With the release of A3C Volume 5 just weeks away, iHipHop Distribution and the A3C Hip-Hop Festival are proud to share the compilation’s first single and music video, “Dark Liquor” by Tunji Ige. Tunji, a Philadelphia native, is poised to be his city’s next breakout star. Tunji has been crafting music since he was 14 years-old and in December of last year, at the age of 19, he released his first album, The Love Project, to critical acclaim. Since then, Tunji has developed a sound all his own and has collaborated with artists including iLoveMakonnen and A3C compilation alumni Michael Christmas.
Premiered today by Complex, “Dark Liquor” is a vibrant anthem and the visual, courtesy of director Glassface, is just as vivid. Utilizing an array of spirited colors and textures, the video for “Dark Liquor” follows Tunji from the stage to the studio, and gives viewers an inside look at what he has been working on.
A3C Volume 5 marks the fifth year that A3C and iHipHop Distribution have joined forces to deliver a one-of-a-kind compilation, dedicated to showcasing the new wave of premier hip-hop talent from across the country. 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 Big K.R.I.T, Ab-Soul, A$AP Rocky, Danny Brown, G-Eazy, Curren$y, Action Bronson, Vince Staples, The Underachievers, Mick Jenkins, Sir Michael Rocks, Deniro Farrar, Chris Webby, Smoke DZA, Trademark Da Skydiver, Cam Meekins, Bodega Bamz, Freddie Gibbs, Boldy James, Alex Wiley, Trinidad James, OCD: Moosh & Twist, XV, Black Dave, and Dave East, 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.”
Watch Tunji Ige “Dark Liquor” Video:
Checkout the Complex Premiere: www.complex.com/music/2015/09/