Today, the A3C Festival & Conference and iHipHop Distribution are proud to premiere two tracks from the seventh annual A3C compilation album, A3C Volume 7. A3C Volume 7 marks the seventh year that the A3C Festival & Conference and iHipHop Distribution have joined forces, continuing the highly-regarded series.
The A3C compilation series has been influential within the genre, serving as a barometer to gauge 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, Freddie Gibbs, Sir Michael Rocks, Alex Wiley, Mick Jenkins, Dave East, Thouxanbanfauni, Robb Bank$, Michael Christmas, Tunji Ige, Manolo Rose, and Trinidad James, just to name a few. For this reason, the compilation has seen praise from various outlets including Apple, 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 compilation will continue to spotlight the genre’s foremost emerging artists with approximately 50 tracks from the newest generation of hip-hop’s torchbearers.
LISTEN TO Kodie Shane – “Bounce Back” produced by Bradlea Roi
Kodie Shane, the 18 year-old who is breaking barriers for female artists in Atlanta. Kodie, who is a frequent collaborator and an official member of Lil Yachty’s Sailing Team, has made waves this year with her debut EP Zero Gravity which was followed by Back From the Future EP in August. She has been profiled in The FADER‘s GenF as well as Pitchfork‘s Rising columns. Kodie will perform at this year’s A3C Festival after coming off of 32 days on tour with Yachty and 23 dates with Lil Uzi Vert.
LISTEN TO Yung Bans – “Ain’t Know” produced by Soldado
18 year-old Atlanta artist Yung Bans, who is heavily influenced by the South Florida scene and often considered a key contributor to the sound, has made an impact with a slew of solo tracks and collaborations with artists including Smokepurpp, Lil Pump, XXXTentacion, Ski Mask The Slumpgod, Playboi Carti, UnoTheActivist, Yung Lean, and Wifisfuneral. Despite being on house arrest, Bans persevered, turning his home into a studio where he is currently putting the finishing touches on his forthcoming mixtape, Blood Thirsty.
A3C Volume 7 is slated to hit stores worldwide on November 24, 2017 via A3C / iHipHop Distribution.