The latest single from The Best of A3C is Statik Selektah’s remix of “Rebel” by G-Eazy. In 2011, when G-Eazy was featured on A3C Volume 1, he was a burgeoning, young artist who found himself on the cusp of success with the release of his mixtape The Endless Summer (August 2011). At this time Eazy hit his stride, blending doo-wop with hip-hop on his self-produced tracks like “Rebel.” Statik Selektah’s remix of “Rebel” breathes new life into this notable A3C compilation series track by taking the song in an alternate direction; trading in vibrant, upbeat vibes for grimy, dark production.
For the past six years, 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$, Michael Christmas, Tunji Ige, Manolo Rose, Locksmith, and Trinidad James, just to name a few. For this reason, the compilation has seen praise from various outlets including iTunes, as its editors raved, “the A&R rep has done a commendable job, cherry-picking some of the most promising, would-be rap stars from countless wannabes.”
Now for the first time ever world-renowned producer Statik Selektah has teamed up with A3C and iHipHop Distribution to remix and reinterpret some of the most memorable tracks from the A3C compilation series on one magnificent album. The Best of A3C (Remixed by Statik Selektah) offers Statik’s creative approach to tracks by G-Eazy, Action Bronson, Dave East, Vince Staples, Mick Jenkins, The Underachievers and Michael Christmas, among others.
In case you missed it, this year’s A3C Volume 6 is also now available worldwide. Artists on the album include SD, Young Roddy, A-F-R-O, Kur, Felly, ThouxanbanFauni, Merkules, Mcevoy, Hus Kingpin, Zak Downtown, Chester Watson, Mpulse, Lex Lavo, Oswin Benjamin, El Prez, Hi-Rez , Saga, Da Villins, Gio Martin, C-Money, RetroI$Awesome, Malc Stewy, and Rozewood, among others.
The Best of A3C (Remixed by Statik Selektah) will hit stores worldwide this Friday (12-2-2016) via A3C/iHipHop Distribution.
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