlanta’s omnipresent lure wave, and the uncooked “SoundCloud rap” fashion, CRASH RARRI deftly distills these subgenres into energized sonics with a palpable authenticity.
02. $tupid Young – Want It All (prod. Keanu Beats)
Long Beach, CA
Hailing from the streets of Long Beach, CA, $tupid Young is a 26 year-old half-Cambodian, half-Vietnamese, Asian Boyz consultant (an offshoot of the Crips) who has rapidly grow to be a staple within the style, collaborating with the likes of Mozzy, Lil Durk, and P-Lo, all of whom are thought of friends. He launched his breakthrough challenge True Story in 2018.
03. Otown Marco – Soul Food (prod. J Supreme)
By the age of 16, Otown Marco had cultivated a tangible following in his metropolis. Known for fusing vibrant lyricism with off kilter flows, South Florida’s Otown Marco invitations the listener to stay vicariously via his pensive phrases as he unabashedly discusses various subjects. Otown can also be set to look at this yr’s Rolling Loud competition in Miami.
04. Yung Simmie – Easy (prod. HighAF)
Having constructed his basis as a part of the ahead-of-its-time Raider Klan, alongside Spaceghostpurrp, Denzel Curry, and Xavier Wulf, Yung Simmie’s output has remained unwavering, as he dropped tape-after-tape and song-after-song resulting in 2017’s Big Smokey challenge, which marked his final launch as a part of Raider Klan. Simmie spent nearly all of 2018 releasing well-received singles and freestyles and he’s making ready a set at this yr’s Rolling Loud competition in Miami.
05. J.Ok. The Reaper x Drayco McCoy – Z.I.P. (prod. jungLsound)
Greensboro, NC (J.Ok. The Reaper) / Indianapolis, IN (Drayco McCoy)
Hailing from Greensboro, NC, J.Ok. The Reaper’s various mode of considering not solely creates refreshing ideas, but it surely bleeds into his stripped-down 808s-heavy music to kind a method that doesn’t undergo less complicated measures. 2018 was a transformative yr for Indianapolis’ Drayco McCoy. Having launched two EPs and three mixtapes, the “Bimmer” artist is making a robust case for being one among his technology’s extra impassioned artists.
06. Raw J – Mr. President (prod. Donn Benjamin)
Spending numerous hours in Atlanta studios, Raw J absorbs his metropolis’s assiduous ethos by dedicating himself utterly to his craft. Frequently documenting his time within the lab on social media, Raw J is grinding to make sure his ascent out of Atlanta’s pockets and onto hip-hop’s mantle.
07. 30 Luciano – Poppin (prod. Donn Benjamin)
An thrilling Atlanta prospect, 30 Luciano is a burgeoning artist eager on widening the hole between him and his stiff competitors by using a hybrid rapping-singing aesthetic. Finding as a lot consolation behind an auto-tuned veil as he does together with his uncooked vocals, 30 Luciano effortlessly glides throughout numerous instrumentals with charming melodies.
08. Trapo – In This Car (prod. Hush Forte)
Self-described as actually dwelling within the studio, 20 year-old Trapo started recording and mixing his music from his bed room within the fifth grade. His 2015 debut mixtape, The Black Beverly Hills, garnered ‘greatest new artist’ designations from Pigeons & Planes and BBC Radio 1, and his follow-up EP spawned the hit single “Chicago,” which rose to No. 2 on Spotify’s Global Viral Tracks chart. He had grow to be a uncommon member of Pigeons and Planes’ 20 Under 20 checklist for 3 consecutive years in a row, and rounded out 2018 with a highly-regarded EP, Oil Change.
09. Big Baby Scumbag – Ricky Bobby (prod. Jayonthetrack)
Inspiration isn’t discriminating–when it strikes, it strikes. For Tampa, FL rapper Big Baby Scumbag, that inspiration continuously materializes as film references: songs like “Major Payne,” “Austin Powers,” “Black Joe Dirt,” and “Robocop” litter his Spotify most-popular songs. Throughout these tracks, Big Baby Scumbag employs an irreverent fashion that’s dropped at life together with his uptempo vocals. Big Baby is about to look at this yr’s Rolling Loud competition in Miami.
10. AD – Play On (prod. Sorry Jaynari)
Los Angeles, CA
Nothing about LA rapper AD shouts abnormal. He’s as bodily imposing as an offensive
lineman; he loves watching Scrubs, Naruto, and Game of Thrones; he can continuously be seen sporting sufficient blue to mix in with the Pacific Ocean that borders his Compton hometown.
Having beforehand collaborated with the likes of Maxo Kream, Busta Rhymes, Wiz Khalifa, and
YG, AD is really a West Coast rapper’s rapper.
11. Cap Gold – HighClass Fever (prod. Upd8)
San Antonio, TX
As a 19 year-old who has rapidly taken over Texas’ underground scene, Cap Gold has the entire makings of a prolific artist, and that’s clearly showcased within the video his single “HighClass Fever.” Shot on location by Justin Perez, Cap finesses within the visible simply as he does on the menacing monitor itself, rapping via his gold grills till the native police power arrives. This is only a pattern of what’s to return from Cap Gold within the close to future.
12. Big Cheeko – Gon Ride (prod. Natural Disaster)
The self-proclaimed “Soul God,” Big Cheeko raps throughout numerous soundscapes composed of soulful instrumentals and layered hard-hitting drums. While he would possibly name Atlanta dwelling, the SoulGod, Vol. 2 artist stands defiantly in distinction to his metropolis’s ubiquitous lure beats to supply a singular model of hip-hop.
13. Rizzoo Rizzoo – No Average (prod. Freshmaan P)
Beloved member of The Sauce Factory, led by Sauce Walka, Houston’s Rizzoo Rizzoo swagger exists via his dense catalogue. Architecting his sound with the assistance of his confidence and lyrical aptitude, Rizzoo Rizzoo has emerged as one among Houston’s premier artists, and one to keep watch over.
14. Bali Baby – Professor Finessor (prod. SULTON)
Known for her “Muah!” catchphrase, Bali Baby bases herself out of Atlanta (though initially hailing from Jacksonville, North Carolina) and represents the PlayWoman Gang. After dropping a myriad of mixtapes in 2017, Bali caught fireplace along with her collaboration alongside Trippie Redd, ”Woah Woah Woah,” which grew to become a viral hit. Bali continued her spectacular outing into 2018 when she launched main singles together with “AMBER Alert” and “Miley Cyrus,” in addition to the Bali Blanco EP, the Baylor Swift challenge and Resurrection.
15. Canon – Baby Powder Fresh (feat. Byron Juane) (prod. Poetics)
Chicago, IL / Atlanta, GA
Born and raised in Chicago, attending school in Memphis and now dwelling in Atlanta, Canon has constructed his model via the favored Loose Canon mixtape collection, with all three initiatives charting on Billboard’s Top Rap Albums checklist. As a member of Reflection Music Group, Canon has toured the nation with Derek Minor and earlier than that, discovered the ropes of the sport as Lecrae’s hypeman. Canon has grow to be probably the most vital artists in his sub-genre of hip-hop and his December 2018 album, Home, was one other monumental success in his music profession.
16. Jimmy Rocket – Andale (prod. Swag Dot)
College Park, GA
Just as his identify suggests, Jimmy Rocket is an explosive artist who makes use of dizzyingly-fast rhyme schemes. A proud member of Apollo Music Group, Jimmy is a College Park, GA native whose fashion has attracted options from marquee artists like Waka Flocka Flame and Lil Keed.
17. TheGoodPerry – Down Lo (prod. TheGoodPerry)
TheGoodPerry has produced quite a few songs for Lil Yachty together with the platinum hit “One Night” (2016). Casual followers of Yachty will acknowledge him from his standout function on the monitor “Wanna Be Us” from Yachty’s breakthrough challenge Lil Boat, “Such Ease” from Summer Songs 2, and “Running with the Ghost” from Teenage Emotions. As he moved from behind the boards and started transitioning right into a front-running artist from the South in 2018, TheGoodPerry’s distinctive sound was seen by the legendary Rick Rubin, who instantly signed the 22 year-old to American Songs. He is about to launch his debut challenge this yr.
18. WAV – No You Don’t (prod. Jacob Markow & 1isaacbeats)
Houston, TX / New York, NY
WAV, who spent his early life in Houston earlier than dropping out of faculty, touring with Skizzy Mars, and shifting to New York, had a wildly profitable 2018, seeing the discharge of his viral hits “Jetski” and “On The Spot,” every garnering acclaim from followers and critic alike.
19. DXDDY MXCK – Rock Star Lifestyle (prod. Wakeupwes)
North Miami Beach, FL
DXDDY MXCK has cultivated a cult-like following, serving to him obtain a number of six-figure-streamed Spotify tracks. Hailing from North Miami Beach, FL, DXDDY MXCK has a SoundCloud web page that may go toe-to-toe with the sport’s hardest working people. He’s the product of what transpires when the proper work ethic meets the proper expertise.
20. Mo Dope – Got That Grip (prod. Ruchir)
Silver Springs, MD
Known for hard-hitting raps that predominantly encompass his street-informed adolescence, Mo Dope always has hit foot on the gasoline when he’s within the sales space. Unafraid of stylistic experimentation, Mo Dope switches gracefully between flows and cadences all through his catalogue.
21. Louis DeVoughn – Two (prod. Donn Benjamin)
One of Atlanta’s most promising secrets and techniques, Louis DeVoughn is intent on utilizing his 2019 marketing campaign to rise the ranks within the dense Georgia scene. Get prepared to listen to extra about DeVoughn within the coming months.
22. Lamb$ – Picky (prod. Tuger)
Ohio may not be essentially the most prolific hip-hop space, however don’t inform that to Lamb$–this Cincinnati product helps put his state on the map. Having already collaborated with focal expertise like Lil Uzi Vert, Playboi Carti, Shy Glizzy, and KEY! on his 2017 challenge, Wake the Fukk UP, Lamb$ has confirmed his potential to draw and compete with perennial expertise.
23. Scoob – No Time (prod. Donn Benjamin)
Scoob may be from Georgia, however his adaptable movement can’t fairly be regionally positioned: at occasions, he appears like E-40’s son; different occasions, he appears like he grew up with NBA YoungBoy in Baton Rouge, LA. Regardless of how the lyrics movement, Scoob’s potential to shapeshift his vocal patterns is spectacular.
24. IDKHIM – Big Toys (prod. Goner)
Son of the late, iconic hip-hop determine, Combat Jack, IDKHIM is doing his father’s legacy justice. With just one challenge out beneath his belt, the 2018-released WHO CARES? WHO CARES., the Brooklynite shows a pure musical aptitude, discovering him taking part in with varied melodies that entertain numerous material. Whether he’s speaking a few “by any means obligatory” mentality to extend his ends, or delivering profound traces about his self-perception, IDKHIM has preternatural musical expertise.
25. Victoria J x Dre Nello – Fell In Love (prod. JK808)
Victoria J would possibly solely be 20-years-old, however you wouldn’t guess that by taking a look at her résumé. In addition to her music profession, Victoria J additionally excels as a mannequin, stylist, editor, and graphic designer. With such a pure creative eye, it solely is sensible that Victoria J spreads her expertise throughout a number of disciplines. Fresh-off his Worldstar-premiered “Trauma Freestyle” video, Dre Nello is garnering consideration from among the trade’s most discerning tastemakers. Receiving unanimous adulation from the YouTube group, Dre appears ready to breakout this yr.
26. PNTHN – Frosty (prod. Por Vida)
San Marcos, TX
A nine-member collective–or cult, as they describe themselves–PNTHN (pronounced “pantheon”) is an eccentric group eager on taking part in disruptor within the fashionable hip-hop panorama. Comprised of Twohorizonra, YD, Romby, Otto, Dc4prez, Pink Ranger, Tony Tone, Kenny Casanova, and Por Vida, the San Marcos, TX cult is a one-stop musical store, liable for the whole lot from rapping to manufacturing to engineering. This DIY mentality entrenches the group in a uncooked, genuine shell, auspiciously recruiting their idiosyncrasies to foster distinct music.
27. Deraj – Run It (prod. ONBEATMUSIC)
Raised within the DMV earlier than shifting to Orlando, Deraj is a musical melting pot who’s difficult the established order. Finding as a lot affect from lure as he does various hip-hop, no two Deraj songs sonically dovetail, but all retain his recognizable identification.
28. Nate Dae – Folded (prod. Swizzymack)
22 year-old Nate Dae is a rapper-singer hybrid who’s forging a profitable path by creating his personal alternatives–primarily via establishing his personal label, Off the Porch Records. To date, he’s launched initiatives California Psa (2017) and Death by a Woman (2018) via Off the Porch. Nate is about to look at this yr’s Rolling Loud competition in Miami.
29. Lamont Holt – Naw Uh Uh (prod. SuecoTheChild)
Frequently working with producer SuecoTheChild, Lamont Holt has spent his profession figuring out and perfecting his sound–one that may’t be labeled singularly. Throughout his rising musical library, Holt finds as a lot consolation purveying ominous flows as he does hauntingly stunning singing. Just just like the lengthy checklist of his Inglewood predecessors, Lamont Holt is carving-out an inventive pocket via resolve and imaginative and prescient.
30. ISSY CARTEL – Power (prod. Kyler Kline)
Clever lyrics, a rambunctious angle, and dynamic movement schemes are dropped at a head with Atlanta’s ISSY CARTEL. The burgeoning artist’s on-line presence is rising every day, due to tracks like “PRIVATE LOCATION” and “LONESTAR”.
31. Swnky – Chaining Day (prod. FMG)
In the daybreak of contemporary hip-hop, one which celebrates individuality, the creative floodgates have been ripped open, creating a requirement for musical experimentation. Injecting himself into this house, Atlanta’s Swnky is seamlessly bridging differing types to supply refreshing music.
32. Femdot – Quid Pro Quo (prod. Sebastian Kamae)
Now that he’s graduated from DePaul University, Chicago’s Femdot can lastly concentrate on his ardour: making music. The 22-year-old artist has spent the previous decade honing his musical identification, leading to a sophisticated sound that has attracted co-signs from esteemed shops like XXL, Billboard, and the hometown Fake Shore Drive.
33. Tommy Swisher – Badu (prod. Tommy Swisher)
East St. Louis, IL / Atlanta, GA
Singer-songwriter Tommy Swisher has been on his musical pursuit because the ripe age of 10. Upon relocating from East St. Louis to Atlanta when he was 14, Swisher shedded his pedestrian persona in favor of his musical moniker and hasn’t regarded again since. Now 23-years-old, Tommy has gone on to collaborate with revered artists, like B.o.B., Quentin Miller, and Sonny Digital.
34. Chris King – Roll with the Winners (prod. Monibeatz)
As an in depth affiliate of Trippie Redd, Chris King initially made waves together with his look on the 2017 minimize “Love Scars Pt. 2 / Rack City” from Trippie’s breakthrough A Love Letter to You challenge. Since this look, Chris’ profile continued to develop and he branched out to work with artists together with Ty Dolla $ign, YG, Mozzy and Jag, whereas nonetheless continuously collaborating with Trippie, who he’s presently on tour with.
35. Oke Junior – We Been Up (prod. Oke Junior)
Coming off his sturdy August 2018 album launch, Outside Looking In, Sacramento’s Oke Junior is able to snowball that momentum into this yr. A product of the Bay Area scene, Oke Junior is a breath of recent air who imparts wavy vibes. With a peaceful but assured demeanor, Oke is prepared for the large stage.
36. Kenny Mason – G.O.A.T (prod. A1Devin)
Using experimental manufacturing to put the inspiration for his lucid raps, Kenny Mason isn’t solely right here to additional his personal profession–he’s right here to push boundaries. At solely 23-years-old, Kenny is a real pupil of the sport who fell in love with the rap writing course of 10-years-ago by learning the greats like Lil Wayne and Kanye. Now, he’s able to make them proud.
37. Larry League – Check Me Out (prod. SenseiATL)
A 3-man Atlanta collective, Larry League started turning heads in 2014 with spectacular tracks, dedication, and quirky angle. Larry League simply launched their newest challenge, SuperBad, in early February, that includes visitor verses from Yung Bans, Thouxanbanfauni, and Trinidad James.
38. Chi Tashi – Higher Thread (prod. Doughboy Productions)
An introspective artist, Chi Tashi’s philosophical mindset extends to the pen and paper. The 29-year-old Tashi locations a premium on lyrical profoundness whereas nonetheless managing to impart business attraction. The Lowell, MA native affords relatable narratives that require repeated listens.
39. CHXPO – Komodo (prod. Gardenz)
Collaborating with everybody from the dearly-departed Lil Peep to Ski Mask The Slump God, Cleveland’s 23-year-old CHXPO has grow to be a commodity, garnering respect from friends and followers alike. Currently having fun with over 247okay month-to-month Spotify listeners, CHXPO has achieved this standing via his unapologetic, menacing songs.
40. Yungsta – Damn (prod. Donn Benjamin)
With his baritone-like voice, Yungsta pairs completely with a barrage of lure instrumentals. Not one to depend on one aspect of his recreation, the Atlanta artist and Cash Set consultant dietary supplements his innate vocal talents with intelligent metaphors and lyrics, giving him with a well-rounded presence.
41. Bill $aber – Bitch You Gon See (prod. Discent)
With an unmistakable, guttural movement, Buffalo’s Bill $aber has efficiently paved his personal lane by mixing lure, conventional hip-hop, emo rap, and a quasi-metal aesthetic to create an ominous persona. Facilitated by his deep voice, Bill $aber’s music is adamantly distinctive; its results are equal components attractive, raucous, and stimulating.
42. $NOT – Xanax Files (prod. 203SANTI)
Lake Worth, FL
Already with one seven-figure-streamed Spotify music beneath his belt (“GOSHA”), the Floridian rapper $NOT is making a robust case for why he deserves to be one among this yr’s most studied skills. $NOT creates a darkish soundscape by pairing his spoken-word-esque movement with morose instrumentals.
43. Duce Mino x Traphouse Coach – Priceless (prod. Big Homie Beats)
Atlanta’s Duce Mino is an thrilling artist who deploys an authoritative movement over basic lure instrumentals. Duce Mino is raring to manifest his musical goals. Fellow Atlanta artist Traphouse Coach is, as his identify suggests, a proud provider of lure music. Enlisting a minimalist fashion, Traphouse is well-accustomed with the previous adage “much less is extra”.
44. 00ro$hidollas – BMT (Big Money Talk) (prod. LeftHand)
Coming out of the Northside of Atlanta, 00ro$hidollas is doing the area proud together with his head-bumping music. Showing all indicators of realizing make successful, 00ro$hidollas has an instinctive potential to pattern commercially as advised by his lone Spotify monitor, “You Was Wrong.”
45. $aint – Ready Set Go (prod. BPayneBeats)
Also often known as Z6$AINT (ZONE 6 $AINT), the rising Atlanta artist combines attractive melodics with forthright raps. $aint brings an intrinsic stage of ability to the sport. Keep an ear out for the Basquiat’s Basement artist in 2019.
46. Willi.M Blake – Thousand x Thousand (feat. Redd Allen) (prod. Austen Nobles)
Influenced by the greats–like Nas, Jay Z, and Pusha T–Woodbridge, VA’s Willi.M Blake applies this conventional rap mindset to the fashionable stage. Adhering to the concept artwork imitates life, Willi. M Blake’s deep lyrics replicate his adolescent struggles. He creates resonating narratives for folks to hunt refuge in.
47. MacNel – Whole Lotta (prod. OG Parker)
Having already acquired manufacturing from CashMoney AP on his newest monitor “New Life”, MacNel’s profession is off to a scorching begin. The Atlanta artist enjoys a melodic aesthetic that matches securely within the budding lure wave.
48. de Apollo – Palms (prod. TheMillerChild)
Showcasing a melodic aspect of lure, de Apollo is a soulful singer-rapper hybrid who creates dualistic music. Whether he’s dressing up his vocals with auto-tune or singing unencumbered, the Atlanta hyphenate constantly comes via with hits.
49. Langston Hughes III – What I Do (prod. B73Music)
Langston Hughes III’s roots within the South Carolina music scene and hip-hop tradition as an entire run fairly deep. As a bunch going beneath a distinct moniker, LHIII had already earned their stripes within the trade when a European vinyl distributor approached them within the 2010s to inquire a few lengthy out-of-print album. Unbeknownst to the trio, that they had a cult following abroad, and so they started recording new music formally as Langston Hughes III and are actually experiencing a renascence of their careers as artists.
50. xanprincess – Body Baby (prod. FMG)
Xanprincess doesn’t care what you assume–she’s right here to make music on her personal phrases. And it’s with that self-assuredness that the younger Atlanta artist is ready to create fearless music that pulses with authenticity.
51. Nesha Nycee – 2 True (prod. RunnaJay)
Born in St. Louis, MO, Nesha Nycee later relocated to Atlanta–the regional seedling to her musical pursuit. What began as a cathartic train at nine-years-old has blossomed right into a full-fledge profession, culminating in successful rap competitions at solely 18-years-old.
52. Enkay47 – On My Own (prod. Trunxks)
22-year-old Idaho native Enkay47 spits in a managed frenzy that finds him condensing a number of subjects into layered rhymes. The spectacular lyricist, Enkay is placing on for his state and placing massive numbers on the board with every launch.
Executive Producer for iHipHop Distribution: Chuck Wilson
Executive Producers for A3C: Brian Knott & Mike Walbert
A&R: Jeremy Gerson
A&R Scouts: Zach Hurwitz, J Wise, Chris Isidori
Cover Art: TTK
Product Manager: Jeremy Gerson
Mastered by: Joseph Colmenero
Special Thanks: Vince Phillips, Benjamin Groisman, Donn Benjamin, Reflection Music Group, Giuseppe Zappala, Dilan Ames, Premeir Jones, SizzlingNewHipHop, ActualStreetRadio, No Jumper, Elevator